Digital Forensic Investigator - Digital Forensics (CTPSE)

Digital Forensics
£36,719 - £43,239 per annum plus 5% on call allowance
Full Time

An exciting opportunity for a skilled Digital Forensic Investigator has opened within the Counter Terrorism Policing South East’s Digital Investigations team.

The role will be varied, often fast paced and challenging. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct of detailed digital forensic examinations in connection with sensitive ongoing Counter Terrorism investigations.
  • Attendance at search warrants to assist in the seizure and ‘live’ examination of a wide range of digital devices and capture or recovery of data from the internet and Cloud based services.
  • Production of technical reports and statements in support of investigations.
  • Liaison with multiple Counter Terrorism Policing teams, presenting and explaining your findings and any relevant information and intelligence to appropriate persons and departments.
  • Preparation and presentation of evidential material in court.

 Technical Abilities:

Successful applicants will have proven experience in digital forensic work and/or relevant computing qualifications (e.g. a Computer Forensics degree or Computer Science equivalent).

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their technical abilities which will include knowledge of:

  • Internet
  • Networking
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • PC architecture
  • Operating systems
  • Principles of data storage
  • An understanding of ISO 17025 quality standards and how they affect the role.

Personal Qualities:

  • A highly motivated team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • An effective communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A flexible approach to working hours and attendance at no or short notice incidents or operational activities.

This unique role will offer the successful candidate fantastic opportunities to learn and develop skills in a truly specialist environment. The successful candidate will undergo comprehensive training based on the national Counter Terrorism Policing Digital Training Pathway and will have the opportunity to learn additional advanced examination skills such as chip removal; mobile device repair and network investigation. In addition, the successful candidate will undergo training in CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defence).

Please note that this role is part of a national, regional and local network and as a result you may be required to travel for business purposes mainly across the south east region and occasionally throughout the UK. Therefore, the successful candidate will require a full UK driving licence.

Due to the nature of our work, security is of paramount importance to us and therefore it will be necessary to pass and maintain vetting level SC.  In order to achieve this, you must be a British National and have resided in the UK for the past five years. Exemptions apply for overseas or other diplomatic service (with HM Government), and studying abroad.  

You can find more information about security vetting here.

How to Apply

To apply, click on the “Apply” button below and submit your application before the closing date of Tuesday 5 March 2024 at 23:55hrs.

At CTPSE we are committed to reflecting the communities we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We welcome applications from those interested in part time and flexible working, and encourage applications from our under represented communities.

Our people say that benefits include a good work/life balance, a supportive and welcoming place to work and excellent terms including a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact quoting the Job Reference number 21174

IMPORTANT: If you are already a Thames Valley Police (TVP) member of staff, shift allowance, on-call or other job related allowances from the previous role will not be protected unless they are attached to the new role.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy if we receive a high volume of applications. Should you wish to apply for this post, we advise you to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.

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