Our Operations roles are responsible for the receipt, processing, analysis/intelligence gathering and dissemination of SARs submitted to the UKFIU.
The Operations function includes teams that: make decisions on requests for a Defence Against Money Laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act; analyse Suspicious Activity Reports submitted by the regulated sector to the FIU under the Terrorism Act; identify and process SARs linked to priority threat areas and ongoing operational activity; and exchange information with FIUs in other countries.
The UKFIU Systems Team sits within our Operational Support Function supporting the work of the unit and the systems which underpin the functioning of the SAR regime. It is an exciting time to be joining the UKFIU Systems team as work is under way to develop new IT systems to replace those currently in use as part of the SARs regime.
The UKFIU Systems Team are the administrators of the SAR related systems that are used to receive, review, and disseminate SARs. The team liaise with public and private sector partners as well as the SARs IT Transformation team that will be delivering the new suite of SARs IT Systems as part of the SARs Reform Project.
We have opportunities for both 24/7 shift workers (who receive a 20% uplift to salary) and day workers. Day workers may also be asked to provide cover for 24/7 colleagues and they too will receive a 20% uplift for that period. Both teams provide the same support to colleagues, though demand and our focus alters outside of normal working hours.
The department manages and supports internal IT services that are either specialist or operational on a 24/7 basis (we have opportunities for both 24/7 and day workers). The first point of contact is the Service Desk who own the issue or request and will drive it to completion within the department or beyond to our suppliers. The aim is to maintain service provision, providing officers access to what they need, when they need it, wherever they are. Enabling officers to carry out their work and protect the community from Harm. Support for the Agency by the Agency!
As part of Digital Data and Technology (DDaT), there are wider long term opportunities to develop a career in IT and Service Management and the Service Desk is an excellent shop window into that world and will provide a solid grounding for future opportunities. Should you decide that you have interests elsewhere in the Agency, you will be able to pursue those too.
This is an opportunity to lead the NECC’s public/private partnership work, shaping the strategic plan to develop the NECC as a public-private hub, and overseeing management and expansion of the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce (JMLIT).
As part of the NECC Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and working closely with the UK Financial Intelligence Unit, this role is responsible for leading and delivering the NECC’s public private partnership activity. The role involves working closely with operational, project and policy teams to ensure that the NECC is delivering on its strategic commitments and realising benefits from partnership.
The UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) has national responsibility for receiving, analysing and disseminating financial intelligence submitted through the Suspicious Activity Report (SARs) Regime. It sits at the heart of the regime, providing the gateway to reporters and a repository of data to inform law enforcement.
The SARs Enquiry and Action (SEA) team is a vital operational function of the UKFIU charged with screening and analysing SARs to identify high value intelligence leads for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) across the UK concerning key Serious and Organised Crimes (SOC) threats. The team plays a leading role in ensuring that the operational value of the SARs regime is exploited with a threat-led focus, triggering new LEA investigations or contributing valuable intelligence to existing ones. SEA also performs a crucial function in identifying and protecting potentially vulnerable victims of crime, fast-tracking relevant SARs to LEAs for action.
The role provides an exciting opportunity to lead and develop the team so that the UKFIU is better able to maximise the operational value of the SARs regime.