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Digital Investigator – Mobile


We are looking for a Digital Investigator (Mobile) to join our Digital Forensics & Incident Response team based out of our Birmingham location.

As a Mobile Digital Investigator, you will be responsible for undertaking operational tasks such as the analysis of a wide range of mobile devices supplied for forensic examination. You will also produce reports and statements relating to this work for possible presentation in court.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide written estimates to both the prosecution and defence for the forensic examination of digital equipment
  • Develop examination strategies on a case-by-case basis in order to prepare outline summaries of proposed work programmes to agreed costs
  • Organise your own day to day casework activities in order to ensure that cases are carried out efficiently, to the required standards and cost, and in accordance with best practice and quality systems
  • To work in accordance with best scientific and commercial practice to deliver, often complex, mobile device investigation related projects on time, within budget and to the appropriate quality
  • Produce appropriate reports and deliver expert evidence on findings
  • Review colleagues’ reports/statements to ensure quality and maintain standards
  • Handle exhibits in accordance with evidential rules and technological safeguards to ensure the integrity of each case
  • Provide accurate and understandable briefing/client presentations
  • Liaise with clients to keep them up to date with the progression of their cases
  • Review and keep on top of appropriate improvements in technology
  • Consider areas for improvement in the role or processes that will have a positive impact on quality and effectiveness

Knowledge, experience and technical skills

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent with recognised qualifications in computer science or computer forensic investigation
  • Proven track record in forensic computer investigation, demonstrating competence and expertise from initial imaging, analysis, and giving evidence in Crown Court as an expert
  • Good working knowledge of a wide range of operating systems including Microsoft, Mac, and Linux. Experience of working with networks and also the various forensic software tools available
  • Experience of working in a forensic environment to the highest ethical standards
  • Good understanding of UK legislation
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent knowledge of court procedure and etiquette of an expert witness, disclosure, and continuity

Person specification

  • Client focused
  • Effective communicator with both the team and other stakeholders
  • Proven ability of delivering results
  • Take accountability for actions
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a challenging workload
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High level of commercial awareness
  • A degree of flexibility
  • Impartiality

Security vetting & clearance

The job holder is responsible for obtaining and maintaining the appropriate levels of security clearance and adhering to the organisation’s security vetting policy and process in force at the time.


Want to be part of the team?

Apply by sending your CV and cover letter to careers@commissum.com