Salary: £35k-£45k dependent on experience
Reporting to: Lead Forensic Archaeologist.
Contract type: Permanent, full-time position.
Alecto Forensics is a key part of The Forensic Access Group, which is enjoying rapid growth and progression towards becoming the market-leading international forensics and criminal justice services organisation.
Building on the success of Forensic Access in the traditional forensic disciplines, we have recently acquired the digital forensics and cyber security specialists IntaForensics, the digital specialists Faraday Forensics.
Alecto Forensics is a dynamic and rapidly expanding company focussing on the provision of forensic ecology services to police forces across the UK and overseas. Established in 2013, we are a team of forensic anthropologists, archaeologists and environmental scientists specialising in the detection, recovery and identification of human remains, and the analysis of pollen, soils, diatoms, and insects from scenes of crime. We also provide a wide range of professional training courses to police officers, CSIs and private clients.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated self-starter to join the team as a Forensic Archaeologist. You will be based at either our headquarters/laboratory in Wantage, Oxfordshire, or our northwest hub in Risley, Warrington. We also offer flexible working conditions and the option to work from home when not attending scenes or post-mortem examinations.
- Attendance at major crime scenes to support forensic investigations.
- Desk-based assessments to assist with searches for clandestine graves and interpretation of sites where human remains have been found
- Forming part of a 24/7 on-call service with senior and junior colleagues.
- Assisting in the delivery and support of police training, in both the UK and abroad.
- Production of reports and expert witness statements; attendance at court to provide expert testimony.
- General administration duties, as required.
Skills & Qualifications:
- Full/Clean driving licence, with the ability to attend crime scenes across the UK. The role will involve travel at short notice across the UK and internationally.
- Extensive experience in field walking, evaluations, and excavations in rural and urban environments; production of archaeological reports
- Experience in the excavation of archaeological burials from different time periods
- Competency in recording sites using standard archaeological techniques including survey
- Specialist expertise in landscape archaeology and / or buildings archaeology
- Minimum of an undergraduate degree in archaeology
- Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeology, or eligible and willing to apply within first 6 months of employment
- The ability to work or be developed to work as an examining scientist across a range of other forensic ecology disciplines.
- Good knowledge of Quality Management Systems
- Post graduate degree in forensic archaeology, forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology or a closely related subject
- Familiarity with ArcGIS
- Knowledge and experience of recording scenes and buildings using geo-rectified photography and photogrammetry
- Experience of deployment to major crime scenes to excavate human remains, or equivalent experience in humanitarian contexts
- Track record as a reporting scientist and expert witness in forensic archaeology
- The ability to assist in the delivery, management, and administration of police training courses.
- Excellent English and grammar, and a keen eye for detail
- Highly organised and use to taking ownership of workload and deliverables
- Enthusiastic and great communication skills
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Hands on attitude with the ability to work independently
- Proven administrative ability and computer literacy
- A flexible approach to working hours.
- Police clearance to NPPV3, or the ability to qualify for such clearance (5 years’ continuous UK residency, no criminal convictions, no pending criminal convictions)
Interested? Please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com.