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Corporate Investigation Officer

Borough
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Job category
Finance
Contract type
Permanent
FTE
Full Time
Salary
27,800 - 37,600
Grade
HAY
Location
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Address
Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, LONDON, W8 7NX
Closing Date
27/10/2017
Ref No
3328

Full job description

Tri-borough Corporate Anti-Fraud Service brings together the services, ideas and experience in the Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster to best protect the public funds.  With the three authorities working together and learning from each other, we can offer you the opportunity to develop your career at the leading edge of local government fraud prevention and detection.

This is therefore an exciting and challenging opportunity to work in an environment that encourages initiative and an innovative approach, and where the highest standards are achieved.

The successful candidate will be expected maintain a high standard of investigations, using their initiative to lawfully gather admissible evidence, draft concise reports to the line manager on each investigated case and prepare case files for prosecution.

Working primarily across Westminster and Kensington you will also be expected to visit residential and commercial properties, conduct surveillance and gather witness statements outside normal office hours, as well as attend Crown and Magistrates Courts and disciplinary hearings to give evidence when required.

You will be:

  • part of a professional team dealing with corporate fraud issues
  • responsible for your own caseload from start to finish
  • working in conjunction with other councils, enforcement agencies, housing associations or the local police force to help work in the prevention of fraud
  • using surveillance and interviewing techniques
  • reviewing and evaluating allegations of fraud and collating evidence
  • securing evidence for preparing cases for prosecution

Ideally you will have experience in a housing, fraud, or investigation environment, and an appropriate qualification woud  be desirable. Previous relevant experience would ideally have been from working in the public sector. A flexible approach to accommodate out of normal hours working is essential, as is an up to date working knowledge of POSHFA, PACE, CPIA and RIPA.

For an informal discussion please contact or David Gill-Collis, Fraud Manager (RBKC), or Steve Barry, Fraud Manager (WCC) on 020 7361 2777.