About this job
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. Responsibilities include (but will not be limited to) planning and delivering a range of assignments in the specialist areas of fraud prevention, detection and investigation. The Senior Investigator role will be proactive in identifying and leading on investigations into tenancy fraud, corporate fraud and non-benefit related frauds committed against the Council. You will be expected to investigate and manage complex investigations, to prepare fraud cases for criminal prosecution, civil action and/or disciplinary procedures where required. This is a high profile and varied role in which you will engage closely with colleagues from across the Council, including partnership working with Internal Audit and Risk Management, contributing to the overall governance and control environment. There are opportunities to broaden your knowledge base, as we undertake investigations across a number of Council services and Council owned companies. We are part of the London Boroughs’ Fraud Investigation Group, which provides opportunities for investigators to network and share intelligence as well as opportunities to develop links to other investigation services such as central government agencies and the Metropolitan Police.
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge, skills and experience in counter fraud activity and fraud investigations, conducting interviews and working with the police and other external investigative agencies. You will also have a genuine interest in furthering your career in counter fraud. 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. This high-profile role affords regular exposure to senior officers across the Council and its companies, including delivery of fraud awareness workshops. Applicants should therefore possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to promote a proactive anti-fraud culture.
We have been on a journey over the last few years, one that has seen us transform the Council and the way we deliver our services. Although a lot of improvements have been made resulting in us winning LGC Entrepreneurial Council of the Year 2019, there is still more to deliver. Our borough is vibrant and diverse, and this is something we are proud of. We value the diversity of people who live, work and visit Barking and Dagenham and it is our vision is to create a place where people understand, respect and celebrate each other’s differences. Our goal is to harness the Borough’s potential as London’s growth opportunity and to deliver growth that is inclusive and benefits all our residents. As a Council, we are agile, responsive and data-led, with the needs of our residents at the forefront of what we do. We offer a competitive pay package, a positive approach to flexible working, investment in your learning and development as well as a commitment to your wellbeing. Barking and Dagenham is changing, will you be a part of the change?