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Counter Fraud Specialist

Role Responsibility

We are recruiting a Counter Fraud Specialist to join our forward-thinking, innovative and ambitious Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Team. This is a great opportunity for applying your Counter Fraud skills and knowledge within one of the largest Local Authorities in England. This is a career grade position with the grade being determined on knowledge and experience.

You will play an essential role in leading and supporting the Council’s continuing response to the threat of fraud. Reporting to the Counter Fraud Manager, you will, through proactive work have a key role in embedding an anti-fraud culture within the Council and its wholly owned arm’s length bodies. You will manage a caseload of complex cases and support the delivery of the Counter Fraud proactive and reactive work programme.   

You should be self-motivated with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a positive approach and willingness to contribute towards our excellent reputation for providing respected work. A flexible approach will be required to enable both the management of competing priorities and, at times, travel around the county to support investigations.

You will have a proven investigative background with experience of dealing with fraud, bribery and corruption issues, as well as strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate with confidence to diverse groups both face-to-face and in writing.

You will be an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist and educated to “A” Level standard including 5 GCSEs (A-C/ 4 - 9) including Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent),

You will need experience of meeting multiple deadlines and managing your own workload, as well as interpreting and understanding complex legislation, guidance and data sets. You will also have an awareness of how Local Government and the wider public sector operate as well as the role of Internal Audit and Counter Fraud.

Although based in County Hall, Maidstone the team is committed to supporting remote working where possible. 

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Contact Details

For further information about this role please contact James Flannery at James.flannery@kent.gov.uk or on 03000 416092.

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