Subject Matter Expert - Digital Forensics (Contract) - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

United Kingdom


Subject Matter Expert - Digital Forensics (Contract)

Role Title: Subject Matter Expert - Digital Forensics

Project: Transforming Forensics

Location: Can be delivered remotely

Duration: 6 Month contract (with extensions possible)

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 Digital Forensics (DF) project within the TF programme was responsible for delivering the NPCC Digital Forensic Science Strategy, outlining the challenges and opportunities for digital forensic science. These were wide-ranging, from the difficulties with managing the volume of demand for DF analysis to the need to grow and maintain public trust and legitimacy. The project is now focussed on the following priority activities to support the longer-term delivery of that strategy:

  • CSE Automate Service – exploring the potential of automation to speed up and simplify the CSE workflow

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

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of the Digital Forensics Project in delivering the themes and workstreams contained within the 20/21 spending review.
  • Provide DF subject matter advice and guidance in line with requests from category leads, Placement Leads, project management and design team.
  • Ensuring alignment of DF science strategy with the 20/21 deliverables and associated activities
  • Liason with organisational / force representatives through discovery and force participation projects

Essential Criteria:

  • Deep understanding of Digital Forensics and its current challenges and opportunities, as outlined in the Digital Forensic Science Strategy
  • 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.
  • Self motivated with excellent interpersonal skills including a proven ability to lead and influence policy and long-term innovation, including research and development, with demonstrable experience in driving innovation in the workplace
  • 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
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in a range of contexts and with stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience in working as part of a multidisciplinary team, confident in building productive working relationships

Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge of the TF programme, business case, objectives, plan and stakeholders
  • Experience of disruptive change and the impact of agencies, industry and academia
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience in a science or engineering related field

The post holder will be required to be able to travel nationally utilising public transport or driving therefore should be physically capable of this duty.

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. This requires UK Residency for the last 3 years.

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