Forensic Support Officer

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Part Time
SW Forensics
Portishead, Police Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead- BS20 8QJ
SC 3

£21,432 - £22,677

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

09/09/2021, 23:55

Are you a pro-active and self-motivated individual looking for a new opportunity where you can utilise and develop your customer service and administrative skills? 

We are looking for two skilled administrators to join our Forensic Identification Unit as a Forensic Support Officer. 

This is a busy and varied role where you will be required to multi task and work as part of a small team, providing administrative and customer service support to a range of stakeholders both internal and external to our organisation. 

In this role your main responsibilities will be:

  • Acting as a point of contact for all queries that come into the department, ensuring professional customer service standards are maintained. 
  • Undertaking a range of administrative duties including the booking of transport and accommodation, filing, scanning, and responding to queries using email, phone and face to face communication methods. 
  • Managing the receipt, distribution and dispatch of forensic exhibits, checking courier datasheets against information on evidential packages. 
  • Maintaining departmental records and document collections, undertaking weeding and archiving of custody samples. 
  • Checking stock levels, processing and issuing equipment orders
  • Ensuring all duties undertaken are completed in compliance with department policies and procedures. 

Skills experience and qualifications required:

  • Experience of working in an administrative role and following office procedures. 
  • Skilled computer user with a minimum typing speed of 30 wpm
  • Experience of creating and maintaining both electronic and manual records
  • Ability to retrieve and interpreting information 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills 
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

We have two part-time positions available both working 22.2 hours per week. One working Monday – Wednesday and the other Wednesday – Friday.

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. 

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Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

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This vacancy is closed to applications.