Validation and Internal Audit Officer (PC Lab)


Populating Ground Tool Data on reference devices and conducting tool and method validation / Assistance with competency testing and Internal auditing.
Reporting to:
PC Lab Technical Quality Lead
Stratford Upon Avon
Department / Division:

Main Job Summary

  • Populating Ground Tool Data on reference devices and conducting tool and method validation.
  • Assistance with competency testing.
  • Internal auditing.
Main Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):
  • Creation/population of reference devices and data sets
  • Conduct examination of reference devices/data sets using existing forensic tools
  • Conduct Hardware validation
  • Document findings and feedback to Validation Officers for wider Lab/report communications
  • Assist with the review of non-conformances
  • Conduct Internal audits
  • Maintain a central repository of tool performance and respond to analyst-raised tool issues
  • Escalate issues and findings to existing validation officers for progression through the QMS in line with ISO17025 and FSR Codes
Required Skill Set & Experience:

To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Interest in digital forensics analysis of PCs
  • Desire to perform validation testing
  • Technical awareness of computer technology(devices, applications, forensic processes)
  • Ability to follow and critically challenge existing SOPs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office – Word and Excel
  • Ability to use a range of software packages
  • Ability to multitask
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and make sound and reasoned judgements
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Computer literate


  • Understanding of PC device storage structures, security features and anticipated tool performance
  • An understanding of current ISO17025 Standard and Forensic Regulator’s requirements


Degree level qualification (2:2 or above) BSc in an IT related field; Computer Science or Digital Forensics degrees are desirable


HND/HNC & 1 -> 3 years’  experience in digital forensics

Core Role Competencies:

Personal Attributes

  • Positive and motivated attitude
  • Confident communicator
  • Team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Conscientious and reliable
  • Solution focused
  • Excellent social skills

Competencies (some or all of these MAY be assessed during the process)

  • Excellent level of knowledge of standard operating procedures to pass competency test
  • Good level of technical knowledge
  • Good level of knowledge of CCL’s case management system
  • Effective Communication
  • Personal Awareness
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Working
  • Accuracy of work
  • High attention to detail
Other Role Requirements:
  • Minimum 5 years UK residency
  • Full driving licence
  • Satisfactorily pass pre-hire and annual security clearance procedures in accordance with the ACPO(Association of Chief Police Officers) National Vetting Scheme.

CCL is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

If you would like to apply for this role please send us your current cv and a covering email.
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