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Fraud Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

 The role will contribute towards making improvements to controls and practices within the Council through undertaking investigations, raising awareness of counter fraud measures and highlighting lessons learnt.

  • The investigator role will be working as part of  the Internal Audit, Risk and Counter Fraud team, and will contribute  towards  providing  assurance over the robustness of the controls and governance environment across the Council, that ensure public funds are safeguarded.

  • The candidate will need to be confident and knowledgeable about investigative practices,  including liaising with Council Departments, dealing with staff, from a variety of levels, from operational to senior management. 

  • A DBS check will be required, given the sometimes sensitive nature of some of the investigations which can involve visiting members of the public.

Main Responsibility

The successful candidate will be required to perform the following duties amongst others:

  • Undertake fraud investigations of varying complexity.
  • Monitor the fraud inbox and hotline and create a record of the query
  • Provide on going response a caseload of reactive investigations
  • Produce comprehensive investigation reports including clear, evidence-based recommendations.
  • Participate in National Fraud Initiative data matching exercise
  • Undertake other work with internal audit colleagues relating to fraud investigation. 

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a determined and motivated counter fraud professional with an analytical and interrogative approach to their work. With some experience of undertaking investigations into suspected frauds, the candidate will be required to be tactful and an excellent communicator, skilful at obtaining required evidence and at presenting complex issues verbally and in writing.

  

   

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 19.7%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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