- East Suffolk Council
- Place of work:
- East Suffolk House, Melton
- Job term:
- Full Time
- 37 hours per week
- Closing Date
- 08 December 2021 05:00 PM
- £28,672 - £31,346 per annum (plus Essential Car Users Allowance)
- 37 hours per week
- Based in Melton, Woodbridge with regular travel to Lowestoft
East Suffolk Council is committed to improving the quality of life for everyone living in, working in, and visiting East Suffolk, the largest district council in the country, delivering vital services to those who need them most. The council is a dynamic place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our highly regarded and successful Corporate Fraud Team. This would be an ideal opportunity for an experienced Fraud Investigator.
As a Corporate Fraud Investigation Officer, you will be responsible for undertaking dedicated fraud governance, prevention, detection and investigation activities within East Suffolk Council, and other partnership authorities. You will be required to travel between the two sites.
You will also be involved in conducting comprehensive investigations into suspected and potential fraud cases in accordance with best practice and all applicable legislation. This will involve you working closely with colleagues across the council as well as other investigative agencies. As well as this, you will perform a range of due diligence activities, supporting service areas across the council. When required you will also need to attend Crown, Magistrates and County Courts and disciplinary hearings to give evidence.
You will possess excellent interviewing skills, as well as the ability to work well under pressure and undertake surveillance in line with criminal regulations. You must also have operational experience in all aspects of fraud investigation, including joint-working with colleagues from partner and Multi-Agency organisations.
Good technical knowledge of civil and criminal legislation such as PACE, CPIA, RIPA, Bribery Act, Proceeds of Crime Act and Money Laundering. The Prevention of Social Housing Act 2014 (POSFA) will be essential to this role. You will have a recognised Counter Fraud qualification, e.g. Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist or at least three years’ experience working in a counter fraud or similar investigative environment.
It is also essential that you will have the ability to deal with sensitive issues with a high level of integrity, tact and diplomacy and be able to work under pressure.
In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development. We want you to stay with us for the long-term, so we will give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There is also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose-built, brand-new office accommodation at both sites (current working from home), as well as generous leave entitlement, pension scheme and free car parking.
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check.
Political Restriction: This post is politically restricted under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and post holders are prohibited from seeking public election, holding political office, writing and speaking publicly on matters of political controversy.
For an informal discussion, please call Sheila Mills-James (Corporate Fraud Manager) on 07342 080669.
Closing date: 8 December 2021.
Interview date: 16 December 2021.