Regional Field Intelligence Officer
Duration – Permanent
£28,000.00 per annum
Home-based, covering the South West of England
Do you want to help combat modern slavery and labour exploitation? It is estimated there are thousands of victims of modern slavery in the UK with forced labour the fastest growing area of business for criminals. Slavery is a global issue, affecting millions of people worldwide and the Prime Minister has called this the greatest human rights issue of our time.
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is the foremost investigative law enforcement for labour exploitation in the UK. We are a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Home Office and we also licence and enforce the provisions of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004.
We have powers to ensure vulnerable workers are more effectively protected from being abused for their labour, such as police-style powers of arrest under both the Immigration and Modern Slavery Acts, increased powers to search for and seize evidence, offences under National Minimum Wage, Employment Agencies as well as the existing Gangmasters Licensing legislation.
As an ‘intelligence-led’ organisation, we rely and act upon information from workers, businesses and members of the public about any non-compliant or unlicensed activity, undertaking compliance inspection activity and investigations under the criminal law.
What we do really matters. Are you interested in joining us?
We are currently recruiting for a Regional Field Intelligence Officer to join our Intelligence team.
The core focus of the role is to support the Intelligence function of the GLAA in the gathering, recording, risk assessment, analysis and development of information received from a variety of open and closed sources. The post holder will research and develop actionable intelligence products in connection with the investigation of serious labour exploitation and offences as defined within the operational remit of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority.
In addition the post holder will develop and maintain close and effective working liaison with law enforcement and all relevant partner agencies in order to produce and maintain an accurate assessment of the extent of labour exploitation within the UK. The post holder will also identify, assess feasibility and deploy proactive investigative methodologies in support of GLAA operational activities.
We offer a generous total package to our staff including 30 days annual leave plus 2.5 privilege holidays in addition to the 8 public holidays, a choice of pension schemes and family friendly working. We also operate a performance related annual bonus scheme.
All offers are subject to satisfactory references and security clearance checks.
CVs are not accepted. No agencies at this stage please.
As this is a home-based role with potentially significant travelling required, it is desirable that applicants are resident in the counties of Avon & Somerset, Devon or Dorset.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Closing date: 21 November 2018 at 23:59pm.