RS304 Forensic Collision Investigator (Entry) **External**

£29,064 to £30,951 per annum (approximately £37 – 40k inc enhancements)

Forensic Collision Investigator (Entry)
Regional Scientific Support Services
Forensic Collision Investigation Unit (FCIU)
Full-time – 37 hours
Permanent posts available

West Yorkshire police as the lead Force for the Regional Scientific Support Services is looking to recruit Forensic Collision Investigators (Entry) to be based at Wakefield.

Please refer to the Role Profile to determine whether you meet the essential criteria for this Entry route.

These are excellent opportunities to become part of an established Regional unit that is a key component in the response to serious road traffic collisions in the Yorkshire and Humber Region.

The main purpose of your role is to provide a Region-wide professional and impartial forensic collision investigation and vehicle examination service surrounding death and serious injury. This will span from response to incident scenes, through the writing of technical reports and concluding with the provision of evidence in court.

Eligible candidates will have a working knowledge of the construction and function of all types of vehicles, light and heavy, and the law relating to such vehicles.

You must have the ability tp pass the Police Forensic Collision Investigation examination and subsequent essential courses, and be conversant with computer operating systems together with the ability to use computer software relating to collision investigation.

As a Forensic Collision Investigator, you will need emotional resilience to deal with distressing situations. Due to the nature of the role, you will be required to provide biometric samples (fingerprints and DNA) for inclusion on the respective Police Elimination Databases for routine speculative searching purposes.

In addition, you must hold a current full UK/European driving license, with the ability to gain the C, D & C+E large vehicle licenses, hold or obtain a motorcycle license and successfully complete a Police advanced driving course. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the designated shift pattern and on call function.

Please note, the application process comprises of an advanced mathematics exam and competency / mechanical based interview.

Successful applicants will be expected to complete training in Wakefield and other establishments in the UK; periods of mentorship may require you to be temporarily based at an alternative office until complete.

This post is suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 hours on the 2nd October 2020.

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 three years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused on the grounds that it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

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.

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.

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20%, Weekend Enhancements

This opportunity is closed to applications.