Digital Forensics Coordinator (Service Delivery)

Staffordshire Police Headquarters
Grade G
Full Time

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 Digital Forensics Unit (DFU) is committed to providing quality, objective, timely and effective forensic services to inform investigations, in support of our Policing Plan through modern policing, early intervention, supporting victims and witnesses, managing offenders and public confidence. The Digital Forensic Coordinator role is key to delivering the aims of the Force and this opportunity is not to be missed if you have:

  • A genuine passion for technology.
  • Experience leading teams and engaging with wider stakeholders.
  • Experience of working with data, operating systems and/or digital devices.
  • A need for continuous service improvement. 

Desire to help protect the most vulnerable and the wider community, supporting officers, investigations and the Criminal Justice System.

As a Digital Forensic Coordinator you will have responsibility for the direction and service delivery of digital device examination within the DFU. You will be reviewing case submissions to understand investigative requirements, defining approach strategies and tasking your team to ensure reasonable lines of enquiry are explored successfully. Such work will be completed in adherence to ISO17025, the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct and Force-specific policies and procedures. As a line manager, you will play a key part in supporting your team with daily activities, as well as working with them to ensure continuous personal development, drive innovation and service improvement.

The digital world is evolving quickly and we need to keep pace. To do this we need people who have the willingness adapt quickly and seek opportunities in every challenge. We will support the right candidate with a defined training plan, including external training, and development opportunities to ensure excellence in delivering Digital Forensics.

Due to the nature of the role and the casework within the Unit, you will be exposed to indecent images and videos of children, as well as acts of extreme violence. Robust welfare provision is in place to ensure you are supported in the role.

This is a highly technical unit and as such, enhanced recruitment is completed, including candidates sitting a technical assessment. Please ensure that you are giving a clear representation of your technical background, skills or experience within your application.

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

On occasions there will be a requirement to work outside these hours

Further information and key responsibilities is available within the role profile provided alongside this advert.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Thursday 14th March 2024

Benefits of working for Staffordshire Police:

  • Flexi time – flexible working as part of trust driven policing
  • Pension Scheme - Employers Pension contribution 21.5% Staffordshire Pension Fund - Home (
  • Annual Leave Entitlement - starting at 28 days plus bank holidays
  • Sick pay scheme
  • Fostering friendly policy
  • Family friendly policies – maternity, paternity, parental leave, adoption
  • No weekend working unless on-call
  • Occupational Health services
  • Staff associations
  • Reward and Recognition
  • Blue light Discount Card
  • Staff restaurant at both Police and Fire HQ’s
  • Free parking on site

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

This opportunity is closed to applications.