Digital Forensic Technician


MO4 Forensic Services
Band I
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Title: Digital Forensic Technician

Salary: £33,498 to £38,195 plus £2623 location allowance. You will receive £33,798 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £38,195 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Within the MPS

Focus on digital forensics and bring criminals to justice.

Nearly nine million people call London home. It’s an evolving and dynamic city, which means we face complex policing challenges every day. And in the Digital, Cyber and Communications (DCC) forensics team, you’ll be a vital part of bringing criminals to justice.

We provide invaluable digital forensic services across the Met. It’s about examining devices, such as mobile phones or computers, to help officers resolve investigations. So here, your impact will be felt on a daily basis.

Our Digital Forensic Hubs are labs located around the capital and our HQ and Central Lab is based in Lambeth. Working with a talented team forensic specialists, other forensic technicians, and forensic assistants, you’ll perform digital forensic examinations, and ensure strategies meet appropriate legislation and quality standards. This rotational role will see you move between the hubs and central laboratory where you will receive advanced training to develop your skills and knowledge.

In this crucial role, you’ll conduct the forensic analysis of digital submissions, and give hands-on advice to investigating officers. That means communicating technical information in a clear, simple way. Your notes, reports and statements will be well written, and you’ll attend court as a witness.

It’s a fast-paced environment, often working to tight deadlines. So balancing competing priorities is a must, along with keeping a cool head under pressure. It takes sound decision-making, and a natural ability to solve problems. While a relevant technical degree (or equivalent experience) is required, it’s your attitude, aptitude and ability to learn that set you apart. A knowledge of digital forensics, particularly for either computers or mobile phones, and a technical understanding of the tools used to recover, analyse and process digital data will be beneficial.

To apply, please visit our website to download a role-specific information pack, and use the link to complete and submit the online application form, CV and Personal Statement.

Completed applications must be submitted by 3rd September 2019.

Essential Criteria -

  • Ability to operate advanced digital forensic equipment
  • A broad knowledge of, and interest in, all modern digital technologies with an emphasis on the forensic opportunities offered by their examination
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to convey ideas and technical knowledge to police officers and a non-technical audience
  • Have a technical understanding of the fundamental principles behind electronic devices and the way in which they inter-operate with each other and other systems
  • Ability to manage workloads and resources
  • Ability to build effective relationships with customers, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Understanding of the rules regarding evidence gathering and its presentation at court
  • Ability to join the on call rota (24/7 service provided – you will be required to be on call no more than 1 week in every 6

Desirable Criteria -

  • An understanding of the rules regarding evidence gathering and its presentation at court.
  • Knowledge of relevant legal powers/procedures/acts (CPIA, PACE and Human Rights Act etc.)
  • Driving licence
  • Understanding of Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice System
Digital Hub Manager