Forensic Collision Investigator

Leicestershire Police

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At Leicestershire Police, we pride ourselves on recognising people with real potential. It’s the reason we offer our officers so much support, motivation and training; because as they improve, so will our force.

Once you apply you’ll find that we can help you realise your ambitions and develop your career. In the process, you’ll have the opportunity to raise your profile and take on serious policing challenges.

More than that, you’ll do it in a unique and picturesque setting that balances busy urban centres with rural villages. The people are equally varied and represent a diverse range of ethnic cultural and economic backgrounds.

Whether you want to specialise in a specific area of policing, or make your way up through the ranks, our experienced leaders can help you get there. Simply bring us your talent, dedication and enthusiasm, and we’ll welcome you to the team.

We are currently recruiting for the Forensic Collision Investigation Unit. The successful applicant will be a qualified and independent FCI looking to work within a well- established and successful Forensic Collision Investigation Team within Leicestershire Police. The unit attend all fatal and life changing collisions and will also assist other departments in the investigation of serious crime involving vehicles. On call duties are shared within the team and we offer a supportive and flexible working environment with the opportunity for development within. We work closely with the Serious Collision Investigation Unit and are currently going through the ISO process to ensure a nationally recognised standard for FCIs. Welfare support is available through Counselling and the TRiM process

If you have an excellent attendance record, are high performing and are looking for a new challenge then we could be the place for you.

Leicestershire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the 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. All appointments will be made on merit. Successful candidates will embody our purpose and values.

Eligibility Requirements:

• You must be a qualified Forensic Collision investigator and hold a Qualification recognised by the College of Policing (minimum Part 1/2City Guilds or completed UCPD/Cert He) and signed off as independent

• You must be serving (or have served) with a Home Office Force. Officers from non-Home Office Forces will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you are a re-joiner, you will be required to undertake a 12 month probation period and not have left your Force more than 2 years ago

•Re-joiners at the same rank will re-enter the service on the pay scale point at which they left their previous force.

• Have a full manual driving licence.

• Be able to pass the necessary vetting and occupational health checks.

• Be able to pass the basic fitness test – shuttle run (bleep test) to level 5.4.

• Have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues.

• Be confirmed in the rank of constable


Pay and benefits:

• As a Police Officer Transferee, you will retain your continuous service and current level of pay (excluding Force specific benefits i.e. London Weighting).

• You’ll also retain your annual leave entitlement, as long as there is no break in service. You will remain on your current pension arrangements.

• We give people the support they need to make a positive contribution to our services. For all the benefits you’ll receive as part of Leicestershire Police.

Recruitment Process:

Stage 1: You will need to provide evidence of how you meet the essential/and desirable criteria. You will also be required to upload any police qualification you may hold such as OPSRE or NPPF at the time of your application.

Stage 2: Interview and presentation – this will be with a Senior Officer and HR representative. Your presentation will be specific to the FCI role and a piece of work which demonstrates your skills. This will be followed by a competency based interview

Stage 3: Pre–employment checks – If you are successful at the interview you will be invited in for a medical and fitness test. If you pass both the medical and fitness test we will also carry out vetting checks and contact your current force HR department and line manager for employment references.

Stage 4: Final Offer – If all of the above checks are met satisfactorily, we will write to you offering you a position with Leicestershire Police. Please do not serve your notice to your current force until you have received your final offer letter in writing.

Please do not serve your notice to your current force until you have received your final offer letter in writing.

Update – Please note that individuals who have retired and are in receipt of a pension from a force will not be considered.

If you have any questions regarding any stage of the process, please contact HRR@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK.

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