Fraud Investigator

  • Location
    Romford, Essex
  • Salary
  • Category
    Legal - Public Sector Legal
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

To plan and prioritise investigation activity

To plan and carry out both simple and complex investigations into various areas of fraud against the Council, including seeking out evidence from a variety of sources and interviewing claimants, tenants, staff and witnesses under caution as appropriate and in accordance with relevant legislation

To prepare supporting documentation to be used as evidence at a disciplinary hearing and/or in a Magistrates/Crown Court in accordance with legislation and the standards laid down, including, where appropriate, recommending action on all matters relevant to the offence including possible prosecution.

To plan, organise and implement special projects undertaken by the section to detect either internal fraud, housing fraud or any other frauds against the Council.

To identify opportunities for obtaining and evaluating intelligence and evidence, and to liaise and carry out investigations with the Police, Department of Work and Pensions and other agencies as appropriate, monitoring compliance with the national Fraud Partnership Agreement.

To advise and train others on procedures and practices regarding the prevention and detection of frauds.

To assess referrals received in accordance with policy and standards and recommend appropriate action and, where appropriate feedback to the relevant area information to assist them in fraud prevention in the future, including making recommendations, at the conclusion of investigations, about ways in which processes and systems should be changed to avoid a recurrence of the fraud.

To assist in the development of investigation procedures and where necessary develop and write procedure notes.

To advise other departments across the Council on whether a fraud offence exists and what the appropriate action should be and to liaise with Legal Services and Counsel on cases prosecuted in house.

To represent the Council at relevant meetings with both internal and external bodies and ensure appropriate professional standards are applied.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Charlotte St.Clair