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£24,921 to £27,351 Per year Scale 4
06 November 2023 17:09:00
Closing Date:
22 November 2023 17:00:00
We are looking for candidates who possess enhanced communication skills (both written and oral) displaying excellent interpersonal skills relating to people at all levels. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to be understanding and sensitive to the needs of others.

You will need to have an investigative mind-set, display the ability to ask questions, obtain relevant information and make informed decisions, presenting facts accurately and clearly. 

Candidates should be able to handle stressful situations and work under pressure.  You will be required to work alone as well as part of a team, accepting responsibility for your own tasks, prioritising your work and meeting deadlines.

The role involves a requirement to work outdoors in all weather and/or in uncomfortable surroundings.

There is also a requirement to be in possession of a full current driving license to drive manual vehicles as there will be a need to drive police vehicles between work locations.  *Applicants should also note that there will be a requirement to pass a basic Driving Assessment prior to any offer of appointment being confirmed.

Assessment day:   TBC

About us

 Durham Constabulary is one of the top-performing police forces in the UK.

 We are an equal opportunities employer and boasts generous terms and conditions of employment including: 

  • A minimum of 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days after five years continuous service plus bank holidays. (Pro rata for part time posts)
  • A defined benefit pension scheme (career average) with death in service benefit
  • Flexible working arrangements including flexi-time and hybrid working
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing services including an employee assistance programme 
  • Access to a wide range of staff networking groups 
  • Access to a range of high street discount services e.g., Blue Light Card
  • Interest free loans


Qualifications / Experience Test
  • 4 GCSEs including English Language or Literature and Mathematics (Grade 9 to 4/A to C) or an approved equivalent. An individual who possesses an equivalent e.g. NVQ must provide evidence of Math’s and English.
  • To progress to Level 2 VCSI

    • Foundation Crime Scene Investigation course (or equivalent).
    • Evidence of ongoing competency within Crime Scene Investigation (or successful completion of Durham Constabulary Baseline Competence Assessment).
    • 12 months experience of examining crime scenes
How to apply

For further information on the role, please view the Job Description and Person Specification.

If you’d like to apply, please forward a copy of your CV along with a covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria for the role, by 5pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2023.

Please also complete and return the equality monitoring form and return this with your CV and cover letter.

The above should be returned to

Candidates must have indefinite leave to work and live in the UK and be free from any restriction. Any successful candidate will be asked to provide evidence of this.

Candidates will be contacted via email in relation to the recruitment process and are advised to also check junk/spam folders for email updates. 


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