23 Jun, 2022

Digital Forensics Officer

  • Competition and Markets Authority
  • Canary Wharf, London, UK
Full time Analyst

Job Description

Salary: £33,119 - £37,209 pa

Location: Canary Wharf, London

Hours: Full time / Flexible working

Contract: Permanent

Are you interested in developing and furthering a career within the field of digital forensics? If so, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) presents an exciting opportunity to work across varied and complex investigations of national importance.

The CMA is the UK’s world-leading government body established to make sure competition works in consumers’ favour and businesses treat their customers fairly. Be it taking enforcement action against Pharmaceutical firms accused of over-charging the NHS, investigating online ticket resale platforms, or carrying out a major study into mobile ecosystems (app stores within digital markets), what we do really matters and makes a difference to people’s lives.

As Digital Forensics Officer, you will join our Digital Forensics and Intelligence Services team, which supports investigations and projects caried out by the CMA. You will undertake a variety of digital forensics and eDiscovery tasks to support the aims of the CMA in the collection, processing and analysis of electronic evidence. This will include forensically analysing data collected from seized media (computers, laptops, mobiles, portable media etc.) and from internet and cloud-based sources, in order to develop and present high quality and robust investigation reports.

You will need an undergraduate degree in Digital Forensics or Cyber Security OR substantial experience of working within a Digital Forensics laboratory in a law enforcement, government or private sector environment.

You will also need experience of carrying out research and analysis to support cases, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications, in particular, Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Windows and Apple operating systems (including Android and iOS and associated devices) is equally important.

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience required for the role and are excited about career development opportunities within Digital Forensics and / or eDiscovery disciplines we would be delighted to hear from you.

The CMA prides itself on being a great place to work and strives to ensure that staff have the opportunity to grow and expand their skills portfolio. As well as being a hugely rewarding, diverse and stimulating place to work, you will have an opportunity to work for the public good whilst stretching and developing yourself in doing so.

We offer generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, including 25 days leave (increasing to 30 over five years), and generous maternity/paternity leave provision. You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, our employee well-being programme and favourable consideration of flexible working.

To find out more about this opportunity and about working for the CMA, please click on the APPLY button.

Closing date for applications: 1 August 2022.

During the Covid-19 pandemic period, our staff at the CMA have been required to work from home to continue delivering our objectives. From October 2021 onwards, the CMA, like many other organisations, will move to a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working. We believe this supports us to deliver our best work while allowing the flexibility to maintain balanced and healthy lives. Our staff work at least 50% of their time from their office location.

The CMA are an accredited Disability Confident Employer, and we are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds.  

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.