Digital Evidence Technician (HTCU) Fixed Term Contract
Fixed Term Contract: 12 Months
In this varied role you will support the Digital Evidence Investigators by handling, screening, triaging and logging exhibits and administering all viewing of evidential product. The work of the Unit is extremely demanding and you will be directly involved in supporting the investigation of serious crimes across the whole of the Thames Valley Police area. You will ensure that exhibits are processed and evidential data is extracted in a timely manner ready for processing by the Analysts/Investigators. You will also be responsible for scheduling and providing technical support to officers viewing evidential data involving computers, mobile phones and the internet.
The successful candidate must have a good standard of education, including excellent numeracy and literacy skills, as well as experience and knowledge of computer hardware and software. You will be able to work with minimal supervision and administer your own workload. Experience of log keeping and accurate record keeping are 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 a practical test involving the interrogation of a computer hard drive.
If you are a permanent member of staff applying for this role, please note it will be offered on a secondment basis. Important: All secondments are assumed supported and that your line manager and Head of Department/Commander or Deputy are aware of your intention to apply. If the secondment is not supported then a strong business rationale must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the reference number for the role.
Please note: 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 for the duration of the secondment.
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.
If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 16321.
The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 10th November 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.
This opportunity is closed to applications.