Forensic Administrator – Resources

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Forensic Administrator – Resources
Contract / Temporary

Thames Valley BL TCL 360176

Posted: 19th October 2023 10:08
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.83 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Thursday 8am to 4pm & Friday 8am to 3.30pm

  • This opening assignment is for 8 months

  • Whitchurch,

    RG28 7EG

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Forensic Administrator – Resources

Reference no:  Thames Valley BL TCL 360176

Pay Rate: £11.83 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Thursday 8am to 4pm & Friday 8am to 3.30pm

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 8 months

City: Whitchurch

Hybrid working

NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 5 years continuous UK address history. Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure.

The purpose of the role is to provide administrative support within the Forensic Investigation Unit (FIU) ensuring the integrity and continuity of forensic/biometric evidence and presenting a professional interface between FIU and its customers in support of the organisational requirement to bring offenders to justice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Input case specific/biometric data onto TVP and National databases/IT systems to ensure accurate data management whilst ensuring compliance with legislation and agreed working practises.
  • Carry out quality assurance checks of biometric data, submissions or exhibits (including associated submission documentation), ensuring requests are proportionate and within FIU submissions policies. Refer queries and deficiencies back to the submitting officer or line manager as appropriate.
  • Handling and recording forensic exhibits, re-distributing these where necessary to internal and external departments, ensuring exhibit continuity and integrity are maintained. Ensure all samples are kept in accordance with current legislation (e.g. PACE, CPIA, PoFA).
  • Provide admin support to the unit which may include filing, maintenance of equipment, ordering of stock, checking delivery notes/invoices from external suppliers and dealing with post.
  • Call handling to include dealing with enquiries from investigating officers as to the progression of individual cases. This may include the compilation and distribution of case results to investigators to inform them of the forensic outcome.
  • Deal with enquiries of a technical nature relating to specific forensic disciplines to ensure our customers receive accurate and timely information. Where appropriate pass on work requests to the relevant forensic discipline for specialist advice or further forensic examination.
  • Monitor TVP Policies and action findings with reference to destruction and disposal of exhibits.
  • Accurately archiving files and exhibits under existing legislation (MOPI/CPIA) for later retrieval or disposal.
  • Attendance at meetings and occasional minute taking, managing visitors to the Unit.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:



  1. Good standard of education to GCSE standard or equivalent with proven skills in numeracy and literacy both oral and written. Have the ability to communicate technical information to non technical audience, and deal with customers in a professional manner.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Proven ability to work as part of a team and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  2. Recent experience of an administrative role and working to deadlines.
  3. Be able to recognise sensitive and confidential documents and materials and deal with them in an appropriate manner. This may also include handling images/items of an unpleasant nature.
  4. Have excellent communication skills to deal with customers in a professional manner.
  5. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential documents and materials and deal with them in a secure manner. This may also include handling images/items of an unpleasant nature.
  6. Working knowledge of MS Microsoft packages Word/Excel and an aptitude and desire to learn and use new packages as technology develops.



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Forensic Administrator – Resources
Client Category: Police Force

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