Job summary

We are looking to recruit an experienced Fraud Investigation Lead to direct an investigative team within the Counter Fraud Authority National Investigation Service. Our investigators are experts in investigations and investigative practice who undertake duties to obtain and present the evidence required to prove or disprove allegations of fraud and corruption falling within the remit of the Counter Fraud Authority.

Accountable to the National Operations Manager and the Head of Operations and Engagement, the Fraud Investigation Lead will be a highly experienced fraud investigation manager and is responsible for leading a specialist investigative team within the NHSCFA National Investigation Service, ensuring investigations are undertaken

The Counter Fraud Authority has offices in London, Coventry and Newcastle and there is the opportunity for office based, hybrid or home working based at any of these locations. Working in the London area will attract High Cost Area Supplement where appropriate.

Candidates are encouraged to discuss the vacancy with the Recruiting Manager:

NPPV Level 2 vetting will be required

Interviews will take place week commencing 12th June 2023.

****We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the advertised closing date should we receive a significant number of applications

Main duties of the job

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) is the National body responsible all for matters relating to the prevention, detection and investigation of economic crime across the NHS. Aligned to the DH Health Group Counter Fraud strategy, the NHSCFA acts as the principal lead for the NHS and wider health group in counter fraud intelligence work. Working to Government and Cabinet office standards, the NHSCFA Chief Executive, with the Authority Chair and Board will deliver cross system counter fraud capability to produce intelligence on fraud risks impacting upon or threatening the NHS and wider health group; and enable pro-active fraud detection to drive improvements to all aspects of counter fraud work across the NHS.

The post holder will work within the NHSCFA National Investigation Service (NIS), leading a team providing a comprehensive investigative function tasked to them via the National Operations Manager.

For questions about the job, contact:
National Operations Manager: Mick Hayes
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