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View Vacancy - Assistant to the Fiscal Crime Liaison Office

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Governor's Office
HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs)

Duration of Contract: 2 Years (renewable)

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

The successful candidate will join a small team working at the forefront of the fight against organised crime, tax fraud and international money laundering. Reporting to the Fiscal Crime Liaison officer, the jobholder will provide the essential office support functions enabling the Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer to operate effectively.

The Assistant to the Fiscal Crime Liaison Office (FCLO) will play a pivotal role in facilitating the flow of data between UK-based investigators and key partners within South Asia and wider region’s law-enforcement community. They will manage incoming enquiries linked to criminal investigations and make formal requests for assistance from host agencies. They will compile and disseminate intelligence reports for UK investigation teams, taking into account case priorities, sensitivities and requirements of UK legislation. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and a practical approach to multi-tasking and problem solving, as well as the ability to quickly grasp complex legal issues. They will develop an understanding of HM Revenue & Customs strategic priorities on fiscal crime and how we are working to promote them within the South Asia region. They will be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the needs of criminal investigators in the UK and convey relevant information to them clearly and efficiently in support of their work.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo security vetting procedures. Please note that due to the nature of this role only candidates that can obtain a high level of security clearance can be considered (see Passport Restrictions below for information). Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate achieving the required clearances.

 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Main Responsibilities

  • Gathering sources of information using a number of local official and non-official systems and data bases.
  • Managing, sharing and processing information within the region using best practice.
  • Maintaining and developing new contacts within host agencies.
  • Provide advice and act as a pathway between host law enforcement and The UK Desk.
  • Contributing to the achievement of both HMRC and British Embassy objectives.
  • Attending operational and other meetings in support of the FCLO.
  • To analyse and interpret intelligence, and adding value by using local knowledge and cultures.
  • Requesting information and Checks of intelligence.
  • Evaluating Risk Assessment & logging information and maintaining database and spreadsheets.
  • Arranging and attending events & visits.
  • Completion of Returns
  • Arranging and attending VTCs.
  • Shared management of FCLO “in-box”
  • Management of Asset Registers & Inventory.
  • EOI Spreadsheet.
  • Collation of MI and all other information for dissemination to the relevant authority.
  • Records Management & Retention.
  • Adapting old practices and finding new ways of working.
  • Flexible response to the dynamics of the role.

Project Management 

  • Management of Accounts / Budgets for training projects.
  • Liaising with UK support staff and trainers to ensure value for money and cost effective budgeting for all projects.
  • Creation and maintenance of accounting spreadsheets.
  • Correspondence with the UK for payment of Trainers’ travel and subsistence allowances.

General Administration 

  • Management of office systems, computer administration responsibilities, records and equipment.
  • Diary and travel management of team personnel, including reservations for flights, hotel accommodation and car hire as and when required.
  • Management of fleet vehicles for servicing and annual re-registration.
  • Regular update of database of contacts for official functions including the Queen’s Birthday Party invitations.
  • Ensuring the secure return of post through the official post to the UK.
  • Office budget, post accounts, petty cash, preparing reports and statistics.
  • Liaise with other Embassy departments including Corporate Services department on all office & home maintenance repairs.

Other

  • The role requires travel for training and might require occasional travel within the South Asia Region.

WHAT WE DO:

Fight against organised crime, tax fraud and international money laundering. 

WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU:

The jobholder will provide the essential office support functions enabling the Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer to operate effectively.

RESOURCES MANAGED 

One Driver and Section budget

  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • IT literate and well versed in all Microsoft office applications.
  • An adaptable self-starter with enthusiasm and energy able to work alone as well as in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • A working knowledge of the application of criminal law in the UK and India, through previous experience of working in a Law Enforcement environment is desirable, but not essential. 
Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally
7 March 2017
B3 (L)
Long Term Contract
South Asia & Afghanistan
India
Mumbai
British Deputy High Commission
1
Salary will be INR 49,635 per month with 80% Security Allowance and 18% Special Allowance in lieu of PF and SAF.
1 April 2017

SALARY PACKAGE:

For British High Commission (BHC) candidates, the Local Staff BHC Terms & Conditions will apply.

For other than BHC candidates, salary will be INR 49,635 per month with 80% Security Allowance and 18% Special Allowance in lieu of PF and SAF.

The BHC is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to increments and staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance. 

 Around half of our work force is women.  We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment. 

This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCO has anywhere across the globe.  We are aiming to make it the best.

TO APPLY:

(a) Complete the Online Application Form

(b) Attach a detailed CV

(c)  Appraisal forms (Internal candidates only).

We will accept only online applications by 7th March 2017 midnight.

  • Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquires will be dealt with.
  • The appointment will be subject to Security Clearence and other checks including medical, references, educational and professional.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, race, colour, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed. We are also open to applications from people who want to work flexibly.

Important Note :

Because of the security clearance requirement, only nationals of UK or other EU countries, Canada, Australia, USA, New Zealand will be considered.  British citizens must have been resident in the UK for at least two of the previous 10 years.

However, applications will be considered from candidates working overseas for HM Government in the past ten years or who already hold adequate security clearance. 

 Applicants who do not meet this criterion will not be considered. Evidence of your nationality must be sent with your application form, for example, photocopies of the details page of your passport and/or visa.

Employment will be offered only after appropriate level of UK standard security clearance is received.   

This opportunity is closed to applications.