Cyber Forensic Network Administrator

FCA Temp
London (East)
£300 per day
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to the 2 million people who work in the UK Financial Services industry, the 40 million consumers of financial products and the stability of our economy as a whole.

Our people are integral to our success as an organisation, working alongside industry, visiting firms and speaking to consumers every day as we strive to ensure the FCA is setting the standard for other regulatory bodies across the world.

From regulating Consumer Credit to driving action on Foreign Exchange manipulation or helping strengthen accountability in the banking sector, the FCA is working with the industry to protect consumers, ensure the integrity of the UK financial system and promote fair and effective competition. Our remit has expanded significantly since our creation in 2013, with the number of firms we regulate growing from 23,000 to over 56,000. We oversee conduct across the full span of the financial sector from global investment banks to high street payday lenders, and are now preparing to implement a new strategy that will sharpen our focus to face the regulatory challenges ahead.

The Enforcement and Market Oversight Division ('EMO') investigates and brings regulatory cases, civil actions and criminal prosecutions aimed at changing behaviour in the industry. We wish to obtain timely, robust and cost-effective outcomes to help the FCA achieve its objectives of making sure that firms put consumers at the heart of their business, and that markets work well. EMO plays a key role in supporting the FCA's desire to identify potential problems at an early stage, and take steps to avert them. Our work is high profile, and a critical aspect of the FCA's approach.

Cyber Forensics is part of the Strategy and Delivery directorate within EMO, which is made up of specialist investigators in digital forensics and eDiscovery. The teams’ duties include:

·Management of digital evidence for EMO casework, including development of case strategies

·Analysis and investigation of digital evidence in accordance with ACPO guidelines

·Management of the evidence review platform

·Developing policy and expertise in digital forensics and eDiscovery

Cyber Forensics runs a dedicated support infrastructure to us to undertake these key duties within EMO.We are recruiting for a 6 month contract Network Administrator to assist with the day-to-day management of our network, as well as provide strategic input on what will be needed in the future to continue to support the team.You will also get exposure and experience to the workings of a Cyber Forensics team.

What does this job involve?

The key responsibilities of the post holder will be:

·Ensure smooth running of the Cyber Forensics support infrastructure

·Provide support, maintenance and troubleshooting of Cyber Forensics network

·To ensure the security of Cyber Forensics network infrastructure and systems

·To ensure timely technical support is provided to satisfy Cyber Forensics needs

·To be involved with designing, implementing and administering Cyber Forensics infrastructure as required

·To maintain an excellent level of technical knowledge in all relevant areas

·Maintain and create documentation about network infrastructure, policies and procedures

·To liaise with Cyber Forensics staff members in a prompt, effective and professional manner

Which minimum, essential & desirable skills are required?


·Ability to work with little supervision and prioritise own workload

·Good communication and interpersonal skills

·Knowledge or experience of Windows-based networks


Demonstrated knowledge or experience in the following areas

Management of Windows domains

Management of enterprise-level storage arrays

Use of Windows Server 2008 and 2012 and Windows 7/10

Management of Ethernet and fibre network patching and switching

Knowledge of IT Security and Data Protected issues

Knowledge of or experience in running and maintaining a disk and tape backup solution


·Knowledge of or experience in digital forensics

·Experience of providing technical support

·Professional qualifications in networking such as MCSE or CCNA

·Experience of troubleshooting hardware issues with desktops and servers

·Experience integrating Apple devices to a Windows domain

·Experience working with any of, CommVault, Nuix and FTK Lab

·Scripting abilities

What will I get from the role?

This role would be ideally suited to someone who likes to get hands-on with technology and is looking to start their career in networking or IT. It would also be suitable for someone having trouble finding their first role in digital forensics, but wants to work closely with a forensics team and get exposure to their work.You will have a rare opportunity to understand and shape the workings of the financial sector at a time of considerable change. You will enjoy a unique aerial view of the financial services industry, with the opportunity to do meaningful work that makes a real difference.

You will have the opportunity to work with and influence a wide range of industry professionals, both internally and externally to the FCA.

As an Academy business we place great value on learning and at the FCA we offer world-class development opportunities which will assist you in achieving your career aspirations.

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