Digital Forensic Analyst

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£20,493 to £22,627
02 Dec 2020
20 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full time

We have a fantastic opportunity for a computer enthusiast who has knowledge of the assembly and disassembly of computer hardware to join our Digital Forensic Team.

Our Team

North Yorkshire County Council is a joint host authority, alongside City of York Council, for the National Trading Standards eCrime Team (NTSeCT).  A specialist Digital Forensics Unit (DFU) forms part of NTSeCT.  The DFU is responsible for the provision of digital forensic analysis and support to investigations led by local, regional and national trading standards teams and other law enforcement agencies.

The role

As our Digital Forensic Analyst, you will assist the Digital Forensics and Quality Standards Manager to provide a Digital Forensics service to local, regional and national Trading Standards teams and other law enforcement agencies. You will carry out routine maintenance of the internal DFU computer network and provide advice to clients in relation to the submission of digital evidence to the DFU, ensure that accurate records are kept of the receipt, storage and release of all exhibits submitted to the DFU and maintain the processes and procedures necessary to comply with international standards, in particular ISO 17025 and ISO 17020. In addition to this, you will also work in close co-operation with other services of the County Council and other organisations (internal and external) as required, especially other Trading Standards services.

What you’ll bring to the team

We are looking for someone who has a minimum of NVQ Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy, is a strong communicator with active listening skills, can demonstrate strong decision making and analytical skills and has the passion and motivation to learn and develop within the role and team.

In addition to this you must:

have a technical mindset;

have a desire to learn about digital forensics, encryption and law enforcement;

be a self-starter; and

be organised.

Working at North Yorkshire County Council

North Yorkshire County Council prides itself on being the biggest employer in North Yorkshire as well as being the employer of choice. Our vision is for North Yorkshire to be a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place for everyone to live, work and visit. We are a top-rated authority and great changes are afoot to continue with the improvements that have already transformed working within the council.

We welcome and celebrate diversity and inclusion and the strengths this brings to our communities and workforce, we aim to provide excellent and efficient local services enabling everyone to fulfil their potential, to do this we give everyone equal access to services and job opportunities. We heavily invest in the development of our employees, providing training and development to further enhance their careers.

We positively encourage flexible working and we provide you with the technology you need to work from a wide variety of locations.

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Continuous professional development; we invest in your personal development and your future, there will be opportunities provided for progression through to grades I and K (subject to requirements);
  • Flexible working hours;
  • A local government pension scheme;
  • Relocation support package;
  • Family friendly leave;
  • Salary sacrifice schemes;
  • Employee discount benefits.

For further information about the role please contact Matt Hunter on 07890 381022

To apply for this position please click the “apply” button below or alternatively send your CV quoting DFA to by midnight on Sunday 20th December.

It is important that your CV is in Word format and includes your full contact details (telephone, email, address), full employment history (name of employer, job titles, dates of employment and salary), full education history (qualification, grade, dates and place of study), explanation of any gaps in employment. Your personal statement should outline your motivation for applying and how you meet the criteria for the role as detailed in the person specification.

You will need to undergo NPPV3 and SC Vetting for this role.

Key dates:

Closing date: Sunday 20th December

Interview date: Week commencing 4th January 2021

Interviews will be held by Skype Video.