Crime Scene Manager

C Division
Bristol, Cardiff
Full Time

Crime Scene Manager is required for a PERMANENT role paying £34,139.86 per annum plus, 10% Shift allowance, plus 10% On Call allowance with the British Transport Police (BTP) based in Bristol/Cardiff.

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 Crime Scene Manager with BTP you will line manage a small regional team of Scenes of Crime Officers, attending the more complex or major crime incidents to assess the scenes of crime as well as to attend a scene when there is a requirement for more than one forensic recovery officer to be in attendance.  To record, investigate, examine and recover forensic evidence to assist officers in the identification of offenders. To advise of all forensic matters i.e. scene preservation, packaging, cordons and submission of exhibits. 


As Crime Scene Manager you will be required to:

  • Act in a supervisory role to Crime Scene Officers and take overall responsibility of staff deployment and manage complex scenes/post mortems
  • To attend the more complex scenes of crime and major incidents, overseeing the crime scene ensuring it is preserved and processed in accordance with set out protocols (ISO 17020 and Forensic Science Regulators Code of Practice and Conduct)
  •  Be responsible for the implementation of dynamic risk assessments whilst on scene and put safe working practices into place to keep self and others safe whilst working
  • Attend disruption and fatality scenes, mortuaries and post mortems to assist in the recovery of any/all forensic samples. Be able to work in such environments and handle deceased persons and assist in specilaist body recovery at scene


Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description. The successful Crime Scene Manager will be required to evidence the following:

  • Able to review and assess individual and team performance against expected standards (ISO), providing objective and effective feedback and ensuring corrective actions are taken where necessary
  • Skilled in the use standard IT packages, systems and/or databases to fulfil role requirements, including creating visual records for forensic investigations
  • Ability to work in difficult situations calmy and accurately, sometimes within pressurised environments

·       Knowledge of all forensic related science

  • A detailed understanding of the criminal justice system


If you are interested in applying to this Crime Scene Manager role then please do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted. In return for your experience, we can offer you:


  • £34,139.86 per annum plus, 10% Shift allowance, plus 10% On Call allowance
  • Yearly base salary increments
  • Working from home allowance available to purchase suitable equipment for blended & home working
  • Flexible agile working approach
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Family friendly policies including up to 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave
  • Bespoke benefits platform and access to Blue Light Card
  • Development opportunities including fully funded apprenticeships
  • Employee assistance programme and dedicated wellbeing hub
  • Pension scheme


How to APPLY:

Please submit CV and Cover Letter outlining the following points:

  1. Document what attributes they would bring to British Transport Police Scientific Support Unit?
  2. Evidence how they have managed a team of staff or peers?
  3. Give an example of working in a major crime scene, either as a manager or examiner, highlighting pressures, welfare and meeting demands set. 


BTP is an employer who cares about the impact we have on the environment and the wider challenges of climate change, and as such we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and achieving Net Zero Carbon (NZC) through offsetting by 2035.


At BTP we are proud guardians of the railway and it is crucial that we represent the diverse communities we serve and protect. As ‘One BTP’ across the UK, we know that diversity, inclusion and belonging help us improve our decision making, foster creativity and drive innovation so all our people can thrive.

Our vacancies are open to everyone and all appointments are made based on merit. So that we can become more diverse we encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, women, people who have a disability, those who are neurodiverse and persons who identify as LGBTQI+. If you have the skills, experience and values that here in BTP we pride ourselves on then we would welcome you to apply.

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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.

BTP has undertaken a review of Police Staff pensions and as a result of this the Police Staff pension will be changing. The current police staff pension is a Defined Benefit scheme which is administered by the Railways Pension scheme. The new pension scheme which is launching is a Defined Contribution scheme which is administered by Royal London. The new pension scheme is awaiting formal approval and an introductory date is not finalised. The earliest this will be is April 2023. If you have any queries, please contact the recruitment team –


Internal candidates must have completed their probation for their current substantive posting and can only apply in tenure if Head of Department approval is emailed to prior to the vacancy closing. Internal candidates must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance and that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date. A minimum indicator of 3 / developing' or' 'Indicator 5 / no rating must have been achieved on the last reporting year PDR.




This opportunity is closed to applications.