Senior Associate - Specialist Intelligence EMO

Recruiter
FCA Perm
Location
Canary Wharf
Salary
50,000 to 70,000
Posted
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Finance & Banking
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Associate, Specialist Intelligence Techniques Team Intelligence Department

Background

There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to the 2 million people who work in the UK Financial Services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products and the stability of our economy as a whole.

Our people are integral to our success as an organisation, working alongside industry, visiting firms and speaking to consumers every day as we strive to ensure the FCA is setting the standard for other regulatory bodies across the world.

From regulating Consumer Credit to driving action on Foreign Exchange manipulation or helping strengthen accountability in the banking sector, the FCA is working with the industry to protect consumers, ensure the integrity of the UK financial system and promote fair and effective competition. Our remit has expanded significantly since our creation in 2013, with the number of firms we regulate growing from 23,000 to over 56,000. We oversee conduct across the full span of the financial sector from global investment banks to high street payday lenders, and are now preparing to implement a new strategy that will sharpen our focus to face the regulatory challenges ahead.

The Intelligence department delivers insight and impact from intelligence to support FCA in its statutory objectives. Harnessing intelligence to combat economic crime and secure regulatory outcomes is at the core of the department's function the department contributes the intelligence picture to investigations into regulatory breaches, insider dealing and investment fraud; vets listing, authorisation and approved person applications and acts as the gateway into the FCA for whistleblowers to report misconduct and crime.

The department works across the FCA, providing specialist financial crime support to Authorisations, Supervision, Enforcement and Market Oversight. Intelligence also represents FCA interests externally to the wider crime and security community, including law enforcement and helps shape multi-agency campaigns against criminals in the regulated sector as well as wider economic crime policy. Intelligence also leads on sustaining international engagement with law enforcement agencies overseas.

We are now recruiting for a talented senior associate to work within the Specialist Intelligence Techniques Team providing proactive support within the FCA's work linked to Market Abuse, Insider Dealing, Financial Crime and Money Laundering, through the provision of specialist capabilities, delivered either internally or in partnership with external bodies.

What does this job involve?

The key responsibilities of the post holder will be:

- Providing support and advice to internal customers on the use of specialist intelligence/investigative techniques and capabilities with a particular lead on the acquisition and development of Open Source Intelligence and an understanding of the legal parameters governing such activity
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with key internal and external partners to provide specialist resources in support of FCA investigation activity and to promote information/intelligence exchange
- Providing specialist intelligence development capability in relation to HumInt and other covert techniques and the dissemination of the associated intelligence product
- Providing relevant legislative assurance to ensure activity is compliant with the requirements of CPIA, RIPA and other relevant legislation

Minimum, Essential & Desirable skills

Minimum:

- Experience of working within the legislative parameters of RIPA/CPIA
- Experience of working within the criminal investigations/intelligence arena within the UK Criminal Justice System
- You should hold, or be willing to obtain security vetting to Developed Vetting level

Essential:

- Ability to access and develop information obtained through open source activity and a clear understanding of the associated legal and security issues
- Experience of operating in a specialist intelligence environment particularly with reference to OSINT and CHIS/HumInt
- Strong communications skill orally and in writing
- Strong relationship management skills to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in other business units and with external partners (foreign and domestic)
- The ability to make logical and timely decisions, cutting through complexity and seeing the big picture
- Able to work actively with others to achieve outcomes in both formal and informal teams

Desirable:

- Broad knowledge of and experience in a legislative compliance / assurance role
- Robust, self-motivated and a good team player
- Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines
- Knowledge of the financial services/sector and/or Economic Crime

What will I get from the role?

You will have a rare opportunity to understand and shape the workings of the financial sector at a time of considerable change. You will enjoy a unique aerial view of the financial services industry, with the opportunity to do meaningful work that makes a real difference.

You will have the opportunity to work with and influence a wide range of industry professionals, both internally and externally to the FCA.

As an Academy business we place great value on learning and at the FCA we offer world-class development opportunities which will assist you in achieving your career aspirations.

Additional Information

The position falls within the Legal & Forensic C job family.

The salary range will be approximately 50,000 to 70,000 (dependant on skills and experience) plus package.

Applications for this role close at midnight onWednesday 7th December 2016

Selection Process: (could be subject to change).

Stage 1: On-line application, please submit your CV and answer the following application question:

Why do you believe that you are suitable for this role? Please ensure that you specifically relate your answer to the criteria listed in the job advert, covering your relevant skills, technical knowledge and competencies. (Max 300 words)

Applications without the application answer or incomplete responses will not be considered. As part of the online application process, you should submit your CV with the answer to the above application question(s) within the same document.

Stage 2: Screening - your application will then be forwarded to the recruiting managers for review.

Stage 3: Selection & assessment process.

Stage 4: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a final competency based interview.

This role will be based in London, Canary Wharf, with a planned move to Stratford in 2018.