Dorset Police - Forensic Capability Network (FCN) Workforce Strategy Lead

Dorset Transforming Forensics
Home Worker
£53,565 to £59,898 per annum
Full Time

Policing in the UK faces a series of challenges as it seeks to modernise, become more efficient, and make the most of technology and innovation to respond to modern and future demands. As an integral part of Policing, forensic science is facing these challenges too. The Transforming Forensics (TF) Programme, designed to support forensic science to turn this challenge into an opportunity and deliver high quality, specialist forensic capabilities by networking existing services to share knowledge and improve resilience, efficiency, quality and effectiveness. This approach is the recently formed Forensic Capability Network (FCN).

The workforce is our most valuable asset in a co-ordinated forensic service and without addressing workforce issues the FCN will not be able to deliver its vision.

The FCN Workforce Strategy Lead is a national role and will include strategic activities, guidance and support to the FCN Quality and Science teams and broader policing community. The post will lead workforce activities within traditional and digital forensics which include; recruitment and selection, education and training, workforce competence, continuous learning culture and workforce planning.

The FCN Workforce Strategy Leads will develop and lead a National Workforce strategy to establish a roadmap on the development of the Forensic Science workforce. They will identify the direction of the future workforce demands in Forensic Science and identify any strategic gaps that the community will need to consider. They will work closely with Force Managers and Key Stakeholders within the wider Criminal Justice System in the delivery of a robust programme for progressing the requirements within the workforce strategy.

No CV’s will be taken into consideration.

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Closing date: 3rd December 2020 at 12:00hrs 


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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.