Fingerprint Laboratory Technician - Forensic

Force Crime, Forensic Investigations
TVP Broad Band 2E
Band 2E, circa £25,148 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

Thames Valley Police (TVP) is making a significant, multi-year investment in our Forensic Services and is transforming our wide array of forensic disciplines to create a forward-looking service, which delivers proportionate, timely outcomes that support effective crime investigation for TVP and other external organisations. Our investment includes developing our people, making best use of technology and creating a Centre of Excellence for the future: 

New state-of-the-art forensics centre planned for Thames Valley – TVP Careers

As part of this transformation, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Forensic Investigation Unit (FIU) as a Fingerprint Laboratory Technician. Working alongside Laboratory personnel, you will provide technical and clerical support to the Fingerprint Development Laboratory, ensuring equipment is serviceable; maintenance and calibration checks are completed on schedule; and ensuring stocks of forensic consumables and chemicals are both adequate and fit for purpose. In addition, you will provide an administrative function and carry out quality assurance checks of casework in order to provide an efficient and effective service to the public. 

In this unique role, you will form part of a dynamic team, responding to changing priorities in line with investigative requirements. Flexibility to manage, and respond to operational demands is key. The role requires a high level of customer service and common sense, being able to deal with potential difficult and unpleasant subject matter and situations whilst presenting a professional interface between FIU and its customers in support of the organisational requirement to secure detections and convictions. 

As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 24 days annual leave per annum, pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, 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. 

To apply for this post please attach a cover letter of no more than one page and a CV of no more than 2 pages.  NOTE: CV’s will not be accepted without a cover letter or if the CV is more than 2 pages long.  

If you have any queries please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference 21186. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 3rd March 2024. 

Find out more about TVP Forensics here. 


At Thames Valley Police (TVP) we work together to protect our communities.  Whether as an officer, staff member or volunteer, you will make a difference and play an important role in helping achieve our mission.  As you take on a role with pride and confidence, you will be supported, developed and valued, ensuring you can be at your best in the service of our communities. Learn more About Us.

Working Smart.  You will be joining an organisation that strives to improve every day.  In the post-pandemic era this means changing the way we work and deliver our services, which brings a number of benefits including a more flexible and capable workforce. 

Supporting You.  Your wellbeing and safety is at the heart of all we do.  Whilst you are doing the work that matters, we’ll be supporting you via a wide range of Wellbeing services, partnerships and initiatives.  We have a number of active staff support networks and buddy schemes which you will have access to and can be involved with.  We also offer a comprehensive range of benefits and discount schemes, some provided directly by the organisation and others via partnerships including Blue Light card.  Learn more about how we will be Supporting You.

Developing YouWe promote a culture where your continuous professional development and learning is actively encouraged and where people have the opportunity, and responsibility, to achieve their full potential. 

Valuing Difference.  We are committed to building a workforce that better reflects the communities we serve and an inclusive culture that not only values, but finds strength in difference.  Learn more about how we are Valuing Difference.    

Vetting.  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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.