Regional - Crime Scene Investigator

Yorkshire & The Humber area
£19,719 - £24,273 per annum plus 14% shift allowance and weekend enhancements

The following vacancy is a Regional role, advertised by West Yorkshire Police, open to all Police Staff in the four Regional Forces and subject to West Yorkshire Recruitment and Selection Protocols.  


Regional Scientific Support Services
Brigg and Doncaster
£19,719 - £24,273 per annum plus 14% shift allowance and weekend enhancements

Vacancy Reference: RS228

Closing Date: 26 September 2018 at 23:55 hours

West Yorkshire Police, as the lead Force for the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Scientific Support Services, is looking to recruit a number of Crime Scene Investigators. We currently have immediate vacancies at Brigg and Doncaster which will attract weekend enhancement and 14% shift allowance.

We will also create a succession list for any future vacancies that arise within the next 6 months for Bradford, Leeds, Ossett, Sheffield and Hull.

In this role, you will provide a comprehensive, efficient and effective crime scene examination service to police investigations by attending volume crime scenes including burglaries and vehicle crime.

Eligible candidates will hold a Science based degree or have equivalent practical experience in a relevant operational environment. You will also need a basic knowledge of computer packages including casework management systems, crime systems, Excel and Word.

In order to be considered for these roles, you must demonstrate good communication skills, and an aptitude for working in a diverse community. Furthermore, you will show an understanding of Health & Safety issues, and legislation relevant to volume crime scene examination and attendance.

In addition, you will have knowledge of the practical techniques used to examine volume crime scenes, as well as a sound understanding of the investigative response to such incidents.

Due to the nature of the role, you must provide Biometric samples (fingerprints and DNA) for inclusion on the respective Police Elimination Databases, for routine speculative searching purposes.

The successful candidate will hold a full current UK/European Driving licence, and be able to complete a recognized manual handling course.

You must also be able to offer an equitable contribution to the designated shift pattern covering 7 am - 11 pm 7 days per week and have a flexible approach to working cross-border to ensure a full regional crime scene investigation service.

All applicants must be available to attend a Training course from 14 January to 15 February 2019 inclusive.

As this is a career progression scheme candidates who possess the requisite experience and knowledge may be considered eligible to start further along the salary scale.

These posts are suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 hours on 26 September 2018.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.