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North Yorkshire Police
Northallerton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 day ago
North Yorkshire Police
Northallerton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom


Digital Forensic Investigator | Mobile Type Devices Current & Future Vacancies

Location: Police HQ, Northallerton

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary:£27,789 - £35,982 - (Scale 5-SO1)

Number of Posts: Current Vacancies x 1 + Holding list for future vacancies

Are you an innovative problem solver? Do you want to make a difference by examining digital devices to obtain vital evidence?

North Yorkshire Police is currently inviting applications to work within the Digital Forensics Unit based at Police Headquarters. This is a key role within the department in which you will be supporting, enhancing, and identifying new investigative avenues for officers and helping to bring offenders to justice.

You will form part of a fast-paced team dealing with the interrogation of a wide range of mobile devices to obtain the best evidence possible for a wide variety of criminal cases. On a typical day you will be extracting, analysing and repairing mobile devices and liaising with a broad range of police officers, staff, and external organisations.

In This Role, Your Main Responsibilities Will Be:

  • To provide North Yorkshire Police with an evidentially sound digital data investigation capability
  • To work collaboratively to the required international standards (ISO)and Forensic Codes of Practice
  • Utilise a broad range of complex and technical equipment to forensically examine mobile phones, memory cards, GPS devices and other submissions,utilising proprietary software to required standards.
  • Conduct physical examinations of items submitted: where necessary disassembling devices and undertaking repairs to forensically acquire data in accordance with best practice and national guidelines.
  • Photograph exhibits and record all processes contemporaneously.
  • Maintain the integrity and continuity of evidence with subsequent presentation at judicial proceedings.
  • Examine and interpret forensically secured data in accordance with criteria set by investigators.
  • You will on a regular basis be required to review graphically extreme and traumatic images/videos of Child Sexual Abuse Material.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • A degree in either Digital Forensics, Computer Science, Criminal Investigations, or recent and relevant experience in these fields, ispreferred, although not essential.
  • You should possess a good up-to-date knowledge of mobile communication devices and operating systems, including Android and iOS.
  • You must have knowledge of relevant legislation which impacts upon Digital Forensics, includingRegulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) 2000, Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) 2016 and ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) Principles of Digital Based Evidence.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both through written reports and orally, and be able to organise and prioritise casework.


  • Training will be provided for suitable candidates to develop a successful career within this environment.
  • There is an expectation that any post holder will undertake all required training as set out in the Career Progression Plan.

The Benefits

Youll be welcomed into an organisation that cares about the well-being of its personnel, and actively supports people so they can perform to the best of their ability. In addition, North Yorkshire Police offers a range of benefits including:

Local Government Pension Scheme

Support for further professionaldevelopment

Childcare vouchers

Cycle to work scheme

Upbeat Access to a fantastic range ofexclusive discounts on well-known online and high street retailers

Unison is the recognised Trade union withinNYP and there are also several other Inclusion and Diversity support networks.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, then please apply before 23:59 hours on Tuesday 30thApril 2024.

Please highlight the keys skills and experience that you have that would make you successful in this role. Your application form will be used to shortlist candidates for interviews.

Supporting Documents

Job Description.pdf
Competency and Values Framework - lvl 1.pdf

Positive Action

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