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Financial Investigations -Operations Manager Multi Agency Cash Cell

National Crime Agency.
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

Job Details

We are recruiting for an Operations Manager for the Multi Agency Cash Cell (MACC), in Chelmsford.

This is a proactive investigations team working on illicit finance & threats facing the UK. You will be responsible for working upstream to identify those responsible for organised crime, utilising a wide range of resources and seeking criminal justice outcomes. 

This role will be part of a paid on call roster to respond to the threat.

Job description

You will be working closely with other NCA departments and partner agencies to identify threats from criminality and work in a challenging environment to pursue offenders. Using innovative approaches and ground breaking techniques you will be making decisions which help disrupt and bring to justice criminals who present the highest threat to the UK.

***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***

Person specification

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage change activity and communicate proposed changes with staff and stakeholders. Set and monitor operational performances and ensure that all operations and projects align with strategic objectives, comply with relevant control strategies and oversee the update of risk registers
  • Provide operational support, advice and guidance to police throughout the UK into Investigations of serious crime. Ensure local/national strategy, policy, legislative frameworks and operational priorities are developed and promoted amongst NPCC Law enforcement, partners and government departments. To build good working relationships with both internal and external partners including other law enforcement agencies.
  • To apply specialist legislation such as POCA 2002, Fraud Act 2006 or Bribery Act 2010 to complex economic crime investigations.
  • To drive the use of asset recovery tools and legislation, providing advice and guidance to operational teams and partners on the options available to identify, freeze and seize illicit wealth
  • To deliver high impact economic crime disposals, either through criminal justices, civil or regulator outcomes, through maximizing use of available legislation, NCA specialist resource and working relationships with partners. 




Full DVLA Driving Licence (includes Full EU Licences) or the ability to obtain a Full Driving Licence within one year in post


The following qualifications/skills are essential to the role and proof will be required at interview:

· Currently or recently lapsed (within last 3 years) POC/Financial Investigators accreditation
· Current or recently lapsed (within last 3 years) PIP2 accreditation or equivalent recognised qualification/accreditation issued by a government body

Please ensure the dates of any accreditations you are relying on, are entered on to the CV.
Should you progress to the assessment stage of the process, you will be required to provide a copy of the original certificate.
Failure to provide evidence at interview may result in your application not progressing to the next stage.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Recent experience of conducting criminal, civil or regulatory investigations on complex economic and financial cases.
  • Experience and an in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation (UK and international law) affecting operational agency activity.
  • Proven experience of successfully leading a team to deliver against operational objectives and performance.
  • Experience in effective operational and investigative decision making with accountability for decisions made.


All security clearances require you to provide evidence of your UK footprint where you have been physically present in the UK.

The requirement for SC clearance is to have been present in the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years.

Failure to meet the residency requirements will result in your security clearance application being rejected.

If you require SC clearance you will need to provide evidence of the below requirements.

Checks will be made against:

  • Departmental or company records (personnel files, staff reports, sick leave reports and security records)
  • UK criminal records covering both spent and unspent criminal records.
  • Your credit and financial history with a credit reference agency
  • Security Services records



Organised crime is one of the gravest threats to national security - blighting communities, ruining lives and costing the UK well over £34 billion every year. Organised crime can feel distant from most peoples’ day to day lives, but it affects us all. From the sexual exploitation of children to the smuggling of illegal firearms, cyber crime, human trafficking and modern slavery - serious and organised crime is everywhere.

The National Crime Agency's role is to protect the public from the most serious threats by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who present the highest risk to the UK.

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