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ROCU Regional Fraud Development Officer- (Fixed Term Contract March 2025)

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Job Title: Regional Fraud Development Officer

Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £37,134 - £42,597
Closing Date: 24th August

1 x Fixed Term Contract March 2025 

MANAGEMENT VETTING / SECURITY CLEARANCE DESIGNATED POST

Please make sure you gain SLT approval before applying for ROCU vacancies.

Here is your opportunity for you to be part of a fast paced, vibrant specialist team who fight organised crime across our region.

Our aim is to become as diverse as possible and to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome all applications from across the region for ROCU roles.  If you are from an Under-Represented Group and would like support with your application, please contact the hiring manager for the role. The ROCU also runs a mentoring scheme which can be accessed by DI Steve Wills.

ROCU is a collaboration between the police forces of Staffordshire, West Midlands, West Mercia and Warwickshire to reduce the impact and increase the disruption of serious and organised crime within the region and beyond. We target those areas of criminality we believe pose the greatest regional threats to the people and businesses of the area we cover. Working alongside other UK law enforcement agencies and many other partners from both private and public sectors, the ROCU will directly influence the capabilities of these groups, stifling and reducing their criminal activity.

On behalf of the National Lead Force, the NCO is responsible for improving the national policing response to economic crime and fraud. Our vision is for every police force and regional collaboration in England and Wales to have an effective and appropriate response to countering economic crime and fraud.

The role holder will be aligned to ROCU WM and will be responsible for supporting the National Coordinator by developing and delivering strategic objectives in furtherance of the NCO vision

It is anticipated the role holder will be based at ROCU WM. Reporting to a coordinator based in London the role holder will be expected to play a prominent role in supporting all relevant activity in the region. 

The role holder will also support the National Coordinator in developing local activity to advance national policing portfolios relating to identity crime, counterfeit currency and illicit trade.

Key Responsibilities

This will include but is not limited to:

  • Representing the National Lead Force and liaising with the regional law enforcement community and stakeholders
  • Identifying and developing opportunities to achieve the NCO vision
  • Working with local partners to develop service delivery models that are consistent with local priorities whilst supporting the NCO vision.
  • Ensuring that local tasking and coordination process and activities are aligned with lead force and national activity.
  • Providing expertise and guidance
  • Working with local forces and the ROCU to support victims
  • Ensuring regional economic crime threat groups are provided with all relevant information required to make informed decisions.
  • Maintaining an oversight of operational activity in the region and ensuring that tasking and coordination of fraud and economic crime is conducted efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensuring that local decision-makers and staff are kept informed of national developments both operational and strategic.
  • Identifying, developing and sharing good practice in each of the 4p areas (Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare).
  • Working with forces and the region to ensure staff are appropriately trained and provided with CPD opportunities.
  • Identifying local opportunities for the use of volunteers and special constables.
  • Identifying and developing opportunities to work with local partners.
  • Contributing to local offender management processes and ensuring that opportunities to locate wanted offenders are escalated appropriately.
  • Identifying and engaging with local stakeholders both external and internal to raise the profile of fraud and economic crime.
  • Working with local staff to identify and manage vulnerable victims, reducing repeat victimisation and developing service delivery models which consistently  achieve this.
  • Facilitating force visits conducted by the NCO.
  • The post-holder will be required to be security cleared to SC and MV level. Appointment will be subject to successful application and maintenance of this level of clearance

Essential criteria:

  • The post-holder will be required to be security cleared to SC and MV level. Appointment will be subject to successful application   and maintenance of this level of clearance
  • Willing and able to work unsupervised and to take responsibility and ownership for specific work streams
  • Tactful, diplomatic and able to engage effectively with stakeholders many of whom will be senior in rank/grade/position
  • Self-motivated and organised
  • Experience and/or knowledge of intelligence and its application to operational policing
  • Experience and/or knowledge of operational policing as it relates to economic crime and fraud
  • The role holder will be expected to develop a thorough understanding of Policing’s role in tackling economic crime and fraud including a strategic awareness of the wider context in which Policing is conducted in England and Wales
  • Willing to travel to London at least once a month.

Vetting:

Successful applicants will be required to pass Management Vetting and Security Clearance scrutiny prior to commencing their role, this will include a full background & financial disclosure as part of the vetting process.

Medical
Appointment to this role will be dependent upon successfully medical checks, which may include a drugs test and if required a fitness test.

Interviews:

The assessment process will take place in w/c 5th September

Contact:

If you have any questions please feel free to pop an email to amar.patel@westmidlands.police.uk

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a ‘Disability Confident Interview Scheme’ - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview. 

It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job. For example: in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

Diversity and Inclusion Vision:  Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities"

Applicants from underrepresented groups should contact ROCU for additional information and support.

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