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Investigation Officer (Generic) SO2 - PO1

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£31,548 - £34,794
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per day.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
21/02/2020 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Investigator (generic) 

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.

It is an exciting time to join Waltham Forest, the first London Borough of Culture for 2019.  The Council is currently entering a period of extensive investment programme of its assets, including masterplan for its historic Town Hall, 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

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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.

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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