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Electronics/Mechanical Technical Officer

Met Police
Camberwell, London
£35,844 to £40,731 plus a £1639 location allowance.
Closing date
24 Apr 2021
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Electronics/Mechanical Technical Officer

Salary: £35,844 to £40,731 plus a £1639 location allowance. You will receive £35,844 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £40,731 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Camberwell, London SE5

Develop the vital technologies our officers need

At the Met, we’re at the forefront of modern policing, using the latest technologies to keep London safe. Our Technology, Research and Innovation (TRI) teams are at the heart of this, developing innovative electronic solutions to meet our evolving needs. Join us as a Technical Officer and you’ll play a key role in ensuring our officers have the advanced equipment they need.

As a member of our Electronic Systems Development (ESD) team, you’ll develop niche electronic solutions to meet a variety of unique policing needs. This means you’ll be involved in everything from designing and prototyping, to manufacturing, assembling and testing products or systems for use in the field, as well as on-going support. Working closely with the ESD lab and workshop, you’ll also evaluate, recommend and modify specialist off-the-shelf equipment to meet specific needs.

It’s a hugely varied role – one day you could be supporting software or hardware projects, doing 3D modelling or designing products, the next you might be reviewing designs, meeting customers or testing products before release, either in the lab or out in the field.

You’ll need proven experience of working in an electronics design environment and delivering reliable systems, ideally with an HNC, HND or equivalent in electronic, electrical or mechanical engineering. If you have knowledge of embedded systems, mechanical CAD, communication and RF systems, design for manufacture, 3D modelling or mechanical design techniques, all the better. Just as important, you’ll be comfortable working closely with people at all levels.

To apply, please visit our website to download a role-specific information pack. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 9th May 2021.

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.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.



London covers 620 square miles and is home to millions of people speaking over 300 different languages. In this most vibrant and complex of cities, this presents an ever-evolving challenge for the Met when fighting to reduce crime - and the fear of crime.

Forging close relationships, building trust and understanding the issues within London’s different communities all form part of the fundamental platform on which effective, credible policing is built.

As a result, we must continue to recruit the brightest and the best people from every background and use the full spectrum of their skills, knowledge and experience to make London safer for everybody.

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