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Strategic Insight Officer - Risk Threat and Prevention - PSFA

Cabinet Office

Job Grade

Higher Executive Officer

Advertised Salary

£35,400 - £39,200

Type of Role


Closing Date

24. april 2024

Job Description from Civil Service Jobs

Risk, Threat and Prevention: Strategic Insight

Risk, Threat and Prevention (RTP) is a newly formed team which supports ministerial departments and public bodies in understanding the risks and threats they face. RTP has two distinct strands:

Tactical Support, which supports individual departments and spend areas with the completion of Fraud Risk Assessments and Initial Fraud Impact Assessments, and;
Strategic Insight, which provides a strategic view of fraud risk across HMG and manages the High Fraud Risk Portfolio (HFRP).
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has a strong interest in further developing their counter fraud knowledge. Strategic Insight is a growing team in a fast paced, high profile and exciting environment; there will be numerous opportunities to improve our current processes, shape the future direction, and ultimately inform PSFA and HM Treasury on the highest fraud risk areas across the whole of HMG.

As a Fraud Risk Specialist within Strategic Insight, you will be responsible for carrying out detailed assessments of individual spend areas to consider whether these should be escalated to the HFRP Sub-Committee. The Head of Strategic Insight has line management responsibility for the whole team, however, your delivery managers will be the Senior Fraud Risk Specialists (SEOs).

Your responsibilities will be to:

Proactively identify new / emerging / existing spend areas which may be high fraud risk;
Scrutinise high volumes of information to assess the level of fraud risk in relation to a particular spend area, including the spend area’s counter fraud capabilities and completed or planned activities. Any potentially high fraud risk spend areas will be escalated for the attention of the HFRP Sub-Committee;
Escalate high fraud risk spend areas by producing high quality reports which highlight key information to aid the HFRP Sub-Committee decision-making;
Support our reporting to Cabinet Office Ministers / HMT Fraud Board by drafting submissions and/or briefings;
Engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders;
Actively support our continuous improvement process by identifying ways to streamline our current processes.
PSFA Core Services provides the Secretariat function to support the HFRP Sub-Committee, which meets on a quarterly basis. However, it is expected that all Strategic Insight colleagues will support the Secretariat as required.

There will also be the expectation for ad-hoc tasks outside of your usual roles and responsibilities.

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