Intelligence Assistant - up to 4 positions
Duration – Permanent, full time, 37 hours per week
£20,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Based in Nottingham City Centre
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is one of the principal investigative law enforcement bodies for labour exploitation in the UK. We are a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Home Office. We also licence labour providers in certain employment sectors and enforce the provisions of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004.
In addition to Gangmasters licensing legislation, we have powers to ensure vulnerable workers are more effectively protected from being abused for their labour, such as police-style powers of arrest, and increased powers to search for and seize evidence. The GLAA is able to investigate labour exploitation offences under National Minimum Wage, Employment Agencies as well as Modern Slavery Act.
As an ‘intelligence-led’ organisation, we rely and act upon information from workers, businesses, members of the public and partner agencies about non-compliance with regulations, unlicensed activity, or other labour market offences where it relates to labour exploitation.
What we do really matters. Are you interested in joining us?
We are currently recruiting for the position of Intelligence Assistant to join our Intelligence team. This is a new development opportunity where the successful candidates will be able to progress to the next level within the team through the achievement of a bespoke training and competency programme.
The core focus of this 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 assist in the development of actionable intelligence products in connection with enforcement or compliance activities falling within the operational remit of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority. In addition the post holder will routinely receive and respond to calls and correspondence from vulnerable workers and members of the public reporting breaches of the Gangmasters Licensing Act and its associated licensing standards.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 12 months office based practical experience which includes interaction with the public or customers, a good level of organisational skills and the ability to multi task and work to tight deadlines.
You will also have exceptional listening skills in order to gather relevant information from vulnerable and/or reluctant persons. It would be desirable to have strong verbal and written knowledge of both English and either Romanian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovak or Bulgarian to enable you to record complaints and offer advice and support on GLAA relevant issues (other languages may be considered according to relevance). Also, experience of working within an intelligence or law enforcement environment would be beneficial, however, full training will be provided to the successful candidate.
Please note - this is not solely a translator position.
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.
The successful candidate will require a valid passport demonstrating proof of right to work in the UK.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
CVs are not accepted. No agencies at this stage please.
Closing date: by 17:00pm on 13th December 2019