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Investigation Officer

South Oxfordshire District Council

Location - South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SB

Job category/type - Service directorate - Finance

Reporting   - Senior Investigation Officer


This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded and successful investigation team at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils.

As an Investigation Officer you will be responsible for undertaking dedicated fraud prevention, detection and investigation activities within South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council, or other partnership authorities.

Day to day
You will be conducting comprehensive investigations into suspected and potential fraud cases in accordance with best practice and all applicable legislation.  This will involve you working closely with colleagues across the council as well as other investigative agencies.

You will also perform a range of due diligence activities, supporting service areas across the council.  This will require you to effectively manage your own  workload whilst working to tight deadlines.

Whilst you will be primarily based at Milton Park or Crowmarsh Gifford, your duties will require you to be out and about in the districts undertaking enquiries as part of your investigative and due diligence activities.

About you
You will have a recognised counter fraud or investigation qualification, e.g. Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist, Professionalism in Security (PINS), NVQ  level 3 or 4 in investigations or at least three years' experience working in a counter fraud or similar investigative environment.

You must possess thorough technical knowledge of criminal law and procedure, especially POCA, PACE, RIPA, CPIA and demonstrate practical application.

You will have the ability to deal with sensitive issues with a high level of integrity, tact and diplomacy and be able to work under pressure.

For more information about this role please contact Lisa Sexton on 01235 422483 or via email at

Please download a Job Description and Person Specification for more information regarding this vacancy:

Interviews will be held on 29 November 2019. The selection process will be an interview.

How to apply: You will need to complete the Online Application Form for this vacancy.

Job Reference:

Salary range / grade: Salary - £29,687 - £35,077

Hours: Full-time,

Closing date: 21/11/2019 23:59


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