About the Job
Grade 8 - £40,869 to £44,790
We require an experienced fraud investigator with high standards and innovative thinking who is looking for a challenge and to push themselves in the public sector fraud space. We are a team that is developing and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to develop the service we provide and the expanding team.
The Fraud Investigator role will be proactive in identifying and investigating tenancy fraud, corporate fraud and non-benefit related fraud committed against the Council. We are developing our use of data analytic tools and experience in this area is desireable.
You will be expected to lead and manage complex investigations and to prepare fraud cases for criminal prosecution, civil action and/or disciplinary procedures when required.
There will be opportunities to be involved/lead in fraud training and proactive projects and you will supervise a trainee level investigator, providing mentoring and support for their professional development.
ACFS accreditation or equivalent qualification.
Up to date professional and technical expertise in relation to fraud.
Experience of carrying out investigations with minimal supervision, including Interviews under caution and preparing material for disciplinary investigations or criminal proceedings.
Experience in investigating Housing fraud.
Experience in using Open Source Intelligence.
Acts as a team player and shows initiative.
Shows and can demonstrate drive and enthusiasm for an investigative role.
The successful candidate will be expexted to have an excellent working knowledge of and be able to investigate all cases within the guidelines as set out by the Criminal Procedure's and Investigations Act 1996 and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. A good working knowledge of the Housing Act 1985, Human Rights Act 2000 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering redeployees. The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Phil Harris on 01708 432616 or Jeremy Welburn on 01708 433307.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 5th February 2021 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interview date to be confirmed.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desl on 01708 432770.
Please view Fraud Investigator Job Profile here