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Senior Digital Forensic Examiner - London

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Senior Digital Forensic Examiner - London

Post Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:02 am


£37,139 - £44,361

Senior Digital Forensic Examiners are required to take the lead on a range of digital forensic matters, acting as subject matter experts in order to provide technical assistance and guidance to non-technical staff in order that digital material can be obtained and reviewed effectively.

The post holder will have responsibility for the management and delivery of day to day tasks undertaken by analysts and investigators on a variety of Computer Forensic media, providing clear and concise details of progress and findings. They will be required to provide reports and updates to the Head of Unit in a timely manner, including presenting findings, developments and recommendations regarding digital material.

The post also involves the management, training, supervision and development of DFU forensic investigators and analysts.

Person specification

• Experience of leading and managing a team to deliver against specific corporate objectives
• Extensive knowledge of digital media, operating systems, storage and hardware
• Knowledge of ISO17025 standards and ACPO Guidelines and the importance of them to digital forensics
• Experience and knowledge of handling digital material and acquiring data to an evidential standard
• Experience of liaising with and preparing written reports or summaries for presentation to senior stakeholders
• Good organisational and time-management skills

• Knowledge/experience of introducing new policies and procedures into a digital forensic environment.
• Experience of working in a Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice environment
• Knowledge of programming languages including: Perl, C#, .Net, EnScripts, Python, SQL.
• Experience of developing and training staff to improve knowledge and skills in particular areas
• Experience of working in service delivery environment


• Computer or Digital Forensics related degree and/or extensive experience as a Digital Forensic Investigator
• Certification and demonstrable experience of using one or more of the following forensic tools: EnCase), Nuix), Cellebrite), XRY, FTK or similar


We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
Making effective decisions
Leading and communicating
Collaborating and partnering
Delivering at pace


Pensions Civil Service pension schemes

Option to join the Civil Service pension scheme. For further details, click here www.civilservice.gov.uk/pensions

Generous annual leave provision of 25 days which increases to 30 days after five years’ service plus an additional day in recognition of the Queen’s Birthday and the option to buy or sell up to five days’ leave per year. Different terms may apply if you are already a Civil Servant

Discretionary performance-related bonus scheme

Childcare voucher scheme

Interest-free season travel ticket , bicycle loan and cycle to work scheme

Access to the Rental Deposit Salary Advance Scheme which assists employees in meeting the costs of deposits for privately rented homes

Opportunities for learning and development

Flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies

Voucher for eyecare and discounted spectacles

Access to a range of discounts through membership of the Civil Service Sports and Social Club, CSSC Sports and Leisure. www.cssc.co.uk/.

Access to My CPS Rewards Gateway. My CPS Rewards offers staff a range of rewards and savings including:
 Discounts with high street retailers
 Savings on grocery shopping at a range of supermarkets
 Special salary sacrifice and recognition schemes
 Reloadable gift cards and e-cards
 Instant vouchers

Maternity and paternity leave provision over and above the statutory entitlements

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

Selection process details

How to apply

please click on the link below:
Click Here to Apply

In the experience and skills section of the application please provide a 1500 word personal statement explaining to what extent your skills, qualifications and experience meet each of the essential and, if appropriate, desirable criteria.
Interviews will be competency based and include a presentation to assess technical ability. The question for candidates to present on will be provided to candidates at the time they are invited to interview.

Competency based interviews will be held at the SFO, 2-4 Cockspur Street, London, SW1Y 5BS.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Contact point for applicants

HR @ sfo.gsi.gov.uk

Sift/interview dates and location

Sift - w/c 18 December
Interviews - TBC  


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