Forensic Scene Investigator

Birmingham, West Midlands
Band C £19,521- £26,535 per annum
19 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit and contribute to our policing capability to support the fight against terrorism regionally and nationally.

The role is as a crime scene investigator on the Forensic Management Team. You must be experienced in investigating scenes and property to exploit forensic opportunities. Securing, recording and processing evidence, and providing forensic support to covert and overt investigations. This will be in accordance with current policies and procedures in conjunction with regional & national law enforcement organisations and scientific support agencies. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, dedicated and creative, and able to start in the near future due to demand.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, dedicated, creative and reliable, and be prepared to work alongside a number of varied regional, national and international agencies, where you will find yourself undertaking tasks outside of the normal Police employee scope.

If successful you will be employed between the hours of 8am and 10pm during the week and between 8am and 4pm at weekends. You will also be expected to fulfil periods of On Call Duty outside of the stated working periods.

You can expect to work alongside a number of similar professionals in a busy office with a high workload and long shifts. You will work on sensitive, covert and secret tasks. Your decision making and integrity will be very important, and officers of all ranks will be looking towards you for advice and guidance so you must be able to manage up as well as down and sideways.

You must be willing to undertake security vetting as the post is dependent on being successfully vetted to a suitable level. This is a demanding, exciting job which is challenging but also very rewarding.

You must be a British citizen to work for the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. If you hold dual nationality, one component of which is British, you may also be considered. However, if successful, you may be asked to relinquish your non‐British nationality (and any entitlement you may have to a foreign nationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with WMCTU. One of your parents should also be British or have substantial ties to the UK. In the latter instance; substantial ties means that your parent is a citizen of a British Overseas Territory, a Commonwealth citizen, US citizen, EEA citizen, British national or citizen overseas, and they would need to have demonstrable connections with the UK by way of family history or have been resident here for a substantial period of time.”


If you're already married to, or cohabiting with, a person who isn't a British citizen, you may still be eligible for employment at the discretion of the Department. You should note however, that marriage to, or cohabitation with, a person who isn't a British citizen after appointment may, in some circumstances, result in the withdrawal of security clearance and subsequent transfer to another Department, or (if this is not possible or the officer does not wish to transfer) dismissal. Each case will be considered on its merits, taking into account the ties between the person involved and the United Kingdom.

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Closing date for the above vacancy is 2nd June 2017.