Force Crime Scene Investigator (FCSI)

  • Salary:
    £26,817 / per annum
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Forensic Investigator
  • Deadline:
    March 7, 2019

Department – Forensic Investigation Unit (FIU)

Location – London Valley

Salary – Band 3G, circa £26,817 per annum plus 17.5% shift allowance and 5% on-call allowance. Progression based on performance, plus benefits.

Type of Contract – Permanent

B682 – Force Crime Scene Investigator – Job Description – 08072013v2.pdf

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This is a demanding and dynamic role, you will need to be prepared to lead and have the confidence to make decisions. You will support and develop less experienced team members and you will take responsibility at scenes for initial actions until recognised expertise and personnel are in place. You need to be resilient, have a good forensic knowledge, be willing to be flexible with the ability to adapt to the variety of challenges and changes that this exciting opportunity offers.

You will need the skill to understand, assess, examine, recover and interpret the information and evidence within all types of crime scenes. Photography, evidence recovery, property examinations, footwear, digital data, digital downloads and triage will all form part of the modern CSI role. Accurate note taking and record keeping are essential. An appreciation of ISO 17020 will be required to underpin scene examinations and outcomes. At times you will be required to attend unpleasant scenes and deal with distressing events.

You will need recent and relevant experience of working within the forensic field and will have completed the CSI Stage 1 Course or a recognised equivalent. You will have knowledge of forensic examinations and the ability to recognise potential evidence. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to handle stressful situations and prioritising tasks depending on importance are essential.

Capability to travel across the Force is required in order to undertake your initial in house training and future assignments in a timely manner and work flexibly. Due to unsocial hours and personal safety for lone working public transport may not be suitable. For this reason a full driving licence is considered essential for this role.

All applicants will be expected to undertake the established psychological screening process. Along with all other posts in Force Crime, Intelligence and Specialist Operations Departments, this role will require an enhanced level of vetting.

Candidates who pass shortlisting may be invited to an assessment day. Candidates successful at the assessment Day will be invited to interview where you may be expected to give a 10 minute presentation on a given topic.

If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 15450. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 17th February 2019.


Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service.


All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.

We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.


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