Digital Forensic Investigator - Grade G/I - 1876334, - Ref:1876334


Posted on 5th May 2021

Digital Forensic Investigator - Grade G/I - 1876334, - Ref:1876334

Shift Allowance
Weekend Enhancements

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 Britain’s “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.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further details regarding the skills required to do this role. The Job Description has been signposted to indicate at which stage of the process each criteria will be tested.

Due to the Equality Act (2010) the criteria surrounding sickness absence will not be checked until the conditional offer stage of the recruitment process, this is after the interview stage of the full recruitment process. With this in mind all candidates need to ensure that they have a good attendance record for the last 2 years for Staff and officers and for 12 months for apprentices.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas of employment, including recruitment. The Police Service welcomes people with disabilities and will do its best to make reasonable adjustments to the working arrangements and/ or the working environment providing it is possible to do so.

If you have a disability and you require support with your application, please let us know so we can consider and support you with any reasonable adjustments you may require. If you need any support completing this application please contact gmprecruitment@gmp.police.uk and the recruitment team will be happy to assist.

Should you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the selection process.

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To be eligible for appointment as a member of police staff, you must be a British citizen or a citizen of a country that is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. Commonwealth citizens and foreign nationals are also eligible but only if they are resident in the UK free of restrictions.

After 30 June 2021, nationals of the EEA or Switzerland will also need to provide evidence that their stay is free from restrictions.

In the context of EEA nationals, we are content that pre-settled status counts as free from restrictions.

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