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Senior Digital Forensic Specialist

Met Police
London (Greater)
£49,940 to £54,649 plus a Location allowance of £1,639.
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Senior Digital Forensic Specialist

Salary: £49,940 to £54,649 plus a Location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £49,940 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £54,649 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Lambeth

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Metropolitan Police Service's Digital Forensics (DF) department who have secured a large investment to evolve services and increase capacity. DF are recruiting Senior Digital Forensic Specialists who will be responsible for leading the technical development and driving the forensic capabilities of the Digital Devices laboratory.  

The successful candidates will create complex techniques so that forensically acquired data can be applied to the criminal justice system. You will be a technical leader, mentoring a team of Specialists, and developing techniques to be used across the Digital Forensic departments. Your time will be spent in a diverse, dynamic working environment, where the next day always brings a different challenge.

We are looking for a variety of skills that will support today’s complex digital challenges and drive efficiency and capability. There are numerous transferable skills that can be applied to Digital Forensics; software development, hardware engineering, complex repairs, reverse engineering to name but a few.

Please note: Departmental policy is that all members of Forensic Staff should be vaccinated against Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, successful candidates will need to ensure they are up to date with these prior to joining. Members of Forensic Services need to provide a DNA and fingerprint elimination sample for FS’ embargo database, when accepting this role candidates are agreeing to provide these samples.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should be no more than 1 A4 page in Arial size 10 and covers; your relevant experience, an example demonstrating a project/task that relates to the essential criteria and the skills you will bring to the role.  (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 24/05/2022.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.









London covers 620 square miles and is home to millions of people speaking over 300 different languages. In this most vibrant and complex of cities, this presents an ever-evolving challenge for the Met when fighting to reduce crime - and the fear of crime.

Forging close relationships, building trust and understanding the issues within London’s different communities all form part of the fundamental platform on which effective, credible policing is built.

As a result, we must continue to recruit the brightest and the best people from every background and use the full spectrum of their skills, knowledge and experience to make London safer for everybody.

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