Criminal Investigator – Croydon
HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) is responsible for the department’s civil and criminal investigations. FIS ensures that HMRC has an effective approach to tackling the most serious tax evasion and fraud. FIS is home to a wide range of people with a variety of skills and professional backgrounds – including accountants, cybercrime specialists, criminal justice professionals, tax professionals and operational delivery support teams to name but a few. We use a range of powers and approaches to protect funding for UK public services, investigating the most harmful tax cheats and ensuring nobody is beyond our reach.
FIS provides HMRC with an effective investigation arm to enforce the Department’s compliance policies. This enables the Department to
deliver against the strategic responsibilities across all the taxes and duties it administers.
As a Criminal Investigator you will:
• Gather evidence on individuals and organised crime groups
• Prepare cases for the Crown Prosecutor
• Attend Court to give evidence, as well as obtaining Court Orders and Warrants
• Carry out arrests, searches and interviews under caution
• Comply with a range of Criminal Justice legislative requirements
• Deliver quality prosecution files underpinning HMRC policy, tackling the most harmful tax cheats
You will interact with a wide number of internal and external stakeholders including the Police, Border Force, National Crime Agency, Solicitors, Crown Prosecutors and colleagues from Other Government Departments.
There will be appearances in court and you will be required to make, and be accountable for, decisions and activities within the criminal justice system. These will also be subject to scrutiny and inspection by external authorities.
As your career within FIS progresses there may be opportunities to specialise in other areas such as financial recovery, or covert surveillance. Our trained financial investigators and civil recovery specialists use all available asset recovery powers to recover the proceeds of crime and change long-term criminal behaviour through offender management.
Due to the demanding and dynamic working environment you will be expected to work longer hours from time to time, at weekends, and outside normal office hours. You will be paid an annual allowance in respect of that required flexibility.
Job Reference: 1623191
Salary per: Annum
Job Duration: Permanent
Job Start Date: To be confirmed