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Digital Forensic Investigator - HC134531

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Job Title: Digital Forensic Investigator - HC134531

Location: Basingstoke/Southampton/Portsmouth

Hours: 37.00 Hours Per Week

Salary: SO2, £32,673 - £34,678 Per Annum

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 26th September 2021 at 23:59 Hours

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Your role will be work within the Digital Forensic Group, undertaking forensic examination and retrieval of evidence and intelligence from digital devices and related media. You will work within one of the newly established Digital Hubs across Hampshire.

Your responsibilities will be but not limited to: 

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

For more information please see the job profile

Essential Qualifications

Staff 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

1. Be able to demonstrate a comprehensive investigative/analytical capability

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

3. Comprehensive working knowledge of a wide variety of file systems.

4. Experience of producing detailed technical reports.

Contact details for an informal discussion

Please contact the Recruitment Team at police.recruitment@hants.gov.uk or on 01962 846438

Please note that the email address you supply when submitting an application will be used for contact throughout the full lifecycle of that vacancy. You will not be able to amend your contact details. You should therefore ensure that you choose an appropriately accessible email address, being mindful that the process may take several months for some roles.


Hampshire Constabulary is an inclusive employer and strives to have a workforce representative of the communities we police and serve. We recognise that we are not fully representative and are working to address this imbalance through a variety of initiatives.


The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Hampshire Constabulary by adopting Positive Action to support people from under-represented groups. Our aim is to recruit talented people with a diverse range of skills and experience and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Positive Action team are available to provide support through the application and assessment process by contacting: positive.action@hampshire.pnn.police.uk


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