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Fingerprint Identification Officer – Tier 3

Location: Arrow Centre

Salary: £39,036 - £46,674

Contract: Permanent

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Closing date: 28th July, 2024

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The Forensic Services section of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit is looking for a dynamic and high performing Tier 3 – Fingerprint Identification Officer to join the team on a permanent basis.

EMSOU-FS forms part of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit and unites the assets and resources of the East Midlands Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Unit with the Special Branches of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire forces to create a single collaborative regional unit.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing line management to Tier 1 and 2 – Fingerprint Identification Officers, to ensure a holistic approach is undertaken to deliver an effective Fingerprint service by maximising the forensic opportunities to aid the investigative and criminal justice processes.
  • Providing operational efficiency, specialist technical and tactical advice to EMSOU-FS Central Services Mangers, key stakeholders and customers in respect of Fingerprint service provision, ensuring continuous improvement and exploitation of current and future innovations.
  • Scene of crime attendance as and when required, liaising with managers, colleagues and customers to establish and carry out an effective fingerprint examination and recovery.

The must haves:

  • To be a qualified UK Fingerprint Expert, have successfully completed fingerprint identification training programmes and be able to demonstrate extensive relevant experience and competence.
  • To possess a professional training/teaching qualification and/or demonstrate extensive relevant experience and competence in learning and development skills.
  • Practical knowledge of working to ISO 17025 quality standards relating to the Fingerprint Bureau.

What’s in it for you?

At Derbyshire Constabulary, we aim to create an environment that puts people first. We want you to feel supported in everything you do, so you can give your very best. What’s more, we have a range of reward and benefits that if you join us you could enjoy.

Salary: - £39,036 - £46,674

For part time hours the salary will be calculated on a pro-rata basis, this is based on the number of hours for the vacancy.

We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and encourage anyone who has considered a career in policing to apply. We are particularly keen to increase the number of females and candidates from black and minority ethnic communities and candidates from the LGBT community, so that we can truly reflect the communities that we serve in.


Security Requirements

This post requires regular access to sensitive material and applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo enhanced security clearance before taking up the post. The material may be of sensitivity to the UK and may therefore be restricted to UK nationals.  In approved circumstances, dual nationals (of which one element is British) may be granted access.

However, if potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed, the post holder will not be permitted access the systems or material required for the role and will not therefore be able to perform their duties. For the purposes of safeguarding national security, applicants who do not hold or achieve the required levels of security clearance requirements cannot be offered the post.

This role will also be subject to MV and SC Vetting. Please refer to the job description for full role requirements.

What’s next?

If you feel like this is a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you. 

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  • Vacancy closes Sunday 28th July 2024 at 23:55pm.
  • Shortlisting will be carried out on the w/c 29th July 2024.
  • Interviews will be held in early August 2024.


EMSOU’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equality

At EMSOU we celebrate difference, encourage diversity of thought, and continually review our processes to maintain fairness, equality, and transparency.  We aim to attract and retain the most talented people and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Encouraging a healthy work-life balance and flexibility is central to our success and wherever possible we will consider job-share, part-time, agile working, and flexible working arrangements.

We want to create an environment where everyone can achieve their full potential, and this applies equally during our recruitment process.  EMSOU are Disability Confident Committed and are proud to be part of the movement of change encouraging organisations to think differently about disability and neurodiversity in the workplace.

Those interested in applying are welcome to have an informal conversation with EMSOU HR to discuss any adjustments that may help either during the recruitment process or whilst carrying out the role to see if these can be accommodated.

Police Stations

Derbyshire Constabulary
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Working for the constabulary

Policing in Derbyshire takes more than 3,500 people in a wide range of roles. Around half of these are police officers, but we also have a variety of police staff. From police community support officers to police staff and volunteers, we all play an equally important role in protecting the people of Derbyshire.

It’s a vibrant, challenging and rewarding place to work and we’re committed to equality and diversity. We aim to create a constabulary that truly reflects the communities we serve. As part of this, we promote Positive Action. This means when you apply to join us, as well as assessing you on merit, we’ll look at your application according to our need and in line with current legislation to actively encourage a more diverse workforce.