Investigator Graduate – Digital Media Investigator

Nottinghamshire Police Force

Police Staff- Graduate Investigator – Digital Media Investigator – Various Locations

Graduate Police Staff Investigator Programme (18 month Fixed-Term Contract)

Starting Salary: £21,135 per annum


This salaried development scheme provides a genuine experience in Digital Forensics and the role of a Digital Media Investigator (DMI) in addition to criminal investigations, across a variety of areas of business, enabling you to make an informed decision about policing as a career whilst providing you with transferrable employability skills valued in all professions.


Nottinghamshire Police seeks your graduate level skills and abilities and you will be able to make a valuable contribution to the people of Nottinghamshire in a short period of time.


You will be provided training allowing you to develop your skills as a Digital Media Investigator.


In house induction and investigative training will be provided by Nottinghamshire Police so there is no requirement for any previous police or investigative background. We are looking to recruit students who have undertaken a degree programme where they have developed skills that are transferable to the role of investigator.


You will enter the police investigations programme as a graduate police staff investigator on a 18 month contract,  where you will undertake the accredited police investigator programme (PIP) at Level 1. This will involve training and development by our specialist in-house trainers. Once complete you will move into our Digital Forensics Team as a Digital Media Investigator.


On successful completion of the accreditation you will have the opportunity to apply to join the police service as a Police Constable and enter onto our ‘Fast Track to Detective Constable’ scheme (this will involve a separate recruitment process at a set point during the 18 month fixed term contract, that you would need to apply for and pass). Please note this is also subject to change should recruitment requirements change for Police Constables during that time. Successful applicants onto this scheme will be able to join the CID within 20 weeks of starting their career and during their probationary period (2 years) undertake the PIP2 Standalone programme and on completion of this attain accreditation at PIP Level 2 – becoming an accredited Detective working in Digital Forensics.


As a Graduate Police Staff Investigator (DMI) you will:

Work within an established team of Digital Media Investigators as part of our Digital Forensic Unit.
Act as a co-ordinator and advisor to provide enhanced tactical expertise around all matters related to Communications Data, Digital Forensics and other data based opportunities to assist in achieving the objectives of the investigation.
Provide capacity to extract digital evidence and intelligence from devices and other sources which will include dynamic forensic recovery including phone/computer triage and router analysis, recovery of digital evidence whilst a suspect is in custody, co-ordinating trained resources regarding digital media
Work alongside police officers and other experienced police staff in conducting investigations, gathering intelligence and preparing case files for court
Interview victims, witnesses and suspects
Attend court and give evidence.
Be part of a team committed to making Nottinghamshire a safe, secure place to live, work and visit
Nottinghamshire Police will provide you with:

Training to support you in the role of a Digital Media Investigator
A comprehensive induction and initial training course for a Police Staff Investigator
Training and support to become an accredited investigator
Training in exhibit management, interviewing and disclosure
A buddy/mentor to support you
A fast paced environment where each day brings new challenges and opportunities
You will learn:

About digital policing teams and the expertise they provide to investigators
Investigation techniques, analytical and research skills
Communication, engagement and team working skills
How to gather evidence and present at court, undertake risk assessments and deal with people at all levels.
You will need:

• A degree involving elements of research, gathering information and/or data which allow you to demonstrate your ability to assess this critically and arrive at decisions and/or conclusions.

• An enquiring mind with a desire to analyse information and solve problems

• Organisational skills with a keen eye for detail

• A willingness to learn and develop new skills

• Confidence to communicate and engage with people from diverse backgrounds

• To work well independently and as part of a team towards a common goal


The role will cover an average of 37 hours working in line with a rotating shift pattern covering the hours of 8am-10pm Monday-Sunday.


Applicants will be required to complete an online application form and supporting statement. Closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 6th May 2021.


Please upload your supporting statement as an attachment.


If you are interested in finding out more about this fantastic opportunity, please contact Inspector Mark Marriott by e mail on

All applicants will be subject to the Force Vetting Policy.

PROUD embodies everything we stand for as an organisation, for further detail on our PROUD values please visit the link below. our values.pdf

Nottinghamshire Police is committed to the principles of Equality, Fairness and Diversity, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community in our efforts to recruit a diverse and flexible workforce that reflects the people we serve.

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Please can you attach a 2000 words Supporting Statement to your application on a Word document

Important: The information and examples provided in the supporting statement is how applicants are marked/scored as to how their examples meet the essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

Please evidence your qualifications, experience, knowledge/skills/abilities and any special request for the role in not more than 2000 words.

You will need to give a full, clear, specific and demonstrate examples of how you meet the criteria. Please make it clear which criteria you are evidencing.

It is the example you provide in the supporting statement that will determine if you are suitable for the role.







Primary Location
: GB-GB-Nottingham
: Nottinghamshire PCC BU
Job Posting
: Apr 12, 2021, 12:26:58 PM
Closing Date
: May 6, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
Advertised Salary: Pound Sterling (GBP) 21,135

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