Forensic Investigator

Forensic Management Team (FMT), Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE)
Near M4 Junction 12
TVP Broad Band 3H
£32,000 per annum (Plus 5% On Call allowance)
Full Time

Our Counter Terrorism Policing Investigations team leads terrorism investigations across the south east, as well as a number of the higher risk or complex terrorism investigations in the south west region.

In this role, you will implement forensic strategies to service the needs of highly sensitive, covert and overt Counter Terrorism (CT) operations. You manage covert and overt exhibits in support of Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) investigations.

You will attend terrorism-related incidents such as unexploded and exploded bomb or CBRN scenes, and to take responsibility as a scene examiner for the effective management of such incidents. You provide professional advice on examinations of the related premises, vehicles and locations, ensuring that the forensic strategy set by the CTSIO is delivered.

Due to the nature of the role, you will have proven investigative experience relating to major or serious and organised crime. You will have effective communication skills and ability to work with multi-agencies.

You must be willing and able to work unsociable hours, provide 24 hour cover, to change hours at short notice and participate in call-out rota.

CTP SE are committed to becoming the most diverse team in the South East. We encourage interest and applications from candidates of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from female and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethic) candidates to enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to enhanced level. Furthermore, due to the nature and sensitivity of work carried out we require that candidates not only hold this vetting level but that they also undertake additional security clearances which include additional nationality checks. This post is therefore restricted to UK nationals. This is line with government requirements, supported by Cabinet Office policy and Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), and is for the purpose of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage.

For further information please email quoting the Job Reference 17364

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 01 November 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.