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Trainee Forensic Drug Reporter/Toxicology Scientist

Hampshire County Council
Southsea, Hampshire
£21,190 - £22,215 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Ref: HCC611023

Salary: £21,190 - £22,215 per annum

Location: Hampshire Scientific Services, Southsea

Closing date: 24 September 2023.

Interview date: 11 October 2023.


The Role:

Hampshire Scientific Service has formed a ground-breaking partnership between Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Constabulary, and our aim is to apply forensic scientific expertise to protect public health and help deliver forensic enforcement in Hampshire.

As a trainee reporter, a degree in Chemistry whilst not essential would be an advantage because there is potential for development within the team to Science Officer and Forensic Drug Reporter.

Based in our drugs and toxicology team in Southsea you are a team player with good attention to detail and care about your work. You are careful, consistent and able to keep things confidential. You are comfortable working in a scientific laboratory with drugs, unknown chemicals and biological fluids. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about working in a forensic environment to a trained technical level carrying out administration and routine scientific tasks in the examination of forensic drug/toxicology exhibits. Good communication, attention to detail and organisational skills are essential to the role.

Applicants with allergies should be aware that large volumes of nuts are processed in the laboratory.


What we can offer you:

We offer a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace, where talent is truly recognised and developed. We have created an environment that you can look forward to being a part of and where you are empowered to be your best and believe in creating a workplace built on teamwork where people can grow and develop in their roles.

If you think you have what it takes to make a real difference in Hampshire, get in touch!

To find out more about what we can offer you in return, please see our Benefits Package.


Additional Information:

Technical Officer -Trainee drug reporter - Job Description and Person Specification


Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to Non-Police Personnel Vetting.

Further information about these processes will be provided to successful candidates.

Candidates must have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 years in order for NPPV clearance to be obtained.


Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Jenny A D Green-Lewis, Public Analyst on 03707792552 or

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



Hampshire Scientific Service uses science to help Hampshire County Council maximise the wellbeing of its residents

We provide the forensic science behind Trading Standards and Environmental Health that enables them to identify faulty, dangerous and misleading products.

We work with colleagues throughout the County Council to ensure that schools, residential homes, in fact all Council properties, and our environment is safe and healthy.

Hampshire Scientific Service provides a scientific advisory and analytical service accredited to the high quality standards required by UK Government and the EC.

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