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Job Title: SSD Deputy Technical Manager - HC599474

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Scale SO1, £30,420 - £32,394 per annum

Hours: 37.00 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 9th October 2022, at 23:59 hours

About the role

As a SSD Deputy Technical Manager, you will support the Technical Manager in implementing and maintaining ISO quality Standards. You will ensure compliance with the Forensic Science Regulator’s requirements across Hampshire Constabulary and partner agencies, delivering an integrated quality and training management framework for the provision of all forensic services.

Key accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

1. To deputise for the Technical Manager as technical and quality lead for Scientific Services Department (SSD), making routine decisions regarding the quality management systems and ensuring all practices meet the required standard.

2. Assist the Technical Manager with working with key stakeholders including ICT and corporate services e.g. H&S to ensure that corporate policies and procedures comply with all legislative requirements (quality and non-quality).

3. Under the direction of the TM maintain quality technical processes and systems in all areas of service delivery to assist attain and retain accreditation to relevant industry quality standards.

4. Develop relationships and work closely with key stakeholders within the criminal justice system (including but not limited to UKAS, FCN, TF, and University partners) to ensure that Scientific Services achieves accreditation within the timeframes outlined by the Forensic Science Regulator and remains at the forefront of forensic innovation.

5. Facilitate validation and verification of technical equipment, personnel and processes.

6. Support the TM Develop and maintain standard operating procedures and other quality processes

For more information on the role, please click here.

Essential Qualifications

Educated to QCF Level 3 in a relevant technical subject or have relevant vocational experience (College of Policing or similar Crime Scene Investigator courses) that would bring the post holder to the required standard.

Essential Experience

Previous operational experience as a Crime Scene Investigator.

Demonstrate experience of successfully coordinating an accredited ISO quality management system at 17025/17020 levels as a minimum in a professional environment.

An understanding of root cause analysis and implementing effective corrections and corrective actions. (Non-conformance processes)

Competencies and Personal Qualities

We are Emotionally Aware Level 1

We Take Ownership Level 2

We Deliver, Support and Inspire Level 2

We are Collaborative Level 1

We Analyse Critically Level 2


Candidate Guidance for Completing Application Form

Contact details for an informal discussion

Please contact the Recruitment Team at or on 01962 846438.

Please note that the email address you supply when submitting an application will be used for contact throughout the full lifecycle of that vacancy. You will not be able to amend your contact details. You should therefore ensure that you choose an appropriately accessible email address, being mindful that the process may take several months for some roles.

Hampshire Constabulary is an inclusive employer and strives to have a workforce representative of the communities we police and serve. We recognise that we are not fully representative and are working to address this imbalance through a variety of initiatives.

The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Hampshire Constabulary by adopting Positive Action to support people from under-represented groups. Our aim is to recruit talented people with a diverse range of skills and experience and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Positive Action team are available to provide support through the application and assessment process by contacting:

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 65874390
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: SSD Deputy Technical Manager
  • Job Function: Forensic Scientist
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