Digital Forensic Investigator - Grade G/I | Counter Terrorism Policing

Digital Forensic Investigator – Grade G/I

Contract type – Full Time

Location – Force Headquarters – Central Park Complex

Grade/Band/Scale/Rank – G/I

Salary – £30,420 to £38,064 per annum

 

Information about the role

Counter Terrorism Policing North West (CTPNW) is a five-force collaboration delivering Counter Terrorism (CT) services to our regional forces as well as forming part of the national CT Network. Our staff work to the Government’s CONTEST strategy under the four pillars of Prevent, Protect, Prepare and Pursue. We use a functional model with Senior Responsible Officers, line manged by the CT Head, leading areas of Investigations, Intelligence, Business Services, Borders, Special Projects, Prevent and Change.

CTPNW’s mission is to work together to keep people safe from terrorism. Our priorities focus us to drive business through performance, improvement and transformation so we can continue to counter the ever-changing threat of terrorism and extremism. Operational oversight and governance is managed by the CT ACC and the CT Head coordinates delivery against the four strands of CONTEST strategy (Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Prepare) in collaboration with local policing teams and other partner agencies. At the heart of CTPNW is our people, we are committed to continuing to make the CTPNW a great place to work.

For us to reduce the risk and threat of terrorism and protect the public, our people need to be at their best. They can only be at their best if they are able to be themselves at work and are supported through development and learning within their current role and future roles within the network.
We are looking for a committed and outstanding individual to join CTPNW.

Information about the specific Job

As Digital Forensic Investigator – based in the CTP North West – you will work to deliver a digital forensic capability across the national CT network. You will work within a busy environment as part of an established team and you will be involved in the examination and analysis of digital devices ensuring the highest standards of digital evidence and report writing are produced in compliance with CT Policing’s legal obligations.

As part of this role you will:

• Develop new Processes and Techniques in line with advancements in Technology.
• Use Forensic Software, Hardware, and Validation processes.
• To attend scenes and advise on seizing digital devices.
• Support the Senior Investigating Officer and CT Investigations in report writing and preparation for court.

Successful candidates will follow an extensive training pathway that will be both classroom, virtual and office based. This training pathway is offered to both compliment and develop your skills further with a level of competence expected throughout the training and probationary period.

Work with us and you will be joining a world-class Counter Terrorism Policing network and the team will have the opportunity to shape the future of digital investigations across the CT network.

In addition to the fascinating work and talented colleagues would will work with, you’ll find a range of benefits including:
• competitive pension
• generous holiday allowances, increasing with amount of service
• flexible working options
• flexi time scheme
• access to exciting opportunities within CTP

Due to the sensitive nature of the role, enhanced Vetting is required before successful candidates can commence training. Please note that this can take 6-9 months. Information and guidance are available to support applicants during the vetting process.

Other Information

Please see attached Job Description for further duties and responsibilities of this post, please note (unless otherwise stated) you only NEED to evidence essential criteria during the application stage however if you possess a desirable criteria marked (AF) please do evidence this.

Please attach your CV and a Covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience make you suitable for the post.

Please ensure that your application follows the above guidance. If you need further advice, please contact GMPrecruitment@gmp.police.uk.

This is a designated post under the Force Vetting Strategy and the post will therefore attract an enhanced level of vetting.

This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) level before taking up the post.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) or Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post

For further information regarding the National Security Vetting process, please click the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance’
Please note for applications which carry enhanced vetting you should have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.

Greater Manchester Police have been informed of potential personal tax implications for members of the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, who retire and take a pension between the ages of 50 and 54 inclusive and then take up employment as a Police Staff member. Members of the police pension scheme whose age is between 50 and 54 who are re-employed as a Police Staff member have to meet certain conditions to keep their PPA and to protect against personal tax liability charges on any payments paid before the age of 55. One of those conditions is that a break of at least 1 month is required where the re-employment is ‘materially different’. However, if the role is not deemed to be ‘materially different’ then a 6-month break is required.

