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Investigator Fraud Intervention Services - Christchurch

Date:  21-Jun-2022

Canterbury, NZ

About us

The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.



Investigator Fraud Intervention Services – Christchurch


  • Permanent, Full Time Position
  • Fraud Intervention Services - Ministry of Social Development


As an investigator you will be responsible for the delivery and management of the Ministry’s responses to benefit, student and public housing fraud. You’ll be the face of our organisation, using your excellent communication, high level of initiative and sound decision-making skills to deliver outcomes. You will be providing expertise and local knowledge in the development and implementation of local initiatives to deter and detect fraud and investigate activity.


We are committed to providing you with a positive work environment and will work with you to achieve excellent results.

 You will have:

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills 
  • The ability to interpret and apply appropriate policy and legislation 
  • Organisational skills, including caseload management
  • Risk awareness
  • The ability to network within the Ministry and with outside agencies and the community
  • A full New Zealand driver’s licence and a willingness to travel to fulfil work requirements are essential.  Occasional overnight travel may be required. 

 To be successful in this role you will require either:

  • Experience in a compliance or investigation role and/or
  • A sound working knowledge of MSD products, policy and legislation

You will need to be self-motivated, well organised and have a commitment to achieving personal and team goals while operating with the highest of ethical and professional standards.  


Remuneration is dependent on relevant work experience and other factors.  The salary range for this role is starting from $83,011.00 (band 6) per annum. 

For any further discussion about the role, contact James Reid, Manager Fraud Intervention Services






How to apply - key recruitment Information


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  


Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description. 


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


Preference is given to those who hold New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency at the time of application.


Application closes: Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 11:55pm.






Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.


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