Greater Manchester Police is one of the largest police forces in the UK and is responsible for keeping its diverse population of almost 3 million safe, spread over more than 1,200 sq. km. Manchester in particular has been billed as the most diverse city in Europe with its population speaking at least 200 different languages, leading to the city being named as Britain’s “City of languages”. GMP are committed to ensure that the make-up of our workforce is reflective of the communities we serve and we recognise that having a diverse workforce makes us more approachable and relevant to the public.
The Greater Manchester Police Digital Forensic Investigation Unit (DIU) is one of the largest and continuously expanding digital forensics teams in the UK, striving to become a centre of excellence for digital forensics. Recently the unit have secured a significant investment to further expand the team to 72 staff and officers over the next 2 years, with the initial expansion focusing on a number of key roles within the team. This expansion is a genuine acknowledgement of the crucial and valuable contribution that digital forensics brings to the modern day police investigation.
In addition to the expansion in resources there are plans in place to re-locate the unit along with colleagues from Forensic Services to a purposely designed facility perfectly located on the outer city M60 ring road, with access to all major routes in and out of Manchester.
The expansion includes a complete re-design of the unit structure, incorporating new management, supervisory, team leader and co-ordination related positions. The uplift also includes increases in technical and investigative positions to further enhance the requirement to support front line policing.
The DIU is looking for driven and motivated candidates to continue this journey and help support policing in an ever-changing technological environment.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding Digital Investigation Unit team as a Digital Forensic Investigator.
In this role you will conduct intelligence led digital forensic investigations on a wide range of digital devices, providing evidence and expert interpretation of the evidence in a secure format acceptable to the court. As a member of a dynamic team, you will work closely with others in the unit with different experience and specialisms, and lead on cutting-edge research and development.
With previous experience working in the digital forensics sector, or within a similar computer related industry, you will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct forensic examinations and analysis of a wide range of digital devices. You will use these and knowledge of criminal investigation to support complex, high-profile and challenging police cases.
You will use your knowledge with your communication skills to present evidence to police investigators, prosecutors and the courts, explaining complex digital evidence in a manner that can be understood by a wide range of audiences.
The ideal Digital Forensic Investigator candidate will have knowledge of criminal legislation detailed in the job description.
You will have degree level qualification in a digital forensic or computer related subject, or relevant work experience demonstrating the same level of knowledge.
To apply for this role you must have a good record of attendance, at least during the last two years.
This post carries 4% weekend enhancement and 0.92% night allowance.
To apply for this role as Digital Forensic Investigator please upload your CV into the Expression of Interest form. Please find attached CV Guidelines and Suggested Template.
Please refer to the attached Digital Forensic Investigator Job Description for further details regarding the skills required to do this role.
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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.