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Head of Electronic Systems Development

Employer
Met Police
Location
Southwark, London (Greater)
Salary
£56,560 to £60,714 plus £1,639 location allowance.
Closing date
16 Sep 2022
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Job Title: Head of Electronic Systems Development

Salary: £56,560 to £60,714 plus £1,639 location allowance. You will receive £56,560 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £60,714 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Southwark

Seeing is believing. And that’s the only way you’ll really get to know about our sophisticated technologies and how we’re using them to fight crime in the capital. We don’t say much, for obvious reasons, but suffice to say that we’re leading advancements in emerging technologies to deliver bespoke electronic and ICT solutions in specialist areas to make London safer.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced senior electronics engineering manager, with hands on electronic experience, to work in an exciting engineering and science environment, offering excellent employee benefits and delivering operational technology solutions to make London safer.

The Technology, Research and Innovation (TRI) team keeps the Met at the cutting-edge of tech. Its work is highly innovative and no two projects are ever the same. Some initiatives involve undertaking research with academia or exploring new off-the-shelf technologies. Others involve modifying commercially available products, or creating a whole new solution from scratch.

Delivery of these solutions involves the complete lifecycle from developing requirements with customers, producing design solutions and turning these designs into a fully functional product or system for operational use.

As Head of Electronics Systems Development, you will provide leadership to an Electronics Development Team to enable them to effectively deliver bespoke electronic products and systems fit for operational use in the field. This will involve you using all of your previous hands-on electronics development and engineering skills to effectively steer and manage the team to successfully deliver solutions on time to meet operational deadlines.

Fundamental to this role is the ability to find solutions to complex operational problems in an innovative way. You will draw upon a wide range of science and engineering related disciplines to address the needs of frontline officers. You will take their operational requirements, identify potential electronic solutions, working with the senior technologist and development managers, and steering the electronics team to deliver robust solutions to meet operational deadlines.

A typical day, may include engaging with MPS operational officers, capturing and documenting requirements, meeting with suppliers and partner agencies, planning a programme of electronic development projects, running project meetings, conducting design reviews, and briefing or writing on the progress of projects

As Head of Electronics Systems Development, you will be working with a wide range of stakeholders and will need to assess and adapt to each type of audience. You will be someone who can readily engage and win support of others. You will be working with some of the UK’s top suppliers and highly experienced electronic engineers in your team, so you will need to be able to communicate at their technical level. Maintaining momentum on projects is essential in order to keep the operational customers focused. You will need to think of ways to keep their commitment throughout the development lifecycle. You will have already demonstrated exceptional talent in your career.

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) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post.

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.

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 (2 sides of A4) 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 and how you meet the essential criteria. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 16th September 2022.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing problems, 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.

www.metpolicecareers.co.uk

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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