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Counter Fraud Analyst

Sport England


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Sport England as a Counter Fraud Specialist and champion the integrity of promoting an active nation


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Flexible - homeworking or hybrid office-based (Loughborough or Bisham)

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary

Sport England is dedicated to creating an active and healthy nation by investing in and advocating for physical activity. As a Counter Fraud Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in protecting and ensuring the responsible use of resources. This is a chance to join a visionary organization, committed to diversity and equality, and make a lasting impact in the public sector within a supportive and innovative team.

Role Summary

  • Lead the development and implementation of Sport England's Counter Fraud strategy.
  • Conduct thorough fraud risk assessments and spearhead investigations.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Leadership Team to enhance fraud prevention frameworks.
  • Develop and deliver training to reinforce counter fraud best practices.

Role Requirements

  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and data visualization tools such as Excel, Tableau, and Power BI.
  • Experience with programming languages like R, Python, SQL, and specialized fraud detection platforms.
  • In-depth knowledge of forensic accounting and predictive modeling for fraud detection.
  • Ability to communicate complex fraud risks and influence decision-makers effectively.
  • Experience in conducting independent investigations in the public sector, focusing on various types of fraud.
  • Familiarity with the Government and Public Sector Fraud Authority’s requirements.

Sport England is seeking a proactive Counter Fraud Specialist to drive our mission of promoting an active nation and safeguarding our resources. Use your expertise to ensure value for money and make a real impact. Reporting to the newly appointed Head of Risk, Assurance, and Counter Fraud, you'll be at the forefront of redefining Sport England's approach to counter fraud and its culture.

This role offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact, support a bold vision, and grow your career in a dynamic, supportive environment. Join a small but collaborative, ambitious, and innovative team dedicated to integrity and excellence. Your responsibilities will include driving our Counter Fraud strategy, ensuring compliance with standards, conducting fraud risk assessments, and leading investigations. You will collaborate with the Executive Leadership Team to enhance frameworks and integrate best practices. Additionally, you will develop and execute action plans and deliver impactful training.

To succeed, you must be proficient in data analysis tools, understand public sector fraud, conduct independent investigations, and effectively influence decision-makers. Sport England recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Role Purpose: Enhancing fraud prevention, detection, and investigation strategies, ensuring clear communication, and maintaining legal and regulatory compliance.

Skills & Experience: Skilled in statistical analysis and data visualisation tools (Excel, Tableau, Power BI) for fraud detection. Proficient with R, Python, SQL, and specialised platforms. Strong in root cause, correlation, and link analysis. Experienced in predictive models, optimising fraud detection, and forensic accounting techniques. Experience in the application of the statutory framework in the discussion of fraud and economic crime risks to help bring these to life for those engaging in the process. Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the different types of fraud across the public sector including, procurement fraud, corruption, and grant fraud. Demonstrate effective engagement and cross-matrix working with people at all levels of an organisation to influence the decision makers when communicating fraud and economic crime risk. Experience of undertaking investigations and/or proactive post-fraud lessons learned reviews independently, end to end, with minimal supervision. Experience of working effectively with colleagues and managers and persuading others to take a particular course of action. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the Government and Public Sector Fraud Authority’s requirements and the practical implications of them.


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