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Corporate Investigation Officer

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£36,618 - £44,598 per annum
Closing date
23 Jan 2022

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Corporate Services, Legal
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Full time
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About Us:

Three local authorities, one aim: to prevent and overcome fraud

In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people and local businesses at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. This includes protecting the public purse by ensuring our resources go to the right people and are used for the right things. Collaborating with the nearby boroughs of Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham, our Corporate Audit, Risk and Fraud Shared Services work hard to combat fraud and corruption. We’re not only addressing fraud as it happens, we’re leading the way in fraud prevention.

The Role:

You will investigate suspected fraudulent activity: making enquiries, interviewing witnesses and suspected perpetrators, and gathering and evaluating evidence. Managing your own caseload, but liaising closely with colleagues in Internal Audit and Legal Services, you’ll quickly build up a picture of the way the three local authorities operate. From time to time you will also work alongside other investigation agencies, including the Police, and may need to use statutory powers to obtain evidence. It’s important work that brings you into contact with a wide variety of people and situations, some of them challenging. You’ll also play a key role in building fraud resilience across the three councils.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

You’re likely to have a background in counter fraud or enforcement, ideally in the public sector, but the key requirements are professional curiosity, tenacity and good analytical skills. You’ll be ready to speak to a wide variety of people and willing to challenge and negotiate for the information you need. You’re someone who can see the big picture, but also focus on fine details and pick your way through complex data. A professional investigation qualification such as PINS or ACFS would be useful, as would technical knowledge of relevant criminal and civil law. Well-organised, you’ll be able to plan and prioritise your own caseload.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s alone will not be considered for this role.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email:


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