Digital Support Officer | Suffolk Constabulary

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Digital Support Officer

Bury St Edmunds
Full Time (37 Hours) - Permanent
£28,725 - £32,673 per annum
Closing Date: Friday 22 October 2021 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: L2084 on application form

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Digital Support Officer to join Suffolk Constabulary. The successful post holder will work alongside frontline detectives in the Crime, Safeguarding and Incident Management command.

These exciting new and modern roles have been created in response to the proliferation of digital technology and its use and trail of evidence it leaves behind in crime. Almost all crimes committed have a digital element and the opportunities of digital evidence exploitation are therefore plentiful and growing at an ever increasing pace. 

A Digital Support Officer will be innovative, forward thinking with a keen eye for detail, providing operational support and guidance to detectives on a range of digital media related opportunities and tactics. They will use technical knowledge and have access to specialist systems to identify, gather, analyse and present digital evidence and lead in the creation and implementation of digital strategies for serious and complex investigations.

The post holder will be working in modern, diverse and dynamic environments where each day will bring about a different set of challenges, playing a vital role in bringing the most dangerous criminals in our County to justice and protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities. 

Anyone who wishes to be considered for one of these posts should submit a copy of their CV along with a completed application form evidencing their suitability by answering the following 3 questions in no more than 750 words in total.

  1. How do you maintain your knowledge on new and emerging technologies?
  2. How has the increased use of digital technology changed the way crime is committed and what investigative opportunities does this present to police investigations?
  3. Explain the challenges this increased use of digital technology presents to policing?

Hours of work are 37 hours per week on a 3 week rotating shift pattern with a requirement to work weekend and unsocial hours.

Applicants must possess a valid, full UK driving licence.

The Constabulary offers a number of benefits including:

  • 24 days holiday (rising to 29 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holidays
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Right to request flexible working

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together.

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected].