confidential England United Kingdom
3 months ago
Senior Forensics Scientist Ref. 803 Department Engineering Salary £45,750 - £49,173 Job description HMGCC provide forensic expertise for UK National Security and deliver essential support by pioneering novel and inventive forensic solutions. As a Senior Forensic Scientist, you’ll have the opportunity to drive priority projects, integrate new forensic technologies, and deliver essential services for the UK and its interests. There will also be opportunities to devise and lead programmes of work that will draw on experience of forensic science and exploitation, using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, in a rapidly developing department. You’ll enjoy working closely with a small team to meet customer’s needs, provide innovative solutions and deliver training. Applicants should have experience in DNA interpretations, understand forensic principles, and be able to demonstrate an eye for innovation. About You Technical skills Essential requirements: DNA Profile interpretation... experience – examine and assess Electropherogram’s (EPGs). Check out the role overview below If you are confident you have got the right skills and experience, apply today. • Forensic experience – e.g. either field or laboratory-based experience of forensic science practices and approaches. • Aptitude for problem solving and ability to devise innovative solutions. • Ability to communicate via a range of mediums – e.g. writing reports, reviews, summaries and verbal presentations to audiences. Desirable requirements: To strengthen your application, it would be beneficial if you have one or more of the following (but these are not essential): DNA reporting experience, including experience of mixture profiles. • Knowledge of broader forensic science practices e.g. light sourcing, photography, fingerprints. • Experience of creating and delivering presentations and training packages to a range of audiences. Personal skills To work as a Senior Forensic Science Practitioner, you will be the type of person who: Encourages others to share their ideas and take time to understand others and what motivates them. • Thinks creatively and generates innovative approaches and solutions • Gets best value from resources (people, money assets and time). Sets clearly defined, realistic objectives and deadlines. • Takes responsibility for conveying difficult messages. Can provide comprehensive information to customers and Service leaders, inspiring confidence. • Creates a supportive environment in which team members take responsibility for team goals. • Works with customers to establish clear desired outcomes and expectations. • Maintain focus and momentum within the team to achieve change. Putting your skills to use As part of our team you will: Lead on programmes of work in support of UK National Security. • Utilise your DNA interpretation experience to safeguard UK personnel and staff. • Devise and develop innovative solutions to support our customers. • Identify and integrate new technologies that enhance our capabilities. • Serve as a mentor/role model, playing an active part in the upskilling and development of less experienced staff. • Act as a subject matter expert to ensure best practice is maintained. What we Offer Now that we’ve explained a bit about what you will we be doing, here’s what we can offer you: • 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service. • 8 Bank Holiday days off in addition to your annual leave. • 2 ½ additional days leave (set dates through the year). • Paid overtime or time off in lieu. Your salary is for your contracted hours. If you work more, we believe you should be rewarded for that. • Training. Lots and lots of training. This can be anything from a ½ day internal course to a distant learning degree. If it’s relevant to your career, we will aim to support you. • Pension. Our Pension scheme is Alpha. And It’s very competitive. • Sports & Social Society. Whether its classic cars or baking, golf or crafting, we have a society for you. • On site nursery (subject to availability). • 3 days paid leave a year to support a registered charity of your choice. • Free parking • Free onsite gym, open 24 hours a day • Relocation Package* • Affinity Groups – whether you are disabled, part of the LGBTQ community and/or from an Ethnic Minority background, we provide an inclusive environment and support for everyone. *If you are moving to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package. About HMGCC We’re HMGCC – His Majesty’s Government Communications Centre. You may not have heard of us before. That’s because our customers are other UK Government Departments. Using our collective expertise, we develop communication systems for our customers that are innovative, reliable and totally secure, to protect national security at home and overseas. We invest in our people, not only with training but also support throughout your career with us; to allow you to reach your full potential at work, as well as enjoy the work-life balance many aspire to. To find out more about us and if we’re right for you, please click here. Equal Opportunities Inclusion & Diversity really matters to us. It's not just about numbers or visible differences. HMGCC are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and those with disabilities or who are neurodiverse. We’re not looking for any one type of person. We’re looking for talented people from all different backgrounds to join our organisation, where we genuinely respect and value each other's differences, as well as our similarities. It makes us even better at what we do. HMGCC is proud to hold the status of Disability Confident Employer. In line with this, we offer the Disability Confident - Offer of Interview. To find out more and how you can apply under this scheme, please click here. The Process You’ll complete an application form which will be used to identify applicants with the relevant technical and interpersonal skills. If successful at this stage, you will be invited to interview. Interviews are held in two rounds. Your first will be a technical and HR interview. If you are successful at this stage, you will be invited back for an Occupational Psychologist interview. Apply Now Please click the apply button. Our Recruitment team will process your application once the role has closed, and everyone will get a response. Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date. Please note: shortlisting will not be carried out until after the closing date for this role
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