Senior Digital Forensic Investigator

Senior Digital Forensic Investigator Manchester, England

Full Time Manchester, England 50000 GBP ANNUAL 2023-07-07
Job description

Job Description

CYFOR is a leading nationwide provider of Digital Forensics, eDiscovery and Cyber services to Law firms, Corporate organisations and Law enforcement

The Role

Due to our continued growth, we are looking for Senior Digital Forensic Investigators. The ideal candidates will have at least 4 years’ experience carrying out digital forensic casework within the Criminal or Corporate arenas and be able to demonstrate time management, flexibility, commitment and integrity.

In return, you’ll receive a salary up to £50k per annum, commensurate with experience, overtime beyond the 37.5 hour working week and excellent career prospects. You’ll enjoy a varied and highly fulfilling role seeing cases through from start to finish. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly successful business that focuses on its main asset, its team members.

Main Responsibilities

  • Conduct forensically sound acquisitions, analysis and examinations of computer systems and associated media, either on-site or in the lab, ensuring continuity of all exhibits and maintaining integrity throughout;
  • Secure and retrieve data from computer systems in accordance with ACPO guidelines, utilising proprietary and bespoke software, in order to preserve evidence gathered during the course of investigations;
  • To record the details of analysis and investigations undertaken and maintain the confidentiality of this information;
  • To liaise with other bodies or agencies as and when required;
  • To ensure the work meets quality standards in providing a service to all clients; to report or escalate issues, as appropriate, to the Head of Investigations;
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of IS0 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 17025 standards;
  • Prepare detailed reports, Criminal Justice Act statements and exhibits to a standard suitable for use in criminal or civil court in support of these investigations;
  • To present evidence in court in a clear and comprehensive manner;
  • To ensure that appropriate security and access control of forensic tools, systems and evidence is maintained at all times;
  • To develop experience and detailed technical knowledge of current technology and the wide variety of tools and techniques used to assist in the acquisition and analysis of evidence and the identification and recovery of data;
  • Attend seminars and classes for training in specialised forensic software applications, forensic analysis techniques and other specialized areas;
  • To assist in the training and development of any investigator or technician, when required to do so;
  • Assist the Business Development to quote for new cases by previewing case objectives;
  • Remain current on laws and procedures required for processing search and seize orders;
  • Conduct and assist on complex cases beyond the competency of junior investigators;
  • Work with Head of Investigations to determine the best forensic analysis strategy required;
  • To maintain professional liaison and membership in professional organisations for cross-feed of technical information;
  • Candidates will be required to travel on business from time to time. A valid passport will, therefore, be required and, ideally, a full UK driving licence.

Skills and Experience

  • At least two years experience of undertaking digital forensic analysis of computers and mobile devices for Criminal or Corporate cases
  • Educated to degree level or with equivalent work-related experience.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, adapting the style of communication to meet the needs of the audience.
  • Ability to remain calm and controlled and maintain good performance within a mission-critical service area.
  • Ability to effectively plan and coordinate projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-discipline team responsible for providing Forensic Services.
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to absorb, understand and apply new Forensic Science Regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to work and a high level of self-motivation.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.
  • Possess excellent IT skills and demonstrate competency in a number of systems and applications.


  • Company statutory pension scheme
  • Extra days holiday for your birthday
  • A birthday gift, rising in value each year
  • Bupa Cashplan (or equivalent)
  • Life Insurance (Death in Service)
  • Annual Media Subscriptions (from a choice of Netflix HD, Amazon Prime, Spotify, Magazine sub, etc)
  • An annual work anniversary gift, rising in value each year. In addition, after 3 years of service, you will receive a £300 bonus. After 5 years of service, you will receive a £500 bonus
  • After 10 years of service, you will receive a £1,000 bonus
  • Multiple social events throughout the year
  • Month-end lunch and lots more

Please Note:

This role will require security clearance to SC level, please advise if you are a holder otherwise, we will need to carry out vetting.

Apply for this job by completing the form and uploading your CV.

Senior Digital Forensic Investigator
Manchester, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
51 to 200 Employees
Company - Private
Information Technology Support Services

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