Digital Forensic Investigator - Grade G/I - 1876334, - Ref:1876334
Greater Manchester Police is one of the largest police forces in the UK and is responsible for keeping its diverse population of almost 3 million safe, spread over more than 1,200 sq. km. Manchester in particular has been billed as the most diverse city in Europe with its population speaking at least 200 different languages, leading to the city being named as Britains City of languages. GMP are committed to ensure that the make-up of our workforce is reflective of the communities we serve and we recognise that having a diverse workforce makes us more approachable and relevant to the public.
The Greater Manchester Police Digital Forensic Investigation Unit (DIU) is one of the largest and continuously expanding digital forensics teams in the UK, striving to become a centre of excellence for digital forensics. Over the past two years the unit have undergone significant expansion which is a genuine acknowledgement of the crucial and valuable contribution that digital forensics brings to the modern day police investigation.
In addition to the expansion in resources there are plans in place to re-locate the unit along with colleagues from Forensic Services to a purposely designed facility perfectly located on the outer city M60 ring road, with access to all major routes in and out of Manchester.
The DIU is looking for driven and motivated candidates to continue this journey and help support policing in an ever-changing technological environment.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding Digital Investigation Unit team.
In this role you will conduct intelligence led digital forensic investigations on a wide range of digital devices, providing evidence and expert interpretation of the evidence in a secure format acceptable to the court. As a member of a dynamic team, you will work closely with others in the unit with different experience and specialisms, and lead on cutting-edge research and development.
With previous experience working in the digital forensics sector, or within a similar computer related industry, you will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct forensic examinations and analysis of a wide range of digital devices. You will use these and knowledge of criminal investigation to support complex, high-profile and challenging police cases.
You will use your knowledge with your communication skills to present evidence to police investigators, prosecutors and the courts, explaining complex digital evidence in a manner that can be understood by a wide range of audiences.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of criminal legislation detailed in the job description.
You will have degree level qualification in a digital forensic or computer related subject, or relevant work experience demonstrating the same level of knowledge.
This post carries 3.77% and 0.33% weekend enhancement.
Please note this post will be moving to Chadderton Police Station in 2022.
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