Forensic Scientist

Forensic Investigation Unit
TVP Broad Band 4I
Band 4I, circa £37,540 per annum, plus benefits
Full Time

As part of the on-going development of forensic services an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Forensic Investigation Unit (FIU) as a Forensic Scientist to provide expert technical evidence in crime investigation and detection. The post holder will oversee the examination of submitted Footwear and Tool mark cases as well as assisting with the maintenance of Footwear databases and the reference collection for both evidential and intelligence purposes. The post holder may on occasion be required to attend major crime scenes where their experience will be vital to the interpretation of the crime scene.


You will provide technical expertise and expert opinion in the interpretation of complex forensic examinations in order to contribute to the detection of crime. You will be responsible for and supervise forensic examinations, ensuring that Standard Operating Procedures and ISO 17025 processes are followed meticulously. Therefore a good working knowledge and experience of working in a quality environment is required.


The successful candidate will be educated to at least degree level in a scientific subject & have significant experience as a Forensic Scientist at Reporting Officer level within the marks and traces discipline. You will have experience of presenting expert/specialist evidence within the Criminal Justice System within this particular area of forensic science.


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 16769.


The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 29th March 2020.


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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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.