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Technical Operational Planning Coordinator

Met Police
Sydenham, London (Greater)
43,292 to £47,380 plus an allowance of £1,639.
Closing date
16 Sep 2021
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Technical Operational Planning Coordinator

Salary: £43,292 to £47,380 plus an allowance of £1,639. You will receive £43,292 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £47,380 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Newlands Park, Sydenham

London is home to almost nine million people across 32 boroughs. To ensure we keep an eye on every part of our capital, we rely on cutting-edge surveillance technology. From crime operations to sporting events, our technical teams provide vital support – enabling us to oversee the safety of our citizens.

As a Technical Operational Planning Coordinator, you’ll be instrumental in the delivery of effective technical support and solutions. You’ll orchestrate and organise operational requirements as part of a skilled team of engineers, ensuring frontline policing operations are carried out with the highest degree of accuracy.

The Operational Support Unit (OSU) sits within the Operational Technology Group of MO3, Covert Policing. Based at Newlands Park, you’ll join a team of 45 dedicated engineers using advanced technical equipment to keep London safe. From surveillance cameras to satellite communications, you’ll provide support across a range of requirements including demonstrations, sporting events and counter terrorism operations.

This is a highly technical role, where you’ll provide CCTV cover for varied events in the capital as needed. You’ll have experience in leading projects, as well as a record of outstanding service delivery. So you’ll be organised, and attend briefing meetings to ensure you capture all the requirements. You’ll be a confident communicator as you’ll discuss these with senior stakeholders and deliver briefings to colleagues. Importantly, you’ll be resourceful, proactive, and able to keep calm when it matters most.

As you may sometimes work outside office hours, you’ll need to be flexible. Membership of an accredited technical institution or governing body is essential, while an appropriate qualification is desirable. A good understanding of camera technology, protocols and code of practice would be advantageous.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, which are reviewed and progressed based on merit alone. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce that is representative of the society we serve, regardless of gender and sexual preferences, religion, or disability.

In return for your expertise, we offer a range of benefits. These includes flexible working patterns, a competitive annual leave allowance increasing with your length of service, Met sports and social clubs and much more.

This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

To apply, please visit our website bu clicking APPLY, applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 16th September 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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