Crime Scene Manager - JRN 20463

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Forensic Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
No Salary Detailed
Closing Date


The role:


CSI Unit, Middle Engine

Lane, Police Headquarters, Wallsend, NE28 9NT

Salary Banding: Career-graded salary. Grade E prior to completion of accredited or vocational Crime Scene Manager Training moving to Grade F upon completion.

Grade E: £23,766 – £26,016

 plus allowances. 

Grade F: £26,016 – £28,725 plus allowances. 

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


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced forensic practitioner to join the Crime Scene Investigation Unit as a Crime Scene Manager. We are looking for a Crime Scene Manager (or an experienced Crime Scene Investigator wishing to develop) to manage the Force’s forensic response to complex, serious and major crime scenes to ensure appropriate forensic strategies and safe working practices are put in place that maximise the recovery of all potential evidence to support the investigation of crime.

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 determination to deliver a high performing service.  

All candidates should have the following essential criteria;

At least five years operational experience within a crime scene investigation unit, involving serious and/or complex criminal investigations, including completion of accredited or vocational Crime Scene Investigator training.

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

Current Full UK Driving Licence.

Candidates experienced in crime scene management should include the following;

Completion of accredited or vocational Crime Scene Manager training

Further desirable criteria include;

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

Demonstrable experience in mentoring and supporting colleagues.

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.