Senior E-Discovery Investigations Advisor

Birmingham, Hastings, Leeds, London
£38,654 - £46,714
11 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
Contract Type


Birmingham, Hastings, Leeds, London

About the job Summary

National Salary: £38,654 - £42,521 & London Salary: £42,466 - £46,714

Would you like to work in a constantly evolving space within Digital at the Department for Transport?

Do you have experience managing, recovering and archiving essential documentation and information?

If so, we want to hear from you.

Job description

The Senior E-Discovery Investigations Advisor is a specialist role within the digital space here at the Department for Transport. In this role you will play a key part in managing, storing, archiving and recovering crucial documentation and information. You will have line management responsibility to a junior staff member, experience in giving guidance and engaging with stakeholders and have understanding in using E-Discovery tooling and software.


Role Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

• Using advanced software tools and search techniques to ensure that DfT finds all data relevant to any legitimate request or requirement
• Applying in-depth technical knowledge of software applications and tools available to ensure preservation of data integrity e.g. when searching or migrating data
• Providing assurance on the effective use of digital storage facilities by monitoring current usage and trends
• Supporting the Digital Assurance Manager in promoting and ensuring compliance with DfT and wider government’s information assurance policies and strategies
• Line-managing one data assurance advisor
• Continuously building and developing the required skills and capabilities of people within their own area of responsibility

About you

To be successful in this role you will have experience working within a similar role and have existing experience using E-Discovery tools and software. You will have leadership qualities and be able to work with stakeholders of all levels across the Department for Transport including working with legal departments. Experience with streamlining search requests, trend analysis and policy reviewing would be advantageous.

DfT: Digital Service

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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

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


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

How to Apply

When considering applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, and within your CV and Personal Statement please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following:

• Experience using advanced software tools and search techniques
• Technical knowledge of software applications and tools
• Experience developing and maintaining investigation and auditing capabilities
• Ability to effectively prioritise and manage stakeholder expectations
• Understanding of legal and policy obligations in regard to electronic searches

Sift & Interview Dates

The sift is due to take place week commencing 1st November 2021.

Interviews are due to take place week commencing 8th November 2021.

This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview
• an interview and a technical exercise (eg presentation, written, or coding exercise etc)
• a full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

Further Information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email for assistance.

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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