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Illicit Finance Technical Assistance Adviser - Financial Investigation .

Employer
HM TREASURY 1
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jul 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Are you a motivated and dedicated individual looking for a role with varied and exciting responsibilities? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

We are looking to recruit an Illicit Finance Technical Assistance Adviser to join The Sanctions and Illicit Finance (SIF) and Technical Assistance Unit in HM Treasury (HMT).

The SIF team is a friendly and outward-facing team that leads the Treasury's work on Sanctions, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) policy. SIF leads the UK's delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which sets global AML and CTF standards and peer reviews countries against them.

SIF encourages flexible working arrangements. We put a high importance on wellbeing and a good work-life balance, with regular team social activities. SIF is committed to being an open and inclusive team. Candidates may speak to the hiring manager about our approach to fairness and diversity in recruitment.

In response to growing demand for high quality technical assistance across a wide range of anti-money laundering and financial crime issues, HM Treasury is establishing a dedicated technical assistance unit to support developing countries to implement the FATF standards in ODA-eligible countries. This will improve their ability to prevent, pursue and sanction instances of money laundering and terrorist financing.

The initial funding is for a two-year pilot project, with a view to growing the unit and establishing it permanently. The unit will work closely with other international technical assistance providers to provide holistic end-to-end support.

The role is well suited to a proactive individual who is highly motivated and enjoys working with a close-knit team but can also operate with a high degree of autonomy. However, the frequency and duration of international travel can be flexed to suit the circumstances of the successful applicant.

The ideal candidate enjoys helping others to develop their skills, knowledge and professional expertise.

Key areas of responsibility for this post include:
  1. Delivering direct technical assistance to priority countries, both in country and remotely. Areas of assistance may cover all aspects of financial crime investigations including: case management, criminal and civil recovery, complex ownership structures, cross-border investigations, multi-agency working, evidential handling and disclosure and compelling the disclosure of material.
  2. Supporting the Head of Unit in developing a work plan for HMT's new AML Technical Assistance Unit, working with partners across Whitehall and the private sector to identify priority countries for assistance and build a programme of assistance with those countries.
  3. Working with other AML technical assistance providers, including multilateral institutions, to develop a coherent and complimentary provision of technical assistance in priority countries, utilising the skills and experience of different providers.
  4. Ability to build relationships and capabilities both domestically and internationally.
  5. Responsible for creating and helping to produce a bank of training resource material. A willingness to work collaboratively across the wider team as required.

The role is expected to require international travel. However, Covid-19 and individual country lockdowns and entry requirements mean that the successful candidate will be expected to provide technical assistance on a remote basis where in-country assistance is not possible. The viability of international travel will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

We pride ourselves on our highly supportive ethos, committing to maintaining a healthy work-life balance through flexible working patterns!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Benefits
  • 25 days' annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the Queen's birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant)
  • Flexible working patterns, as above
  • Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions. Find out more about Civil Service pensions
  • Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme, season ticket advances and payroll giving
  • Access to a retail discounts and cashback benefits site
  • A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network)

Complaints Procedure

Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of recruitment based on fair and open competition with decisions made on the basis of merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners' Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT by email.

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.
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