Local Crime Scene Investigator (LCSI)

Forensic Investigation Unit (FIU)
TVP Broad Band 2E
Band 2E, circa £21,101 per annum plus 15% shift allowance, plus benefits. Progression based on performance
Full Time

In this interesting role you will undertake the scientific investigation of volume crime scenes and digital assets in order to ensure the delivery of an effective and professional service to the public and to provide expertise to assist investigating officers in the detection of crime. This will encompass the recording and recovery of DNA, other forensic, fingerprint and photographic evidence. This will also involve the processing of evidence to provide forensic support to investigations in accordance with current policies and procedures. There may on occasion be a requirement to attend, with supervision, more serious incidents and scenes of an unpleasant nature. 

A good standard of education is required or a qualification in a related field e.g. Photography, Forensics. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work to guidelines and procedures with meticulous attention to detail. 

Shifts: 0800 – 2200 alternating shift cover including weekends and bank holidays. 

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

Selection will take the form of an assessment day. Successful candidates from the assessment day will be invited to interview and may be required to do a ten minute presentation at interview. 

If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 15908. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 28th July 2019.


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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.

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

This opportunity is closed to applications.