Forensic Footwear Examiner

Forensic Investigation Unit
TVP Broad Band 3G
Linked grade: Band 3F-3H, circa £24,782 - £32,000 (dependant on experience) per annum, plus benefits
Full Time - All roles are available for flexible working including job sharing and part-time unless there are legitimate operational / business reasons why this cannot be accommodated

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Forensic Footwear Examiner to join the Forensics team and provide technical expertise, forensic intelligence opportunities and (when fully qualified) provide expert opinion in the interpretation of complex forensic footwear examinations in order to contribute to the detection of crime.


You will examine and analyse footwear patterns (from both crime scene mark and from detainee shoes/impressions) in order to provide intelligence, using national databases and case management systems. You will also conduct forensic examinations, ensuring that Standard Operating Procedures (in particular ISO 17025 processes) are followed meticulously.


The successful candidate will have recent/relevant experience within Forensic Science/ Police Environment or specialist digital imaging techniques, and have proven experience of working with minimal supervision, organising own workload. Ability to work to tight deadlines within a busy environment and a confident decision maker.


Capability to travel across the Force is required in order to undertake 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.


The successful applicant will be expected to undertake the established psychological screening process.


As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, performance related pay increases, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link.


If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 – Option 1 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 17014.


The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 19th July 2020.


Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.