Forensic Trainer

Northumbria Police

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Are you forward thinking, dynamic and inspiring? Do you have a passion for developing the skills of others? Are you driven by a desire to share your forensic knowledge and skills?

People Development Department are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and resilient individual to assist in proving forensic training and awareness across the organisation.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.

What will I be doing?

The purpose of the role is to design and develop scientific learning and development programmes and solutions that will ensure all staff are appropriately skilled and confident to fulfil the forensic science provision at the level required as part of their role.

To deliver inputs to groups and contribute to learning inputs to ensure training provided supports the force’s strategic priorities.

To assess individual and group learning achievements in order to determine knowledge and skills gaps to ensure successful delivery that results in high levels of satisfaction and competency that complies with the required investigative standards.

To develop frameworks that support continuous professional development through opportunities such as coaching and mentoring in order to achieve professional status and retention of skills.

The post holder will also be expected to support the identification, development and coordination of the training provision for operational officers and staff to enhance traditional and forensic awareness and ensure the preservation of crime scenes.

What do I need?

The work the post holder will undertake will be demanding yet rewarding as the incumbent will be developing investigative standards in respect of forensics across the organisation. Personal resilience is a key requirement as is the ability to perform tasks to a high standard even when working under pressure.

The applicant will be expected to work towards a level 4 qualification in Learning & Development if they do not already hold this or a higher qualification.

The hours of work associated with the role will be Monday to Friday ‘office hours’.

For further information please see the role profile

Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact:

To discuss the position in more detail please email Julie Whittington, Sergeant Investigative Training:

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.

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