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ID2023-5390- Fraud Investigation Officer

Salary - £33,120 - £37,936
Location - Glasgow or Inverness or Edinburgh
Hours - 37 hours per week
Closing Date - 20th February 2023 at Midnight
Reference - ID2023-5390
Employment Type - Permanent


Everyone in Scotland should have the support they need to live their life and we believe they should be able to get it when and where they need it. That's why Social Security Scotland is built around the people of Scotland.

However fraud is a known risk in the benefits being devolved so the agency are planning their response.

While our strategy is to design out opportunities for fraud and error through preventative measures where possible, there remains the possibility that fraud will occur. To respond to this, Social Security Scotland's counter fraud service detects and investigates fraud, taking enforcement action where appropriate.

The role offers the opportunity to contribute to the safeguarding of vital resources for the people of Scotland who need them, by leading expert teams gathering and assessing intelligence to support formal investigation action. It also allows the exciting opportunity to engage closely with project management staff, helping to influence the design of the service, testing processes and systems to shape our evolution as we move through implementation. The successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, be comfortable in a changing environment, and enjoy working collaboratively to identify opportunities for improvements, exploring new ideas and solutions.

Main Duties

• Investigation planning to identify relevant enquiries and gather appropriate evidence
• Interviewing witnesses and conducting formal recorded interviews of suspects.
• Undertaking risk assessments, administering documentation and carrying out activities in support of directed surveillance.
• Close working with other government departments and Police Scotland as appropriate
• Preparing adjudication reports and case summaries
• Writing crime reports for submission to the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service, and collating production packs, disclosure schedules etc.
• Providing evidence as a witness in prosecution case proceedings and supporting Appeals Officer as appropriate where a Tribunal hearing is requested in relation to a fraud determination

Further Information

Social Security Scotland are a Disability Confident Employer. We will consider and implement any reasonable adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment process and during the course of your employment, should you be successful in securing a post. If you feel you may require assistance with any part of our recruitment process, please contact us at

More information about the role and how to apply is available at: Fraud Investigation Officer in Glasgow | Careers at SOCIAL SECURITY GLASGOW (

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