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CTC Cleared Investigation Officer- Public Sector

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Industry: Public Sector

Company: Interaction Recruitment

Location: London

Salary: £170 - £220/day

CTC Cleared Investigation Officer- Public SectorDescription: An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Investigation Officer based within Central Government. I am looking for candidates who ideally have worked within Central Government previously and have demonstratable experience which are relevant to the role. This role calls for a candidate with a current Counter Terrorism Check or higher and candidates who do not posses this will not be considered for the role. Please see below job spec for details. Role Purpose: The Cartels and Criminal Group (CCG) investigates potential cartel activity using both civil and criminal law powers including where appropriate, issuing decisions and imposing penalties under the Competition Act 1998 and conducting criminal prosecutions under the Enterprise Act 2002. To investigate, in appropriate circumstances: Suspected cartel agreements under the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and / or criminal cartel cases under the Enterprise Act 2002 (EA02), and assist other areas of the CMA, the European Commission (EC) and European Competition Network members in investigating other breaches of competition where appropriate. Key Responsibilities: To plan, co-ordinate and conduct investigations into suspected cartel activity in collaboration with Assistant Director Investigators, Principal Investigation Officers and Senior Investigation Officers. In particular: To assist and advise the Group Director in making a timely decision about whether a case referred for investigation passes the CA98 s25 threshold or the EA02 s192 and should be allocated for a formal investigation. To assist, where appropriate, with applications to the High Court for search warrants. To assist with on-site investigations using formal powers under CA98 and/or EA02. To comply with statutory duties and procedural requirements in all investigatory activity. To analyse, assess and present to the team leaders, the evidence gathered in the course of an investigation identifying whether it is sufficient to proceed and to assist the team leader, as appropriate, in drafting appropriate documentation. Minimum Criteria: Experience of carrying out searches for documentary evidence. Experience in analysing effectively large amounts of documentary and digital evidence and producing accurate schedules for use as evidence. Significant criminal or civil investigation experience in a fraud/cartels environment and to be Professionalising the Investigative Process (PIP) level 2 accreditation or similar. Significant experience of research and analysis of facts relating to companies and individuals. Applicants must be the holder of a full clean driving licence and will be required to drive as part of their role. Part-time and job-share considered, however this post is not considered suitable for home working because the post holder will be required (in close consultation with colleagues) to regularly review and handle sensitive evidence which our document handling procedures require to be kept securely within the office environment. Moreover, Investigation Officers are expected to travel to sites across the United Kingdom which may involve staying overnight and working beyond the normal day

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