14 Jul, 2021

Digital Forensic Specialist

  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • Lambeth, London, UK
Full time Developer

Job Description

Salary: £43,292 to £47,380 plus a location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £43,292 the band minimum. Progression to the band maximum of £47,380 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Lambeth

This is an exciting opportunity for 2 successful candidates to join the Met Police Service's Digital Forensics department as a Digital Forensic Specialist. 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.

Key Responsibilities -

  • Undertake digital forensic examinations including research into novel methods for the extraction and analysis of data from digital electronic devices.
  • Work in partnership with Directorate of Forensic Services and DCC managers to develop and deliver change
  • Attend court as a witness and be able to offer technical and expert evidence where required
  • Ensure compliance with quality management systems, working to ISO 17025 standards
  • To work within the Directorate’s Quality Management System and actively participate in the continuous improvement of the system by engaging in audits, competence tests, reporting non-conformances, etc. and suggesting changes to improve the system.
  • Work individually and within a team to meet organisational objectives
  • Participate in the on call rota*

*Digital Forensics 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. 


Your application will consist of a personal statement and CV. Please ensure your personal statement details the essential and/or desirable criteria where applicable.

You will also need to confirm the following within your personal statement;

  • That you will provide a DNA elimination sample for Forensic Services' embargo database if successful in your application
  • That you will join the on call team*
  • That you are, or in the process of being, immunised against Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B.** 
  • **All members of Forensic Staff should be vaccinated against Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B.

Recruitment Process

  • Paper sift of application forms received.
  • Successful candidates following the paper sift will be invited to do an online assessment.
  • Successful candidates from the online assessment will be invited to interview.
  • If selected for the role all candidates must attend and pass Grade II training.  If unsuccessful despite support you will revert back to your original substantive Band (internal candidates) or not pass probation (external candidates).
  • Training will be full time between 9am and 5pm at Lambeth HQ for approximately 6 months, due to this it will not be possible to support flexible working patterns during this time. Once competent we will consider all reasonable requests including agile working of up to 20% of your working week dependent on line manager support and operational delivery.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:


To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV and an online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 4th August 2021.

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.