Digital Forensic Analyst

Surrey Police

Division / Department – Specialist Crime
Grade – Grade H
Status – Full Time
Contract Type – Permanent
Salary Grade Range – £31,780 – £37,969
Working Hours – 36.0 Hours per Week

The starting salary for this role will usually be at the bottom of the salary range and will be pro-rata if the working hours are less than full time.

The Role
We are looking to fill a vacancy for an experienced Digital Forensic Analyst currently based at Guildford HQ, Mount Browne.

Are you capable of combining technical ability with an investigative and analytical approach to case information?

Do you want to be an integral member of a specialist unit that supports all levels of criminal investigations within Surrey?

Key Responsibilities
The Digital Forensics Team is responsible for the forensic recovery and analysis of data from computers seized during all investigations.

You will manage, examine and analyse high priority cases and technically complex digital devices.

You will be competent and highly skilled in the examination of a wide range of digital devices. You will produce digital examination strategies in agreement with the investigator and CPS working to strict timescales within an environment of high demand.

You will provide advice and support to investigators regarding the handling, recovery and preservation of digital evidence and complete written reports and statements, presenting evidence for court.

*see job description attached for full detail of responsiblity’s and essential & desirable criteria

Skills & Experience
You will need to be IT literate with significant work place experience in a Digital Forensics environment and possess academic achievements related to the role.

You will possess a high level of interpersonal and oral skills along with the ability to negotiate and influence at all levels especially when giving evidence at court.

You will need to have a flexible approach, be aware of operational security and possess a knowledge of procedures with particular reference to legislation concerning Disclosure, RIPA, presentation of evidence and ISO 17025.

Further Information
We recognise that our people are balancing demanding careers with commitments and interests outside of work. We welcome applications and discussion with candidates who want to work full time or flexible hours.

Due to the strong probability of viewing all manners of disturbing material you will be expected to be psychologically screened and interviewed prior to and while in post.

For a more detailed explanation of the role and to answer any questions you may have you are advised to contact Digital Forensics Team Leader Laura Elsey on Surrey Police 07870 378 318 or Team Leader Darren Laken on ex 36851.

This vacancy will be based at Headquarters, Guildford. Please note that in 2024 Surrey Police Headquarters is due to move to Leatherhead.

Additional Information
Following submission of your application you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your application attached. Occasionally emails from this address can fall into spam/junk folders so please ensure this is checked regularly. You may wish to consider adding to your address/contact list to ensure you receive all communications.

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, please ensure that you discuss your application with your line manager before submitting an application. 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.

Please note that not all jobs are available for internal candidates across both Forces, the current agreed recruitment principles are;
– vacancies in collaborated units are available to all officers and staff across both Forces
– vacancies in non-collaborated units are only available to officers and staff within the Force with the vacancy unless it is advertised externally. If the vacancy is advertised externally and an officer or member of staff from the other Force is success it will result in a transfer of employment.

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.

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Diversity Statement
We are only as good as our people. It’s really important that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we know that as an organisation we’ll grow from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity brings; all of which help us deliver a better policing service. We strive to ensure how we deliver our services, provide information and how we recruit is open and accessible to all.

We have multiple staff support groups who help to improve our understanding of minority issues and ensure they are reflected in our work. We are proud members of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Disability Confident, a signatory of the Race at Work Charter and aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement.

We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities. 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.

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