Counter Fraud Manager - London
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) represents the largest reform of the research and innovation funding landscape in the last 50 years. As an independent, non-departmental public body, it represents the functions of the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK, and the research and knowledge exchange functions of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) (Research England).
UKRI seeks to maximise value from government’s investment in research and innovation of over £6bn per annum growing to £8bn by 2020, and will advise the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the balance of funding between research disciplines. It leads the overall strategic direction of research and innovation funding in the UK, pushing the frontiers of human knowledge through blue skies research, and delivering benefits for UK society and the economy through world-class research and business-led innovation. UKRI delegates authority and functions to its constituent Councils, ensuring that Councils retain their discipline-specific leadership in strategy and policy, as well as continuing to establish, sustain and grow sector partnerships. Councils also continue to ensure that individuals funding decisions are supported by outstanding expert review.
About the role:
The UKRI Counter Fraud function is part of the UKRI Central Services team, working across the nine Councils with existing, diverse capabilities, and will be responsible for ensuring that the organisation operates best practice throughout its governance, accountability, risk management and information management arrangements.
The Counter Fraud Manager will work with the Head of Risk and Counter Fraud (Head of Risk) and the Senior Counter Fraud Manager to create, lead and sustain a comprehensive counter fraud, bribery and corruption programme for UKRI. This will require reforms across a complex and fragmented cultural and legacy landscape with a multiplicity of systems.
Organisations need systems that will ensure that those making decisions, both financial and non-financial, do so within a controlled framework and that processes exist to ensure associated stewardship and accountability requirements are cascaded within the organisation.
The Counter Fraud Manager will report to the Senior Counter Fraud Manager and work closely with others in assurance, risk and information governance teams and other corporate colleagues to provide leadership and support decision-making, ensuring that UKRI operates best practice throughout its governance, accountability, risk management and integrated assurance arrangements.
The Counter Fraud Manager with support the Senior Counter Fraud Manager in ensuring that counter fraud, bribery and corruption processes and activities are appropriately wide ranging to recognise the differing natures and requirements of the organisation including head office, councils, programmes and institutes.
They will support the Head of Risk and Counter Fraud in to establish a positive risk management and counter fraud culture across UKRI.
The Counter Fraud Manager will assist in the development and implementation of appropriate proactive and reactive counter fraud policy and strategy.
They will undertake investigation in line with UKRI policy, liaising with the relevant external bodies.