Forensic Science Regulator

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Body: Forensic Science Regulator
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sectors: Regulation, Science & Technology
Location: Flexible, the regulator’s support team is based in Birmingham and some attendance at the Birmingham office will be necessary
Skills required: Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £96,000 (Full Time Equivalent) per annum
Time Requirements: Part time; three to four days per week

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    12/08/2020

  • Closed for Applications

    14/09/2020

  • Panel Sift

    01/10/2020

  • Final Interview Date

    02/11/2020

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Home Secretary is seeking to appoint a new Forensic Science Regulator

The Forensic Science Regulator ensures that the provision of forensic science services across the criminal justice system is subject to an appropriate regime of scientific quality standards. They are responsible for:

  • identifying the requirement for new or improved quality standards;
  • leading on the development of new standards; and
  • where necessary, providing advice and guidance so that providers of forensic science services can demonstrate compliance with common standards.

The successful candidate will ideally have a substantial background in operating at a senior level in a relevant field, encompassing at least one of the following:

  • leadership in a forensic, or related, scientific discipline;
  • the development and application of quality standards in a scientific or technical environment;
  • the regulatory process involving scientific standards; or
  • the criminal justice system.

Whatever your background, you will appreciate the importance and opportunity that this role presents. Advanced communication skills, both orally and in writing will be essential.

Person Specification

The FSR will demonstrate the ability to meet the following essential criteria.

  • A scientific, technical or other qualification in an allied discipline of relevance to forensic science (e.g. a chemistry/physics/computing/engineering science degree) at first degree level or higher.  Alternatively, a demonstration of multiple years of experience working in forensic science and quality management.
  • Substantial background in operating at a senior level in a relevant field, encompassing at least one of the following:
    • leadership in a forensic, or related, scientific discipline;
    • the development and application of quality standards in a scientific or technical environment;
    • the regulatory process involving scientific standards; or
    • the criminal justice system.
  • A demonstrable ability to engage effectively with and influence a wide range of stakeholders at senior level including advanced communication skills, orally and in writing.
  • A demonstrable ability to assimilate and apply scientific concepts.
  • Demonstrable experience of weighing complex competing demands and making finely balanced judgements.

In addition, applicants will be able to demonstrate one or more criteria;

  • An understanding of the construction and application of statute law.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems and competence assessment.

 

Additional Information

The candidate will also be required to be cleared to Security Clearance level SC.

Attachments
Home Office Privacy Notice - Final
Diversity Monitoring Form Accessible (6)
200810 - Forensic Science Regulator - Candidate Pack - Final
Annex B - Supporting documentation 2020 - Final
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