Post Title: Collision Investigator
Type of contract: Substantive
Rank/Grade: Grade E
Directorate/Department: Crime/ Forensic Services
Statement of expectation for the role (please explain the minimum period required for this role): 3 Years
Vetting level required: RV/CTC
Location: Wood Street Police Station
Salary: Grade E (£33,290-£38,570) + London weighting (£6,390.00)
Description of CoLP:
A powerful and influential area such as the City of London demands a high calibre police force. The City of London Police does not disappoint.
Nationally and internationally recognised for its innovation and expertise, City of London Police strives to provide ever-improving levels of service to its unique community.
The Square Mile is home to over 450 international banks, 300,000 City workers and 8,000 residents and welcomes more than four million visitors to its iconic sites every year.
Description of Department:
You will be part of a close team of three Collision Investigators (CI’s), responsible for the initial scene management of all fatal and serious road collisions and thereafter responsible for scene reconstructions and associated examinations.
The CI’s are also force leads for CCTV analysis and, as part of Forensic Services, integral to the major crime scene response in recording 3D scans. The department encourages and supports continuous professional development and allows CI’s to diversify their role in adopting other forensic skills.
The force offers a wide range of benefits, including a subsidised canteen, employee discounts, flexible working and access to the local government pension scheme. We also support your personal and professional development by offering a leadership programme, 360 personal reviews, and generous sponsorship for courses.
The annual leave rates are attractive and there is an on-call allowance.
Purpose of the Role:
- Attend all life threatening and fatal collisions in order to identify, interpret and record available forensic evidence
- Undertake forensic collision investigation though initial examination of scenes through to prosecution stage, planning, coordinating and managing the work on multiple long term cases, including police vehicles and other incidents
- To produce and present detailed reports for use at criminal, coronial and civil proceedings within agreed timescales.
- Attend court hearings to provide independent expert evidence on the findings of the accident investigation
- Provide support and expertise to Response and Patrol officers in relation to accident Investigation, vehicle examination, large goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicle related matters.
- Undertake detailed CCTV enhancement and analysis for all crime types.
- You will undertake 3D laser scans at all major crimes scenes as directed as part of the Forensic response.
Essential Criteria – including the behaviours that will be tested at application/interview:
- Must be able to manage own workload and prioritise competing demands.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with members of the public, senior managers, partner agencies and colleagues whether at scene or in other environments.
- To be computer literate and have sound practical knowledge of Microsoft office programs
Types of Qualification(s) needed:
- You must either be a fully qualified Forensic Collision Investigator with recent, relevant experience undertaking that role, or hold a UCPD qualification and either be undertaking the AITS CERT HE training course or willing to undertake that course as soon as possible.
- To hold a full car driving licence and hold or be willing to be trained to police advance driving standard
Desirable Criteria (If applicable):
- Experience of surveying techniques and associated software
- Forensic tyre examination qualification.
- Forensic light bulb examination qualification.
- Be able to show competence with day and night photography.
- Hold LGV, PSV and motorcycle licence.
- Membership of any of the following; Institute of Motor Industry (IMI), Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators (ITAI), Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
The application and interview will be tested under Level 2 of the College of Policing Competency and Values Framework.
Applicants who fail to address the skills/knowledge/experience of the job description will not be considered.
If you would like to discuss the post in more detail, please contact Gihan Lekamwattage on 0207 601 2317
The closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 9th February 2020
This vacancy is open only to those who have the right to work in the UK.
The City of London Police is keen to promote flexible working and will, subject to operational policing requirements, proactively consider all applications to work flexibly.
The City of London Police is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.