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Kent Police - Local Digital Media Investigator

Post Posted: Feb 02, 17 17:22

Starting salary £19,755
Permanent, full time (37 hours per week)
Based in Kent (various locations)

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual to join our newly created, Local Digital Media Investigation Team.

As a Local Digital Media Investigator you’ll provide advice, guidance and assistance to local officers and staff around retrieving data from digital storage devices. You’ll also produce reports to support criminal investigations and prosecutions.

It is essential you’ve knowledge and understanding of digital investigation techniques including, the physical downloading of mobile devices. You’ll need to advise on a range of digital disciplines such as open source, social media, CCTV, ANPR, communications intelligence and body worn video.

This role is challenging and evolving which will require you to undertake continuous professional development to keep up to date with changing technologies, used to commit crime. It is essential you’ve previous experience and knowledge of Data Protection, The Management of Police Information (MOPI).

You’ll need to demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas:
•Proven technical IT skills
•Knowledge of a wide range of software packages
•Excellent written and verbal communications skills
•Working with others
•Working within a customer service environment
Previous experience working in a digital investigative role within the policing environment would be advantageous, but not essential.

This role will be based at police stations in Kent and Essex (exact locations will be determined by the Force) and you’ll be required to work a 7 day shift pattern over a 5 week period.


CVs and covering letters should be sent to: corporate.recruitment.essex @ essex.pnn.police.uk

Closing Date: 20th February 2017.  

Last edited by Havas_people on Feb 13, 17 19:59; edited 1 time in total

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Re: Kent Police - Local Digital Media Investigator

Post Posted: Feb 03, 17 14:10

Interestingly, almost exactly the same role has appeared with Yorkshire Police: Digital Investigator - Leeds, West Workshire

However the money is considerably better up north. What level of expertise are you expecting for £20k, exactly?

Edit: I say this out of kindness, because I have a great fondness for Kent Police, so bear that in mind - but please, you need to carefully consider the strategy here. The same role is being advertised in a different force, with:

- a higher wage
- a specific location (an applicant could live in Tonbridge and be made to work in Margate - for £20k? That would barely cover petrol)
- better prospects

Note - this is on the same band as the "Level 2 Admin Clerk" advertised on your website, who doesn't have to work shifts and knows, on application, where they will be based.

So what do you envision would drive someone of sufficient quality to work for you?  

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Re: Kent Police - Local Digital Media Investigator

Post Posted: Feb 03, 17 23:19

- Chris_Ed

What level of expertise are you expecting for £20k, exactly?

Though not as extreme as the examples here (JFYI):
I would suggest that some moderate juggling (three to five balls max) could be added as a requirement, as well as introducing a "cut-off" limit of some kind, like (still JFYI):

Seriously, I really cannot understand these ads, particularly, besides the lowish wages/salaries coupled with great expectations, the very, very short time frame to apply, less than two weeks.

They must be aimed to the unemployed. Question

- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is. -