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£26,865 to £29,793 Per year
15 July 2021 16:15:00
Closing Date:
03 August 2021 12:00:00

X3 Policing Skills Trainer – (Zero Hours) Forensic/ Crime Scene Field of Crime Scene Investigation & Fingerprints – People Standards & Development Command

Location: Centre of Excellence, Meadowfield. There will be a requirement for the successful candidate to take part in foreign travel.

Salary: Scale 6£26,865 - £29,793 per annum, Plus, any relevant allowances will be paid when working abroad

Hours: Zero Hours Contract

Job type: Zero Hours

About the role

Do you want to help the Force continue to be rated ‘outstanding’ by the HMIC?

Now is an exciting time to join Durham Constabulary and this could be your opportunity to contribute and make a difference.

The roles are a great opportunity for the right candidates to showcase their skills, knowledge and experience in a bespoke police training environment.

An opportunity has arisen for a Policing Skills Trainer in the specialist areas of Fingerprints and Crime Scene Investigation.

If successful you will prepare, develop, administer and provide all training and development for Student Officers, employees and other customers as required by the organisation to meet business needs both in the UK arena and the International security arena.

Closing date: 12pm midday Tuesday 3rd August 2021

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


Durham Constabulary has a strict vetting requirement and any offer of employment will be subject to appropriate vetting levels which will be maintained / updated throughout the period of service.  In addition, applicants should have been a UK resident for at least 3 years prior to the date of application. However in the event that applicants have not been resident in the UK for at least 3 years  and can provide a VERIFIABLE certificate from the Police of any country where they have taken temporary residence to indicate that they have not been convicted of any offence whilst in that country or involved in any investigation by a Law Enforcement Agency which includes being interviewed, arrested, issued with any penalty notice, charged or cautioned irrespective of whether that offence is an offence within the United Kingdom, then this will be considered as part of the recruitment vetting process. Individuals who are not able to meet this criteria will be subject to appropriate risk assessment by the Force Counter Corruption & Vetting Unit.


Applicable to all staff (officers, staff and volunteers) engaged in public facing roles and is effective from 12/04/2016. This requirement is intended to ensure that Constabulary staff in public facing roles present a professional corporate image to everyone. The Constabulary does not seek to discriminate against anyone who has tattoos and recognises the prevalence of body art in modern society and the right of each individual to make their own choices about their appearance.

The Force vision aspires to the provision of an excellent policing service which inspires confidence in all victims and communities. With that in mind this policy seeks to minimise, as far as is reasonably possible, any negative perception or misconception which could be drawn by the communities we serve based on appearance, which would serve to diminish confidence in the Constabulary as a whole.   

Any tattoo anywhere on the body that is:

  • obscene
  • or advocates sexual, racial, ethnic, or religious discrimination, by written word or design

is prohibited. The presence of such a tattoo would preclude an applicant from passing the recruitment process for employment with the Constabulary. 

Tattoos which are visible on the face, scalp, ears, neck and hands are not considered appropriate for those who are in public facing roles. ‘Public facing’ also extends to include those employees who engage with partner agencies. 

The practical effect of this policy, in respect of applicants for any public facing role in the Constabulary, may be to preclude any such applicant in circumstances where visible tattoos on the face, scalp, ears, neck or hands.

However, in rare circumstances, the Constabulary may consider the merits of any individual application to be exempted from elements of this policy in relation to tattoos.  Decisions in regarding such exemptions will be made via a panel comprising the Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable/Chief of Staff for the OPVC, Head of People, Standards and Development Command and the Strategic Resource Manager. 

Where recognised cultural factors pertain, the Constabulary undertakes to give specific consideration to the merits of any individual application to be exempted from elements of this policy.

Qualifications / Experience Test

Qualifications: HND or Equivalent or CSI/ Forensics Diploma


More than 5 years Professional Field experience in a fingerprints or CSI field & more than 5 years Administration experience would be considered in lieu of the above qualifications.

If you possess an equivalent qualification you must clearly outline this on your application. Failure to do say may result in your application not being progressed.

Further information regarding the relevancy of equivalent qualifications is available from the OfQual website at

                              Successful candidates will be required to provide copies of all relevant qualifications.

Any successful candidate must be willing to work towards and achieve A1 & V1 Accreditation within 12 months of appointment. In addition to this a successful candidate must also be willing to complete a Level 3 training qualification e.g. Education & Training award or be willing to work towards and achieve within 6 months of appointment.

How to apply

To Apply

Durham Constabulary welcome applications from everyone, but as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented we would encourage applications from these groups. Appointment will be based on merit.

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

To apply please complete the following:

Pers 198 Police Staff Application Form

Completed application forms should be returned to

Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Please note that Curriculum Vitaes (CVs) will not be accepted.

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