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Counter Fraud Officer - Uxbridge

Job Title: Counter Fraud Officer - Uxbridge
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Uxbridge
Industry:
Salary: £21 per hour
REF: PM660803
Contact Name: Parbej Miah
Contact Email: enquiries@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Counter Fraud Officer – Uxbridge (Temp Vacancy)

Umbrella Pay Rate: £21.00ph

Full-Time (37 hours)

Job Purpose:

Part of the team delivering the Council's Counter Fraud Strategic Plan and Annual Work Plan, putting our residents first by providing a professional, risk-based counter fraud service to the London Borough of Hillingdon and its key stakeholders, ensuring the maintenance of an effective counter fraud culture, preventing the loss of public funds to fraud and corruption through robust investigation and effective counter fraud controls.

Responsible for effectively assessing a range of high risk cases throughout Council services in significant detail, obtaining documentation to verify intelligence through a range of investigative methods such as desk based checks, residential visits and business premises inspections to confirm the legitimacy of service users. Identify irregularities and fraud indicators and, where appropriate, referring the case to a Counter Fraud Investigator to commence a full investigation.

Responsible for proactively identifying potential fraud, managing existing case loads and liaising with a broad spectrum of business partners, ensuring the highest professional standards are maintained in the delivery of sensitive and pro-active risk based investigations. These investigations will be aimed at evaluating the adequacy of Council’s financial, reputational, property and other interests, to secure the financial stewardship, integrity and probity of systems within the Council, its services and its resources in the short and long term.

Accountabilities:  

  • To demonstrate understanding of the Council’s Customer Care Standards and ensure that these standards are met in order to deliver the Council vision of ‘putting our residents first’.
  • Support the Council’s Policies to protect the public resources it administers.
  • No direct supervisory responsibility however may be required to provide advice and guidance to colleagues as well as assisting in induction and training of peers and new employees.
  • Responsible and accountable for the efficient and effective management of an individual complex caseload, making decisions and carrying out work actions as directed by the Counter Fraud Manager and Counter Fraud Lead Investigator.
  • Ensure all decisions are proportionately made with common sense and sound judgement, supported with lawful grounds.
  • Responsible for the proactive detection of fraud and irregularity, identifying and setting in place appropriate responses and actions.
  • Generate an awareness of fraud within stakeholder services, and in doing so ensure all suspicions of fraud are referred for assessment.
  • Assess and refine all information received, producing intelligence reports for referral and planning work actions to support new and existing investigations.
  • Identify any relevant witnesses, planning and effectively managing their interviews to maximise the information received.
  • Plan and manage the effective interview of suspects, including officer safety and public safety issues.
  • Manage evidence to local standards for decision making, and evidential standards for law courts.
  • Attend County, Magistrates and Crown Courts to give testimony as a sworn professional witness, which may include justifying and explaining decision-making, actions, findings and conclusions at the discretion of the Court.
  • Maintain a current and in-depth knowledge of relevant Acts, codes of practice and local policies.
  • To ensure that all enquiries are carried out in accordance with relevant legal requirements and local policy.
  • Maintain knowledge of the current Team Plan and understanding of own contribution in order to ensure delivery of this plan.
  • Assist in the development of the service through participation and contribution to team meetings.
  • Maintain knowledge of the current Team Plan and understanding of own contribution in order to ensure delivery of this plan.

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact  parbejm@4recruitmentservices.com