Audit & Investigation Administration Officer

Job Information

Salary: £22,158 to £24,591 p.a.

Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time (Open to Job Share)

Hours: 37

Location: Hailsham, East Sussex inc Hybrid Working model


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and well organised individual to provide administrative support to the Counter Fraud team.

Written and oral communication and interpersonal skills are important as you will be responsible for receiving fraud referrals relating to Council Tax Reduction and other non-benefit fraud.  You will be expected to complete risk scores/assessments to determine if an investigation is appropriate.

The Investigators will require your help with gathering evidence, data matching and completing preliminary checks and enquiries.  You may have to accompany the investigating officers on visits and interviews when a second officer is required to be present and you will also be expected to transcribe the tapes from Investigation Interviews Under Caution, so you should be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

You must have a strong eye for detail in order to maintain the details of fraud referrals and record information accurately on the case management system. Good time management skills are also essential.

You will need good numeracy and literacy skills for preparing and maintaining statistics and management information, so you should have GCSE Grade C in English and Maths (or equivalent qualification/work experience), good ICT skills and an understanding of Data Protection and Freedom of Information issues.  Some knowledge of fraud investigations and Council Tax Reduction Schemes are not essential, but would be advantageous.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership and access to the Council’s employee benefits scheme.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and, expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Post number:     S9015


Closing date: 14/08/22                          Interview date: TBC


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Job Description

Closing Date: 14/08/2022

Interview Date: TBC

Post Number: S9015