Overview

Counter Fraud Specialist Job at NHS England and NHS Improvement – in London

Job Description

NHS England and NHS Improvement’s counter fraud function sits within the Assurance and Counter Fraud team, an integral part of the Financial Control Department. An effective counter fraud function is essential to ensure funds are used to provide high quality care for the people of England whilst achieving efficiency for the taxpayer, and minimising the loss to economic crime.


A 6-month secondment or fixed term contract opportunity has arisen for one of the key roles within the team, the Counter Fraud Specialist (London). Its purpose is to:

  • Support the NHS England and NHS Improvement Counter Fraud Team to deliver an effective proactive and reactive counter fraud function.
  • Conduct counter fraud investigations ensuring compliance with appropriate legislation and guidance.
  • Maintain and develop own investigative skills and experience as required
  • Assist the Regional Lead in the continual development and enhancement of the in-house counter fraud function.
  • Produce investigation plans, closure reports, proactive exercises and regular update reports to key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the performance improvement of the reactive service.
  • Engage at a senior level with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support and collaborate with the Regional Lead and other team members regarding the wider function.

Applications should ideally be an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist and demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance e.g. Fraud Act 2006, Bribery Act 2010, CPIA, PACE and NHS Protect guidance.
  • Working knowledge of the FIRST/CLUE system and NHS Counter Fraud Authority processes and guidance.
  • An understanding of fraud risks applicable to NHS England and NHS Improvement and other NHS organisations.
  • Experience in working as a Local Counter Fraud Specialist (or a related role) within an NHS commissioner, particularly within Primary Care (desirable) or demonstrable experience in a regulatory environment, e.g. Primary Care, Finance, HR, Risk Management, Contract Management, Procurement.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under own initiative, manage competing priorities, develop practical solutions to risks and overcome obstacles.

Interviews are intended to be conducted via MS Teams between 22ndand 30thSeptember 2021. Ordinarily, the role would be required to be based in an NHSEI site in London. However, considering the current working arrangements, operational challenges and this is a temporary opportunity; remote working from any location (i.e. being based in any NHSEI site) will be considered.

Please note that the reason for the fixed term of your contract is a short-term vacancy.

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Company: NHS England and NHS Improvement –

Company Location:  London

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