Fraud Investigator (Generic) Officer SO2-PO1

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £32,418 - £34,209
Location: Waltham Forest Town Hall
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 14/05/2021 at 23:55
Reference: F&G/21/146343

Fraud Investigation (Generic) Officer

Right now there is a buzz about Waltham Forest. Bursting with culture, energy and opportunity, it is a place people want to live, raise a family and start a business.

The Council is currently entering a period of the extensive investment programme of its assets, including a masterplan for its historic Town Hall, the introduction of house building, and a number of regeneration programmes across the borough

About the role

You will be joining a lively and dynamic team of fraud investigators and be responsible for imbedding an anti-fraud culture throughout the Council, and undertaking investigations into cases of suspected fraud, corruption and irregularity perpetrated against the Council and helping with the successful delivery of the Proactive Fraud Plan.  You will work individually or as part of a team with Senior Investigation Officer and Manager support.  On a day to day basis, you will work with a range of internal staff to develop and maintain effective working relations.  As part of supporting the corporate anti-fraud team function, you will provide clear and concise written records of your work and write comprehensive investigation reports with recommendations for sanction or remedial action.

An eye for detail, problem solving skills, effective communicator and being able to effectively analyse information will be key to this role.

Your ability to effectively manage your time working on a number and range of projects will be essential to meet deadlines whilst understanding the needs, timescales and deadlines of others.

With supervision and support, you will be able to help to deliver a professional and flexible anti-fraud service through the supervised provision of fraud awareness training, support and guidance, and the development of effective policies and proactive projects, to prevent, detect and investigate potential fraud and irregularities perpetrated against the Council.

Who will you be?

You’ll have a professional outlook and presence, along with experience in conducting investigations into corporate fraud, delivering projects in a fast paced, customer focused environment.  You’ll have a thorough understanding of criminal investigations, managing material obtained and relevant legislation.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Jamie Branch on 020 8496 4860 or

Closing date 14 April 2021 at 23:55pm

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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