1. Overview

Salary: £33,498 to £38,195 plus £2623 location allowance. You will receive £33,798 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £38,195 will be via incremental progression.

Recruitment code: Oleeo 4972

Location: Lambeth

Closing date: 11:55pm, 3 September 2019

Nearly nine million people call London home. It’s an evolving and dynamic city, which means we face complex policing challenges every day. And in the Digital, Cyber and Communications (DCC) forensics team, you’ll be a vital part of bringing criminals to justice.


Nearly nine million people call London home. It’s an evolving and dynamic city, which means we face complex policing challenges every day. And in the Digital, Cyber and Communications (DCC) forensics team, you’ll be a vital part of bringing criminals to justice.

We provide invaluable digital forensic services across the Met. It’s about examining devices, such as mobile phones or computers, to help officers resolve investigations. So here, your impact will be felt on a daily basis.

Our Digital Forensic Hubs are labs located around the capital and our HQ and Central Lab is based in Lambeth. Working with a talented team forensic specialists, other forensic technicians, and forensic assistants, you’ll perform digital forensic examinations, and ensure strategies meet appropriate legislation and quality standards. This rotational role will see you move between the hubs and central laboratory where you will receive advanced training to develop your skills and knowledge.

In this crucial role, you’ll conduct the forensic analysis of digital submissions, and give hands-on advice to investigating officers. That means communicating technical information in a clear, simple way. Your notes, reports and statements will be well written, and you’ll attend court as a witness.

It’s a fast-paced environment, often working to tight deadlines. So balancing competing priorities is a must, along with keeping a cool head under pressure. It takes sound decision-making, and a natural ability to solve problems. While a relevant technical degree (or equivalent experience) is required, it’s your attitude, aptitude and ability to learn that set you apart. A knowledge of digital forensics, particularly for either computers or mobile phones, and a technical understanding of the tools used to recover, analyse and process digital data will be beneficial.