Digital Forensic Investigator

Near M4 Junction 12
TVP Broad Band 3H
Broad Band 3H, circa £30,581 per annum. Plus £5,000 Market Supplement and 5% On Call Allowance
Full Time

Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE) are recruiting for a Digital Forensic Investigator to conduct detailed digital forensic examinations as part of investigations and operations into Terrorism and Domestic Extremism related offences.

This is an exciting role with opportunities to learn and develop your skills in a unique environment. Conducting digital forensic examinations of seized computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices using appropriate ISO17025 accredited processes, methodologies, tools and techniques, you will pass on any relevant information and intelligence to appropriate person(s) and departments, complying with appropriate legislation.


You will have the opportunity to attend searches of premises to assist in the seizure and ‘live’ examination of computers/mobile phones and other digital equipment and the capture / recovery of data from the internet and Cloud based services. You will be required to produce technical reports and statements in support of investigations and prepare and present evidence in court.


We are looking for applicants with proven experience in computer forensic work and/or relevant computing qualifications (e.g. Computer Forensics Degree or Computer Science Equivalent), plus knowledge of the internet and networking. You will ideally demonstrate technical ability, including knowledge of computer hardware, software and PC architecture, operating systems and principles of data storage, with an understanding of the quality standard ISO 17025, and how it affects the role.


To balance these technical attributes, you will need to be a highly motivated team player with good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


CTP SE are committed to becoming the most diverse team in the South East. We encourage interest and applications from candidates of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from female and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethic) candidates to enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve.

Due to the role requirements, it is essential that the post holder be prepared to be security cleared to enhanced level. Furthermore, due to the nature and sensitivity of work carried out we require that candidates not only hold this vetting level but that they also undertake additional security clearances which include additional nationality checks. This post is therefore restricted to UK nationals. This is line with government requirements, supported by Cabinet Office policy and Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), and is for the purpose of safeguarding national security, to ensure that any potential vulnerabilities are identified at an early stage.

This role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you will be required to travel for business purposes. This may include travel across the UK and is not limited to the south east. You will be asked to demonstrate flexibility regarding working hours in line with operational demand and occasionally this may require working away from home.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date of 23:55hrs on Sunday 18 August 2019. For further information please email or telephone 01865 555839 quoting Job Reference 16028.


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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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.