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Job description

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,...
  • Before you apply, we encourage you to learn more about HM Revenue & Customs

    Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

    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.

    Person Specification

    You can take a positive approach to tackling problems and find ways to identify suitable solutions. You seek and analyse information, using the best available evidence and your judgement to make informed decisions. You can take a considered approach to situations and tasks when making decisions.

    You can work well as part of a team and strive to ensure that your team pulls together effectively, sharing knowledge and information to achieve results. You can improve ways of working to develop cooperation between teams in order to deliver common goals.

    You can take ownership for your decisions and hold yourself accountable for what you have promised to deliver. You are self-motivated to act to achieve a goal. You are confident using your own initiative to take forward actions. You follow processes, operating firmly within set standards, rules and guidelines. You are self-motivated to act to achieve a goal. You are confident using your own initiative to take forward actions.

    Ideally, you will have the ability to drive a car - although this is not essential.


    We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
    • Making Effective Decisions
    • Working Together
    • Delivering at Pace

    We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
    • Making Effective Decisions



    Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


    Criminal Investigation Directorate Attendance Allowance (CIDAA) - BASE TIER

    CIDAA is paid to FIS officers within a three-tiered structure that reflects the attendance requirement for the jobholder's role. Additionally, there are separate rates for each of the tiers, to reflect the difference between the London and National pay areas.

    CIDAA is paid monthly with salary and is a category 2 attendance allowance. It is reviewed each year and the amount and scope of each tier are subject to change.

    Further details of the rates of allowance, pensionability and attendance required are set out in the attached Candidate Pack.

    If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional centre location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current HMRC employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the department's Daily Travel Assistance guidance.

    Things you need to know


    Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

    Nationality statement

    Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .

    If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

    Selection process details

    This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Ability.

    After submission of your application you will be invited to complete three online tests (Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, and Situational Judgement test). You must be successful at each stage to progress to the next test.

    Online Tests will close 2nd April 2019. Please complete the online tests as soon as possible as there will be no technical help or guaranteed assistance with online tests after 3pm on 2nd April 2019.

    There will be scheduled maintenance on the Verbal and Numerical Reasoning Tests on the following date:

    22/03/2019 - 22:00 - 06:00

    If you attempt to access the tests during this time they will be unavailable. Please plan accordingly as the closing dates for the tests is 02/04/2019.

    The tests are taken online and we will send you an invitation and provide full instructions on how to complete the test. Guidance for each test will be available when you are invited to take the test. The tests are administered online and accessed via the CS Jobs website. Please ensure that if you experience any technical issues you report these to hmrcrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk immediately.

    Please note that online tests associated with this vacancy are not subject to time limits.

    We reserve the right to raise the pass mark, to manage the number of successful candidates to be interviewed. Candidates successful following the tests will be invited to interview.

    The interview will consist of questions relating to Behaviours and Strengths and may be based upon a specific scenario and how you would respond in that situation.

    This vacancy has been linked with other vacancies for the same role within locations across the country. If you wish to apply for more than one vacancy we may interview you only once. Your subsequent application will be automatically marked as 'Campaign duplicate' status and your interview scores will automatically be carried across. For further information please contact mailbox.fisresourcing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

    A sift based on behaviour 1 may be held if a large number of applications are received.

    Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

    Nationality requirements

    Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .

    Working for the Civil Service

    The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

    We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

    The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

    Job Sector
    Security & Safety
    Job Position
    Law Enforcement
    £24,320.00 - £27,080.00
    Ipswich, UK Show on map
    Post date
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