Norfolk & Suffok FCI Advert



Full Time (40 hours) – Permanent
Rank: PC
Closing Date: Monday 14th September at 5pm

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Please note that if you are successful in your application, there are no guarantees that a move will take place immediately, the posting process will be managed in accordance with Force priorities and resourcing demands.

The Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Forensic Collision Investigation Unit (FCIU) comprises of bases located at Stowmarket, Suffolk and Wymondham, Norfolk, both proving 24/7 cover across the two counties.

As a Forensic Collision Investigator, you will be part of a team which provides a 24/7 response to fatal, life threatening, serious injury and police vehicle collisions. You will support Senior Investigating Officers (SIO) and Lead Investigating Officers (LIO) by gathering and interpreting evidence and information to establish the causes of collisions and provide expert evidence as required at court.

All members of the team are working together towards achieving accreditation to ISO 17020 as part of the new National Forensic Collision Investigation Network.

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • City and Guilds Certificate (+ Statistics) or De Montfort University UCPD in Forensic Collision Investigation, or higher qualification in Forensic Collision Investigation.
  • Be able to demonstrate competence within the preceding 24 months in the discipline of Forensic Collision Investigation.
  • Demonstrates a detailed knowledge of Forensic Collision Investigation file preparation and Road Death Investigation Procedures.
  • Working knowledge of road traffic legislation and general practices relating to roads policing.
  • Knowledge of Court Procedures and presenting evidence at criminal/coroners court.
  • Possess sound problem-solving skills, and have the ability to interpret and evaluate qualitative data to extract salient points and to draw conclusions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and prioritise your own workload.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and negotiating skills. The ability to present information to a wide audience.
  • The post holder must possess a current U.K. driving licence for motor cars and must have, or be capable of passing, an advanced driving certificate for motor cars issued by a police driving school.

It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Knowledge or expertise of other software, systems, tools that support the role of FCI and is necessary to provide expert witness testimony.
  • Qualification to CertHE, FdSc or BSc in Forensic Collision Investigation.
  • Qualified vehicle examiner or relevant experience within the field of motor vehicle examination/maintenance/inspection.
  • Additional driving qualifications (motorcycles, large goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles).

Hours of work are 40 per week. This post is offered on a permanent basis. The Forensic Collision Investigator post has a requirement to work a rotating shift pattern between 07:00 and 00:00 each working day; this includes weekend working and a requirement to fulfil on-call coverage with existing FCIs.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Richard Godden (FCIU Supervisor) or Peter Bourne (Forensic Operations Manager)

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should request an application pack by emailing with the above vacancy reference in the subject line.

Please also include your name and current force.

Please return completed applications by email to