Temporary Investigation Officer x2

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Temporary Investigation Officer x2
Waltham Forest
Contract / Temporary

Walthamstow RQ610806

Posted: 20th June 2022 13:21
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.58 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This assignment is for 6 months until further notice

  • Waltham Forest,

    E17 4JF

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Investigation Officer x2

Reference no: Walthamstow RQ610806

DBS required for this role (disclosure level not specified)

Investigation Officers are required to support the Corporate Anti-fraud Team Manager to imbed an anti-fraud culture throughout the department, and undertake investigations into cases of suspected fraud, corruption and irregularity perpetrated against the client.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver a specialist which engages customers / stakeholders and enables them to make effective use of the service.
  • Maintain all required records and information. Analyse and interpret complex information, for input into reports.
  • Develop specialist documents / materials / activities to support / promote the service area.
  • Provide advice and guidance to colleagues, customers and stakeholders.
  • Manage escalated or complex customer issues within the specialist area.
  • Maintain information systems which support the specialist area. Contribute to the development of these systems.
  • Work closely with others to clarify changing customer / organisational requirements.
  • Develop good working relationships, develop community links and communicate effectively with internal / external organisations / partners and stakeholders. Represent specialist area internally and / or externally.
  • Carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of self and others and report any potential hazards or unsafe practices to line manager.
  • Ensure the necessary standards relating to safeguarding best practices/protocols are effectively communicated, monitored, and maintained as relevant within the scope of this post.
  • Carry out investigations into a range of potential fraud and irregularities.
  • Manage cases to be presented at Court.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Proven experience of working in an anti-fraud environment and the investigation of fraud, corruption and irregularities facing local government.
  • Experience of writing accurate and concise investigations reports that are clear, concise, focussed and tailored for the intended audience.
  • Experience of managing conflicting work priorities and achieving challenging targets.
  • Experience of using case management systems; information technology techniques for the interrogation of computerised records; and MS Office products including Project Manager, Visio, Word, Excel and Publisher.
  • Experience of conducting complex local government corporate investigations of all types of fraud.


  • Hold a relevant counter fraud qualification (i.e. the Accredited Counter Fraud Technician, the Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist; the Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice; or the CIPFA Certificate of Investigative Practice).
  • Educated to at least NVQ level 4 standard or equivalent.
  • Hold (or attain within 24 months) the IIA Certificate or Diploma in Internal Audit and Business Risk.
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation and regulations relating to the range of bribery, fraud, corruption, and misdemeanours in the public sector.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the importance of confidentiality.
  • A working knowledge and understanding of organisational internal controls, risk management and corporate governance.
  • Knowledge of presenting evidence and cases in a court of law, tribunal, and internal disciplinary hearings.

Skills/Technical skills:

  • Proven ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Competent at English and mathematics; strong numeracy skills, including the ability to analyse and interpret data.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. 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:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Temporary Investigation Officer x2
Client Category: Local Authority

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