Forensic Scene Investigator

Grade: Band C

Salary: £20,115 to £27,339

Closing Date: 14th February 2019

About the Role:

The West Midlands Police Forensic Services Department is committed to delivering a consistent and high quality service across West Midlands Police area.

To attend, preserve, assess and examine all crime scenes across the West Midlands. Utilise appropriate photographic skills when necessary, recognise evidence types and interpret their significance, enhance and recover evidence using a range of techniques, use information and intelligence to further an investigation, write statements and present evidence in court.

  • To be trained and maintain the appropriate skills in line with the required national competency guidelines to ensure the effective examination of both Volume Crime and Major/Serious Crime.
  • To recover fingerprints/DNA from cadavers to establish identity.
  • To ensure all evidence recovered from scenes is preserved correctly in accordance with legal requirements and current force best practice in order that continuity is maintained from the crime scene to the court.
  • To ensure the fast tracking of all relevant forensic samples to the respective forensic teams in line with FSD service level agreements.
  • Positive and proactive engagement with Victims, witnesses of crime, stakeholders, major crime scientists and investigating officers.
  • Attend meetings, briefings, give presentations and engage with investigating officers scoping forensic opportunities.
  • To ensure appropriate forensic intelligence databases and systems are maintained and updated in a comprehensive and timely manner.
  • Provision of crime prevention advice.

You will be required to work towards and within accreditation standards and contribute to the audit process and evidence commitment to Continuous Professional Development.

Hours and Flexibility:

  • A requirement to be flexible and a willingness to adapt to ever-changing operational priorities, taking into consideration individual circumstances and within the Police Staff Handbook guidelines.
  • Must be able to work across the Force area and work within the teams range of shift patterns in line with organisational need.
  • This positions works within a shift pattern covering 24/7 and includes Public Holidays (appropriate allowances are payable).
  • Hours of work may vary according to operational demand.

Essential:

  • Undertaking or undertaken vocational Forensic Scene Investigation Training
  • A full driving licence is necessary because of the operational requirements of the role. Reasonable adjustments for those with a disability will be put in place
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Observation and analytical skills
  • Report writing
  • IT skills

Desirable:

  • Forensic qualification
  • Photographic qualification

Benefits

  • WMP is a large and diverse organisation where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in an encouraging and flexible environment. We’re able to offer you a comprehensive range of rewards and benefits including:
  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays); increasing to 33 days after five years’ service
  • access to a Corporate Health Cash Plan and wellbeing website
  • The opportunity to save on travel costs through a Corporate Travel Scheme
  • The option to join a generous Local Government pension scheme

In return you can expect a rewarding career as a Forensic Scene investigator as part of an organisation that recognises the importance of work/life balance and that offers a range of attractive benefits and a friendly and supportive work environment

We are in the middle of an exciting programme of development as we move towards our WMP2020 objectives – new ways of working and innovative technology are at the forefront of our thinking. Our region is also hosting the UK City of Culture in 2021 and the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

Any queries should be directed to Scott Richards email quoting Forensic-Jobs.com – s.a.richards@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future.

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