13 Mar, 2020

Digital Forensic Technician

  • Penna
  • Lambeth, London, UK
Full time Analyst Developer

Job Description

Digital Forensic Technician

Salary: £34,168 to £38,959 plus a £2,623 location allowance. If you are new to the MPS you will receive £34,168 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £38,959 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Lambeth

This is an exciting opportunity for 10 successful candidates to join the Met Police Service's Digital, Cyber and Communications (DCC) department as a Digital Forensic Technician. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic individuals to undertake digital forensic examinations on a variety of digital devices; supporting the MPS' mission to keep London safe. Examining devices such as mobile phones or computers, to help officers resolve investigations, your impact will be felt on a daily basis.

The role is rotational between Lambeth HQ and the DF hubs currently in Charing Cross, Edmonton, Wembley, Ilford, Lewisham, West Brompton and Kingston meaning a wide variety of knowledge and experience can be gained on a daily basis.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Forensic imaging, ingress and analysis of data from digital devices, including mobile devices, computers, and storage media
  • Supporting non-technical staff, including police officers, to operate digital forensic systems
  • Provision of evidence viewing capabilities for investigating officers
  • Answering technical queries from non-technical staff and police officers
  • Court appearance as witness of fact


For further information please email dccrecruitment@met.police.uk , either detail your queries in the email or send your number and a member of the team will call you.


A CV and personal statement are required. Please ensure your personal statement covers the below points;

  • Your knowledge/relevant experience in digital forensics, engineering, scientific or technical discipline
  • The reason you are applying for this post
  • Confirmation that you will provide a DNA elimination sample for Forensic Services' embargo database if successful in your application
  • Your hub location preferences ranked in order, with 1 being the location you would most like to be posted to and 8 being the least.*
  • Confirmation you will join the on call team**

* Rotations are released every 6 months with at least 4 weeks’ notice. You will not necessarily move location every 6 months, you can be posted to the same location for a number of rotations. Whilst individual preferences are taken into account, when arranging rotations, operational need takes precedence.

**DCC operate a 24-7 on call service for urgent submissions. Out of hours submissions are between 1700 – 0800. If it has been decided (by a Digital Strategy Advisor) that the circumstances warrant an on call submission, the team member on call would meet the OIC at the lab to complete the examination. People are on call no more than 1 week in every 8.

Recruitment Process

Following the sift stage successful candidates will be invited to do an online test.

Successful candidates from the online test will be invited to interview.

We are planning for successful candidates at interview to have a start date of August 2020. This is dependent on the recruitment and vetting process therefore is subject to change.

To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack and click on the link to complete and submit the online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 23.55pm on 2nd April 2020.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations