Crime Scene Investigator (Tier 2)

Forensic Investigation Unit
Loddon Valley, Milton Keynes
TVP Broad Band 3G
Band 3G, circa £27,953 per annum, plus 18% shift allowance and 5% on call allowance, plus benefits.
Full Time


An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Crime Scene Investigators (Tier 2) to join our Forensic Investigation Unit, one based at Loddon Valley and one in Milton Keynes. 

To meet the challenges of modern policing, successful individuals will be dynamic and flexible, with an ability to make complex decisions in a variety of scenarios in order to deliver effective front line forensic services. You will be required to support and develop less experienced team members; take responsibility at scenes for managing resources and crime scene examination activities; engage with appropriate stakeholders to maximise forensic outcomes; provide specialist advice with the ability to present findings in a clear and concise manner. Crime Scene Investigators must demonstrate personal resilience, excellent organisation, and be willing to adapt to the variety of challenges and changes that this opportunity offers. Balancing the demands of technical competence and the tutoring of staff will all form part of the Crime Scene Investigator role. Knowledge and implementation of ISO 17020 will be required to underpin scene examinations and outcomes. At times you will be required to attend unpleasant scenes and deal with distressing events.  

Successful applicants will have the knowledge and skills to understand, assess, photograph, examine, recover and interpret information and forensic evidence within all types of crime scenes as a competent practitioner. In addition to physical forensics, post holders will be required to undertake digital forensic examinations, including the triage of digital devices containing images of an unpleasant and distressing nature. Accurate note taking and record keeping are essential. 

You will need recent and proven experience of working within Crime Scene Investigation and will have completed the CSI Stage 1 and 2 Courses or a recognised equivalent, with evidence of competence in this field. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to handle stressful situations and prioritising tasks according to risk are essential. 

Capability to travel across the Force is required in order to undertake your initial in house training and future 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. 

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

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, 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 the Recruitment Team at quoting reference 18852. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible. 

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The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 27th March 2022.

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.