Criminal Investigators x 3

West Yorkshire Trading Standards
37 hours a week
Morley, Leeds.
Full Time, Permanent
WY08: £29,636 - £31,371

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of West Yorkshire Trading Standards.

Part of West Yorkshire Joint Services, West Yorkshire Trading Standards is an exciting and fast paced organisation serving five District Councils within West Yorkshire – Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. Having recently gone through a period of transformation and modernisation, we are looking for motivated professionals who are ready to join us in achieving our vision and being part of our future success.

Criminal Investigator – Market Surveillance Team

The Market Surveillance team has the responsibility for the enforcement of consumer protection legislation relating to food standards, feed, weights and measures, product safety, under age sales and the second hand car trade.  The Criminal Investigator will lead the enforcement activities of the MSU team relating to cars, gathering and developing evidence and intelligence conducting investigations into allegations of fraud, unfair trading and money laundering  leading to the prosecution of offenders at court, the seizure of assets and recovery of any losses to victims of crime.

Criminal Investigators – West Yorkshire Financial Exploitation and Abuse Team (WYFEAT)

This multi-agency task force at West Yorkshire Trading Standards undertakes complex criminal investigations, safeguarding victims and vulnerable adults in the community and also undertakes confiscation cases to remove assets from offenders and compensate victims. The types of cases WYFEAT investigate include scams, fraud, doorstep crime, and other financial abuse by family, friends, carers etc.  Alongside investigating criminality, the successful candidates will work with other key agencies including the Police and social workers to ensure that appropriate safeguarding measures are in place, whilst also liaising with victims of financial abuse to prevent further exploitation.

If you are highly motivated and want to work in a team that offers excellent service, making a difference to West Yorkshire communities, and are experienced in criminal investigations, we would like to hear from you. In return for your hard work and commitment to the Service, you can expect a number of benefits as an employee of West Yorkshire Joint Services. These include flexible and agile working and a generous annual leave entitlement. 

If you require any further details or for an informal discussion regarding the posts please do not hesitate to contact Linda Davis 

Please quote reference number WYJS: 008-20 on your application.

To apply for this vacancy please download an application form and job description from or call 0113 535 0000.

Completed applications should be returned to: or Human Resources, West Yorkshire Joint Services, PO Box 5, Nepshaw Lane South, Morley Leeds, LS27 0QP.

08 June 2020, 10:00 AM

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