Higher Technologist – Operational Science and Capability Development

Met Police
£44,644 to £49,944 plus £2,930 location allowance
10 Jan 2019
07 Feb 2019

Job Title: Higher Technologist – Operational Science and Capability Development

Salary: £44,644 to £49,944 plus £2,930 location allowance. You will receive £44,644 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £49,944 will be via incremental progression

Location: Southwark

Could you help us make London the safest global city?

From VIP protection to search dogs, our Operational Science and Capability Development team supports a range of Met activities. As a technical expert within the team, you’ll have a vital role in its programme of work. This is a rare opportunity to apply your expertise in the unique world of policing.

The Operational Science and Capability Development team provides expert input and advice to an array of policing capabilities. These include Counter Terrorism searches, protective security for events, response to corrosives attacks and the selection of explosive ordnance disposal equipment. You’ll be involved in all aspects of the team’s programme of work, from planning, executing and reporting on technical projects, managing finances and procurement, to health & safety, security and strategic direction. You’ll be the person who makes sure that projects remain on target and deliver high quality results. You’ll also be involved in cross-Government projects and work with industry and academia to find solutions to real-world challenges. Additionally, you may be deployed alongside police officers on the streets of London supporting live operations. Expect to test, operate and maintain equipment, deal with police customers and handle sensitive information, drawing on your technical expertise, people skills and natural sense of integrity. 

To join us, you must be a talented scientist or engineer who can manage complex projects and represent the Met on a range of technical topics. Your technical knowledge will be based on a UK OfQual defined level 6 qualification in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline. You’ll also bring experience in an appropriate field, and proven expertise in areas such as the following: 

  • Explosives detection
  • Unknown materials identification
  • Counter terrorism search and detection technologies
  • Operational equipment evaluation
  • Horizon scanning and feasibility studies

Please note that a category B driving licence is also essential. This role is subject to security vetting.

To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack and click on the link to complete and submit the online application form. You will also be required to provide a CV and Personal Statement, if all documents required are not submitted your application will not be progressed.

Completed applications must be submitted by 23.55pm on 7th February 2019.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential. 


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