Intelligence Officer
  • Employer: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Reference: REQ000603
  • Published: Thu 27/05/2021, 16:50 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,405 - £29,001 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey

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Intelligence Officer

Do you have investigation experience and thrive in a busy and challenging environment? Have you interviewing experience where you have had to intelligently consider all the facts and reach important conclusions? Then this could be the job for you!


Our busy and successful Fraud and Financial Investigations Team are looking for someone to provide high quality prevention and detection of fraud within the Housing Register and homeless applications, as well as assisting with intelligence work on all fraud investigations. You will be working alongside Fraud Investigators, Intelligence Officers, and external organisations.


Qualifications are not necessary in investigations; however, we are looking for someone who does have some investigation experience (not necessarily fraud investigation) and who has an analytical approach to their work in general.  You will be able to demonstrate how you already have a skill set which is transferable to meet the essential skills required for this role.  Experience in Housing legislation is preferred as this role will focus on Housing Application and Homeless Application Fraud, however, is not essential. 


About the Person

  • You should have experience in investigating information within their current role
  • Ideally you will have experience of Housing and Homeless legislation
  • You will have experience of interviewing (of any kind)
  • You must have strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • You will have excellent ICT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel.


You must display the ability to think outside the box when looking at more complex cases and to use your own initiative and challenge information, rather than accept at face value. You will have a flexible attitude towards working practices and the ability to adapt style as required, be confident in your own abilities and approach, and be a team player.  Full training will be provided.



  • You will be highly motivated and capable.
  • Are capable of working well on your own and as be a supportive member of a team.
  • Adaptable to the task in hand and willing to learn.
  • You are confident to make process improvement suggestions where necessary.


Staff Benefits

In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.


We provide you with competitive annual leave and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership. We also provide a flexible and agile working culture for a great work/life balance.


Closing Date:  Sunday 20 June 2021 @ 23:59

Interviews: Tuesday 29 June 2021 & Friday 02 July 2021



Values and Behaviours

Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change.

Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.


Additional Information

For any further information about the role, please e-mail


We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, supporting the guaranteed interview scheme for disabled and ex-armed forces candidates, who meet the essential criteria for the role.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.



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