If you have any further questions, please email CTPNW’s HR Team: ctpnw.hr@gmp.pnn.police.uk

Due to the Equality Act (2010) the criteria surrounding sickness absence will not be checked until the conditional offer stage of the recruitment process, this is after the interview stage of the full recruitment process. With this in mind, all candidates need to ensure that they have a good attendance record for the last 2 years for Staff and for 12 months for apprentices.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas of employment, including recruitment. The Police Service welcomes people with disabilities and will do its best to make reasonable adjustments to the working arrangements and/ or the working environment providing it is possible to do so.

If you have a disability and you require support with your application, please let us know so we can consider and support you with any reasonable adjustments you may require. If you need any support completing this application, please contact gmprecruitment@gmp.police.uk and the recruitment team will be happy to assist.

Should you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the selection process.

Please note that you will be required to provide an educational psychologist report in support of any adjustments.

Please note, all of our communication will be sent to you via the e-mail address you provide on your application form, therefore please ensure noreply@gmp-recruitment.co.uk is in your mail safe senders / safe recipients list to prevent our e-mails going into your junk mail.

CTPNW is committed to achieving an inclusive and diverse workforce reflective of the communities we serve and would welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Introduction

Counter Terrorism Policing North West (CTPNW) is a five-force collaboration delivering Counter Terrorism (CT) services to our regional forces as well as forming part of the national CT Network. Our staff work to the Government’s CONTEST strategy under the four pillars of Prevent, Protect, Prepare and Pursue. We use a functional model with Senior Responsible Officers, line manged by the CT Head, leading areas of Investigations, Intelligence, Business Services, Borders, Special Projects, Prevent and Change.

CTPNW’s mission is to work together to keep people safe from terrorism. Our priorities focus us to drive business through performance, improvement and transformation so we can continue to counter the ever-changing threat of terrorism and extremism. Operational oversight and governance is managed by the CT ACC and the CT Head coordinates delivery against the four strands of CONTEST strategy (Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Prepare) in collaboration with local policing teams and other partner agencies. At the heart of CTPNW is our people, we are committed to continuing to make the CTPNW a great place to work.

For us to reduce the risk and threat of terrorism and protect the public, our people need to be at their best. They can only be at their best if they are able to be themselves at work and are supported through development and learning within their current role and future roles within the network.
We are looking for a committed and outstanding individual to join CTPNW.

Information about the specific Job

As Digital Forensic Investigator – based in the CTP North West – you will work to deliver a digital forensic capability across the national CT network. You will work within a busy environment as part of an established team and you will be involved in the examination and analysis of digital devices ensuring the highest standards of digital evidence and report writing are produced in compliance with CT Policing’s legal obligations.

As part of this role you will;

• Develop new Processes and Techniques in line with advancements in Technology.
• Use Forensic Software, Hardware, and Validation processes.
• To attend scenes and advise on seizing digital devices.
• Support the Senior Investigating Officer and CT Investigations in report writing and preparation for court.

Successful candidates will follow an extensive training pathway that will be both classroom, virtual and office based. This training pathway is offered to both compliment and develop your skills further with a level of competence expected throughout the training and probationary period.

Work with us and you will be joining a world-class Counter Terrorism Policing network and the team will have the opportunity to shape the future of digital investigations across the CT network.

In addition to the fascinating work and talented colleagues would will work with, you’ll find a range of benefits including:
• competitive pension
• generous holiday allowances, increasing with amount of service
• flexible working options
• flexi time scheme
• access to exciting opportunities within CTP

Due to the sensitive nature of the role, enhanced Vetting is required before successful candidates can commence training. Please note that this can take 6-9 months. Information and guidance are available to support applicants during the vetting process.

Other information
Please see attached Job Description for further duties and responsibilities of this post, please note (unless otherwise stated) you only NEED to evidence essential criteria during the application stage however if you possess a desirable criteria marked (AF) please do evidence this.

Please attach your CV and a Covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience make you suitable for the post.

Please ensure that your application follows the above guidance. If you need further advice, please contact GMPrecruitment@gmp.police.uk.

This is a designated post under the Force Vetting Strategy and the post will therefore attract an enhanced level of vetting.

This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) level before taking up the post.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) or Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post

For further information regarding the National Security Vetting process, please click the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance’
Please note for applications which carry enhanced vetting you should have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.

