DWP recruiting 25 'covert surveillance officers'

03/04/2024 | Big Issue

The Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) has announced that it is hiring up to 25 "covert surveillance officers" to monitor benefit claimants' bank accounts to combat benefit fraud. The new powers are part of the government's proposals within the Data Protection and Digital Information (DPDI) Bill.

According to the listing, salaries will range from £29,500 to £33,979 for roles based in 20 locations. Successful applicants will be required "to gather evidence to prove/disprove offences" while "leading in taking forward tasking requests" and "actively participating in surveillance operations".

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