Make A Career With NABIS In Manchester

13th June 2019

Here is a fantastic opportunity to join NABIS. We are recruiting for a Ballistics Technician at our Manchester hub.  

The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) provides fast time intelligence linked to the criminal use of firearms. NABIS is tasked with linking firearms incidents across the UK to help develop a national understanding of the use, supply, importation and manufacture of illegal firearms. NABIS forms part of UK policing as part of the NPCC's portfolio, and works closely with the National Crime Agency, UK Border Force and Government Departments. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can effectively meet demanding deadlines and performance targets whilst remaining flexible and responsive to changing operational circumstances. They will able to demonstrate that they have good planning and organisation skills, as well as effective IT and written and verbal communication skills. 

They will also: have a sound general forensic science knowledge including DNA, fingerprints, fibres, hairs and tool marks,have knowledge of firearms history and manufacturing processes and be able to demonstrate good customer service skills 

It is desirable, but not essential, that you: have experience of working in forensics or as an armourer or in firearms control / examination, have knowledge of police investigative procedures and intelligence led activity, experience of firearms range control and range procedures, experience and training in use of IBIS technologies and firearms test equipment and experience of providing technical support to firearms licensing units 

As part of your role you may be required to respond out of normal office hours and also work some weekends. The post holder will be expected to travel across the UK therefore you must hold a valid Driving Licence. 

Due to the nature of the role you will be required to undertake / currently hold Security check (SC) level vetting. As a condition of being appointed to this post an individual will be required to provide a DNA sample and fingerprints. This is to assist in the elimination of identified samples from crime scenes they may attend. 

NABIS fully supports and is proud to be committed to the principles of Diversity and Inclusion to maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities. Closing date for applications is 20 June 2019.   

To apply for the post please visit the GMP force website staff vacancies page 

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