eForensics Investigator

  • Location
    Winsford, Cheshire
  • Salary
    £ 14.41 - £ 22.94 / Hour
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

We are currently recruiting on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary for an eForensics Investigator to join their team based in Winsford Police Headquarters.

The post is to conduct intelligence lead investigations on computer and storage media exhibits, and provide evidence for case officers in a manner acceptable to the courts. Assisting with any Hi-Tech or elements to criminal investigations is also a key part of the role.

In addition to this, you will be required to provide specialist technical support to the Examiner and Technician in the Hi-Tech Crime Unit, in support of the Head of eForensics.

Duties of the post include:

  1. Use software and investigative techniques and with minimum supervision, conduct investigations and interpret data in relation to network and computer based criminal activity, specialising in computer investigation, and provide evidence for offences that arise from use of computer equipment, CCTV, mobile phones and internet.

  2. Consult with and advise officers and staff on best practice for investigation techniques and findings and also with staff of partner agencies, including barristers and the courts in order to ensure presentation of evidence is in compliance with policy and procedure within the police and criminal justice system and acceptable to the courts.

  3. Provide expert evidence by explaining the data and points proven from a computer based investigation, including meaning, any offences, and opinion of how offences have been committed and provenance of data. Ensuring that through effective communication with legal representative and defence experts offenders are brought effectively to justice.

  4. Seize and exhibit material obtained during investigation, and compile and submit files of evidence in criminal proceedings.

  5. Interview witnesses and take witness statements for use in prosecution cases.

  6. Interview suspects in custody in support of the case officer on investigations involving digital technology.

Applicants must demonstrate skills in the following areas:

  • Must be a qualified EnCase Certified Examiner who is able to demonstrate significant use of EnCase Software and have significant experience of conducting computer based investigations to a standard that is sufficient to prove a prosecution case in a court of law.

  • Possess an expert knowledge of computers and operating systems with an in depth knowledge of peripheral devices such as CD's DVD's USB devices and their digital architecture, also CCTV systems, Mobile Phones, and the Internet.

  • Possess an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and legal evidential issues in relation to crime investigation, in particular laws of evidence admissibility and disclosure.

  • Possess a good understanding of The Computer Misuse act, Sexual Offences Act and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) legislation.

  • Working knowledge of scripting and computer programming.

The rate of pay is £14.41p/h (negotiable).

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a thorough background check.

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Please apply with your CV to: Rebecca Adcock