Digital Forensic Technician


MO4 Forensic Services
Band I
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Title: Digital Forensic Technician

Salary: £31,070 to £36,893 plus £2,930 location allowance. You will receive £31,070 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £36,893 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Lambeth HQ

36 hours a week

The forensic service at the MET searches for truth and justice for the victims of crime. In the Digital, Cyber and Communications department, we help gather digital evidence, analyse it and present it to the MPS and the Criminal Justice System. With digital crimes increasing, it’s key that we deliver great technical services so that officers can work effectively, and ultimately, help keep the city safe. This is a unique role, where you can develop your own specialism and learn the technical details of digital video and modern computer science. It’s challenging work, but it plays a critical role in fighting crime.

Processing, acquiring and analysing media, you’ll present and prepare video material and evidence to the Criminal Justice system. The research and techniques you’ll provide to the Laboratory will improve the efficiency and quality of our service to the entire force. In fact, you’ll provide technical advice and help troubleshoot technical problems so that officers can submit their forensic information. Once they have, you’ll use your sound judgement to technically analyse audio-visual and report on findings.

With a technical degree or relevant experience, you’ll have an impressive knowledge of fundamental technical video engineering principles. And you won’t just be an expert in video. You’ll have sound understanding of coding principles (particularly to process data streams) and emerging technologies and trends. But you won’t be working in isolation, so you’ll need excellent communication skills to explain technical concepts and findings to a non-technical audience. Your technical skills will help you carry out the role, but it’s honesty, objectivity and impartiality that’ll make you feel like you belong in the forensic department.

This is an excellent opportunity to use your love of technology, problem-solving skills and strong determination to help London.

To apply, please visit our website to download a role-specific information pack, and complete an online application form with supporting CV.

Completed applications must be submitted by 23.55pm 14th March 2019.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.


Knowledge and Skills required:


• Degree in a relevant technical discipline and/ or significant relevant experience (must be evidenced).


Band N - Digital Forensic Specialist

This opportunity is closed to applications.