Digital Forensic Investigator

Digital Forensic Unit
Kidlington
TVP ICT 3R
Linked Grade: Band 3R, £34,317 per annum rising to Band 3S, £40,410 per annum (depending on skills, knowledge and experience) and 5% on call allowance, plus benefits
Full Time - All roles are available for flexible working including job sharing and part-time unless there are legitimate operational / business reasons why this cannot be accommodated
Permanent

The Digital Forensic Unit of Thames Valley Police has an exciting opportunity for a Digital Forensic Investigator to be based in Kidlington in Oxfordshire.  You will be involved in the most challenging and interesting cases of digital forensics work and will be directly involved in the investigation of serious crime, specifically homicide, child sexual exploitation and complex Fraud. 

You will undertake forensic examinations of mobile phones, computers and other  electronic devices in accordance with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) guidelines and court approved investigation techniques and provide high quality written and oral evidence that can be presented to the Crown Prosecution Service and at Court as an expert witness. A digital Forensic Degree or experience in a Digital Forensic environment or related field is desirable.

You will be asked to complete a 10 minute presentation at interview and also a short practical test.  This is a linked grade role and starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience as detailed in the job description. 

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 on the Force Crime Departments this role will require an enhanced level of vetting. 

As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link.

If you have any queries please contact the Recruitment Team at RecruitmentPoliceStaff@thamesvalley.police.uk quoting reference 19363. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible. 

Please use Google Chrome when completing your application, wherever possible, as this will enhance performance. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 7th August 2022.

Thames Valley Police is a local organisation. Our legitimacy and connection to our communities benefits from a workforce employed mainly from the Thames Valley and surrounding areas. We value the unique and vital importance of face-to-face working, while acknowledging the benefits of appropriate remote working, to productivity, diversity, wellbeing and the environment. In every decision about working practices, public service and performance will always be the uppermost considerations.

To ensure fairness, the entitlement to remote working for our people will be agreed on a role-by-role basis. The feasibility of this may vary by function, team and department according to the nature of the work, the impact on public service and the relevant employment market. We value the diversity of our workforce and individual need will be appropriately considered.

We expect staff and officers in all roles to have some regular face-to-face contact with each other, including working from the workplace. Many operational roles will continue to require full-time working from our estate and in the field. There will remain an expectation for individuals to attend the workplace as required for their role and as determined by their line manager and the organisation.

Benefits

Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here

Important

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.

At Thames Valley Police, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 3 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website, www.tvpcareers.co.uk/supporting-you.

We are also proud to have a Positive Action and Engagement team who can provide support and guidance to anyone from a Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic background throughout the Police Officer recruitment process as well as advise on career development and progression.  They can be contacted via: positiveactionteam@thamesvalley.police.uk  

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This opportunity is closed to applications.