Subject Matter Expert - Digital Forensics - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom


Subject Matter Expert - Digital Forensics

The Programme

Transforming Forensics (TF) is a national programme delivering new capabilities into policing to enable forensic service delivery of a fully integrated forensic service that will better support policing and the wider criminal justice system and adapt more readily to future needs.

The TF vision and mission are

“Our vision is to enable justice through the most advanced and coordinated forensics”

“Our mission is to create advanced and coordinated forensic capabilities, products and services that meet the changing needs of policing and the public”

Having produced The NPCC Digital Forensics Science Strategy the Digital Forensics (DF) Project within the TF programme is now tasked with implementing the DF deliverables set down in the TF Spending Review 20/21 in support of the DF Science Strategy.

Core DF project work is focused on the following key areas;

  • Ingestion & Automation
  • Remote Review
  • Legacy & Future Seized Data
  • Associated Discovery Work

The DF Subject Matter Expert (SME) will provide technical and operational support to these (and other) activities to successfully deliver the desired outcomes.

The role

The DF SME will be part of the DF Project and report to the DF SME & Evaluation Lead

This post will work alongside other DF SMEs, and will not have any direct reports

The post-holder will be regularly dealing with DF Project Manager, Category Leads, TF Design Team, Force contacts for discovery/field testing, Other DF subject matter experts.

The post holder will work in a challenging and demanding role that will require specialist IT knowledge, DF domain expertise and deep knowledge of investigative requirements including disclosure

NPPV 2 (for non police staff) vetting is required for this post owing to the sensitive nature of information to be dealt with and the agencies involved. These can be obtained once the applicant is successful.

Main Responsibilities

Support the work of the Digital Forensics Project in delivering the themes and workstreams contained within the 20/21 spending review

  • Promote new and innovative ways of working for the DF community
  • Ensure that the outcomes are capable of being integrated into the wider policing community including the Forensic Capability Network (FCN)

Provide DF subject matter advice and guidance in line with requests from category leads and project management

  • DF Science advice and guidance
  • Ensure that TF are sighted on emerging technical requirements
  • Show thought leadership in the area of DF/ICT integration

Ensuring alignment of DF science strategy with the 20/21 deliverables and associated activities

  • Promote the DF science strategy to the wider forensic and investigative community

Liason with organisational / force representatives through discovery & field testing

  • Orchestrate activity with external IT & DF staff
  • Establishment of positive relationships with DF stakeholders

Essential Requirements

Deep understanding of Digital Forensics in relation to the wider ICT perspective

Knowledge of current investigative and forensic workflow

Proven technical/management expertise, specialist subject matter knowledge and experience in the provision of police forensics or similar law enforcement services. Have a gravitas and credibility with operational business stakeholders. Possess an in depth knowledge of the external forensic marketplace and its interactions with Forces.

Possess knowledge of how ISO accreditation standards are applied within DF, and the wider implication for ICT integration

Excellent organisation and planning skills with the ability to prioritise a demanding workload and resources to meet objectives and deadlines

High resilience and commitment to change and service, demonstrated in a Police environment

Degree level qualification or equivalent experience in a science or engineering related field

Preferred requirements

Knowledge of the TF programme, business case, objectives, plan and stakeholders

Experience of disruptive change and the impact of agencies, industry and academia

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