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NARPO – The voice of retired police officers

Data Forensic Manager

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Data Forensic Manager – Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police (


Data Forensic Manager with Dorset Police based at the following location(s): Ferndown Police Station (EH)

Salary: Scale H – Starts at £41,928 rising by yearly increments to a maximum of £46,674 per annum
Please note that the above salary is based on working 37 hours per week. If this role is part-time or you are appointed on a part-time basis your salary will be prorated to reflect this. Exceptions to starting salary may apply if you are an existing Devon & Cornwall or Dorset Police Staff employee substantively posted to a role at the same Scale.

Type of employment: Permanent

Type of working arrangement: Hybrid Worker –  Hybrid working is a form of flexible working where workers spend some of their time working remotely (usually, but not necessarily, from home) and some in the employer’s workspace.
Hours per week: this role is 37 hours per week. However, we welcome applications from individuals wishing to work on a part-time basis and we are willing to consider flexible working patterns subject to business need.
Allowances: This role attracts no allowances.

The SW Digital Forensics collaboration across our four police forces (Avon & Somerset, Devon & Cornwall, Dorset, and Wiltshire) continues to grow and invest in key responsible roles in response to growing operational demands.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Dorset Police, SW Forensics Department as a Digital Forensics Manager.  We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual to manage, mentor and develop our team of digital forensics specialists.

The manager will be supported by dedicated regional gatekeepers and work as a team with other specialist DFU Managers locally in Dorset and across our region, to ensure a focused and proportionate investigation is completed in a timely manner to support criminal investigations in Dorset and across our region.

If you have a strong leadership background, and you’re eager to learn, this is a great opportunity to join Digital Forensics and learn new skills as part of the role.
You could be part of a fast-paced technical team, responsible for the examination and presentation of digital evidence in all types of criminal investigations.


• Access to gymnasium and sports facilities.
• Excellent holiday and flexible working hours available.
• Structured learning and development plan including:
• In-house buddy system.
• Up to 6 months of core competency training.
• Funded specialist vendor and academic training.
• Dedicated wellbeing and personal support.
• Working in a professional environment underpinned by the Code of Ethics.
• Access to Specialist Support Groups.

Previous applicants will not be considered at this point in time. 

Want to know more about this role?

Further details regarding this role and the essential requirements can be found within the job description attached below.

If you think this may be the role for you and would like further information, please contact:

Hiring Line Manager: Jay Driscoll – Regional Data Forensics Operations Manager

Email Address:

Telephone Number: N/A

 Download Job Description HERE