- Pay Rate:
£16.17 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week:
36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 2-3 months
- NEWHAM, London,
Full Job Title: Temporary Fraud Investigator – General Fraud
Reference no: Newham RQ644153
Hybrid (need to be able to travel to Newham when required.
The Fraud Investigator role will be proactive in identifying fraudulent Housing cases, corporate fraud and non-benefit related frauds committed against the Council.
To investigate and manage complex investigations, to prepare fraud cases for prosecution, civil action and/or disciplinary procedures where required.
To be part of proactive fraud activities and training when required.
- To plan and prioritise investigation activity
- Conduct complex investigations into fraudulent claims for Council services and grants, non HB external fraud and internal frauds in accordance with the relevant legislation and as directed by management.
- Investigate allegations of tenancy fraud including contributing to the prevention of Right to Buy fraud against the Council.
- Following the investigation process make recommendation to management on changes to processes and procedures that may be required to prevent a fraud in future.
- Develop new sources and methods of obtaining information / evidence to support the investigation process.
- Prepare and present supporting documentation to be used as evidence at a disciplinary hearing, Magistrates Court, Crown Court or Tribunal in accordance with the standards laid down, including, where appropriate, recommending action on all matters relevant to the offence including possible prosecution in accordance with the legal framework.
- Interview claimants, staff and other third parties under caution as appropriate and in accordance with relevant legislation.
- Interview witnesses, taking statements where necessary.
“Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
- Achieved full investigators status in CIPFA’s Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist or equivalent professional counter fraud qualification
- Knowledge & Experience:
- Sound working knowledge of information technology and the ability to use it as an effective resource including data analysis
- Thorough knowledge of proposed and actual legislation and Government guidance and standards relevant to fraud
- 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 hearings or criminal proceedings
- Experience in investigating Housing Fraud - desirable.
- Experience in using Open Source Intelligence.
- The successful candidate will be expected 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 Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
- ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)
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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.
“Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:
- Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
- Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
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Temporary Fraud Investigator – General Fraud
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