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Digital Forensic Technical Manager - West Midlands Police

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Digital Forensic Technical Manager - West Midlands Police

Post Posted: Feb 19, 18 05:32

Digital Forensic Technical Manager (Computer Team) - (1800003Y)
West Midlands Police
Apply Online Here
CLOSING DATE: 13/03/18



You will be responsible for daily supervision of staff, including prioritisation, tasking and co-ordination of work ensuring compliance with service level agreements. To be responsible for Quality Management and to act as an advisory point of contact for the force and external partners.

Provide daily supervision for all Digital Forensic Staff with a key emphasis on demonstrating positive leadership.
Driving efficiency by promoting new ways of working.
Conduct Forensic Strategy Meetings with investigators
To manage the gate keeping procedure for all Digital Forensic submissions in line with submission and response criteria.
To task and co-ordinate all digital forensic staff at a local level
Conduct Performance Development Reviews of all digital forensic staff
Maintain and provide sufficient levels of training and competence of staff
Monitor individual and team performance by submitting regular update reports to SMT. Peer Review and Dip Sample quality of work.
Conduct Health and Safety audits in line with force policy and accreditation requirements
To be responsible for all Quality Management audits and on-going accreditation of all digital forensic functions and working environments
To provide advice and guidance regarding all aspects of computer forensic examination, audio enhancement and video recovery and enhancement to specialist departments and investigators.
Ensure the maintenance of appropriate records on our case management system to ensure integrity and continuity of evidence.
To be responsible for awareness, planning and execution of solutions to developing challenges caused by pace of technology and case law.
Innovative mind set to solve problems in an unorthodox manner
Collaborative work required within diff teams within FSD and also other departments within WMP
To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post.


Knowledge & Experience

Must be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of the principles of staff management and performance management.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to be persuasive and use intelligent reasoning.
The ability to demonstrate excellent IT skills, particularly in relation to windows based packages.
The ability to maintain confidentiality and apply discretion at all times
Demonstrate a practical approach to problem solving and a willingness to accept responsibility
Proven Report writing skills
Must demonstrate an ability to proactively develop initiatives within the scope of the role to enhance service delivery
Must be able to demonstrate a good level of education
Experience and knowledge in digital forensic examination and the impact on investigation.
Other essential requirements dependant on function:

Evidence reconstruction to include Video imagery,Forensic/Evidence Presentation teams
Understanding of the developing legislative landscape
Understanding of issues raised by the Information Commissioner in this area.
Experience of working within business area at a practical, hands-on level
Computer Examination (to include laptops, workstations, memory cards, CD’s, DVD’s, camera’s, play stations etc.)
Understanding of the developing legislative landscape
Experience of working within business area at a practical, hands-on level
Ability to dismantle computers, whilst maintaining accurate contemporaneous records. Identification, removal and safe handling of key computer components
Be conversant with the Windows operating systems and have a keen interest in and understanding of computer systems
Understanding of other common operating systems such as OS X and Linux
Mobile Device/phone examination (to include sim cards etc) & Audio
Understanding of the developing legislative landscape
Experience of working within business area at a practical, hands-on level
Be conversant with extraction tools such as XRY and Cellebrite
Be conversant with the ISO 17025 standard and ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence;
Awareness of financial budgetary constraints and familiar with the financial processes of West midlands Police.
Special Conditions
Must be prepared to handle material that may be offensive or distressing.
Appointments to this post are subject to specific vetting and medical clearance.
Confidentiality and trust are very important in this post and must be maintained at all times.
The post holder may be required, from time to time, to work outside of office hours at week-ends or bank holidays.
Must hold a full driving licence.

Work Locations


West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
Minimum Salary: £27,519 Maximum Salary: £38,538 GBP

Apply Online Here
CLOSING DATE: 13/03/18  

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