04 Dec, 2021

Digital Forensic Technician

  • South Yorkshire Police
  • Churchill Way, Chapletown
Full time Junior Analyst

Job Description

Role: Digital Forensic Technician

Department: Specialist Crime Services (SCS)

Location:  Churchill Way

Salary: Band C (£22,599 - £25,278)

Hours: 37 (Various posts on offer)

Contract Type: Permanent


Role Purpose:

Provide effective technical support to the Digital Forensics Unit (DFU) through the capture and processing of digital evidence from devices, utilising forensic software and techniques. 


Key Responsibilities:

Due to departmental expansion, an exciting opportunity has arisen within the digital forensics unit for digital forensic technicians. These are new posts and the post holders will provide effective technical support to the digital forensics unit and will capture and process digital evidence from devices.

The post is suitable for both graduates and people who have a technical interest in the digital field. Previous experience in digital forensics is not required and full training is provided.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Management of exhibit receipt and the exhibits store with responsibility for ensuring the continuity of all exhibits and maintaining integrity throughout.
  • Disassembly, photography and reassembly of digital devices ready for forensic imaging and processing.
  • Forensic imaging and processing of digital devices using a range of forensic software and techniques, in accordance with digital forensic unit standard operating procedures, ISO17025 / ISO17020 standards and forensic science regulator codes of practice.
  • Producing information in a format ready for full examination by the digital forensic analysts.
  • Triage and basic examination, processing and reporting of mobile phone devices.
  • Assisting the digital forensic analysts where required with the progression and basic analysis of casework.
  • Production of reports and statements clearly detailing work carried out to present to officers and the courts where required.
  • Updating of Force and national databases.
  • Maintenance of the digital forensic unit hardware and software assets.
  • Backup and archiving of data stored on the server.
  • Provide support to viewing room and mobile phone kiosks users

Due to the nature of the work undertaken by unit, the successful candidate will require physical and emotional resilience to be able to deal with material of a distressing nature including Child Sexual Abuse Imagery on a regular basis.

Skills and experience:

For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position, please refer to the attached role profile.


We offer generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Voluntary CPD Events for all staff to allow continuous development
  • Mentoring & Coaching Scheme
  • Paid Professional Subscriptions when relevant to role
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service (accessible 24/7)
  • Additional benefits for Westfield Health members
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sports and Social Club


Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity.  A minimum checkable history of 5 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

All tattoos and piercings must be in line with South Yorkshire Police’s Appearance and Standards policy.  Tattoos visible on your face, neck, hands or head are not permitted.  Any tattoos which could be deemed inappropriate or cause offence will also not be accepted.  If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.

Closing Date:

Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 23:55

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made with the Talent Acquisition Manager, Recruitment and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For further information about the role, please contact Amanda Thomas/DI Mark Nicholson-Gee on 0114 2963880. Please do not contact this number for an application form.

Further Information:

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Diversity & Inclusion:

South Yorkshire Police welcome applications from under-represented communities.  For further information on diversity and inclusion within South Yorkshire Police, please visit the diversity and inclusion page: