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Special Investigation Officer

Location: LEWISHAM, LONDON Salary: 19.78 - 24.66 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 12 months ago Reference: 3056204
My client, a London Borough Council, are currently recruiting for a Special Investigaation Officer to join their team in South East London.

Main Purpose of the job:

To manage a varied caseload of complex investigations referred to the Anti Fraud and Corruption Team and ensure that cases are investigated to a high professional standard and in accordance to statutory requirements.

To produce comprehensive, high level written reports from investigations that include both conclusions and recommendations for the Director of the relevant directorate.

To ensure that fraud & corruption is prevented, detected and investigated.

To ensure that appropriate recommendations, sanctions prosecutions were applicable are applied effectively.

Summary of Responsibilities and Personal Duties:

1) Self manage a varied caseload of reported allegations of fraud or irregularities against the Council by members, employees, contractors, clients, or customers in order to deliver the service in accordance with legislative requirement, the Division’s service plan, policy requirements, internal disciplinary procedures and any other requirements as determined by the Senior Special Investigations Officer.

2) Undertake the investigation of complex cases to a high professional standard, delivering an effective and efficient service which complies with legislative requirements such as employment legislation, the Criminal Procedures and Investigatory Act 1998, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA), Human Rights Act 1998, Fraud Act 2007, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984(PACE), Data Protection Act 1998(DPA), Road Traffic Act 1975, Housing Act, Health & Safety at Work Act and other relevant legislation as appropriate.

3) Monitor and review a varied investigation caseload, prioritizing to meet service needs, targets and legislative deadlines subject to frequently changing circumstances and conflicting priorities.

4) Carry out all investigations with due regard to the Council's internal policies and procedures. Where relevant and appropriate review existing procedures and making recommendations where weaknesses are identified, thus making a positive contribution to enhance internal controls and add value to create robust internal controls that minimise the opportunity for fraud or irregularity.

5) To manage the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) bi-annual exercise and ensure that it is undertaken in a timely and efficient manner. To undertake the Council’s “key contact” role of co-ordinating cross-departmental input to this mandatory requirement thus ensuring that the Council complies with the data requirements and timetable prescribed by the Audit Commission

6) Undertake interviews of officers, members, clients, contractors, partners and customers in a professional manner and in accordance with best accepted practices. Undertake interviews under Caution in accordance with Police and Criminal Evidence Act, codes of practice.

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