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Trainee Fraud Investigation Officer

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£25,746 to £27,342
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
11/11/2018 at 23:30 PM
Vacancy Description

Trainee Fraud Investigation Officer

Right now there is a buzz about Waltham Forest. Bursting with culture, energy and opportunity, it is a place people want to live, raise a family and start a business.

It is an exciting time to join Waltham Forest, the first London Borough of Culture for 2019.  The Council is currently entering a period of extensive investment programme of its assets, including masterplan for its historic Town Hall, introduction of house building, and a number of regeneration programmes across the borough.

About the role

You will be joining a lively and dynamic team of fraud investigators to successfully attain a professional qualification, and obtain extensive practical experience.  

You will work individually or as part of a team with Senior Investigation Officer and Manager support and guidance. 

On a day to day basis, you will work on responses to enquiries on reactive and proactive fraud investigations including those resulting from the National Fraud Initiative and ensure they are completed within agreed timescales. 

You will conduct investigations of cases of suspected fraud against the Council, under the direct supervision of a Senior Investigation Officer or Manager, which will include assisting with interviews of suspects and witnesses, helping with the delivery of training sessions and the succession completion of proactive anti-fraud projects.  As part of supporting the corporate anti-fraud team, you will also generate and analyse management information and advise on key performance indicators and will have excellent levels of literacy and numeracy.

With supervision and support, you will be able to help to deliver a professional and flexible anti-fraud service to prevent, detect and investigate potential fraud and irregularities perpetrated against the Council whilst obtaining professional qualifications.  The Council will fund and fully support you through the training for the professional qualifications.

Who will you be?

You’ll have a professional outlook and presence, along with the ability to learn quickly and have enthusiasm for legal and social issues.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Kevin Campbell-Scott on 020 8496 4487 or

Closing date:  11th November 2018


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council