Digital Forensics Media Supervisor

Grade F
Full Time

Staffordshire Police is continually striving to deliver the best possible service for the county’s residents, businesses and visitors. It is a fast-paced organisation, adaptive to modern policing needs and open to continual improvement.


Set out within the force’s Policing Plan, Staffordshire Police has clear direction and ambition through five main priorities; Modern Policing, Early Intervention, Supporting Victims and Witnesses, Managing Offenders and Reoffending and Public Confidence. These priorities support the exciting changes that have already taken place and provide the framework for changes to come.


Everyone who works for the force has an important role to play in shaping the future of Staffordshire Police. The force seeks people who will champion new ways of working, be collaborative and agile and represent in a fair and ethical manner those that Staffordshire Police serves.


About the Opportunity


Forensic   science is used to support the investigation of crime. It can be used to provide   evidence to support or refute an allegation, a version of events, and a   person’s involvement in an offence. The Forensics Department is committed to providing   quality, objective, timely and effective forensic services to inform   investigations, identify offenders, safeguard victims and witnesses, and   streamline justice through good and early case management. This is achieved   by:

  • Designing   and delivering effective forensic strategies for each and every case that we   are involved in.
  • Delivering all forensic examinations using recognised, validated   and robust techniques
  • Maintaining qualifications and competence to deliver techniques.  
  • Maintaining   and following documented procedures that reflect best and validated practice.  
  • Being   committed to and complying with the ISO/IEC 17025, 17020 and the Forensic   Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct.


The   primary purpose of this role is to be responsible for the delivery of local   forensic services including; Imaging (Photography), CCTV (Scene Downloading),   Mobile Devices (Mobile Phone and Tablet examinations); providing support to   Officers and the Forensic Investigation Team. Attending all types of scenes   of incidents; investigating, examining, recording and recovering digital   forensic evidence using informed professional, whilst complying with force   and local procedures


The role is full time 37 hours per week Monday – Friday


Location is Smithfield Hanley

There will be a requirement to work outside these hours for   urgent work. Standby arrangements would be required.


Further details and key responsibilities can be found in the   role profile.


The closing date for receipt of   completed applications is 31st May 2020 at midday.


We anticipate that the interviews   will take place between 10th June and 12th June.


* Please note that applications are welcomed   from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior   consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at   risk’ and employed by Staffordshire Police. If an appointment is made from   that at risk group, the post may be withdrawn. In this event, a   representative from the People Services team will notify any affected   applicants.


“Staffordshire have a strong commitment to equality and   diversity in our people, within the organisation and in the services we   provide to our communities.


We want to reflect the communities we serve and one way we can   try to achieve this is through a 'positive action' approach.


Positive action is activity which helps employers identify and   remove barriers and issues to the recruitment, retention and progression of   people who identify with underrepresented groups of the Equalities Act 2010   (i.e. LGBT+, ethnicity, disability), whilst still employing people on merit.


Click here to register your interest in being involved in   positive action opportunities and support;   “




Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Medical assessment 

This opportunity is closed to applications.