RS458 Accreditation Officer **External**

Calder Park, Wakefield
£32,673 - £39,585 per annum (Career Progression)

Accreditation Officer
Yorkshire and the Humber Scientific Support Services
Accreditation and Standards
Calder Park, Wakefield
2 full time posts available

West Yorkshire Police as the lead Force for the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Scientific Support Services (RSSS) is looking to recruit an Accreditation Officer to be based at Calder Park, Wakefield.

This is an excellent opportunity to join this specialist team and provide support to the Regional Accreditation and Standards Manager in the delivery and management of the RSSS Quality Management System. You will ensure compliance with current ISO standards (e.g. ISO 17020, 17025) to enable the provision of an efficient and effective forensic service to Police Forces in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The ideal candidate will come with a strong working knowledge of ISO standards and experience of implementing and supporting an ISO management system. You will also need proven experience as an assessor/auditor on internal/external auditing of processes to ISO 17020 or 17025 standards.

We are looking for applicants with strong supervisory skills with experience of problem solving and working to timescales within an operational environment. You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to be able to check, prepare and present reports.

In addition, you will hold a current full driving licence with access to your own vehicle and be prepared to use it for business purposes. You must be prepared to work flexibly to suit business needs and travel throughout the Yorkshire and Humber area as required.

The successful candidate will be subject to personal and financial vetting checks prior to appointment.

For roles which are advertised as Career Progression Schemes, individuals will normally be appointed to the bottom scale point, of the appropriate grade, within the Career Progression Scheme based on the role entry requirements. However, appointment can be made to a higher scale point if qualifications, skills and experience are commensurate with a higher point, this is subject to appropriate approval.

A staff member can request to receive accelerated incremental progression after a minimum of 6 months in role if they consider that they can evidence the expertise in role requirements at level 2 or 3, and if they believe that they have demonstrated excellent performance. If agreement is given to award accelerated incremental progression this may be backdated for up to 6 months from the date of the request.

The application process will close at 23:55 hours on 11th October 2022.

The post is suitable for job share.

For roles which are advertised as Career Progression Schemes, individuals will be appointed to the bottom scale point of the appropriate grade within the scheme, based on the role entry requirements. Full progression through the scheme may be subject to attaining a specific qualification or successfully passing an assessment or review.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last five years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused because it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

For a detailed description of the Competency and Values levels required please refer to the (This link may be copied and pasted into your browser). This document will assist you in completing the Evidence of Achievement section of the application form. Please note: the Evidence of Achievement section will not be visible until the employment section has been completed.

No Shift Allowance

This opportunity is closed to applications.