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Digital Forensic Investigator , Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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Digital Forensic Investigator , Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Post Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:03 pm

Starting Salary £27,519 (pro rata)
Post reference Number: XCC813
Closing date: 28 November 2016

West Yorkshire Police is looking to recruit 1.5 Digital Forensic Investigators to join one of the leading Digital Forensics units in the country. The team, led by a Detective Inspector comprises of Digital Forensic investigators, examiners and technicians to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. It is supported by a purpose built laboratory which is in the process of applying for ISO 17025 accreditation. You will be based at a state of the art Regional facility for scientific support located at Calder Park, Wakefield.

You will be responsible for all levels of complex intelligence led digital investigations relating to serious crime including Child Sexual Exploitation, Modern day Slavery, Fraud and Firearms offences, providing evidence and expert interpretation of the evidence in a secure format acceptable to the court. These roles also provide vital National Business administration support to all UK Police Forces in respect of the Child Abuse image database. There are exciting opportunities to trial new and innovative hardware and software as well as supporting new proof of concept testing as we strive to protect our most vulnerable victims and tackle Organised Crime groups, making our communities safe and feeling safer with the most up-to-date technology available.

The ideal candidates will be educated to degree level in a computer based discipline, or will have significant experience and understanding of working in a Digital Forensic environment.

You will already have a sound knowledge and expertise of common operating systems and applications, along with an aptitude for problem solving, in a methodical and orderly manner.

As a Digital Forensic Investigator you must be able to successfully complete the core courses in relation to the recovery and analysis of digital evidence, as specified by NPCC. You will need an understanding of the Forensic examination of digital devices and the ability to complete the Force Empty Hand Skills course.

This is a very challenging and demanding but also rewarding role. The successful candidates will be required to undergo regular Psychological Assessments.

In addition, you will hold a full current UK/European driving licence, travel for business purposes and work flexibly to suit business needs. You must be prepared to participate in an out of hours call out rota when life is deemed at risk which includes weekend working. The office cover hours are 8am – 6pm and there is a rota in place within the unit to ensure staffing cover.

We have 1 full time post available and 1 job share.

On this occasion, we cannot accept applications from candidates who applied for and were unsuccessful at shortlisting, assessment or interview stage, in the recent recruitment campaign.

This application process will close at 1600 hours on the closing date shown.

The online application form and Role Profile may be accessed through the following link static.wcn.co.uk/compa...ngine.html  

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