Crime Scene Investigations Supervisor - JRN 20462

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Forensic Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£28,974 to £31,725
Closing Date


The role:


CSI Unit, Middle Engine

Lane, Police Headquarters, Wallsend, NE28 9NT

Salary Banding: £28,974 – £31,725 plus allowances. 

The Forensic Services Department within Northumbria Police provides essential forensic support to all investigations and relies on the skill and teamwork of all of our experienced and professional practitioners.   

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced forensic practitioner to join the Crime Scene Investigation Unit as a Crime Scene Investigations Supervisor. We are looking for an experienced and positive individual with a passion for supervising and developing staff. You will be managing and coordinating the delivery of an effective and efficient crime scene investigation service, ensuring the appropriate level of response and resource is allocated to meet organisational demand and performance standards. You will support the criminal investigation process within agreed service level timeframes and deliver an effective frontline service in line with force objectives. You will also undertake the role of Crime Scene Co-ordinator in relation to complex and multiple incidents, and support management to develop the unit. 

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

Key Responsibilities

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Person Specification

Suitable candidates will need to be able to demonstrate a passion for forensics and a positive determination to deliver a high performing service. 


Proven and extensive track record in an operational Crime Scene Investigation Unit, involved in complex and major crime investigations, including completion of accredited or vocational Crime Scene Manager training. 

An understanding of the role of the Forensic Science Regulator and International Office of Standardisation forensic quality standards.

Current Full UK Driving Licence 


Line management experience, setting personal and performance objectives, and monitoring, assessing and evaluating progress.

Completion of accredited or vocational Crime Scene Co-ordinator training.

Specialism in a relevant crime scene investigation skill (e.g. covert forensics, Disaster Victim Identification, Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear). 

Vetting level: 

Recruitment Vetting (RV) 

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and

reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For further information

please contact the Talent Acquisition team.

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact: 

To discuss the position in more detail please contact CSIU Operations Manager, Lorraine Tyler by email at

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone.