Housing Investigations Officer

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

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Housing, Community Services
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About Us:

Help to Combat Fraud in the Housing Sector

This department is responsible for housing, communities and improving the lives of local residents.

This includes landlord services and estate management, planning, refurbishment, and advice and support to help maintain healthy and safe homes.

A significant part of our work is focused on creating stronger communities, by working together with local residents on recovery following the Grenfell tragedy. 

In response to London’s affordable homes crisis, we are committed to building more social housing to help people on lower incomes to live, work, and raise their families in the borough. 

Our housing team also work closely with affordable housing providers and other agencies to manage homelessness and give support to older residents to live independently.

The Role:

The Housing Fraud Investigations Team is a new team within the Council’s Housing Management service area.

It’s a great time to join us and work on launching our new Housing Fraud Investigations Team.  

Working alongside our Neighbourhood Housing Teams, Housing Needs and Corporate Fraud to ensure that we are all working towards a shared goal – making best use of the Council’s housing stock by recovering properties that have been obtained fraudulently and dealing with all aspects of housing fraud.

In this role, you’ll be working on housing fraud investigations across Housing Management and Housing Needs to establish clear processes on addressing housing fraud within housing and to deliver on set targets.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:

With previous experience of working as part of a fraud investigations team within a local authority or housing association, specifically dealing with housing fraud.

A thorough knowledge of relevant housing law, especially in relation to housing fraud. You will also have evidence of successful outcomes regarding housing fraud and recovery of properties.

You will be highly organised and able to manage a varied workload and be able to prioritise effectively. Using your skills and experience, you will build key partnerships with key teams and establish joint working practices.

You will have excellent communication skills, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Council policies.

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: recruitment@rbkc.gov.uk


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