06 May, 2022

Digital Forensics Unit Technical Manager

  • Derbyshire Constabulary
  • Ripley DE5 3RS, UK
Full time Analyst

Job Description

We are looking for a Digital Forensics Unit Technical Manager on a full time, permanent basis.

As the digital forensics technical lead for Derbyshire Constabulary, you will maintain and develop the Force’s UKAS accreditation and uphold quality standards.

Drawing upon your expertise in digital forensics, as well as your knowledge of digital device examinations, you will ensure adherence to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025 and the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct, focusing on digital devices and the evidence extracted, such as text messages, videos, audio files, pictures and internet searches.

You’ll have responsibility for, and oversee technical operations and quality of all laboratory activities,. This will involve conducting internal audits and peer reviews to ensure that standards are upheld, and that policies and procedures are always correctly followed, validating evidence that is permissible and can support the prosecution of offenders.

Adopting a continuous improvement approach, you will identify solutions to problems and contribute to the development of policies, procedures and practices, such as the Technical Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), always ensuring that the needs of both internal and external stakeholders are met.

To help you push forwards in your career with us, we invest in developing our team as well as looking after them, with an expansive wellbeing and counselling service along with a range of support networks.

In this role, you will be given relevant internal and external training from day one, in addition to working as part of a supportive and friendly team, where teamwork is paramount. At times you may be exposed to highly sensitive and distressing content and images as part of this role, therefore to support your well-being you will be given an annual mandatory support session and access to the unit’s well-being room.

Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 5 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application.