Forensic Laboratory Officer

FHQ
Scientific Support
B001
Full Time
Permanent
£29,735.46
Only areas within Greater London are entitled to this allowance.
£2,570
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Forensic Laboratory Officer is required for a Permanent role paying £29,735.46 plus £2,570 London Allowance per annum with British Transport Police (BTP) based in London

BTP is the national police Force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast-paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing. As Forensic Laboratory Officer with BTP you will assess and examine exhibits submitted to the Chemical Enhancement and DNA Screening Laboratories in order to obtain the best possible forensic evidence within budget, target dates and using available resources.

 

To ensure mandatory quality standards are applied, maintained and audited within the laboratories.

 

To ensure operational delivery is maintained within the Chemical enhancement and Screening laboratories in line with the Laboratory Services Service Level Agreement..

 

As Forensic Laboratory Officer you will be required to:

  • Examine exhibits submitted to the DNA Screening Laboratory for potential DNA evidence, inclusive of speculative cellular DNA recovery, screening for potential bodily fluids including blood and saliva and recovery of other forensic trace evidence types.
  • Carry out internal auditing within Laboratory Services and other departments where required, ensuring that the procedures or activities they are auditing are still compliant with the ISO17025 standard, ILAC G19 and the FSR Codes of Practice and Conduct.  
  • Carry out internal auditing within Laboratory Services and other departments where required, ensuring that the procedures or activities they are auditing are still compliant with the ISO17025 standard, ILAC G19 and the FSR Codes of Practice and Conduct.  

 

Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description.


The successful Forensic Laboratory Officer will be required to evidence the following skills:

  • BSc science-based degree at 2.2 or above
  • Previous laboratory-based work experience - minimum 6 months    
  • Proven organisational, communication and time-management skills
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative, maintaining continuous professional development.

 

If you are interested in applying to this Forensic Laboratory Officer role then please do not delay your application. In return for your experience, we can offer you:

  • Salary £29,735.46 plus £2,570 London Allowance
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Final salary pension scheme
  • Other benefits include a bespoke BTP rewards platform and various salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work as well as many high street and online retail discounts

 

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 3 years. You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.

 

 


This opportunity is closed to applications.