Crime Scene Investigator (Ref 21-173)

Job Description

Post: Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) - Scientific Support Unit
Salary: Scale 5-6 (£23,817 – £28,725) including 12.5% shift allowance and approx. 260 hours weekend working enhancement per year

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Based at North Ormesby Police Station, Middlesbrough

The Scientific Support Unit at Cleveland Police provides the forensic investigation services to the force. We are a dynamic team of specialists, providing services in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Laboratory Examination, Computer Forensics, Forensic Mobile Phone Examination and Digital Media Analysis. The CSI role is an integral part of the investigative service Cleveland Police provides to the residents of Cleveland.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a CSI post in the unit. CSI is one of those roles that rarely become available and we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual who has an inquisitive and analytical nature to join our dedicated and passionate team.


As a CSI you will attend a wide range of crime and other incident scenes, ranging from volume crime such as burglaries and stolen vehicles - to major and serious incidents such as murders, sexual offences and robberies. Your role will be to gather and maximise forensic evidence such as Fingerprints, DNA and trace evidence. Applicants should be aware that this role may involve work that could be described as severely distressing including attendance at Post Mortem examinations.


You will be self-motivated and able to work calmly and accurately under pressure. You should have excellent communication skills and an aptitude for problem solving with creative practical skills. Candidates should have successfully completed an appropriate crime scene examination course, such as a degree in Crime Scene Investigation (or relevant subject) or a recognised policing qualification in the subject area. Some previous experience would also be advantageous but is not essential.


Please note, successful candidates will be required to provide fingerprints and DNA samples that will be used to speculatively search against local and national databases.

Please click on the link to apply for the job description.


If you feel you have the qualities we are looking for, we welcome your application. For further information about the role we are happy for you to get in touch, please contact the Scientific Support Unit on 01642 302445.

Please note that there is a requirement to take part in an on call rota once the successful candidate is deemed competent in the role.


If you are interested in applying for this role please progress your application via the link.  Application forms should be completed no later than 23:55 on the specified closing date.


Cleveland Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. All appointments will be made on merit.