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Assistant Director, Digital Forensics
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Recruiter: The Competition and Markets Authority
Listed on: 9th July
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £61327 - £69584
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1591652
Contact Name: Competition & Markets Authority

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This role offers the opportunity for a senior Digital Forensics professional to develop and implement the digital forensics strategy to be used across varied and complex investigations of national importance.

The Competition and Markets Authroity (CMA) is one of the world’s top competition and consumers agencies. We investigate and take enforcement action where necessary to protect consumers, both within and outside the UK and to ensure markets work well for everybody. Previous cases have included taking enforcement action against drug firms accused of over-charging the NHS, investigating online ticket resale platforms over concerns they don’t give customers all the information they should, and carrying out a major study into the care homes industry. What we do really matters and makes a difference to people’s lives.

The Digital Forensics and Intelligence Service is a team of highly skilled professionals who bring their expertise to the investigation, collation, processing and analysis of digital material to support the investigation and enforcement work of the CMA.

The Assistant Director role is is a senior role carrying significant responsibility and autonomy to develop, promote and implement the digital forensic strategy. You will lead one of three Digital Forensics Teams in providing exceptional digital forensic, OSINT and eDiscovery tasks to CMA case teams, including managing your own caseload, in support of their investigations/projects. With guidance from the Director, you will implement the agreed CMA Digital Forensics Strategy across a portfolio of cases and projects, and you will be part of the management team of the Digital Forensics and Intelligence Service, with a focus on people development and team delivery of exceptional digital forensic services.

To be considered you must be able to evidence:

Significant experience in leading a team of digital forensic investigators
Experience leading the digital forensic strand of an investigation in terms of advising on how investigators can best use the digital evidence available to them and delivering an agreed solution
Understanding of the ISO and related standards for digital forensic investigations
Experience of the use of a digital forensic investigation tools (FTK, X-Ways, Axiom, Cellebrite, Nuix)

In return we offer generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, at least 25 days leave (increasing to 30 over five years), and generous maternity/paternity leave provision. You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, our employee wellbeing programme and favourable consideration of flexible working.

The CMA are currently undergoing rapid business growth. Joining us now, as we work on our next phase of transformation, will offer uniquely exciting professional opportunities.

To find out more about this opportunity and about working for the CMA, please click on the APPLY button.

Closing date for applications: 23rd July 2018.


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds.