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2 CURRENT EMPLOYMENT DAVID HARDING Counter Fraud Investigation Officer Hull City Council Benefit Investigation & Visiting Unit 2nd Floor Festival House 93 Jameson Street HULL HU1 3JJ United Kingdom Tel:0044 (0)1482 616547

3 EDUCATION 1991 - 1994 University of Humberside HND - Business & Finance 1984 - 1986Harrogate College of Art BTEC - Audio Visual Studies 1978 - 1984Pocklington School 7 ‘O’ Levels

4 DAVID HARDING - Experience & Employment Precis I was educated at Humberside University, where I gained an HND in Business & Finance, and have been employed within benefit investigations since 1995. Prior to my current employment, I was employed by the Benefits Agency Benefits Investigation Service (BFIS). As a result of this and my work at Hull City Council (HCC), I have broad and thorough experience in the investigation of many forms of benefit abuse. This experience is underpinned by my accreditation as a Counter Fraud Officer under the Professionalism in Security (PINS) course. Prior to leaving BFIS, I undertook a number of periods acting as Line Manager, covering periods of holiday leave, and deputising for a Team Leader who worked part-time hours. I was responsible for the smooth running and achievements of up to 3 investigators and clerical support staff. I was also involved in the development of business plans when BFIS moved from Weekly Benefit Savings (WBS) to Monetary Value Adjustment (MVA),with sanction/prosecution based targets, and later the introduction of Best Value Performance indicators (BVPI'. Whilst I have worked for Hull City Council, I have investigated a full range of allegations of benefit abuse. The notes & recording of which have been complimented on for their clarity and conciseness I have also taken my experience gained at BFIS in writing a report, detailing plans for areas of investigation for the pro-active investigation team, which was introduced January 2002. I have also maximised the capabilities of Hull City Council’s computer based diary package to assist investigator’s caseload management. My Managers have praised the effective way that I have proposed and introduced new ideas and working practices. I have demonstrated the effectiveness of utilising surveillance practices in investigations, and developed a spreadsheet which is used by individual officers in order they can monitor savings which they have submitted against targets.

5 DAVID HARDING - Experience & Employment Precis (Cont) I worked as a liaison point with BFIS and a neighbouring Local Authority as part of our Service Level Agreement (SLA). We met quarterly to resolve any problems with the SLA and monitor forthcoming plans with view to closer working initiatives, prevention of duplication of work and the sharing of new ideas and good working practices. On of my achievements was the negotiation that each investigating body draws up forward plans for pro-active exercises. Firstly to ensure that exercises are not duplicated, and secondly to promote the exchange of historical data to develop risk assessments. I have also utilised my liaison in providing training and awareness for my colleagues. I have most recently arranged for a Decision Maker from the Department of Work & Pensions to give a presentation on aspects of Living Together as Husband & Wife decisions. I have negotiated other training in conjunction with other investigative bodies. The nature of my job has meant that I am usually required to work outside of my office, with little or no direct supervision. This is an environment from which I thrive, as I relish the opportunity to develop my own goals and objectives, and to manage my time effectively to ensure that these targets are realised. Current salary in excess of £20,000(GBP) expectations are variable according to region and associated job benefits.

6 INTERESTS Accomplished In-Line skater Represented the London Skaters Speed Team at the 2006 Le Mans 24 Heures Roller in France Participant in the London Skate and the London Friday Night Skate Learning Freestyle Slalom

7 INTERESTS Active member of the Nottingham Skaters Freestyle Slalom Club Organiser of the slalom competition ‘Battle UK’ in 2006 International slalom competition début to be in 2007 Published Writer & Photographer

8 DAVID HARDING Personal Attributes PINS accredited Counter Fraud Officer. Over 10 years experience of fraud investigation. High level of self-motivation, and able to motivate others. Experienced in the development and effective delivery of new ideas.

9 DAVID HARDING Personal Attributes Confident & good communication skills. Excellent research and analytical abilities. High quality of preparatory & presentation skills. Experienced in the preparation & execution of forward plans.



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