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Team Leader Lead Generation (detection) Intelligence

Financial Conduct Authority
Charing Cross, Central London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Full Time
Level of qualification
Qualified, CIMA
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Lead Generation intelligence (Team leader)

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Describe the work of the team and the department:

The FCA intelligence department is a central function to many areas of the FCA. We provide intelligence for both regulatory and criminal activities, and cooperate with many external partners, both in the UK and overseas. It is important we provide the highest quality intelligence products. We are looking for a passionate and supportive team leader to lead a high performing team in delivering data analytics to detect instances of financial misconduct. The Lead Generation team produces strong and innovative results that have attracted praise from across the FCA. The team work closely alongside the Enforcement DSU, Economic Crime Team and Consumer Harm Team in, as well as stakeholders across the department, EMO and the wider FCA. The successful candidate will lead the team in playing a critical role in progressing current key work streams that align with the FCA's mission to identify and prevent economic crime and reduce public harm.

What does this job involve?

List the key responsibilities of this job:

  • Leading and managing a team in proactive exploitation of data, coaching and mentoring a small but talented team of individuals to produce valued results to a range of customers
  • Personally conducting proactive data analysis to generate new leads into instances of financial misconduct
  • Preparing, disseminating and providing quality control on intelligence reports being published to customers to communicate the results of the team's data analytical work
  • Coordinating and driving the establishment of the appropriate levels of policy and governance to ensure the team's data analytics work remains legally compliant
  • Communicating the results of this work, best practice, experience and knowledge to internal and external stakeholders
  • Horizon scanning for technological developments in data analytics to shape future capability development
  • Acting as a role model and a good example to peers on intelligence and data analysis skills, and a good ambassador of the wider Intelligence department
  • What will the candidate get from the role?

    Specific insights or unique benefits the role offers:

    E.g. exposure to senior industry leaders, opportunity to work with international regulators

  • You will have a great opportunity to understand and shape the workings of the financial sector and in tackling economic and financial crime and preventing consumer harm
  • You will be involved and required to contribute to discrete and continuous projects, decision making working groups or networks which are redefining the processes and capabilities of the FCA under the Transformation program and on the way we process information and intelligence and detect harm to become more efficient and effective as both a regulator and champion for the consumers, against financial crime threats
  • You will have the opportunity to work with and influence the activities of a wide range of intelligence and financial crime professionals, both internally and externally to the FCA; especially with key partners such as NCA, NECC, HMRC and Police
  • As an Academy business, we place great value on learning and at the FCA we offer learning and development opportunities which will assist you in achieving your career aspirations, these include professional qualifications and training on specialist systems and skills.
  • Which minimum, essential & desirable skills are required?

    Minimum criteria

    *Any disabled applicant meeting the minimum criteria will automatically progress to interview stage, should they enter under the Disability Confident scheme.

    Required proven experience in a specific technical area or skill:

  • Proven track record of managing or mentoring staff to deliver strong results
  • Proven ability to identify creative solutions to complex problems
  • Strong communication skills, particularly in written work
  • Good understanding of intelligence analysis or investigations work
  • Good knowledge of the financial services sector and/or the UK Economic Crime landscape
  • The successful candidate will hold, or will be required to obtain Security Clearance (SC) level vetting
  • Essential criteria

    Required behavioural & technical skills:

  • Experienced in identifying valuable insights and conclusions from within complex material. Ability to present the outcome of analysis clearly and effectively, orally and in writing
  • Experienced in bulk data analysis, from acquisition though to delivery of findings.
  • Excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills for a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficiency in storing, sharing, handling and using intelligence (including sensitive intelligence) effectively and securely
  • Knowledge of the financial services sector and/or UK Economic Crime landscape, the National Intelligence Model and gateways and information sharing processes
  • Interest in published technological advancements in data analytics
  • Strong IT capabilities including prior experience using visualisation and analytical tools (e.g. Alteryx, Tableau, i2 ANB, iBase, SAS Patriarch and Microsoft products) to deliver valued and understood outputs
  • Required Behavioural Skills:

    • Imaginative and innovative mindset
    • Ability to deliver work at pace and against competing demands, with accuracy and relevance at the forefront
    • Working collaboratively as part of a high performing team
    • Acting as a role model for the FCA's values and cultural characteristics

    Desirable criteria

    Behavioural & technical skills that would be advantageous:

  • Experience dealing with legal and governance elements of data legislation (including GDPR)

  • • Familiar with the benefits of using OSINT/SOCMINT to aid intelligence work, within the constraints of FCA OSINT policy
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