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Forensic Submissions Officer - HC1902

Hampshire Constabulary
£21,999 to £24,030, per annum
Southampton Central

We are recruiting for a Forensic Submissions Officer, in this role you will be responsible for checking, authorising and validating all forensic submissions and provide a range of administrative services for the Scientific Services Department (SSD).

Key tasks will include:

Answer queries and directing other enquiries on to other members of SSD staff as appropriate. To review and provide advice and act as a point of contact to Investigators, Crime Scene Investigators (CSI’s), Forensic Service Providers (FSP’s), and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), supervise quality of and authorisation and rejection, within agreed financial limits, of forensic items to be submitted from the force to various internal and external forensic providers in relation to practicality, forensic potential and cost effectiveness and effectively and accurately cost submissions in terms of prices lists set by forensic providers and to check and monitor expenditure on forensic services.

As well as take responsibility for DNA mouth swabs, checking, processing and continuity of DNA, PACE, volunteer and vulnerable person samples, take responsibility for researching and analysing various computer records to include RMS & PNC to inform the National DNA database of any updates regarding samples held. The advice given will be followed by the National DNA Database (NDNAD) and will directly affect the integrity of the database.

Please see the role profile for further information.

QCF Level 2 (5 passes to include English and Mathematics) or the post holder to have experience that brings him/her to a comparable level.
2 years working in a busy office environment, using a wide range of office equipment and complex record keeping systems. Computer literate, experience using computers for data entry.

Hampshire Constabulary is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people. We value equality, diversity and inclusivity in our workforce and welcome applications from across our entire diverse community. In order to truly reflect the communities we serve we are particularly keen to recruit people from Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic backgrounds and under-represented groups. If you meet this criteria and would like support with your application and recruitment please contact

Fairness and Equality forms a part of Hampshire Constabulary’s Core Values and this will therefore form an integral part of the recruiting and selection process. Although Fairness and Equality may not be assessed or questioned as a stand-alone topic, it will be threaded throughout the recruiting and selection process. It is therefore advisable that you are able to provide positive evidence in this area.

Recruitment Team on 01962 846438
25 February 2018
Hampshire Constabulary
Scientific Service
£20,000 - £29,999
Full Time