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National Injuries Database Adviser, Investigations

This is a specialist post supporting and advising law enforcement and forensic practitioners on wound and weapon interpretation and forensic medical issues using a unique worldwide service – the National Injuries Database – both nationally and internationally.

The role involves the management of the National Injuries Database (NID) Case Support Officers. The provision of National and International support and advice using the NID for evidence-based cases on injury causation and forensic medical issues. This results in operational reports to assist with decision making in major and serious crime investigations and to conduct research for published articles and stated cases on medical requests

Job description

• To suggest and assist with the instruction and sourcing of relevant medical and forensic experts for evidential opinions for court.

• To advise and promote good practice in the imaging of injuries.

• To assist with the development of the National Injuries Database and to quality assure all cases that are input onto the National Injuries
Database (NID) by the Case Support Officers and Placement Students as well as the Child Death Database - Operation Marshall.

• To provide management statistics and performance reports as required by the Manager.

• To present the services of the National Injuries Database team to law enforcement and forensic practitioners both nationally and
internationally."
 

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

You will need to demonstrate the below technical / experience criteria:

• A practical knowledge of the application of forensic science and forensic pathology, and forensic specialists.
• Experience of using databases, conducting analysis and research, and interrogating data.
• Proven experience of line management responsibility and working to tight deadlines.
• Proven experience dealing with serious or major crime investigation,

You will also have the below qualifications or skills:

Essential Criteria
• A forensic science degree.

Desirable Criteria
• A proven ability to present to individuals at all levels.


Please note: The role involves regular viewings of graphic post mortem and clinical medical images of both children and adults; therefore exposure to this kind of material previously is desirable as well as the coping mechanism involved.

***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***

Qualifications

Essential:
A forensic science degree

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • A practical knowledge of the application of forensic science and forensic pathology, and forensic specialists.
  • Experience of using databases, conducting analysis and research, and interrogating data.
  • Proven experience of line management responsibility and working to tight deadlines.
  • Proven experience dealing with serious or major crime investigation.
 
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