PS/548/BCH - SO1/S01/A4 - Quality Principal - Scientific Services - Joint Protect Services Crime

Police Staff
Joint Protect Services Crime
Bedfordshire Police Force
Headquarters, Kempston, Beds , Headquarters, WGC, Herts
Scientific Services Unit
(B) SO1 (C) S01 (H) A4
(B) £30,951 - £32,796 (C) £29,064 - £33,7232 (H) £25,380 - £32,796
Full Time
Working within the BCH Scientific Services, an opportunity has arisen for a Quality Principal within the Quality Department. There are two posts available. One will be based at Beds HQ, and one at Herts HQ.

The role holder will manage an assigned portfolio of work that will assist in the delivery of ISO 17025 and/or 17020 accreditation into forensic disciplines new to scope and ensure on-going compliance and continual improvement of existing forensic disciplines, under supervision of the Quality Manager. One role will have specific focus on digital forensics. The role holder will also contribute to achieving the vision, purpose and values of Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Constabularies.

The successful candidate will have a scientific and/or forensic background through either relevant A-level, degree or industry experience and have quality and technical experience of working within a successfully accredited quality environment. They must have an understanding of International Accreditation Standards: BS EN ISO/IEC 17025 and BS EN ISO 17020 and there applications within an operational environment.

There is no requirement for shift or weekend work attached to this role, core office hours between Monday and Friday apply. The role will require you to travel where appropriate, and primarily this will within Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire.

It is mandated for successful candidates to provide DNA (mouth swab) and / or fingerprint reference sample for anti-contamination purposes.

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.

For further information or an informal chat please contact Ash BEAUMONT on 01480 422224.

If you are an internal applicant working within BCH (Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary), please upload either your CV or a completed internal role summary form. This form can be found in the attached documents. Please note you will still be required to evidence against the minimum entry requirements.

If you are an external applicant, please ensure you upload your CV and evidence against the minimum entry requirements. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include any personal details on your CV, other than your name. An internal role summary form should not be completed.

If you are successful at shortlisting, you will be required to evidence against all personal qualities and the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below.

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 757777 or the manager contact for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.
26 February 2020