Digital Forensics Unit Technical Manager

Ebury Bridge
Full Time
£40,029.36 starting (inclusive of all allowances and supplements)

Digital Forensic Unit (DFU) Technical Manager is required on a Permanent contract paying £33,438.11 per annum plus £2,634.25 London Allowance and £3,957.00 Market Supplement with British Transport Police (BTP) based in Central London (SW1W).

BTP is the national police Force for Britain’s rail network. Every day we ensure the safety and security of over six million passengers and railway staff throughout England, Scotland and Wales. As a Technical Manager in the Digital Forensic Unit you will deliver an effective, efficient and high-quality digital service to the British Transport Police, the community and the Criminal Justice System through the management and development of staff, methods, processes and continued ISO17020 and 17025 accreditation. This role covers all technical aspects and quality of laboratory activities for digital forensics, including digital media, mobile devices, electronic storage devices, mobile device kiosks and other frontline tools as well as other areas brought into scope by the Forensic Science Regulator.

As a Technical Manager you will be required to:

  • Deliver and maintain ISO17020 and 17025 accreditation across the Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) and other frontline digital forensic hubs in line with local, regional and national legislation and policies.
  • Establish, review, maintain and develop existing and new analytical procedures and methods for digital forensics and communicate any changes to staff.
  • Develop and maintain validation and test/calibration processes to ensure that all hardware, software and methods used in the CCU and the frontline hubs is fit for purpose.
  • Develop, maintain and ensure compliance with Quality Management System (QMS) including adherence to Quality Procedures (QP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs).
  • Lead on technical matters in relation to the QMS for all technical aspects of digital forensic activity within the British Transport Police. 
  • Deliver continuous improvement of CCU and frontline digital forensic performance including the completion and corrective action from internal audits, problem solving, investigation of anomalies including root cause analysis for findings and trend analysis. 
  • Support the competency of all technical staff by identifying training needs and documenting evidenced competency assessments. 
  • Evaluate the risk of non-conformance support the DFU Manager in rectifying the non-conformance to ensure continued delivery of technical operations. 
  • Advise and influence the DFU Manager and stakeholders decisions on technical matters and strategy in relation to the CCU’s day to day operations, including identifying emerging technologies to be assimilated, integrated and introduced within the department and frontline, contributing to policy development and undertaking projects which could impact on the service offered. 
  • Manage and advance your own continual professional development and that of the organisation, within the digital forenic environment including changes to technology and legislation. 
  • Represent BTP at regular meetings and maintain good working relationships with partners and key stakeholders including the Quality Management team and other Force and / or commercial digital Technical Managers. 
  • Assist the DFU manager in governance and operational support of the seventeen kiosk and seven Spektor frontline forensic hubs. This includes oversight and influence of approximately 80 examiners across the Force.  
  • Coordinate the CCU’s participation in Inter-Lab Comparisons (ILC) and Proficiency Testing, prepare ILC material as required and review, report and investigate the results of the CCU submissions as appropriate.

Please see the attached role profile for further information.

The successful Technical Manager will be required to evidence the following skills/experience:

  • Educated to degree level in Computer Forensics and/or Computer Science, or equivalent experience in digital forensics.
  • Successful completion of relevant digital forensics courses such as XWays, Axiom and/or mobile device software such as MSAB XRY, Cellebrite or Oxygen.
  • Sound working knowledge and understanding of BS EN ISO/IEC 17025 / 17020, ILAC G19 Modules in a Forensic Science Process and Forensic Science Regulators Code of Practice and Conduct.
  • A confident communicator in both verbal and written skills including report-writing with a personable, professional manner and the ability to interact and relate to all levels of staff.
  • Ability to continually and effectively absorb technical information, evaluate, and report on results to management.

If you are interested in applying to this role then please do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted. In return for your experience, we can offer you:

  • Starting annual salary of £33,438.11 per annum plus £2,634.25 London Allowance and £3,957.00 Market Supplement.
  • Yearly incremental pay progression up to £39,841.14 per annum.
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Various salary sacrifice schemes and retail discounts.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and welcome applications from everyone. You must have both the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been permanently resident in the UK for at least the previous three years. Any cautions or convictions including those deemed ‘spent’ must be declared at the point of application but will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

We kindly ask agencies not to send CVs. If CVs are received BTP reserve the right to engage with the candidate directly and without a fee being paid under any circumstances.

This opportunity is closed to applications.