Senior Crime Scene Investigator

Job Description

Belfast, Dover, London, Manchester, Nottingham


HMRC is the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UK’s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.

Digital Support and Innovation (DSI) sits within HMRC’s wider Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) and is responsible for the department’s civil and criminal investigation work. FIS ensures that HMRC has an effective approach to tackling the most serious tax evasion and fraud.

Working across Law Enforcement and government, DSI provides investigative tools and covert techniques to front-line investigations and works with key partners to develop and provide access to new technology and systems to enable investigators to respond to serious and complex tax evasion and crime.

Job description

The Senior Crime Scene Investigator in Cyber & Digital Forensics (C&DF), within DSI, plays an integral role in Her Majesty's Government's fight against serious and organised crime, supporting investigations totalling hundreds of millions of pounds each year. You will assist FIS Investigation Officers in delivering all aspects of forensic support in order to develop intelligence in the proactive environment and securing forensic evidence in reactive operational activity.


• Attend crime scenes to identify, preserve, record and recover forensic evidence.
• Management of a National CSI team
• Management of National & International CSI activity
• Responsibility for all ISO documentation and forensic activity, acting as HMRC policy holder.
• Quality assurance of CSI training.
• Promoting innovation and change
• Act as portal for forensics updates.
• Contact with forensic service providers.
• Represent HMRC at Forensic bodies and communities

Essential criteria:

• Considerable experience of ongoing forensic case management in serious and complex investigations
• Experience of managing complex crime scenes involving multiple forensic disciplines.
• Completion of the Crime Scene Management Course
• UK Driving licence
• This post requires National Security Vetting at Security Check (SC) clearance level and you must hold SC vetting or be willing to apply for SC vetting.

Desirable criteria:
• Completed a Crime Scene co-ordinator Course
• Experience of applying forensic techniques in a covert environment
• Knowledge or experience of criminal justice procedures including CPIA/PACE and RIPA is desirable
• Security Check (SC) or higher vetting level


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Technical questions - We will test the skills of our applicants by way of technical questions posed at interview. These questions will be based on the essential/desirable criteria that are detailed in the application.


• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension

If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional centre location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current HMRC employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the department’s Daily Travel Assistance guidance.