Manchester: 0161 797 8123

London: 0207 438 2045

Manchester: 0161 797 8123

London: 0207 438 2045



Senior Digital Forensic Investigator

Job Description

  • An exciting role within a relaxed and friendly environment;
  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience);
  • Good long-term career prospects with ongoing personal development and the opportunity to be involved in our Cyber Security and eDiscovery services.

The Senior Forensic Investigator role, reporting to the Head of Investigations, will contribute to all aspects of the services and solutions provided to CYFOR clients:

  • 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 Technical Manager;
  • 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 a tutor role, 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 with proactive investigations to include investigation of more complex cases beyond the competency of investigators;
  • Work with the Technical Manager to determine the best forensic analysis strategy required
  • Assist with procurement and maintenance of software and hardware for computer forensic investigations; execute verification tests of forensic software and hardware and methods to independently validate functionality;
  • Assist with the planning, design, research and acquisition of new or upgraded hardware and software systems; maintains current knowledge of hardware, software and network technology and recommends modifications as necessary;
  • To plan, organise and implement a variety of computer forensic audit activities;
  • To maintain professional liaison and membership in professional organisations for cross-feed of technical information;
  • To actively promote the company by giving presentations and training to staff and external clients when necessary;
  • Participate in professional networking forums;
  • To adhere to all CYFOR policies, practices and procedures;
  • Maintain safe working practices in accordance with the CYFOR Health and Safety at Work policy;
  • To attend regular mandatory counselling sessions as required;
  • To undertake any other duties that may be required;
  • To be prepared to work outside of normal office hours and/or to travel as and when required;
  • Work is performed under the general supervision of the Technical Manager.
  • To report or escalate issues as appropriate to the Technical Manager.


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