Ever wanted to be the first on the crime scene to find those all important clues? Preserve the scene after a crime has been committed and prevent any contamination? And of course play a part in solving it.
Well this could be the perfect opportunity for you as Derbyshire Constabulary and Leicestershire Police are looking for a crime scene investigator to join the team, working in the forensic services department.
The role entails attending all types of incidents and scenes of crime as directed to preserve the scene from contamination in order to examine articles. This allows for latent finger marks to be detected as well as DNA and be aware of any health hazards that may be encountered. The successful applicant will be required to take any precautions that may be considered necessary.
Those who apply must have attended and successfully completed a nationally recognised Crime Scene Examiners course and have practical knowledge and experience of working in a laboratory environment.
They must also have experience of working in a customer focused environment where it has been necessary to use tact and diplomacy, ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail in a pressurised environment and ability to use initiative within the workplace.
Anyone who applies has to have a full UK driving licence, will be required to work anywhere in the country on a rotating shift pattern system and be on a standby rota. They must also have keyboard skills and previous experience in accessing, inputting and interrogating databases and be able to deal with situations of a physically and emotionally unpleasant nature.
They must also have knowledge of photographic techniques and indicate knowledge of scene of crime work.
Successful applicants will also be required to provide a portfolio and a Foundation Forensic Investigation degree or demonstrate experience and knowledge to this level.
The salary for this role is between £19,521 and £31,938 and they are looking for people to join on a full time basis, working 37 hours per week. It will include shift work and weekend working.