Senior E-Discovery Investigations Advisor

London , Birmingham , Hastings , Leeds
£38,654 - £42,521 (National) £42,466 - £46,714 (London)
19 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Contract Type


About the job Summary

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.

Senior E-Discovery Investigations Advisor 

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

Location: London, Hastings, Leeds or Birmingham

Reporting to: Digital Assurance Manager

Do you have a passion and ambition to work with cutting edge technology?

Do you enjoy working as part of a wider team of highly skilled individuals?

Does the idea of working on a diverse range of high-profile projects within the public domain appeal to you?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Job description

We are currently recruiting for a Senior E-Discovery Investigations Advisor to join the Department for Transport’s Digital Service. You will play a crucial part in developing and maintaining DfT’s investigative and auditing capabilities, using the latest technology and software available on the market.

Roles Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

• Maintaining resilient file systems using Microsoft tools.
• Contributing to the creation and maintenance of DfT’s information security and assurance strategies, policies and standards.
• Applying in-depth technical knowledge of software applications and tools available to ensure preservation of data integrity.
• Collaborating with digital service colleagues over software incidents and queries.
• Managing file permissions on cloud servers.
• Providing assurance on the effective use of digital storage facilities by monitoring current usage and trends.
• Line-managing one data assurance advisor.

Please see the attached Role Profile for an in-depth view of the post.



About You 

To thrive in this role, you will hold experience using advanced software tools and search techniques within a digital environment. You will hold a strong technical knowledge of software applications and tools, combined with experience developing and maintaining investigation and auditing capabilities. We would love to hear from applicants who are able to effectively prioritise and manage stakeholder expectations. You will be used to challenging stakeholders, tapping into your understanding of legal and policy obligations in regard to electronic searches.

We are committed to encouraging and enabling our staff to develop in and above their role and will support you through further development opportunities/qualifications.

We are different people, one team

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


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:

  • SFIA Level 5 - Technical Specialism
  • SFIA Level 5 - Innovation
  • SFIA Level 5 - Performance Management
  • SFIA Level 5 - Digital Forensics


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.

The Civil Service Nationality Rules has been updated following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The new rules will come into effect on 1st January 2021. We urge people from the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland to be familiar with the updated Nationality rules prior to applying for this role.

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 from 10th May 2021
Interviews are due to take place w/c 24th May 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

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.

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 (or eligible for) status under 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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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Digital Resourcing Team Email :   Recruitment team : Email :

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