Investigator required - Temp Contract - Mansfield
We are recruiting for an Investigator for a Trading Standards team to work with local authority. The role will support key work to protect local communities from fraudulent trading practices, such as doorstep crime, car clocking and scams.
The Trading Standards enjoys high levels of recognition locally, regionally, and nationally, and are proud to host the National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Team for the East Midlands.
You will have substantial proven experience of working in an investigatory enforcement role and have the associated comprehensive knowledge of legal procedural legislation etc. You must also demonstrate knowledge of legislation relating to fraud, conspiracy, aiding and abetting, Proceeds of Crime Act, criminal attempts and related offences.
- To enforce Trading Standards legislation via a variety of methods including complaint investigation, inspections, projects and targeted advice/education.
- To conduct complex investigations in line with relevant legal powers and procedural provisions, producing a written investigation report and attending court as necessary.
- To collect, assess, analyse and share intelligence in a lawful manner and to contribute to the Service's tasking and coordination process.
- To work closely with accredited financial investigators to ensure that all opportunities for the recovery of assets from defendants, who are the subject of investigations, are maximised.
- To provide basic and complex business advice.
- To provide advice and assistance to residents as applicable to prevent future similar problems.
- To develop and maintain an up to date knowledge and expertise within the areas of work allocated.
- To develop knowledge and use of the Service's ICT systems as appropriate to the role.
- To lead teams of multi-agency officers on investigations and operations appropriate to the role.
- To develop and maintain effective collaborative working with other agencies
- Comprehensive knowledge of procedural legislation governing criminal investigation including: CPIA 1996, CJA 2003, RIPA 2000, PACE 1984, Human Rights Act 1998, rules of evidence etc.
- Knowledge of legislation relating to fraud, conspiracy, aiding and abetting, POCA, criminal attempts and related offences.
- Hold a valid UK driving licence (A taxi service is available for a disabled employee)
- An understanding of the need for and the aims of a modern Trading Standards Service and the current challenges facing service delivery
- Substantial proven experience of working in an investigatory role and investigating a range of complex criminal offences.
- Proven ability to handle, manage and record intelligence.
- Proven ability to interpret and apply complex legislation and similar documents.
- Proven ability to investigate offences, prepare concise accurate information reports and give evidence in court proceedings.
- Proven ability to advise businesses on complex legal requirements.
- Experience of effective partnership working.
Why Choose Ackerman Pierce?
Ackerman Pierce calls upon over 15 years' worth of experience in recruiting directly into the Social Work Sector. We can offer a unique experience within recruitment where you have your own personal consultant, a DBS and Compliance service with a quick and easy registration process. We pride ourselves on a guaranteed weekly payment process.
To discuss this vacancy further or any other opportunities, please contact Seema Choudhury or email in your updated CV to us today.