• UK Home Based
  • Closing date: 24 February 2023

Assessment Manager – Forensics (Technical Assessing for CSI)

Competitive Salary + Benefits

UK Home Based

The Forensics team at UKAS are seeking individuals to manage and perform technical assessments to evaluate the competence and conformity of customers against specified standards and UKAS requirements.

This is an opportunity to improve the quality of service and support the expansion of quality standards within forensic science and further improve confidence in the evidence being presented to the Criminal Justice System.

This Assessment Manager role supports increased accreditation activities in the sector. The role specifically focuses on the following:

  • To work as a technical assessor in the field of Crime Scene Investigation.
  • To work as part of a team of individuals to confirm conformity and compliance to specific accreditation standards.
  • To witness scene of crime staff undertaking specific activities and comment on their competency and compliance to their procedures.
  • To review organisations documentation and records to confirm effective implementation of the system (including competency and validation records).
  • Ensure UKAS policy and procedure in both technical and administrative areas related to the delivery of customer work is completed both compliantly and promptly.
  • Provide ‘added value’ guidance on how accreditation and assessment standards could be used by customers to support their growth and development.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to ensure customers are provided with necessary and relevant information regarding their activities with UKAS.
  • Ensure that pertinent information regarding the assessment is delivered to the assessment team.

The Assessment Manager will contribute to the maintenance of UKAS’ technical competence by:

  • Sharing knowledge and expertise freely within UKAS.
  • Assisting colleagues in responding to general queries from the public or customers related to an area of expertise.
  • Delivering presentations on UKAS activities and representation of UKAS in relevant external forums and committees.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A minimum of 4 years practical experience, preferably at a senior level, and possess up-to-date and detailed knowledge of the requirements of the Criminal Justice System.
  • A high degree of knowledge and experience with respect to the processes involved in identifying, selecting, recording and recovering physical material from scenes.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of the methodologies and equipment used at scenes of crime.
  • A high degree of knowledge and experience with respect to the handling, packaging and labelling of items from scenes of crime.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, being able to communicate effectively with CSI staff, management and their customers at all levels.

This exciting and challenging role requires extensive travel mainly within the UK with,  on average, 2 overnight stays a week away from home.

If you would like to discuss the details of this vacancy please contact Angela Shaw on +44 (0)1784 429000.

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