Forensic Submissions Supervisor - JRN 30034

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Outside Force Area
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£28,266 to £30,951
Closing Date


The role:

This is a new and exciting opportunity to join our strengthening Forensic Services Department in a key role, ensuring the commissioning of forensic analysis and the receipt of forensic results is processed effectively within force.  The role is critical to the supervision and development of all forensic submissions functions, ensuring forensic science support to investigations is efficient, appropriate and evidential potential maximised.  

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 wellbeing, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

What will I be doing?

The role involves the assessment and processing of forensic opportunities to ensure the forensic needs of the investigation are met, supporting the team in identifying the most appropriate exhibits to submit for analysis in the review of current and historic enquiries, whilst ensuring adherence to legislative and national good practice guidance.  

You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Forensic Submissions Unit, including line management of Forensic Services Co-ordinators and Support Services Administrators.  As part of this role you will manage and develop staff ensuring they have the knowledge to deliver best results through high performance.

What do I need?

A forensic science degree, or equivalent forensic qualification, is essential for this role; however consideration will also be given to applicants with at least five years operational experience in a relevant forensic science field.

You will need to be able to demonstrate a passion for forensic science and maximising the evidential potential in all investigations.  Previous supervisory experience will be an advantage as you will also be able to show a determination to deliver a high performing public service and promote an inclusive and supportive work environment.  

For further information please see the role profile.

Vetting level: Management Vetting (MV) 

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. 


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 Jackie Leadbitter, Identification Manager, by email at

Interviews are planned for w/c Monday 9th November 2020

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.