Digital Forensic Examiner – Digital Forensic Unit / Cyber Crime Unit

Bedfordshire Police Force

Closing Date:  2 May 2021

Applications are invited from motivated, enthusiastic hardworking individuals for the post of Digital Forensic Examiner based at Bedfordshire Police Headquarters in Kempston within the Digital Forensic Unit.

Bedfordshire Police is a forward-thinking force which has invested in its digital forensic unit over the last few years and continues to do so. It has accreditation to ISO17025 along with its partner labs in Cambridgeshire and ERSOU. Bedfordshire provides technical support at a local and regional level, contributing resources to tackling the increasing threat of cyber and digitally supported criminality.

As a Digital Forensic Examiner you will be managing and examining technically complex cases which could involve high risk of threat or harm. This includes the initial forensic extraction of digital data and combining specialist software, with your own analytical skills, to establish a user’s activity.

Beyond this, investigators will need your advice and support in the handling, recovery and preservation of digital evidence. You will produce technical and well-structured reports to present during court proceedings. It should be known that successful candidates will be in an environment which is exposed to indecent images.

It is desirable that applicants will hold a relevant computing degree, with an insight to computer forensics, any industry related digital forensics qualifications or certifications, and experience of at least two years working within the digital forensics environment.

All applicants should be able to evidence and demonstrate experience and knowledge in using and understanding the workings of different operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux.

The successful candidate should also evidence qualifications and experience in the use of forensic tools such as EnCase, FTK, Axiom and mobile forensics tools such as XRY and Cellebrite UFED. Such relevant qualifications will allow discussions as to an increased starting salary.

Successful candidates will be subject to a return on investment clause. Should you decide to leave within a set period of time you may be charged for the costs incurred to train you.

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.

Internal applicants within Bedfordshire Police, should upload either a CV or a completed ‘Staff internal role summary’ form, which can be found in the vacancy documents below. Please note you will be required to provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

External applicants should ensure that your current CV is uploaded and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the redeployment portal and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until a start date is agreed. Redeployee’s should notify the BCH Careers team and their HR Advisor of their application. All applicants will be notified if this occurs.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please get in touch with the Recruitment Team via the relevant force inbox, or directly with the manager contact for this role. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

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