Regional Forensic Submissions Officer

May 2, 2022
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

We are looking for a Regional Forensic Submissions Officer to join our team.

Reporting to the Forensic Submissions Team Leader you will be responsible for processing forensic submissions within the South West Region.

In this role your Main Responsibilities will be:-

Providing an enhanced quality assurance and specialist advice for forensic submissions
Responsible for ensuring that the region receives the best forensic result and intelligence at the best cost in accordance with the National Framework and the West Coast Consortium Forensic Contract (WCC)
Processing forensic exhibits ensuring continuity is maintained and documented at all times

Ensuring that forensic submissions are assessed for evidential relevance and viability before sending to the appropriate laboratory, for appropriate tests, in terms of expertise and cost and in accordance with the WCC Contract
Providing a source of expert advice to specialist officers and staff across the region on forensic disciplines and examinations
Promoting the Forensic Submissions Unit’s work across the region and other outside agencies

Skills, Experience and Qualifications required:-

Experience of producing accurate written information that demonstrates a high level of attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills at all levels with the ability to work under pressure with demanding workloads and deadlines
Sound Knowledge of the forensic submissions process and how it contributes to crime investigation and the criminal justice system
A good standard of computer literacy including Microsoft Word
Be self-motivated with the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

You will be required to travel to alternative locations on an ad hoc basis to undertake the role and travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with force policy.

For full details please see the attached role profile.

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Kylie Millar, Regional Forensic Submissions Manager on 01278 649880 or alternatively email at

Shortlisting will take place:- 11th & 12th May 2022

Interviews will be held:- 24th & 25th May 2022

Does this sound like the role for you? Please click on the blue button below to apply.

Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?

Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible Working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and Safeguarding

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.