Senior Digital Forensic Investigator
Digital Forensic Unit
Protective Services Crime
2 permanent posts (1 based in Bradford, 1 based in Wakefield)
As a result of significant expansion West Yorkshire Police are looking to appoint a Senior Digital Forensic Investigator to work within the Digital Forensic Unit Spoke at Trafalgar House, Bradford or Calder Park, Wakefield.
The main responsibility of a Senior Digital Forensic Investigator is to be a team leader and first line manager of up to 12 members of staff within the Digital Forensic Unit Spoke. You will provide technical knowledge and investigative skills in all aspect of Digital Forensics supporting a large range of investigations, and be responsible for setting strategies for all levels of digital investigations.
You will supervise the day-to-day management of your team, and also manage the risk of supervising multiple high-risk investigations simultaneously, covering all major crime types. You will also work as part of a team of Senior Digital Forensic Investigators providing expert opinion into the strategic development of the Digital Forensic Unit.
To be considered for this role you must have strong problem solving skills and the ability to work under pressure with competing demands. An advanced knowledge and expertise of common operating systems and computer applications is essential.
You must also be educated to a degree level in a computer based discipline and/or significant experience and understanding of working in a Digital Forensic environment. You must also possess previous supervisory or management experience. A knowledge and experience of operational policing is desirable.
Part of the role involves viewing abusive and offensive imagery often depicting extreme violent, obscenity and depravity, including graphic images of child abuse. You must be willing to undergo regular psychological assessments.
You must be willing to travel for business purposes throughout the UK so a valid UK driving licence is essential.
The post is suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 hours on 15th January 2021.
West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.
Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last five years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused because it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.
For a detailed description of the Competency and Values levels required please refer to the http://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Development/competency-and-values-framework/Documents/Competency-and-Values-Framework-for-Policing_4.11.16.pdf (This link may be copied and pasted into your browser). This document will assist you in completing the Evidence of Achievement section of the application form.
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Shift Allowance: No Shift Allowance
To apply for this job please visit westyorkshirepolice.tal.net.