Central Digital Forensic Team – Team Leader

Division / Department – Specialist Crime Grade – Surrey Police Grade H / Sussex Police Grade 11 Status – Full Time Contract Type – Permanent Salary Grade Range – Surrey Police £31,004 – £37,042 / Sussex Police £32,796 – £36,369 Working Hours – 37.0 Hours per Week The starting salary for this role will usually be at the bottom of the salary range and will be pro-rata if the working hours are less than full time. The Role The Digital Forensics Teams in Surrey & Sussex have two vacancies for a Team Leader based in Guildford and Haywards Heath This supervisory role would see you lead a team of analysts, technical assistants and administration staff responding to the demand of a Digital Forensics provision for the two organisations. To this end you will need to demonstrate strong evidence of leadership. Experience in a Digital Forensic environment is not necessary but would be desirable. You will possess a keen eye for detail and have the ability to work with minimal supervision supporting the Head of Forensic Operational Services and Digital Forensic Professional Leads to ensure that Digital Forensic services function efficiently and effectively. You will have a focus on a quality customer service in supporting police investigations. You will be responsible for the leading, management and support of staff in a variety of roles undertaking DFT work and accountable for meeting the Service Level Agreement and building and maintaining good effective collaborative relationships with our partners. Hours of duty will be as per agreed shift pattern, with additional increments for shift Working. 37 hours per week Sussex and 36 hours per week Surrey, on a rotating shift pattern, comprising day shifts, weekends and public holidays as notified Key Responsibilities Manages and leads the Digital Forensics Team (DFT) and Technical Assistants Assesses, prioritises and manages all submissions to the DFT to ensure that they are dealt with most appropriately according to threat, risk and harm assessment. Manages the professional relationship with a range of external stakeholders. Communicates, and ensure compliance with, relevant ACPO guidelines and force policy, to ensure that staff are clear about these and work within them appropriately. Assesses and oversees the maintenance and replacement of specialist equipment used within the DFT. Oversees the provision of advice, guidance and recommendations to police officers and staff regarding the use of computers and mobile phones in crime, to enable them to use the information effectively in their investigations. Responsible for the delivery and coordination of team performance and digital services to Sussex/Surrey Police. Manage and lead the DFT through organisational change. Works independently and is resilient to work in a busy environment. Responsible for DFT recruitment and selection processes to ensure resilience and skills profile within the office is maintained. To undertake training and participate in the provision of auditing for accreditation purposes across Forensic Investigations when requested. Skills & Experience ESSENTIAL – Relevant degree or equivalent by experience in DFT environment. Successful experience of managing a team of people and leading change. Successful experience of driving continuous improvement through period of change management. Excellent Interpersonal skills particularly the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders using negotiating and influencing techniques. Good knowledge and understanding of digital forensics and their use in the police service. Sound knowledge of the Computer Misuse Act and relevant ACPO guidelines governing digital forensics. Excellent knowledge and understanding of the police service in the UK, and the context in which it operates. Extensive experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Proven ability to prioritise both operational and staffing issues. Excellent verbal and written negotiation and communication skills Robust decision making ability to effectively manage submissions based on threat, harm and risk. Problem solve in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Possess the awareness and ability to successfully oversee the introduction of technical processes e.g. ISO 17025 The post holder must be in possession of a current full UK Driving Licence. The post holder must be willing to undertake a driving assessment in order to be able to drive unmarked police fleet vehicles. DESIRABLE – Previous working experience in a digital forensic environment accredited to ISO 17025. Further Information All staff who work within the Digital Forensics team environment will need to have a wellbeing check BEFORE they begin the role. This forms a baseline for further checks but also ensures people are fit to undertake the role at the outset. This role within the Digital Forensics team environment will need to be vetted SC (enhanced) prior to commencing their role. Upon appointment the post holder will attend and participate in a debrief with occupational health every six months. Please see attached job profile for more information. Diversity Statement We are only as good as our people. It’s really important to us that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we believe that as an organisation we’ll benefit from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity can bring; all of which helps us to deliver a better policing service. We have worked really hard to create a safe, open and inclusive culture. We have a range of staff networking groups to provide specific support and advice and we are proud to be members of Stonewall and Disability Confident, and to be aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement. We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities so, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you. Additional Information Following submission of your application you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your application attached. Occasionally emails from this address can fall into spam/junk folders so please ensure this is checked regularly. You may wish to consider adding noreply@surreysussexpolice.as.recruitmail.com to your address/contact list to ensure you receive all communications. This post is being advertised in parallel with Force redeployment processes. Any redeployees who are identified will be given preference. This may result in the post being withdrawn at any point during the recruitment process. If you are an internal candidate looking to apply for this role, please ensure that you discuss your application with your line manager before submitting an application. If you are conditionally offered the role your attendance record and any reasonable adjustments already in place will be discussed with yourself and your current line manager. Please note that not all jobs are available for internal candidates across both Forces, the current agreed recruitment principles are; vacancies in collaborated units are available to all officers and staff across both Forces vacancies in non-collaborated units are only available to officers and staff within the Force with the vacancy unless it is advertised externally. If the vacancy is advertised externally and an officer or member of staff from the other Force is success it will result in a transfer of employment. Surrey Police and Sussex Police Special Constables, Volunteers and Agency Staff (excluding self employed workers) covered under the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) are eligible to apply for internal advertised posts. Applications will only be accepted by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button. CVs are not accepted as part of our recruitment process. Job Detail Reference number SYSX STAFF01256 Date posted 10/08/2020 Closing date 31/08/2020 Force Surrey Police & Sussex Police Collaboration Starting Salary Between £30,000 – £39,999 Location Surrey Police Headquarters, Guildford (Surrey Police HQ Is Due To Move To Leatherhead In 2024)

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