Have you got powers of deduction to rival Sherlock Holmes? Fancy yourself as a real life Gil Grissom? Then this could be the job for you.

Gloucestershire Police are looking to recruit Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCOs).

The job is to keep the people of Gloucestershire safe by gathering evidence to establish how crimes have been committed and identifying those responsible.

SOCOs examine a range of crime scenes including burglaries, serious assaults, robberies and sexual assaults, as well as sudden deaths and homicides.

They record the details of each scene and recover forensic evidence. Following the examination of a scene, they communicate their findings with investigators and on occasions present their evidence in court.

SOCOs will also need excellent communication skills to allow them to effectively speak to victims and provide support and information.

Gloucestershire Police want to recruit two new SOCOs, and the role is open to trainees with no previous experience, as well as those who are already part or fully trained.

The job is based at police headquarters at Waterwells, Quedgeley and is full time (37 hours) with shift allowance and on call allowance paid when appropriate.

Scenes of Crime Co-ordinator Martin Cuffe said: "Scenes of Crime Officers play a very important role in crime investigation and keeping the people of Gloucestershire safe, and it is a very rewarding job for the right person.

"Some of the jobs we deal with are unpleasant and can be distressing, so a degree of resilience is needed to make sure we maintain a high standard of professionalism whatever the circumstance. But support is there for anyone who needs it.

"We would like to hear from any part or fully trained Scenes of Crime Officers, but this could be an exciting opportunity for anyone with no prior experience as we will provide the necessary training; operational experience and support to help them along their new career path."

The closing date for applications is Monday, February 25.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday, March 11.

To apply, fill out an application form at bit.ly/1MVPOj9.