HMRC United Kingdom United Kingdom
2 weeks ago
CSI Senior Technical Manager (309189) - 1 position (EXTERNAL) HMRC the UK tax authority About Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) Covert Operations, Digital Exploitation (CODE) sits within HMRCs wider Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) which is responsible for the departments civil and criminal investigation work. FIS ensures that HMRC has an effective approach to taking on the most serious tax evasion and fraud. Working across Law Enforcement and government, CODE provides investigative tools and covert techniques to front-line investigations and works with key partners to develop and provide access to new technology and systems to enable investigators to respond to serious and complex tax evasion and crime. Responsibilities & Tasks Crime Scene Investigators within HMRC play an integral role in the fight against serious and organised fraudulent criminality, attending crime scenes to recover fingerprints, DNA and other forensic evidence and supporting investigations across the UK... totalling hundreds of millions of pounds each year. We are seeking to recruit a Senior CSI Technical Manager to lead the HMRC Crime Scene Investigation team towards implementation of ISO 17020 and Forensic Science Regulator Code of Practice accreditation. Being proactive and self-motivated, with the ability to work on your own initiative, as well as part of a team is essential. The nature of the role means flexibility is key, with opportunities for frequent travel throughout the UK and overnight stays likely as part of a pan-UK CSI team. Regular attendance at our Nottingham Regional Centre location will be required as part of this role. To lead the HMRC CSI team in achieving and retaining ISO 17020 and FSR Code of Practice accreditation and ensuring that quality standards are maintained. To develop, review and maintain CSI policy and procedure documents that are compliant with ISO 17020 and the FSR Code of Practice. To assist with the review, maintenance, and further development of the HMRC Quality Management System. To control, maintain and issue all existing and new CSI documents within the HMRC Quality Management System. To co-ordinate, manage and record competency assessments and proficiency testing for the CSI team. To research and arrange appropriate training and continuous professional development opportunities for the CSI team, in all matters relating to quality standards. To lead the design and implementation of CSI technical method validation plans. To co-ordinate plans for the batch testing of consumables and other anti-contamination strategies. To ensure that all duties undertaken are completed in compliance with ISO 17020, and other statutory and regulatory requirements as applicable. To act as a liaison between HMRC and UKAS, coordinating and participating in accreditation assessments. To conduct audits and audit reviews of the HMRC CSI team forensic business processes, assuring compliance with accredited standards. To ensure all audit findings are reviewed and any opportunities for improvement are taken, and non-compliances are corrected and implemented. To provide technical advice and guidance to the HMRC Quality Management team, deputy CSI Technical Manager/s, and the CSI team. Eventual line management of deputy CSI Technical Manager/s. To maintain competence by attending crime scenes as necessary. Essential Criteria Completion of a recognised, post-academic Crime Scene Investigation training course from the College of Policing, a Law Enforcement Agency or equivalent professional training provider. Considerable operational experience in serious and major crime scene examination and ongoing forensic case management in complex investigations. Comprehensive knowledge of ISO 17020 accreditation requirements and obligations, the UK Forensic Regulator Code of Practice, and other associated publications. Demonstrable experience of working within or towards an ISO 17020 accredited environment. Experience of contributing to a quality management system, such as the production of standard operating procedures, the conduct of internal auditing, or the development of competency and validation frameworks. Full UK driving licence. This post requires National Security Vetting at Security Check (SC) clearance level. You must hold SC vetting or be willing to apply for SC vetting Desirable Criteria Experience in conducting internal audit/governance of policies and procedures against legislation or similar requirement(s). Completion of a recognised, post-academic Crime Scene Management/Crime Scene Coordination Course from the College of policing, a Law Enforcement Agency or equivalent professional training provider, and experience in that role. Experience of using forensic techniques and methodologies to support covert activities. Experience of supporting fraud investigations. Knowledge and/or experience of criminal justice legislation and procedures including CPIA, PACE and RIPA/IPA. Experience of negotiating and influencing discussions, decisions, and change with internal and external partners and agencies. National Security Vetting This post requires National Security Vetting at Security Check (SC) clearance level. You must hold SC vetting or be willing to apply for SC vetting Application & Selection Process Details As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete; A CV, setting out your career history with key responsibilities and achievements, as well as your relevant skills and experience, max 500 words per section. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any significant gaps in employment history within the last two years. A personal statement, no more than 750 words, providing examples of how you consider your technical and personal skills, qualities and experience define your suitability for the role; it is crucial your statement reflects the essential criteria set out within the job description. Please note that the personal statement is an important part of your application and will be assessed together with your CV. Referring to the essential criteria, please outline your experience of contributing towards achieving UKAS accreditation within the field of crime scene investigation, including how you have overcome technical challenges and any resistance from colleagues. Three 250-word statements providing examples of how you have met the following Behaviours; Managing a Quality Service, Leadership, and Delivering at Pace
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