Greater Manchester Police have been informed of potential personal tax implications for members of the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, who retire and take a pension between the ages of 50 and 54 inclusive and then take up employment as a Police Staff member. Members of the police pension scheme whose age is between 50 and 54 who are re-employed as a Police Staff member have to meet certain conditions to keep their PPA and to protect against personal tax liability charges on any payments paid before the age of 55. One of those conditions is that a break of at least 1 month is required where the re-employment is ‘materially different’. However, if the role is not deemed to be ‘materially different’ then a 6-month break is required.

If you have any further questions, please email CTPNW’s HR Team: ctpnw.hr@gmp.pnn.police.uk

Due to the Equality Act (2010) the criteria surrounding sickness absence will not be checked until the conditional offer stage of the recruitment process, this is after the interview stage of the full recruitment process. With this in mind, all candidates need to ensure that they have a good attendance record for the last 2 years for Staff and for 12 months for apprentices.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas of employment, including recruitment. The Police Service welcomes people with disabilities and will do its best to make reasonable adjustments to the working arrangements and/ or the working environment providing it is possible to do so.

If you have a disability and you require support with your application, please let us know so we can consider and support you with any reasonable adjustments you may require. If you need any support completing this application, please contact gmprecruitment@gmp.police.uk and the recruitment team will be happy to assist.

Should you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the selection process.

Please note that you will be required to provide an educational psychologist report in support of any adjustments.

Please note, all of our communication will be sent to you via the e-mail address you provide on your application form, therefore please ensure noreply@gmp-recruitment.co.uk is in your mail safe senders / safe recipients list to prevent our e-mails going into your junk mail.

CTPNW is committed to achieving an inclusive and diverse workforce reflective of the communities we serve and would welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Please see attached Job Description for further duties and responsibilities of this post, please note (unless otherwise stated) you only NEED to evidence essential criteria during the application stage however if you possess a desirable criteria marked (AF) please do evidence this.

Please attach your CV and a Covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience make you suitable for the post.

Please ensure that your application follows the above guidance. If you need further advice, please contact GMPrecruitment@gmp.police.uk.

This is a designated post under the Force Vetting Strategy and the post will therefore attract an enhanced level of vetting.

This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) level before taking up the post.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) or Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post

For further information regarding the National Security Vetting process, please click the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance’
Please note for applications which carry enhanced vetting you should have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.

Greater Manchester Police have been informed of potential personal tax implications for members of the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, who retire and take a pension between the ages of 50 and 54 inclusive and then take up employment as a Police Staff member. Members of the police pension scheme whose age is between 50 and 54 who are re-employed as a Police Staff member have to meet certain conditions to keep their PPA and to protect against personal tax liability charges on any payments paid before the age of 55. One of those conditions is that a break of at least 1 month is required where the re-employment is ‘materially different’. However, if the role is not deemed to be ‘materially different’ then a 6-month break is required.

If you have any further questions, please email CTPNW’s HR Team: ctpnw.hr@gmp.pnn.police.uk

Due to the Equality Act (2010) the criteria surrounding sickness absence will not be checked until the conditional offer stage of the recruitment process, this is after the interview stage of the full recruitment process. With this in mind, all candidates need to ensure that they have a good attendance record for the last 2 years for Staff and for 12 months for apprentices.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas of employment, including recruitment. The Police Service welcomes people with disabilities and will do its best to make reasonable adjustments to the working arrangements and/ or the working environment providing it is possible to do so.

If you have a disability and you require support with your application, please let us know so we can consider and support you with any reasonable adjustments you may require. If you need any support completing this application, please contact gmprecruitment@gmp.police.uk and the recruitment team will be happy to assist.

Should you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the selection process.

Please note that you will be required to provide an educational psychologist report in support of any adjustments.

Please note, all of our communication will be sent to you via the e-mail address you provide on your application form, therefore please ensure noreply@gmp-recruitment.co.uk is in your mail safe senders / safe recipients list to prevent our e-mails going into your junk mail.

CTPNW is committed to achieving an inclusive and diverse workforce reflective of the communities we serve and would welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.