£37,722-£40,869 per annum
Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country; 72% of the borough’s population are from BAME communities, contributing to 220 languages being spoken in the area.
Boasting iconic landmarks such as, Green Street, the Olympic Park, Westfield Shopping Centre and the University of East London, Newham is changing rapidly; benefiting from significant investment, creating new jobs, homes and opportunities for all. Newham is an exciting and challenging Borough with high aspirations, committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.
About the role
We require an experienced investigator with high standards and innovative thinking that is looking for a challenge and to push themselves in the public sector fraud space.
The Fraud Investigator role will be proactive in identifying and investigating tenancy fraud, corporate fraud and non-benefit related frauds committed against the Council.
You will be expected investigate and manage complex investigations, to prepare fraud cases for criminal prosecution, civil action and/or disciplinary procedures where required.
There will be opportunities to be involved/lead in fraud training and proactive projects
You will need to hold an ACFS accreditation or equivalent qualification and have experience of carrying out investigations with minimal supervision, including Interview experience and preparing material for civil and/or criminal proceedings.
With a new leadership team and a collective ethos of improvement, we want to forge a new path at Newham. Ultimately, this is about making everyday life better for over 350,000 people across the borough, as well as millions of workers and visitors.
Closing date: 19th May 2021 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early
Applications from candidates who have applied for this role in the last 6 months will not be considered.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
The London Borough of Newham is located only 5 miles east of London. It is well positioned with access to all major networks in London and the south east. It is well connected by public transport with, bus, tube and DLR. When the Crossrail service opens it will call at Custom House close to our council offices and also Stratford station and from there to central London. The London City Airport which serves major European cities is located at Royal Albert Dock. Newham has the youngest overall population in the country. It was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium. It has a thriving arts quarter with the both the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre offering excellent entertainment for all the family. There is the University of East London which has two campuses in Newham, one in Stratford and another next to the regenerated Royal Albert Dock. It also has a large Westfield shopping Centre in Stratford which has all the major retailers there.
Newham has a large housing regeneration programme that will build over 1,000 new council homes by 2022.