Researcher (Economic Crime)

Force Headquarters, Camden, London
Full Time
Fixed Term
12 - Months

Researcher (Economic Crime) is required for a Fixed Term Contract (12 Months) role paying £27,174.00 per annum, plus £2,835.11 London Allowance per annum with the British Transport Police (BTP) based at Force Headquarters, London. 

BTP is the national police Force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing. As a Researcher (Economic Crime) with BTP you will be part of Project Plume, focussing on cash-based money laundering in the Waste industry, working in partnership with BTP and the Joint Unit for Waste Crime.


As Researcher (Economic Crime) you will be required to:

  • Develop intelligence around cash-based money laundering in the waste industry
  • Support investigations by the Project Plume team
  • Identify opportunities to work with others to tackle crime


Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description. The successful Researcher (Economic Crime) will be required to evidence the following:

  • A background in intelligence development
  • A knowledge of financial investigation and criminal methodology in this area
  • Research and/or analytical skills evidenced either through work experience or educational background
  • Previous experience in conducting research using a range of data sources and effectively displaying the results both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including:  - Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, Data Protection Act 1998, Human Rights Act 1998, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, Fraud Act 2006, Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996, Powers of Criminal Court Act 2000, Criminal Justice Act 1967
  • Educated to at least Degree standard in an associated field or previous experience working as a researcher or in a similar role
  • Five GCSE’s (or equivalent). A-C grade in Maths and English are essential


    If you are interested in applying to this Researcher (Economic Crime) role then please submit a CV and Cover Letter in one PDF document outlining your experience related to the role. Do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted. In return for your experience, we can offer you: 

    • Salary of £27,174.00 per annum, plus £2,835.11 London Allowance per annum
    • Yearly base salary increments
    • Working from home allowance available to purchase suitable equipment for blended & home working
    • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Flexible agile working approach
    • Family friendly policies including up to 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave
    • Bespoke benefits platform and access to Blue Light Card
    • Development opportunities including fully funded apprenticeships
    • Employee assistance programme and dedicated wellbeing hub
    • Pension scheme


    BTP is an employer who cares about the impact we have on the environment and the wider challenges of climate change, and as such we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and achieving Net Zero Carbon (NZC) through offsetting by 2035.


    At BTP we are proud guardians of the railway and it is crucial that we represent the diverse communities we serve and protect. As ‘One BTP’ across the UK, we know that diversity, inclusion and belonging help us improve our decision making, foster creativity and drive innovation so all our people can thrive.

    Our vacancies are open to everyone and all appointments are made based on merit. So that we can become more diverse we encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, women, people who have a disability, those who are neurodiverse and persons who identify as LGBTQI+. If you have the skills, experience and values that here in BTP we pride ourselves on then we would welcome you to apply.

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    In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 5 YEARS. You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.

    BTP has undertaken a review of Police Staff pensions and as a result of this the Police Staff pension will be changing. The current police staff pension is a Defined Benefit scheme which is administered by the Railways Pension scheme. The new pension scheme which is launching is a Defined Contribution scheme which is administered by Royal London. The new pension scheme is awaiting formal approval and an introductory date is not finalised. The earliest this will be is June 2023. If you have any queries, please contact the recruitment team –

    Internal candidates must have completed their probation for their current substantive posting and can only apply in tenure if Head of Department approval is emailed to prior to the vacancy closing. Internal candidates must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance and that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date. A minimum indicator of 3 / developing' or' 'Indicator 5 / no rating must have been achieved on the last reporting year PDR.




    This opportunity is closed to applications.