RS577 Accreditation Officer **External**

Calder Park, Wakefield
£36,996.00 - £44,394.00 per annum (Career Progression)

Accreditation Officer
Yorkshire and the Humber Scientific Support Services
Accreditation and Standards
Calder Park, Wakefield

2 full time permanent positions.

West Yorkshire Police, the lead Force for the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Scientific Support Services (RSSS), is looking to recruit a further 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. Covering multiple and varied forensic activities, 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 have a sound working knowledge of ISO standards as well as experience of implementing and supporting an ISO management system. Proven experience as an assessor/auditor on internal/external auditing of processes to ISO 17020 or 17025 standards is essential.

Strong supervisory skills, with experience of problem solving and working to timescales within an operational environment, are key attributes. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to be able to check, prepare and present reports is also a requirement. In addition, ideal candidates will hold a current full driving licence, have access to own vehicle, and be prepared to use it for business purposes. Successful applicants will be prepared to work flexibly to suit business needs and to travel, as required, throughout the Yorkshire and Humber area.

Before submitting an application, please check that you meet all the essential elements of the role.

Supported by West Yorkshire Police, the YatH RSSS offers a range of employment benefits as follows:

• Flexi-time scheme – this allows individuals fluidity to flex their start and finish times each day within the parameters of a ‘bandwidth’ period an, subject to agreement, to take additional hours as ‘flexi leave’.
• Agile working - where agreed and where the requirements of the role allows, this includes the provision of an agile working kit to enable home-working and working at alternative locations as appropriate.
• A Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
• An Employee Assistance Service (EAS) – 24/7 access to helplines, online resources, and services to support the wellbeing of you and your family.
• The option to participate in a ‘cycle to work’ scheme.
• The option to participate in the emergency services discount scheme known as ‘Blue Light’ - providing members with thousands of discounts both online and on the high street.

Within the Career Progression Scheme, based on the role entry requirements, the starting salary for appointed candidates will normally be at the bottom scale-point of the grade. An appointment may, however, be made at a higher scale-point should qualifications, skills and experience be commensurate - this is subject to appropriate approval.

Please note that due to the nature of the role, appointed candidates will be required to provide biometric samples (fingerprints and DNA) for inclusion on the respective Police elimination databases. This is for routine speculative searching purposes.

Closing date for applications: 23:55 hours on 3rd March 2024.

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.