October 26 2023
Thinking of applying for our FCI vacancy? Here are three reasons why you should!
Keith Borer Consultants has been providing expert witness services since 1980 and has an established and well-respected Forensic Collision Investigation team. Each expert has responsibility for their own caseload but is encouraged to collaborate within the wider team and with colleagues in other departments. It is not unusual for the team to work with imagery experts or DNA specialists; that collective knowledge is second-to-none.
What would you be doing on a day-to-day basis?
The role primarily involves investigating the causes of road traffic collisions and other vehicle related incidents, tachograph route tracing, preparation of expert reports and presenting evidence at case conferences or in court. Travel throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland is to be expected; the opportunity to work internationally also sometimes presents.
With offices in Durham and Huntingdon, and experts dotted around the country working from home, your role with Keith Borer Consultants can offer plenty of flexibility. Some of the team work full-time and others part-time, so there is no reason why the job won’t fit around family and other commitments. Even the role itself can be flexible: if you are interested in motorcycles or goods vehicles, for example, you may end up taking on more of those cases. Or if you have a particular aptitude for tachograph route tracing, carve your own niche there.
What does the team say?
Dr Hayley Ash has a PhD in engineering from Durham University. She has specialised in collision investigation since joining KBC in 2000. She has established her reputation as a first-class expert in very serious injury cases arising from road traffic incidents. Her wide experience as an expert for both claimants and defendants includes complex multi-vehicle collisions and those involving children. Hayley says:
“I work a lot from home but am in constant touch with the office and can pop in when I need to. I continue to enjoy my job and find it interesting, even after 20-odd years! It is a practical, hands-on and human application of my scientific knowledge.”
As recommended by the Forensic Science Regulator, all our work is critical findings checked and peer reviewed before reports are issued.
Keith Borer Consultants prides itself on providing a supportive and nurturing working environment for all staff. Consultants are supported by Logistic Administrators who assist with day-to-day case management, and by a designated Team Leader and Mentor who are on hand to help with any operational challenges. Continuous Professional Development is actively promoted and we invest in regular training to ensure our experts continue to meet the highest standards. Colleagues deliver in-house training, too, which helps everyone understand each other’s roles.
Staff tell us:
“Having someone peer review my work adds extra confidence that we are getting the science right.”
“What struck me on joining KBC was the professionalism and quality assurance. I worked for a long time in the public sector and I haven’t regretted the move for a single minute.”
Get in touch
If you are organised and diligent, self-motivated, capable of working independently and have the ability to present complex scientific issues, both orally and in writing, to people with different levels of scientific understanding (lay persons, lawyers, peers etc), then we want to hear from you! If you have experience of working in the forensic arena and attending court as an expert witness, that would be a bonus.
For full details of the Forensic Collision Investigator vacancy, please visit our website.