Housing Fraud Investigations Officer

292a Kensal Road, Kensington, London W10 5BE
£31,434 - £34,986 per annum
09 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Temporary for 2 years

About Us:

This department is responsible for housing, communities and improving the lives of local residents. This includes landlord services and estate management, planning, refurbishment, and advice and support to help maintain healthy and safe homes.

A significant part of our work is focused on creating stronger communities, by working together with local residents on recovery following the Grenfell tragedy. 

In response to London’s affordable homes crisis, we are committed to building more social housing to help people on lower incomes to live, work, and raise their families in the borough. Our housing team also work closely with affordable housing providers and other agencies to manage homelessness, and give support to older residents to live independently.

The Role:

The Housing Fraud Investigations Team is a new team within the Council’s Housing Management service area.

It’s a great time to join us and work on launching our new Housing Fraud Investigations Team.  Working alongside our Neighbourhood Housing Teams, Housing Needs and Corporate Fraud to ensure that we are all working towards a shared goal – making best use of the Council’s housing stock by recovering properties that have been obtained fraudulently and dealing with all aspects of housing fraud.

In this role, you’ll be working on housing fraud investigations across Housing Management and Housing Needs to establish clear processes on addressing housing fraud within housing and to deliver on set targets.

For more information about the role, please see the full Job Description.

About You:

With previous experience of working as part of a fraud investigations team within a local authority or housing association, specifically dealing with housing fraud.

A thorough knowledge of relevant housing law, especially in relation to housing fraud. You will also have evidence of successful outcomes regarding housing fraud and recovery of properties.

You will be highly organised and able to manage a varied workload and be able to prioritise effectively. Using your skills and experience, you will build key partnerships with key teams and establish joint working practices.

You will have excellent communication skills, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Council policies.

Role Requirements:

  • To work as part of a team to recover RBKC housing stock in both general needs and temporary accommodation
  • To work with colleagues across Housing Needs and Hosing Management to identify fraudulent activity and take the appropriate enforcement action.
  • To achieve the targets set for recovery and to act as a deterrent to future fraudulent activity.

Closing date: 30 November 2020

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