Forensic Support Administrator – Resources

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Forensic Support Administrator – Resources
Lambeth, London
Contract / Temporary

MPS 0004 D3A0 / 1

Posted: 31st October 2022 14:33
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.63 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

  • Lambeth, London,

    SE1 7LP

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Forensic Support Administrator – Resources

Reference no:  MPS 0004 D3A0 / 1

Office based

CTC vetting required for this role

This role is for a leading London Police organisation, candidates with current CTC clearances will go through their vetting processes, currently this is taking up to 6 months.  If you are already in a contract that potentially is not ending for a few months and this role is of interest, do let us know, we would be happy to discuss further.

A Forensic Support Officer will process a forensic submission from receipt to conclusion, ensuring that submissions are accurately processed, allocated and recorded.  They will be the first point of contact for internal and external customers seeking advice on a forensic investigation and provide an effective, efficient administrative support function for the Directorate of Forensic Services.

Key responsibilities:

  • To accurately input essential data, interrogate, monitor and review both local and Case Management Information Systems and any other databases relevant to role.
  • Provide an initial point of contact for all enquiries directed to the team. Provide a help-desk / liaison service for a variety of telephone, electronic and personal callers.
  • Quality assure submissions to ensure accuracy of information and compliance with procedure. Reject exhibits which do not conform to prescribed standards.
  • Flexible working to meet operational demand
  • Create work packages and assign submissions according to forensic requirement and in line with procedures and contractual obligations.
  • Store exhibits in line with rules of continuity and integrity.
  • Prioritise workload according to the level of urgency of each case and regularly review and monitor cases to manage priorities.
  • Process identifications/ matches in accordance with requirements
  • Provide Management Information and Key Performance Indicator reports to line managers as required
  • Complete administrative functions in association with tasks undertaken providing administrative support to the technical team.
  • Provide timely and accurate minutes of Forensic Services team meetings
  • Manage post production process of images


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Ability to manage workloads and resources
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  4. Awareness of the rules regarding evidence gathering, exhibit handling, continuity, integrity and the Criminal Justice System and be prepared to offer evidence and attend court if required.
  5. Ability to build effective relationships with customers, colleagues and stakeholders
  6. Ability to manage customer expectation
  7. Desirable to have an understanding of the technical and procedural processes within Forensic Services.
  8. Confident decision maker and problem solver
  9. Manual handling essential to transport exhibits.
  10. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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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. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. CTC vetting required for this role.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Forensic Support Administrator – Resources
Client Category: Police Force

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