Digital Forensics Administration Assistant

Surrey Police

This role is within a unit where Surrey Police and Sussex Police work in collaboration, whilst continuing to be two separate legal entities/employers with different terms and conditions.

Both Surrey Police staff and Sussex Police staff are employed in this unit on their own force terms and conditions.

Successful candidates may be appointed on the terms and conditions of employment of either Surrey Police or Sussex Police, depending on organisational requirements. A discussion will be held with the successful candidate to confirm the details of location, salary, allowance and hours.

Division / Department – Specialist Crime
Status – Full Time
Contract Type – Permanent
Grade – Grade C
Salary Grade Range – £18,658 – £21,629

The starting salary for this role will usually be at the bottom of the salary range.

The Role
A full time vacancy has arisen to join our Forensic Digital Media Unit, as a Digital Forensics Administration Assistant. The Forensic Digital Media Unit
examine and process a wide range of video, audio and photographic formats to
support on-going investigations and assist in the detection of crime.

Key Responsibilities
As the Digital Forensics Administration Assistant for the Forensic Digital Media Unit you will be required to provide support by approving submissions into the unit in accordance with our standard operating procedures and current service level agreement with those who we support.

You will be accountable for exhibit handling and the updating of the case management system, ensuring the highest standard of accuracy and attention to details is maintained at all times. You will handle internal and external telephone calls and will arrange appointments for investigators looking to attend the Unit. Full accountabilities feature on the Administration Assistant for the Forensic Digital Media Unit Role Profile.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in this post you must have excellent computer keyboard skills, including a good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and the ability to acquire the skills to maintain the case management system.

The successful post holder will have good interpersonal and communication skills, enabling them to deal courteously and efficiently with enquiries; both internally and externally.

You will be flexible in your outlook and be able to cope with and apply new procedures and working practices to assist with organisational and procedural changes.

Further Information
For further information about this vacancy candidates can contact the Team Leader for the Forensic Digital Media Unit, James Slade. Email: Phone: 01483 638251

Additional Information
Surrey Police and Sussex Police work together in collaboration for this role, however they remain two different employers, with differing pay scales, allowances and terms and conditions including hours of employment.

This post is being advertised in parallel with Force redeployment processes. Any redeployees who are identified will be given preference. This may result in the post being withdrawn at any point during the recruitment process.

If you are an internal candidate looking to apply for this role, it is really important that you inform and seek support from your line manager of your intention to submit an application for this role as this allows for sufficient resource planning. Failure to inform your line manager may result in a delay in a release dates being agreed.

If you are conditionally offered the role your attendance record and any reasonable adjustments already in place will be discussed with yourself and your current line manager. If you are successful in your application, you may be required to resign and transfer your employment, taking on the Terms & Conditions and pay scales of the Lead Force (if this is not your existing Home Force).

Surrey Police and Sussex Police Special Constables, Volunteers and Agency Staff (excluding self employed workers) covered under the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) are eligible to apply for internal advertised posts.

Diversity Statement
We are only as good as our people. It’s really important to us that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we believe that as an organisation we’ll benefit from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity can bring; all of which helps us to deliver a better policing service.

We have worked really hard to create a safe, open and inclusive culture. We have a range of staff networking groups to provide specific support and advice and we are proud to be members of Stonewall and Disability Confident, and to be aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement.

We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities so, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you.

Attachments: Digital Forensics Administration Assistant v1 JDQ July 2019.doc

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