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Digital Forensic Investigator - HC11553

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Digital Forensic Investigator - HC11553

Location: Portsmouth University
Salary: S02, £31,095 to £32,907 per annum
Contract: Permanent 
Hours: 37 per week

Closing Date: Sunday 30th June 2019 at 2359

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We are currently recruiting for a Digital Forensic Investigator, the successful candidates will deal with Forensic examination and retrieval of evidence and intelligence from digital devices and related media.

Job Purpose

Key Accountabilities
To carry out forensic examinations of digital devices and media. Where applicable, secure and retrieve relevant data from those devices, in accordance with national and local guidelines. To be carried out by utilising proprietary and bespoke forensic hardware and software.

Extract data using suitable applications for the Officer in the Case (OIC) to view. Be able to facilitate viewing of the data by the OIC and advise accordingly, so that the OIC may understand the evidential significance of what has been recovered and use that material to further his/her investigation and for presentation in court.

Prepare reports and statements and have a working knowledge of the rules of evidence relating to seizure, preservation and admissibility. Advise CPS/Counsel in relation of digital evidence and if necessary present evidence in court in a clear and comprehensible manner.

Provide technical advice and assistance to colleagues in relation to forensic examinations and advise and give guidance before/during/after interviews and the validity of answers provided by suspect. Assist OIC with finding potential weaknesses in statements.

 Give presentations, briefings and provide internal training/mentoring for colleagues inside and outside of the DFG as directed by the Supervisor. This may include areas such as the correct procedures for search and seizure of digital equipment or how the DFG conduct forensic examinations.

Attend crime scenes or commercial premises where there is a specific need for digital technical expertise and advice.

To develop and maintain specialised and up to date technical knowledge in digital forensics in order to enhance the digital forensic examination service for the constabulary. Research the validity of and potentially implementing new examination techniques based around requirement and development of technology.

To be aware of Force policies on equal opportunities, health and safety, data protection, CPIA and MoPI, and comply with them.

Additional Requirements

Weekend working is required as part of an established pattern

The applicant should be aware that a large proportion of the enquiries received at this unit will mean that they will handle disturbing material which can include pornography of all types and indecent / abusive images of children. As a result, regular de-briefing sessions with occupational health will be required.

The role holder may be required to visit other locations within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and therefore needs to have the ability to travel as necessary.

Essential Qualifications

Educated to QCF Level 6 in Computer Studies OR work experience deemed to have brought the postholder to a comparable level in a digital forensic subject.

Essential Experience

Be able to demonstrate a comprehensive investigative/analytical capability

Experienced in the use of a wide range of operating systems. For example, Windows, Linux, MAC-OS, Android.

Comprehensive working knowledge of a wide variety of file systems.

Contact details for an informal discussion

Please contact the Recruitment Team on 01962 846438 or



Hampshire Constabulary is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people. We value equality, diversity and inclusivity in our workforce and welcome applications from across our entire diverse community. In order to truly reflect the communities we serve we are particularly keen to recruit people from Black, Asian, Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and other minority ethnic backgrounds and under-represented groups. If you meet this criteria and would like support with your application and recruitment please contact 

The Hampshire Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer to find out more information please click here Equality and Inclusion

Equality and inclusion forms a part of Hampshire Constabulary’s Core Values and this will therefore form an integral part of the recruiting and selection process. Although this may not be assessed or questioned as a stand-alone topic, it will be threaded throughout the recruiting and selection process. It is therefore advisable that you are able to provide positive evidence in this area.

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