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West Yorkshire Police - Digital Forensic Investigator

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West Yorkshire Police - Digital Forensic Investigator

Post Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:51 pm

Digital Forensic Investigator
Protective Services Crime
Calder Park, Wakefield
Salary £27,519 - £29,307 (pro-rata)
Post reference Number: XC827
Closing date: 20 February 2017

West Yorkshire Police is looking to recruit a job share Digital Forensic Investigator to join one of the leading Digital Forensics units in the country. The job share comprises a weekly pattern of working Wednesday, Thursday, Friday one week and Monday Tuesday the following week, the equivalent of 18.5 hours per week.

The unit, 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 in a secure format acceptable to the court. This role also provides 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.

Successful candidates at application stage will be invited to and must be able to attend an assessment day which will be held AT Calder Park, Wakefield on Friday 10th March 2017

Candidates who have previously applied within the last 6 month for the post of Digital Forensic Investigator or Digital Forensic Examiner do not need to apply.

The application process will close at 1600 hours on the 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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