Technician Electronics and ICT
Salary: £35,844 to £40,731 plus a Location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £35,844 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £40,731 will be via incremental progression.
These positions are agile engineering roles within the Proactive Support, Protective Security and Technical Vehicle Engineering teams within the Technical Surveillance Unit (TSU) of the MPS.
The role of the TSU is to install technical equipment and to provide technical solutions in support of police operational work.
These roles ideally require a working knowledge of a broad range of IT and engineering subjects.
Above all else we seek suitability qualified individuals with a parallel interest in IT or building electronic projects, someone who enjoys Raspberry PI and Arduino projects, likes to adapt home automation products and tweak off the shelf technology outside of its normal parameters.
An interest, qualification or extensive experience in one or more of the following areas would also be advantageous:
Specialist audio and video solution for vehicles, knowledge of onboard vehicle electronics. EV knowledge, telematics and horizon scanning of future vehicle technologies. IT software and hardware; video and audio standards and compression techniques, video and audio recording including NVR’s and mass storage of data, video monitoring systems; transmission systems including frequency spectrum, modulation methods, and antennas, electrical and electronic principles.
Engineers are expected to carry out operational work as required.
With increasing work load and technology upgrades, The Team require more support staff.
TSU work is driven by operational requirements therefore, a flexible approach to work in both time and what you do is sometimes required. There may be a requirement for you to be a member of an on-call rota to support the area of work in which you will lead. Additional allowances are paid for this function.
TSU engineers, having gained an understanding of working practices, equipment and systems, and using their existing technical knowledge and experience, will be deployed within areas of the team depending on demand and Operational priorities, In support of an area of work within the team. This will include the ability to choose, evaluate and purchase equipment and systems. Also to carry out modifications and commissioning, through to service maintenance and on-going support.
Working for the MPS Technical Surveillance Unit (TSU) will provide successful candidates the opportunity to work across several engineering subjects using their initiative to provide suitable technology to assist in MPS operational work. Being a member of the MPS TSU provides motivation to achieve objectives, and satisfaction when your chosen technical solution assists in a successful operational outcome.
The work is varied and can range from working in a workshop environment to working on an Operational deployment. For example, may range from project and maintenance work at base to direct operational support elsewhere at short notice.
It is important to be able to successfully communicate with customers and be part of a team in order to meet our objectives.
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.
Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) OR Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.
Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.
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Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. 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 25th June 2022.
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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