Metropolitan Police - Assistant Forensic Practitioner
At the Met, our Forensic Services provide a vital response to London’s most complex policing challenges. The team are at the very forefront of investigations, delivering a wide range of technical and scientific expertise to help solve crimes. Now, we’re looking for Assistant Forensic Practitioners. It’s your chance to apply your lateral thinking and problem-solving skills, and get the training to become an Assistant Forensic Practitioner.
This is a rare opportunity to build your career as part of our 24/7 - 365 front line crime scene examination response. Through a structured programme of learning and development, you’ll learn how to identify, record and recover crucial forensic evidence to support investigations. It’s a physically demanding role, where you’ll need excellent attention to detail, and a methodical approach. However, as you help bring offenders to justice, you’ll find it’s just as rewarding.
You’ll work alongside senior colleagues in a busy shift team on a combination of early, late and night shifts (including weekends and bank holidays). In exchange, we offer a shift disturbance allowance. With a combination of mentoring and formal classroom studies, our intensive development programme is designed to produce highly skilled, fully-fledged Practitioners.
Please note that the successful candidate will be required to attend court to present evidence. You may also, on occasion, have to deal with incidents of a distressing nature and attend mortuaries to record forensic evidence.
This role will be subject to medical checks and security vetting.
We’re looking for at least five A*-C grade GCSEs (or equivalent) including English, Maths and a Science subject, plus at least two A*-C grade A-levels (or equivalent) – a Science subject is preferable. Alternatively, we’ll accept College of Policing Crime Scene Investigation Training (level 1).
You should also bring good communication and IT skills, plus a full clean manual driving license (held for at least a year). Above all, you need the motivation to complete your training so you can apply your skills and deliver an excellent forensic response to crime in London.
To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack. Click on the link to complete and submit the online application form and a detailed CV.
Completed applications must be submitted by 25th October 2019
Failure to supply all the relevant documents will result in your application being terminated.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
Full, clean, manual Driving Licence – held for a minimum of one year
At least 5 GCSEs - grades A* to C or equivalent, including English, maths and a science subject
At least 2 A levels - grades A* to C or equivalent education level (preferably to include a science subject)
Have completed the College of Policing Crime Scene Investigator Training (Level 1)
A qualification or experience in crime scene examination (or other relevant forensic science discipline) is desirable but all training will be delivered whilst in the role
Knowledge of, or qualification in photography
Experience of working with the public.
This recruitment campaign aims to address both current vacancies and future vacancies that may arise over the next 12 months