Forensic Laboratory Technician

Police Staff
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Headquarters, WGC, Herts
Forensic Laboratory
£21837 - £26565
Full Time


An exciting full time opportunity has arisen within Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire’s Scientific Support unit.

The collaborated Forensic Laboratory delivers 17025 accredited fingermark enhancement services to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police. Our trained Laboratory technicians undertake a variety of chemical treatments on exhibits retrieved from crime scenes and when required will attend crime scenes to enhance and capture marks utilising specialist light sources.


The post is based at Hertfordshire Constabulary HQ, however the successful post holder will be part of a team of nine technicians based over two sites, the second laboratory is located at Cambridgeshire Constabulary HQ.

We would like to hear from anyone with the confidence and professional attitude necessary to recover critical evidence from serious crimes using specialist and advanced techniques and technology.

We are looking for self-motivated individuals to join our busy team who have good communication skills, an eye for detail, and the resilience to keep trying even when faced with challenging and complex situations.

If this is you and you can perform to the highest standards whilst under pressure, we would be interested to hear from you.

The successful applicant will have a good standard of education, ideally with a science based qualification, with proven skills in numeracy and literacy. Appropriate experience of working in a laboratory and a knowledge of photography techniques is essential.

JPS endeavour to reflect the diverse communities we serve and to build an inclusive workforce where everyone is valued and respected. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups.

Internal applicants within Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary (BCH), should upload either a CV or a completed ‘Staff internal role summary’ form, which can be found in the vacancy documents below. Please note you will be required to provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

External applicants should ensure that your current CV is uploaded and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process.

3 December 2022