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States of Guernsey - Investigating Lawyer (EFCB)

  • Location:

    Guernsey

  • Sector:

    Justice and Public Safety - Guernsey

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    £69,977 - £106,235

  • Contact:

    Lee De Carteret

  • Contact email:

    Lee.DeCarteret@gov.gg

  • Published:

    229 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    01 December 2023

The States of Guernsey are looking to recruit an Investigating Lawyer with experience in non-conviction and conviction based asset recovery to strengthen its on-island capabilities within the Economic & Financial Crime Bureau (EFCB).

The States of Guernsey are looking to recruit an Investigating Lawyer with experience in non-conviction and conviction based asset recovery to strengthen its on-island capabilities within the Economic & Financial Crime Bureau (EFCB).

 

The EFCB is an independent and autonomous law enforcement authority with its own statutory powers. Its mandate is to investigate money laundering consistent with the risks set out in Guernsey’s National Risk Assessment, other forms of serious and complex economic crime and to recover the proceeds of crime/unlawful conduct.


The post holder will help direct financial investigations with the objective of recovering the proceeds of crime/unlawful conduct and will provide appropriate legal advice to financial investigators and senior managers. Working alongside investigators, the successful applicant will play a key role in developing case strategies, operational plans and driving focused financial / civil forfeiture investigations to ensure timely case progression. A key element of the role involves collaborative working with the Law Officers of the Crown who are ultimately responsible for the use of available legal remedies.

 

This is an exciting position for an energetic and skilled legal professional conversant with criminal and civil justice asset recovery processes and to be part of and shape a new and dynamic organisation.

 

The EFCB was created in 2021, with legislation enacted in October 2022, which established the Office of the Director. Our mission is as follows:

 

The Bureau will investigate economic and financial crime, deliver justice for victims and protect Guernsey’s reputation as an international financial centre; making the Bailiwick a safe place to conduct business.

 

We will investigate serious economic and financial crimes that are commensurate to the risks set out in the NRA and wherever possible recover the proceeds of crime and unlawful conduct using all legal remedies at our disposal. As agents for the Law Officers of the Crown in their role as the competent authority for Mutual Legal Assistance, we will in appropriate cases, assist overseas jurisdictions in their financial crime investigations and help them to recover the proceeds of crime.

 

We aim to achieve excellence in everything we do and to make Guernsey a hostile environment for sophisticated criminals. As an investigator, the EFCB will diligently do its part to uphold justice in concert with the Law Officers of the Crown and our partners.

 

Please click on the link below to view a full job description for this role.

Job Description

 

Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet each of the key criteria for the role. This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met. The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.

 

Closing Date: 10 November 2023

 

Please click on the links below to find out more about living and working in Guernsey:

Living and Working in Guernsey

Getting to know Guernsey

Employment Permit Information

Relocation Information

 

Contact: Lee De Carteret, Head of Business Administration at Lee.DeCarteret@gov.gg.

 

We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this role.

 

Please do not submit your key criteria/ CV to the contact shown above, applications should be submitted online. If you are unable to complete an online application please contact the Recruitment Team at erecruitment@gov.gg or on tel. (01481) 221993.

 

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: LAW ENFORCEMENT VETTING FORM

 

All candidates are required to complete a Law Enforcement Vetting Form, the form must be completed and returned, in person, with relevant photo ID, to the Recruitment Team, Sir Charles Frossard House, before the closing date. If you cannot return the form in person, please follow the protocol detailed below and email your certified form, ID and proof of residency to Vetting@guernsey.pnn.police.uk before the closing date.

 

Please click on the link below to download the form:

Law Enforcement Vetting Form

 

All vetting forms must be signed by hand, we cannot accept electronic signatures.

 

Please ensure that Vetting forms and supporting paperwork are certificated by a line manager, colleague, or other professional following the protocol below:

The proof of ID (one from the list on the form, no other variation) should be annotated with the following:

 

I hereby certify that I have seen the original complete document of which this is a true copy. The photograph contained in the document certified bears a true likeness to the individual.

Sign and date.

 

The proof of residency (one from the list on the form, no other variation) should be annotated with the following: 

 

I hereby certify that I have seen the original complete document of which this is a true copy.

Sign and date.

 

Please note that the front sheet of the vetting form signed by your certifier should mirror the supporting proof of ID and residency documents (also signed by your certifier as per the above protocol) which should be attached to the vetting form.

 

In order to satisfy residency criteria you need to have been resident in the UK or Guernsey for a period of 3 years. The calculation of the period of time refers to the period immediately before an application is made and not any other period or accumulation of time spent in the UK or Guernsey.

 

Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving Theft, Dishonesty and Fraud. 

 

Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal references may be taken up prior to interview.

 

Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks:

 

  • This is a Developed Vetted post contingent on the successful applicant attaining DV status;
  • Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate's current line manager;
  • Confirmation of required qualification(s) in Financial Investigating;
  • Possession of a valid Employment Permit.
  • Professional qualification as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey or as a Barrister or a Solicitor in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, or an equivalent qualification in a compatible common law jurisdiction, with a minimum of 5 years PQE (or less in exceptional cases) 

 

Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently they may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: LAW ENFORCEMENT VETTING FORM

 

All candidates are required to complete a Law Enforcement Vetting Form, the form must be completed and returned, in person, with relevant photo ID, to the Recruitment Team, Sir Charles Frossard House, before the closing date.  Please call 01481 221993 to arrange a time to visit.

In order to satisfy residency criteria you need to have been resident in the UK or Guernsey for a period of 3 years.  The calculation of the period of time refers to the period immediately before an application is made and not any other period or accumulation of time spent in the UK or Guernsey.

Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving Theft, Dishonesty and Fraud. 

Please click on the link below to download the Law Enforcement Vetting Form:-

Law Enforcement Vetting Form

OR

Vetting Form

 

Contact: Lee De Carteret - Head of Business Administration at Lee.Decarteret@gov.gg

 

We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this role.

 

Closing Date: 10 November 2023

 

Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role.  This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met.  The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.

 

Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal references may be taken up prior to interview.

 

Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:

 

  • Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate's current line manager
  • Satisfactory Law Enforcement Vetting.
  • Confirmation of required qualifications / registrations
  • Possession of a valid Employment Permit
  • Professional qualification as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey or as a Barrister or a Solicitor in England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, or an equivalent qualification in a compatible common law jurisdiction, with a minimum of 5 years PQE (or less in exceptional cases) 

 

Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently they may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.

 

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