Digital Forensic Team Leader
West Midlands Police
Birmingham, United Kingdom
5d ago


The Digital Forensic Team Leader will be responsible for Video Imagery / Audio / Evidence Presentation / Forensic Presentation teams.

You will be responsible for daily supervision of staff, including prioritisation, tasking and co-ordination of work ensuring compliance with service level agreements.

To be responsible for Quality Management and to act as an advisory point of contact for the force and external partners. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide daily supervision for all Digital Forensic Staff with a key emphasis on demonstrating positive leadership.
  • Driving efficiency by promoting new ways of working.
  • Conduct Forensic Strategy Meetings with investigators
  • To manage the gate keeping procedure for all Digital Forensic submissions in line with submission and response criteria.
  • To task and co-ordinate all digital forensic staff at a local level
  • Conduct Performance Development Reviews of all digital forensic staff
  • Maintain and provide sufficient levels of training and competence of staff
  • Monitor individual and team performance by submitting regular update reports to SMT. Peer Review and Dip Sample quality of work.
  • Conduct Health and Safety audits in line with force policy and accreditation requirements
  • To be responsible for all Quality Management audits and on-going accreditation of all digital forensic functions and working environments
  • To provide advice and guidance regarding all aspects of computer forensic examination, audio enhancement and video recovery and enhancement to specialist departments and investigators.
  • Ensure the maintenance of appropriate records on our case management system to ensure integrity and continuity of evidence.
  • To be responsible for awareness, planning and execution of solutions to developing challenges caused by pace of technology and case law.
  • Innovative mind set to solve problems in an unorthodox manner
  • Collaborative work required within diff teams within FSD and also other departments within WMP
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post.
  • Knowledge & Experience (including qualifications)


  • Must be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of the principles of staff management and performance management.
  • Be conversant with the ISO 17025 / 17020 standard and ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to be persuasive and use intelligent reasoning.
  • The ability to demonstrate excellent IT skills, particularly in relation to windows based packages.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and apply discretion at all times
  • Demonstrate a practical approach to problem solving and a willingness to accept responsibility
  • Proven Report writing skills
  • Must demonstrate an ability to proactively develop initiatives within the scope of the role to enhance service delivery
  • Must be able to demonstrate a good level of education
  • Experience and knowledge in digital forensic examination and the impact on investigation.
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Other essential requirements dependant on function .

    Video Imagery / Audio / Evidence Presentation / Forensic Presentation

  • Understanding of the developing legislative landscape
  • Understanding of issues raised by the Information Commissioner in this area.
  • Experience of working within business area at a practical, hands-on level
  • Desirable

    Awareness of financial budgetary constraints and familiar with the financial processes of West midlands Police.

    Special Conditions

  • Must be prepared to handle material that may be offensive or distressing.
  • Appointments to this post are subject to specific vetting and medical clearance.
  • Confidentiality and trust are very important in this post and must be maintained at all times.
  • The post holder may be required, from time to time, to work outside of office hours at week-ends or bank holidays.
  • Must hold a full driving licence
  • Alex is the Digital Imagery and Reconstruction Manager and this role will report to him, he can be reached via

    Appointment to this role will be dependent upon successfully passing vetting and medical checks,

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