This is a fantastic opportunity for an Investigation Officer to join our Investigation Team. The successful candidate will report to our Senior Investigator and will be responsible for assisting the authority to deter, prevent, detect, investigate and pursue all types of fraud affecting the authority including awareness both internally and in the community alongside our partners and customers.
You will be conducting comprehensive investigations into suspected and potential fraud cases in accordance with best practice and all applicable legislation. This will involve you working closely with colleagues across the council as well as other investigative agencies.
You will also perform a range of due diligence activities, supporting service areas across the council and undertaking contract work through our partnership arrangements with other local authorities. This will require you to effectively manage your own workload whilst working to tight deadlines.
You will have a recognised counter fraud or investigation qualification, e.g. Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist, Professionalism in Security (PINS), NVQ level 3 or 4 in investigations or at least three years’ experience working in a counter fraud or similar investigative environment To be successful in this role you would need to have the below skills & experience:
A good knowledge and understanding of local authority services including but not limited to, council tax, business rates, insurance, payroll, social care, education, public health, grants and housing.
A good knowledge and understanding of the use of different and innovative investigation techniques
Experience of investigation fraud to a criminal standard
Experience of multidisciplinary and inter-agency partnership
A good knowledge and understanding of the main fraud risks affecting local authorities in a changing counter-fraud landscape.
Closing date – 31/01/2020