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INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL APPLICANTS
Specialist Operations Branch
£27,432 to £32,394
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An exciting opportunity for 3 Police Staff to join the Forensic Collision Reconstruction Unit (FCRU) has become available.
Collision Reconstruction is a unique and very rewarding role, in which the variety and the nature of the technically focussed work is extremely diverse and challenging. Ultimately you will be responsible for seeing the technical part of the investigation through from beginning to end, from initially collecting the evidence at the scene to preparing the final technical report and ultimately giving expert evidence in Court.
The role will require you to attend the scene of an incident or collision, to record and gather evidence and to examine vehicles, vehicle components and other physical evidence. As such you will be require to provide the force with 24/7 coverage including being on call.
The list below provides an overview of the various aspects of the job:
• Conducting scene-based investigations to record and gather the available physical evidence.
• Preparing scene plans and undertaking time and distance studies.
• Accident reconstruction.
• Determining vehicle speeds from physical evidence and CCTV.
• Obtaining details regarding the background and circumstances surrounding the incident.
• Reviewing defence reports and other documentation that may comprise photographs, plans/drawings, operating manuals and maintenance records.
• Undertaking enquiries into vehicles and equipment suppliers and manufacturers to obtain technical information.
• Consulting relevant standards, regulations and other published guidance.
• Undertaking technical literature reviews.
• Providing a timely preliminary verbal and/or written advice to the investigation team, in a form that can be readily understood.
• Examining vehicles and vehicle related components.
• Testing vehicles and vehicle related components.
• Preparing reports that may be in the form of a findings report or in the form of a detailed, illustrated report for both criminal and coronial court proceedings.
• Attending CPS meetings to discuss the investigation and your findings.
• Meeting with experts appointed by the other involved parties as part of the litigation process.
• Providing expert witness evidence in Court, which may involve being questioned in depth by a Barrister.
• Providing evidence in coroner's court to assist at inquest. ALL CANDIDATES - PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ONLY HAVE TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW. THESE QUESTIONS WILL NEED TO BE ADDED AT THE END OF YOUR COMPLETED CV AND UPLOAD INTO THE APPLICATION BY CLICKING APPLY. THIS WILL BE USED FOR THE SHORTLISTING, ALL OTHER KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE TESTED AT THE INITIAL SIFT INTERVIEW.
The questions below are based on the Leadership Expectations which describes the attributes, behaviours, and outcomes that are demonstrated by successful leaders across GMP.
You should use no more than 500 words per question.
Question 1: Developing yourself and others:
We take responsibility for our roles and accountability for developing our skills through research and training, but we do not let this hold us back from being effective of taking appropriate risks. Describe how you have identified a skills/knowledge gap and what action you took to address this to your own and wider teams benefit ?
Question 2: Inspiring others:
The FCRU follows guidelines of the Forensic Science Regulators codes of conduct and I.S.O standards, as such every report is checked for accuracy before being validated. Can you tell me about a time when you got something wrong (report/investigation), what you did about it and what you would have done differently?
Question 3: Enabling Change and Improvement:
FCRU staff often deal with complex investigations, analysing a number of evidence sources, including CCTV, JDR data and Tachograph reports. Can you give me an example of a complex investigation that you have dealt with or have been involved in, and what was your role within the investigation and what was the outcome?
Question 4: working in partnership:
A Collision Investigator will at times have to work with a number of different partner agencies, Give me an example when you have worked with a partner agency in order to solve a problem, what difficulties did you encounter and how did you overcome them?
Question 5: Service Delivery:
The FCRU provides an excellent service, not only to Greater Manchester Police but also the Crown, Magistrates and Coroners courts and internal depts. Can you give me an example of a situation/investigation you have been involved in that resulted in you providing an excellent service, and how do you know?
All applicants will be required to attend the following assessment;
Initial Screening Interview and Assessment : expected to be held at Atherton Police Station - Week Commencing 1st August 2022
Successful applicants will only be confirmed in post upon the successful completion of:
• UCPD in forensic collision reconstruction
• Relevant Driving Course
• Traffic Skills Course
As part of the selection process, candidates will undertake a one-one screening interview, where the answers provided to their initial application questions will be discussed. This will also be an opportunity to understand the motivation and expectations of the Candidate in this role to ensure they are compatible. The candidates CV will be available for discussion if required.
In addition, the candidate will undertake an assessment of their practical knowledge on Road Traffic collision scenes, vehicle safety features and will be asked to provide an interpretation based on photographic evidence.
A pre-defined pass-mark will be established.
Occupational Driving Licence -
In line with the Occupational Driver Standards Policy and Procedure (May 2018), individuals with seven (7) or more current points on their Occupational Driving Licence, or, three (3) or more blameworthy incidents within the last twelve (12) months will not be permitted to apply for driver training or apply for posts which require driving as a skill - if you require a copy of your driver history you should contact the Driver Standards Unit on extension 64647 or e-mail email@example.com.
If you have any queries about the post that cannot be answered by the Recruitment Unit (firstname.lastname@example.org) then please contact the If you require further information please contact Sgt Adrian Pye via Lync call or 079603 79869.
Please refer to the attached Job Description for further details regarding the skills required to do this role. The Job Description has been signposted to indicate at which stage of the process each criteria will be tested.
Please note that this is a career graded post, meaning you will have the opportunity to move up to Grade G once in the unit and in accordance with the career grade progression scheme.
Training and mentoring will be provided.