Frontline Digital Forensic Technician

Forensic Investigation Unit
TVP Broad Band 3F
Band 3F, circa £28,626 per annum, plus benefits
Full Time

Are you ready to use your skills to make a difference?

Digital Forensic Services are vital to helping our officers to combat crime, protect the vulnerable, enable safer communities, and make a difference that really matters. Thames Valley Police is making a multi-year investment in our Forensic Investigation Unit and is transforming our wide array of forensic disciplines and in particular digital forensics, to create a forward looking, accredited service which delivers proportionate timely services that support effective crime investigation for TVP and other external organisations. 

As part of this transformation, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Digital Portfolio of Forensic Investigation Unit (FIU) as a Frontline Digital Forensic Technician – 1 post available (based at St Aldates Police Station, Oxford)

Reporting to a Digital Forensic Frontline Team Leader and Operational Supervisor you will ensure that early examination of exhibits occurs to determine the best course of action in any case using a comprehensive triage process to identify those exhibits suitable for further analysis. This can involve material or images of a distressing nature. 

The successful candidate will have practical experience and knowledge of computer hardware and software together with a good standard of education, including numeracy and literacy skills. You will be able to work with minimal supervision and administer your own workload. The ability to produce accurate contemporaneous records is essential. 

You must have capability to travel to different locations across the Force and undertake all assignments in a timely manner.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Good communication skills and a “can do attitude”
  • Experience of working in digital forensics / forensic capacity / or have a digital forensic degree
  • Experience of managing priorities against high demands
  • Collaborative approach to working with others across the forensic portfolio
  • Full UK Manual Drivers licence
  • Ability to engage with ISO accreditation requirements 

Due to the requirement to work flexibly, unsocial hours and personal safety for lone working, public transport may not be available or suitable at these times. For this reason, a full UK driving licence is considered essential.  

Along with all other posts in Force Crime, Intelligence and Specialist Operations Departments, this role will require an enhanced level of vetting.  

Selection will take the form of a panel interview and knowledge test involving a practical element.  

To apply for this post please attach a CV (no more than 2 pages) and a 1 page covering letter. NOTE: CV’s will not be accepted without a cover letter.  

If you have any queries please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference 20438. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 3rd March 2024 .

Find out more about TVP Forensics here.


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Working Smart.  You will be joining an organisation that strives to improve every day.  In the post-pandemic era this means changing the way we work and deliver our services, which brings a number of benefits including a more flexible and capable workforce. 

Supporting You.  Your wellbeing and safety is at the heart of all we do.  Whilst you are doing the work that matters, we’ll be supporting you via a wide range of Wellbeing services, partnerships and initiatives.  We have a number of active staff support networks and buddy schemes which you will have access to and can be involved with.  We also offer a comprehensive range of benefits and discount schemes, some provided directly by the organisation and others via partnerships including Blue Light card.  Learn more about how we will be Supporting You.

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Vetting.  All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

This opportunity is closed to applications.