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Serious Fraud Office - Chief Operating Officer

Serious Fraud Office
London (Greater) (GB)
Starting Salary: c. £122,500
Closing date
25 Jul 2022

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Serious Fraud Office
Chief Operating Officer
Contract type: Permanent

Starting Salary: c. £122,500.

Pay awards are made in line with current Civil Service pay arrangements.

The salary range for SCS Pay Band 2 is: £93,000 - £162,500

About the Serious Fraud Office (SFO)

The SFO’s mission is to fight complex financial crime; to deliver justice to victims; and to protect the UK’s reputation as a safe place to do business. We do that by investigating and prosecuting some of the most serious fraud, bribery & corruption cases in the UK and, working with international partners, across the world and recovering the proceeds of crimes for victims and the UK taxpayer. Recent examples of our successes include the Airbus global settlement of c£1bn, convictions in cases against GPT and Petrofac, and recovery of £45m of proceeds of crime in 2022/23.

This is a pivotal role in the SCS leadership team with key accountability and responsibility for ensuring the delivery of the SFO’s mission. This mission has never been more critical with fraud now representing 40% of all reported crime and the increased public expectation that bribery and corruption will be tackled wherever it occurs across the globe.

About the role
We are seeking an experienced, energetic and problem-solving leader with experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver complex and high-profile results on our cases. We encourage applications from candidates with experience of leading successful teams across organisations and with a track record of challenging and changing the status quo.

We are on a journey to re-shape the Serious Fraud Office for the 21st century, making us digitally enabled in all we do, embracing new and emerging technologies to deliver our cases. You will use your excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication skills to build and maintain strong relationships with senior leaders and teams across the Serious Fraud Office.

You will be one of four members of our internal Executive committee making cross-cutting organisational decisions on a daily basis. You will shape the strategic direction of the organisation as an executive member of the SFO Board, will have regular engagement and influence with our domestic and international law enforcement and prosecution partners, and the opportunity to work with officials and Ministers in our supervising department of the Attorney General’s Office. 

In return, we offer the privilege of working on some of the most challenging and interesting criminal cases in the UK and international criminal justice systems and the satisfaction of delivering justice for victims of fraud, bribery and corruption in the UK and across the globe. If you have the drive and vision to deliver on this challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.

How to Apply

For more information or for an informal discussion about these roles please click Apply, or contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Olivia Robinson or James Payne

Applications must be received by 23:55 on 25th July 2022.

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