Digital Evidence Investigator

High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU)
TVP Broad Band 3G
Linked Grade: Band 3G, circa £31,975 (which includes a £5000 reviewable annual supplement) per annum rising to Band 3H, circa £35,581 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) and 5% on call allowance. Progression based on performance
Full Time

The High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU) of Thames Valley Police has an exciting opportunity for a Digital Evidence Investigator to be based in Kidlington in Oxfordshire. You will be involved in the most challenging and interesting cases of computer 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 (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, performance related pay increases, 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.  

To apply online, please click here. If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 (internal 701 5853) quoting reference 16012. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 11th August 2019.


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


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.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.

We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.

This opportunity is closed to applications.