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Drug Examination and Reporting Officer

2300004W Requisition #
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  • Experience in the management, organisation and prioritisation of own and team workload with minimal supervision
  • Experience of working on own initiative, raising issues, investigating problems and developing solutions and actions to resolve them
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and integrity at all times
  • Possess excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Be conversant with Microsoft Office and have excellent computer literacy skills
  • At least 10 years’ experience in the forensic analysis of drugs
  • Educated to degree level within a related Science discipline
  • Experience working in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory
  • Previous experience of the creation of a Drugs Laboratory to include Validation, Accreditation, Quality Assurance and creation of SOPs
  • Experience in the examination, analysis and reporting of drugs casework for court purposes to include analytical instrumentation such as GC-MS and FTIR


  • Demonstrate willingness to undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence

Internal and External Contact 

  • Staff within the Drug Expert Witness Team and the WMP Forensic Services Department
  • All employees of West Midlands Police concerning Drug related enquires
  • National Drug Expert Witness Teams, Forensic Suppliers, Police Forces and other external agencies via written and verbal communication
  • Maintain written/verbal contact with any external providers/suppliers

Special Conditions 

  • The post holder will be required to work Monday to Friday and weekends. Working flexibly between hours of 7am and 6pm,  and on occasions outside of core shift hours 

Direct Report 

  • Drug Expert Witness & Ballistics Team Manager 
  • Identification Manager


Successful applicants will be required to pass Recruitment Vetting and Counter Terrorism Clearance scrutiny prior to commencing their role, this will include a full background & financial disclosure as part of the vetting process.


Appointment to this role will be dependent upon successfully medical checks, which may include a drugs test and if required a fitness test.


West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a ‘Disability Confident Interview Scheme’ - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview.

It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job. For example: in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

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