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Counter Fraud Manager

  • Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
  • Reference: RES/23/260624
  • Published: Thu 02/11/2023, 14:21 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 22/11/2023, 23:54 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £49,498 - £56,769
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: Hybrid
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Counter Fraud Manager

Lincolnshire County Council are looking to recruit an experienced individual to lead and develop our counter fraud team.  This is an exciting time to join the team as the successful candidate will be involved in leading new initiatives and developments across the council and with our client portfolio.


The Role

Joining the team as our Counter Fraud Manager will involve you taking responsibility for specific areas of the team’s delivery, engagement and development.  This will involve oversight of the fraud investigation team as well as developing and conducting activities to embed proactive and reactive preventative controls across the Council. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • have an understanding of different types of fraud as well as their causes and motivators,
  • demonstrate passion for the development of counter fraud along with a desire to understanding challenges in the public sector and how these may impact upon detection and deterrence,
  • have experience of the identification, assessment, management and monitoring of fraud in the public sector,
  • be able to develop and deliver effective communication with all stakeholders and information sources both internally and externally.


There may be an opportunity for a less experienced counter fraud professional to bring their relevant fraud experience to the team and work with the Head of Service in their development.  The right attributes are essential which include:

A positive approach to relationship building with colleagues across the Council; the ability to deliver change and support others in delivering change; have excellent written and verbal communication skills along with a desire to share your passion and enthusiasm for embedding assurance work.

What we offer

This is a rewarding opportunity which will play a significant role in the assurance provided across the Council.  The role will work closely with the audit and risk professionals to share learning, develop understanding and align assurance provided.

If this role sounds like it may be your potential next career step, please contact the Head of Internal Audit, Claire Goodenough  ( who will be happy to share more information about this exciting opportunity.

Lincolnshire County Council has a flexible working policy, which includes themes such as a flexible working, condensed hours, buying additional leave as well as a generous public sector pension.  We operate a hybrid approach to working, which is a mix of working from home and the office.  The expectation is that leadership staff attend the office approximately once per week. 

The role will be based in Lincoln but will be expected to be able to work across our client base as needed.  A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential. 

For further details on what we can offer, please see our rewards and benefits brochure


Next steps

Applications close: 22 November 2023.

Interview date: 1 or 4 December 2023.

A Smarter Working Employer

We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.