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P515194 - Corporate Fraud Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
22/07/2021
Advert End Date:
15/08/2021 23:59
Salary:
Grade H/I £29,577 - £34,728
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
211140
Employment Location:
Civic Centre
Number of posts:
1
Closing date:
15 Aug
Further Information

The Internal Audit and Risk Service operates at the core of the Council's operations. The Service is focused on the optimisation and safeguarding of financial and other resources, delivered through investigative work, reviewing controls, knowledge and advice.

Internal Audit and Risk includes the Council’s Corporate Fraud function. An opportunity has arisen for motivated Corporate Fraud Officer.

The post holder will be required to:
• Carry out investigations and interviews with regard to potentially fraudulent and irregular activity in accordance with the Council’s Counter Fraud and Corruption Strategy.
• Maintain accurate records on investigations, visits and sanctions.
• Prepare and maintain case files, risk assessments, reports, statements, interview transcripts and other documentary evidence to support prosecutions and/or other administrative action resulting from investigations, with due compliance to relevant legislation.
• Ensure the assets and resources are accounted for properly and safeguarded from loss

Starting salary will be dependent upon knowledge and experience as detailed in the profile, you will be AAT qualified or have an equivalent level qualification in an investigative field, have experience of Local government finance environment, relevant counter fraud qualification and have a minimum of 1 year satisfactory post qualification experience. If the successful candidate does not have a relevant counter fraud qualification the necessary training to attain this will be provided.

The post will include both homeworking and time in the office.

Applications are invited for this post to help support the Council’s counter fraud work. The Corporate Fraud Officer job profile is attached, and consideration will be given to applicants meeting the essential criteria.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kelly Willoughby kellywilloughby@gateshead.gov.uk or Robert Bowmaker robertbowmaker@gateshead.gov.uk by email or Microsoft Teams.