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- DH Anti-Fraud Unit Policy Manager, UK (password)

DH Anti-Fraud Unit Policy Manager

Department of Health

Closing date: 5 Aug 2017

Reference number
£50,278 - £51,517
Grade 7

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time
Number of posts
Expected posting length

London, SE1 8UG

About the job

Job description
The post holder will work as part of the DH anti-fraud unit (AFU) under the direction of the section head with the key objective of dealing with bribery, corruption, fraud and unlawful activity (“fraud”).

In the absence of the Section Head the postholder will act as their deputy.

The work includes but is not restricted to development of all policy work in relation to fraud and anti-fraud issues within DH Health Group and the NHS.

Support for the AFU section head in all aspects of the work with a particular focus on:

• Leading, planning, prioritise and monitor all NHS anti-fraud policy work to meet deadlines and business objectives.

• Advising on the NHS strategy to deliver an anti-fraud culture and to create a strong deterrent effect in respect of fraud.

• Engagement with the Fraud Error and Debt team at the Cabinet Office (CO), with particular focus on the joint Home Office/CO Bribery and Corruption Assessment Template and the cross Government Counter fraud Standards.

• Interpret and make best use of the intelligence and information available and draw on different sources.

• Maintain an up to date knowledge of criminal and civil legislation as it relates to fraud and anti-fraud work.

• Lead role in persuading and influencing others by providing explanations, negotiating, raising awareness of issues and sending consistent communication in order to affect progress.

• Ensure effective links are maintained with stakeholders and colleagues who undertake and manage anti-fraud operational work so that their experience and conclusions inform policy development or procedural revision.

• Manage, develop and motivate two SEO members of staff, ensuring they are clear about their personal objectives and that they have the necessary skills, support and training to achieve those objectives.

• Develop, promote and support on-going learning and development, making available developmental opportunities and evaluate their effectiveness.

• Control and manage budgetary requirements and resources effectively.

• Carry out duties with regard to DH policy, including Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety.

• Carry out duties in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Human Rights Legislation and comply with measures to protect the confidentiality of information.

Person specification
Previous experience of leading, planning, prioritising and monitoring policy work to meet deadlines and business objectives.

Experience of advising on strategy to deliver results. Experience of line managing staff in accordance with Civil service requirements and best practice.
We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
Seeing the big picture
Making effective decisions
Changing and improving
Leading and communicating
Delivering at pace
Collaborating and partnering
Civil Service Competency Framework

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.
Things you need to know

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.
Nationality statement
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.
Selection process details
Application, sift, interview.

An initial sift based on the lead competence Seeing the big picture may be held if a large number of applications are received. If your application progresses to a full sift, all competences will then be considered.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.
Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants
Mark Richardson
Section Head, DH Anti-Fraud Unit,
Finance Directorate, Department of Health,
Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road,
London, SE1 8UG.
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T: 020 7972 1044
Sift/interview dates and location
Sift and interview dates and location to be confirmed.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a Disclosure and Barring Security Check may be carried out.
Further information
Some of The Department of Health’s terms and conditions of employment changed on 1st October 2013. These are often referred to as “modernised” terms and conditions. These changes will affect current Civil Servants transferring to the Department of Health from another government department and those new to the civil service. In brief these changes are:

• Civil servants from another government department who are in receipt of ‘modernised’ terms and conditions prior to the transfer will retain those terms and conditions on appointment. The rationale behind this is that changes to terms and conditions shouldn’t be underdone by a move to another department.

• Civil servants who have been in service prior to the modernisation of terms and conditions will inherit the terms and conditions changes applicable to existing staff (including OGD’s) in the Department. See the attached word document.

• New starters (external to the civil service) to the Department from 1 October 2013 will receive the full modernised terms and conditions. See the attached word document.

The document attached to this advertisement provides more information on the changes we made, this clearly outlines the entitlements for both new starters (external to the civil service) and existing staff (including transfers from other government departments). Please note this is not a full list of the Department of Health’s terms and conditions. If you need to discuss how these changes might affect you, please contact the vacancy holder.

Please note that eligible established civil servants will not retain any allowances paid in the former government department, unless there are special circumstances. We urge new entrants to establish their terms and conditions before accepting a formal offer of transfer/employment.

Applicants who are successful at interview, will as part of pre-employment screening be subject to a check of their personal details against the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about previous civil service employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. The check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave, but would have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s whose details are included on the IFD will be refused employment unless they can show exceptional circumstance.

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
TCs changes DH effective 1 October 2013 Opens in new window (pdf, 82kB)
General Pay Principles on Recruitment- applicants Opens in new window (pdf, 150kB)

Job posted on 12 July 2017.

Please mention Human Rights Jobs while applying for this position.