Digital Forensic Examiner – Scientific Services Unit – Joint Protective Services

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Cambridgeshire Constabulary have a vacancy for a police staff position within their Digital Forensic Unit as a Digital Forensic Examiner.

The digital world is fast growing and forever evolving. A digital element spans most crime types and plays a role in the majority of investigations, often providing key evidence.

The Digital Forensic Unit provides technical support to investigators across the Constabulary. Digital Forensic Examiners will examine and acquire data from digital devices such as computers and phones in line with ISO 17025 regulations, providing this in an evidential format for investigators, to assist in the progress of investigations. Digital forensic examiners being experts in their field may from time to time be called to give evidence at court relating to work they have carried out.

A big part of an examiner’s role is problem solving; establishing the best way to extract data needed. We are therefore looking for applicants who enjoy problem solving, working in a team environment and are good communicators.

A Digital Forensic Examiner is a specialist role with extensive training required to become competent, which is provided, for this reason there is a return on investment in place for any successful applicant.

The Digital Forensic Unit is situated at Thorpe Wood. The team is made up of one manager, nine Examiners, one administrator and is a mix of both police officers and police staff.

Shifts are Monday – Friday office hours

First stage of the application, applicants are asked to submit a maximum of 500 words expression of interest in this role. Within which please refer to any technical abilities/ qualifications and please attach a CV to your application. This is a technical role and applicants are required to have an interest/ aptitude for digital forensics.

Successful applicants will be invited for an interview.

For any questions please ask Detective Inspector Denise Harper 07921094999.

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

Internal applicants within Cambridgeshire Constabulary, 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 an expression of interest against the entry requirements (Max 500 Words – See Attached Role Profile).

External applicants should ensure that your current CV is uploaded and provide an expression of interest against the entry requirements (Max 500 Words – See Attached 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 an expression of interest against the entry requirements (Max 500 Words – See Attached Role Profile). Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until conditional offer.

This force is a Disability Confident Leader. Should you require any workplace adjustments for your recruitment journey with us which you have not informed us of, please contact us on 01438 757777 or email us on and we will be happy to support you. If you have a disability and you meet the minimum criteria for the position you are applying for, you will be entitled to an interview under the ‘Offer an Interview Scheme’.

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below.

Everyone at Cambridgeshire Constabulary takes personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish.

It is recommended that you download and store a copy of the role profile as this will no longer be available once the advert has closed.