Investigations Lead Officer
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/726/29882
  • Published: Mon 09/01/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £43516 - £46549
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove

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Investigations Lead Officer

Job introduction

Interview date: Interviews are due to take place w/c 6th February 2023

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Simon White, Audit Manager (Counter Fraud), Orbis Internal Audit and Counter Fraud

Telephone: 07779 455501 or email:

About the role

Are you passionate about developing and delivering a high quality, innovative and value adding service?

If so, a role as Investigations Lead could be for you!

We are currently looking for motivated people to join our fantastic, forward-thinking team. We are pleased to offer an Investigations Lead role within the Counter Fraud Team.

What skills and qualifications do I need?

This post will play a crucial role in initiating, planning, and organising the housing investigations work, including undertaking full monthly case reviews with the investigation officers. As a result, you will ideally already have a relevant investigative professional qualification and experience of leading and managing housing and corporate fraud investigations. Particularly important is the requirement to be able to build and maintain excellent customer relationships.

You will be able to work both on your own initiative as well as collaboratively. The ability to manage conflicting work priorities and manage investigations to the expected quality and timescales is crucial.

Who are Orbis Internal Audit?

Orbis Internal Audit is a unique concept, providing Internal Audit and Counter Fraud services across Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and Surrey County Council.  We are unique in that the entire team delivers work not only to their own Council but also to other partners, clients and customers, maximising the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of our service and resources.  This creates great opportunities for everyone within the service to learn and understand how different organisations work.

Our service is highly respected across our customers and clients, and our focus on agreeing robust actions with our clients further sets us aside from other internal audit providers. We have recently been assessed as achieving the highest level of conformance available against the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards, and the service was deemed ‘Excellent’ in our reflection of the standards and our focus on performance, risk and adding value.

We have a strong reputation for investing in the development of our staff.  During the pandemic response, we completely revised our induction process to support a number of new starters.  We also invest heavily in developing our own staff and working practices to ensure the service we provide to our clients continues to be of a high quality.  This has been reflected in our service previously being shortlisted for the Best Innovation in Training & Development category at the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors Audit and Risk Awards.

We take professional development incredibly seriously.  We have a strong history of developing staff from both inside and outside of the profession, offering support through buddying, mentoring & coaching, on the job training and access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities.

At the time of this advert, everyone within our service is working in a hybrid manner between our office base at Hove Town Hall and at home. Visits to client sites and other locations within the Orbis Partnership will be required at times. You will need to possess the flexibility and skills to support a hybrid induction to the team and to develop effective working relationships with colleagues and clients remotely and in person.

What’s the remuneration?

The salary grade for the role is £43,516 - £46,549

In addition to the salary, we offer excellent work/life balance and each authority offers a number of other benefits, including generous leave allocations and pension schemes, flexible working, access to staff discounts and family-friendly lifestyle benefits

How do I apply?

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Candidates successful in shortlisting will be invited to interview at Hove Town Hall. Interviews are likely to be held w/c 6th February 2023.


Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (


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