SYP - Financial Investigator - September 2022

Attercliffe, Sheffield
£23,331 - £30,420

Role:                   Financial Investigator

Department:     Sheffield

Location:            Attercliffe Police Station, Sheffield

Salary:                £23,331 - £30,420

Hours:                 37hrs per week

Contract Type: Permanent


Role Purpose:

Responsible for providing the link between operational police officers and financial institutions, with the aim of recovering assets and exploiting opportunities for asset recovery across the whole spectrum of criminality from those convicted of criminal activity and managing the forfeiture process

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work with specific responsibilities as defined by your line manager, to conduct proactive and reactive investigation work involving financial lines of enquiries to support operational development or investigations at all levels of criminality, and to ensure the appropriate use and/or dissemination of intelligence.
  • Scope, identify and lead on civil financial investigations and asset recovery investigations, in accordance with the powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and subsequently the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
  • Identify the parties holding relevant material and prepare necessary documentation to a high standard for obtaining POCA Court Production Orders.
  • When necessary to attend as a financial expert when search warrants are executed to identify material of potential benefit to a financial investigation.
  • To prepare financial statements for the Prosecutor in accordance with appropriate legislation, identifying the material required from all available resources, developing, and presenting the information in a comprehensive format.
  • To maintain a high level of knowledge of current legislation, money laundering typologies and commercial financial systems in order to provide professional expertise, advice and guidance to staff. To develop skills in identifying matters that may fall within the terms of Civil Forfeiture.
  • Utilise appropriate computer facilities in the preparation of reports, production orders, spreadsheets, and graphs to meet the requirements of individual investigations and prosecutions.
  • To promote the use of POCA legislation across the force.
  • To maintain requisite records to assist in the provision of information for performance measurement in accordance with the force Financial Investigation Policy.
  • Play a full part as a team member in the FI Unit not only district based but across the whole Force improving systems and procedures and extending the range of information sources and outputs to enhance force and district investigative ability.
  • A high degree of confidentiality and discretion is an essential part of this role and working is a heavily legislative and investigative environment is key.
  • To maintain professional accreditation as a financial investigator once obtained to ensure no loss of the delegated powers by undertaking regular CPS as directed by the National Crime Agency.
  • To drive police vehicles
  • To undertake personal safety/conflict management and First Aid training.
  • To undertake Airwave’s training.

Skills and experience:

  • Prepared to undertake the National Crime Agency (NCA) Financial investigator training with Part 5 and 8 Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) powers
  • Prepared to gain accreditation as a Financial Investigator by compiling and submitting a portfolio of evidence to the National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Experience of working with computerised systems, including Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and the Internet
  • Must possess full manual driving license
  • Must be able to physically undertake personal safety training
  • Able to undertake training to achieve Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) Level 1
  • Able to produce clear and concise reports and other documents within best practice procedures
  • Able to breakdown a complex problem into component parts and determine appropriate action


For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position, please refer to the attached role profile.


We offer generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Voluntary CPD Events for all staff to allow continuous development
  • Mentoring & Coaching Scheme
  • Paid Professional Subscriptions when relevant to role
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service (accessible 24/7)
  • Additional benefits for Westfield Health members
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sports and Social Club


Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity.  A minimum checkable history of 3 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

The Force is currently reviewing the Appearance and Standards Policy, with particular focus to Tattoos.  All visible tattoos will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, pending consultation of the Policy review.  Until such time, please do not be discouraged from applying to the Force as any visible tattoos will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.  Any tattoo which could be deemed inappropriate, or cause offence will not be accepted.  If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.

South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values:

Please find attached information sheet on South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values. The force has a particular focus on three areas, Fairness, Integrity and Trust. Under each of these three headings there are key behaviours we expect all employees to adhere to.

Closing Date:

Wednesday 5 October 2022 at 23:55

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made between the Talent Acquisition Manager and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For further information about the role, please contact Laura Hough on 713103.  Please do not contact this number for an application form.

Further Information:

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Diversity & Inclusion:

South Yorkshire Police welcomes applications from under-represented communities.  For further information on diversity and inclusion within South Yorkshire Police, please visit the diversity and inclusion page:

If you are from an underrepresented group and want to find out more about the support we can offer, please contact our dedicated team on

In addition, we will look to support anyone who requires Part Time/Job share working hours.

Note to candidates:

Please note that, should you be successful at the interview stage, the relevant internal or external pre-employment checks are required.  These include vetting clearance or review, prior to being appointed to the new role and start date being agreed.

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