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Network Integration Technician

Employer
Met Police
Location
Newlands Park, Sydenham
Salary
£35,844 to £40,731 plus an allowance of £1,639.
Closing date
14 Jul 2022
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Job Details

£35,844 to £40,731 plus an 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.

Location: Newlands Park, Sydenham

Use the very latest technology as you help to keep London safe.

London is home to almost nine million people across 32 boroughs. To ensure we can 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 the vital support that enables us to oversee the safety of our citizens.

As a Network Integration Technician, you’ll join the Operational Support Unit that sits within the Operational Technology group based at Newlands Park. You’ll be a member of a team of 45 dedicated engineers, and using surveillance cameras, satellite communications and other technologies, you’ll provide support across a range of requirements including demonstrations, sporting and ceremonial events and counter terrorism operations.

Instrumental in the delivery of effective technical support and solutions, your responsibilities will be many and varied, and include assisting in the development and support of innovative IP network solutions to meet the requirements of front-line policing operations.

This is a practical role where you’ll make best use of your technical talents and flexibility, as well as your excellent understanding and experience of network security and firewall technologies. You should possess a good understanding of the technologies used in IP systems, surveillance and RF transmission, including hardware and software development. We’ll also expect you to use your extensive knowledge and experience to support existing systems and develop technical solutions to support evolving operational requirements.

An understanding of CCTV technology, telecommunications, audio/visual systems and a relevant qualification would be highly desirable, and as you’ll often be required to work outside office hours, we’ll expect you to be flexible as you meet operational demands. With this in mind, you should have excellent organisational and time management skills, and a full UK driving licence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and support of innovative IP network solutions to meet customer requirements for front-line policing operations
  • To apply a good understanding of the technologies used in IP systems, surveillance and RF Transmission, Hardware and Software development.
  • To demonstrate a can-do and flexible approach to work, occasionally working outside normal office hours when needed.
  • To be able to work in difficult and challenging environments To be prepared to attend relevant training courses and seminars when required
  • To ensure that all project, service and design related material is kept up to date, accurate and complete
  • To be accountable for their areas of responsibility and fully discharge their duties in accordance to the demands placed on the section;
  • To be responsible for their own self development and personal effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate good communication qualities, both written and orally, that are always unambiguous, accurate and has impact, especially when advising or liaising in matters of technical support
  • To work as part of a team and to actively integrate into a team building environment
  • Be required to drive Metropolitan Police Vehicles
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be reasonably required by line management.

Vetting

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.

Confidentiality Agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.

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:

https://sscl-innovation.com/MPScandidatepack/

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 two copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 14 July 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.

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.

Company

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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