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Digital Forensics Lab Manager

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Recruiter: Met Police
Listed on: 1st November 2019
Location: Lambeth
Salary/Rate: £47046 - £51573
Salary Notes: £47,046 to £51,573 plus a location allowance of £2,623. If you are new to the MPS you will receive £47,046 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £51,573 will be via incremental progression.
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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The Digital Forensic Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management for the central digital devices laboratory. Closely working with the Senior Technical Manager (Band L), Digital Forensics Manager (Band C) and Digital Forensic Assistant (Band E) in the central laboratory.
The role holders' core tasks will be to manage resources and staffing, monitor performance, drive efficiency, motivate and manage professional development of staff. They will write laboratory policy documents and procedures for incorporation into the quality management system.
They will work to ensure ISO 17025 process and procedures are implemented and adhered to. The role holder will also undertake analysis of management information and the reports they generate from this will be presented at director level and impact on future laboratory focus and investment decisions.
The role holder will have direct line management responsibility of the Band N Digital Forensic Specialists and will work closely with the Senior Digital Forensic Specialist (Band M) to develop the Band Ns and develop good practice in the lab.
Key activities

Management, leadership and development of the DCC team to ensure effective use of resources
Technical management of incoming work to the DCC central lab, ensuring they are proportionate liaising directly with police or the criminal justice system and negotiating the work required to meet deadlines and provide best evidence.
Liaising with officers, senior digital forensic specialist and external suppliers to develop forensic strategies.
Develop and manage the digital devices lab ensuring that the lab is effective and efficient.
Provide strategic leadership to teams in partnership with Digital Forensic Technical Manager
Continual performance measurement and assessment of staff to ensure competence and that the output of the DCC lab meets quality standards
Line management responsibilities for band Ns at the lab
Oversee development of staff
Measure performance of individuals, teams and the laboratory area
Ensure compliance with Health and Safety obligations
Manage the competency registers
Manage procurement of laboratory equipment
Managing the development and implementation of techniques to improve the Laboratory's range of services, quality and efficiency to meet the strategic direction of DCC
Work in partnership with Directorate of Forensic Services and DEFS managers to develop and deliver change
Write policy documentation and procedures to be incorporated into quality management system
Work within the Directorate's Quality Management System and actively participate in the continuous improvement of the system by engaging in audits, competence tests, reporting non-conformances, etc and suggesting changes to improve the system
Work on-call and/or work outside of normal office hours as investigations require
Manage smooth interaction between labs, especially during inter-lab investigations, ensuring best evidence
Work with recruitment including writing adverts, sifting and interviews
Attend internal and external meetings as DCC and/ or MPS representative
Develop and maintain partnerships with other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA's), external providers and industry experts to promote best practice and increase organisational skills and knowledge
Ensure compliance with those statutory instruments that affect evidential processing and presentation of digital evidence e.g. RIPA, PACE, Human Rights Act.

To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form.
Completed applications must be returned by 22nd November 2019.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today's complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London's communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
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