Forensic practitioner (imaging)

The Metropolitan Police
United Kingdom
09 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary: GBP33,498 to GBP38,195 plus GBP2,623 location allowance. If you are new to the MPS you will receive GBP33,498 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of GBP38,195 will be via incremental progression.
Recruitment code: Oleeo 5328
Location: Lambeth
Closing date: 11:55pm, 29 October 2019.
The Specialist Imaging Unit within the Forensic Services Directorate of the Met does a very important job. Our skills are rare to the point of being unique. That puts our team of our photographers in high demand. While we mainly serve London, we also assist other police forces and specialist bodies, both in the UK and overseas. All of this makes our work fascinating, varied and vital. If you bring a keen eye for detail, you could be part of it.

Right now, we're looking for an experienced photographer to join us. This is an exciting opportunity to be on the team that has played a significant role in the investigation of every London terrorist attack, as well as the Salisbury Nerve Agent attack and the Grenfell Tower tragedy. It's your chance to make a real difference in the investigation and solving of major crime and incidents.
In this highly rewarding role, your time will be split between the crime scene and the laboratory. As you'd expect, you'll carry out specialist examination of scenes and items submitted to the Met's forensic laboratories. Often, you'll be working in very challenging conditions and to tight timescales. Everything you do will help investigations move forward and reach a successful conclusion.
Ideally, you'll bring a proven track record within a specialist area of the imaging field. You're knowledgeable about photographic techniques, and able to solve basic imaging problems to obtain highly detailed images for examination.
Additionally, you have a full (manual) UK driving licence.
What also matters is that you're a team player who is highly self-motivated. You're willing to participate in shift work and an on-call system to get the job done. You're also happy to undergo specialist training and vetting in order to participate in the unique nature of our work.

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