Fire Investigation ISO17020 Accreditation Project Manager


Fire Investigation ISO17020

Accreditation Project Manager


Based at:  Avon Fire & Rescue Service - various locations

Contract: Fixed Term 24 months (possible extension)

Hours:  37 hours per week (part time or job share considered)

Salary:  Hay 4 (£40,876 - £43,857)

Closing date: Noon on 5 November 2021


The Forensic Science Regulator has determined that all fire scene investigations that may enter the criminal justice system must, by 1st Oct 2023, be undertaken by organisations that are accredited to ISO/IEC 17020:2012.


This role will coordinate and lead work with relevant members of the Fire Investigation (FI) Teams in stakeholder Fire & Rescue Services (FRS) and Police to deliver a sustainable and cost effective approach to fire investigation conducted by FRS, which enables accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 be achieved and maintained.


The successful post-holder will review current internal FI processes and develop options and proposals (supported by resource and cost estimates) for the future provision of FI, including if required across the stakeholder services, which are cost effective and enable delivery and maintenance of ISO 17020.  The post-holder will also be responsible for researching and developing a project plan for gaining ISO 17020 accreditation.


In order to be considered for this role you must be hold a Skills for Justice, Level 5 Award in Fire Investigations.  You must also hold a MSc in Fire Investigations (or equivalent including theoretical knowledge), have a NEBOSH qualification and IOSH qualification (or equivalent), a Foundation or Practitioner qualification in Project Management or relevant project management experience and must have undertaken an expert witness course or legal training.  A driving licence is required for this post.


The job description and application is available to download on our website Once you have read the job description please complete the application form telling us how you meet the requirements of the role - tell us how your skills, qualifications and experience match those required for this role, and provide examples wherever you can. The information you give us will assist us in our shortlisting process.


Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date and time. Alternatively, you can email your application to Late applications will not be accepted. 


Please quote job reference number 1507 on any communications. Thank you.


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