CTPNW Digital Forensic Investigator (Staff) - Grade G/I -1878604, - Ref:1878604


Posted on 13th Oct 2021

CTPNW Digital Forensic Investigator (Staff) - Grade G/I -1878604, - Ref:1878604

Standby/Call Out
Enhanced Vetting Required

Established in April 2007, CTPNW exists as one of five Counter Terrorism Units (CTU’s) within a National Counter Terrorism Policing (NCTP) framework, designed to strengthen the UK’s response to the threat from terrorism.

In April 2018, the North West Counter Terrorism Unit (NWCTU) was rebranded to Counter Terrorism Police North West (CTPNW), reflecting a collaborative restructure in operations. This follows a review undertaken in 2015 of how the Force Special Branches operate, as a result, changes have been actioned to streamline processes across the NW region to ensure they are consistent, maximise opportunities and deliver unified working.

The CTPNW manages and coordinates the operational counter terrorism response on behalf of the 5 North West forces: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. It also offers CT assistance and guidance to the Isle of Man Constabulary.

Operational governance is managed by T/ACC Scally and the Head of CTPNW is TDCS Vicky Ellis, who coordinates and delivers the four strands of the CONTEST strategy (Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Prepare) in collaboration with local policing teams and other partner agencies.

The Head of CTPNW is assisted by 7 Senior Responsible Officers (SROs) who are responsible for leading one of each of the seven thematic strands covering Investigations, Operational Support, Intelligence, Borders Policing, Prevent, Protect & Prepare and Business Services.

In addition to protecting the communities of the North West the CTPNW also works hand in hand with the CTP South East, CTP North East, West Midlands CTU, Counter Terrorism Command and a network of Counter Terrorism Intelligence Units (CTIUs) to ensure that the United Kingdom is able to manage the threat from terrorism.
CTPNW are looking for a Digital Forensic Investigator to conduct forensic investigations of all digital devices, serving the CTPNW, regional and national requirements. As a DFI you will be expected to provide expert professional analysis and interpretation of evidence secured from computers, mobile devices and other storage media in a secure format acceptable to the court, and will be Responsible for all levels of digital investigations, servicing both Intelligence and Investigation requirements.

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.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of criminal legislation detailed in the job description and will have degree level qualification in a digital forensic or computer related subject, or relevant work experience demonstrating the same level of knowledge.

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 for 12 months for apprentices.

Please see attached Job Description for further duties and responsibilities of this post, please note you only NEED to evidence essential criteria during the application stage however if you possess a desirable criteria marked (AF) please do evidence this.

Please view the Person Specification within the job description, when applying you will have a maximum of 150 words PER essential/desirable criteria listed beneath Qualifications, skills, knowledge, experience and other. Unfortunately if you are unable to evidence all of the essential criteria listed, you are not eligible to apply.

Please ensure that your application follows the above guidance. If you need further advice please contact GMPrecruitment@gmp.police.uk

Please note, all of our communication will be sent to you via the e-mail address you provide on your application form, therefore please ensure noreply@gmp-recruitment.co.uk is in your mail safe senders / safe recipients list to prevent our e-mails going into your junk mail.

Greater Manchester Police have been informed of potential personal tax implications for members of the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, who retire and take a pension between the ages of 50 and 54 inclusive and then take up employment as a Police Staff member. Members of the police pension scheme whose age is between 50 and 54 who are re-employed as a Police Staff member have to meet certain conditions to keep their PPA and to protect against personal tax liability charges on any payments paid before the age of 55. One of those conditions is that a break of at least 1 month is required where the re-employment is ‘materially different’. However, if the role is not deemed to be ‘materially different’ then a 6 month break is required.

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.

Please note that you will be required to provide an educational psychologist report in support of any adjustments.

Policing values are enshrined in the Code of Ethics (a copy of which can be found at https://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Ethics/Ethics-home/Documents/Code_of_Ethics.pdf
Every person serving with the police service needs to adhere to these standards of professional behaviour. As an applicant to Greater Manchester Police, we expect that you will hold views and attitudes in line with the Code; that if you are successful in your application you will uphold the Code of Ethics by displaying the behaviours that the Code sets out; and that you will report any conduct of others that falls short of those standards. Any failure or apparent failure to uphold the Code of Ethics will be taken seriously. It will be looked into and in cases involving serious and/or repeated failings, criminal and/or misconduct proceedings may follow. With that in mind, you are reminded that you must not share any information relating to the recruitment and assessment process. Sharing of such information could result in criminal and/or misconduct proceedings.

This is a designated post under the Force Vetting Strategy and the post will therefore attract an enhanced level of vetting.

For further information regarding the National Security Vetting process, please click the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance’

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