The salary is broken down as £48,355 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £52,730 Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.
This position is within the Technical Surveillance Unit (TSU) of the MPS. The TSU provides technical expertise in covert surveillance to support operations that investigate and disrupt serious and organised crime.
TSU engineers provide, maintain and deploy various technology to assist police operational work:
- Video and audio technology, recording equipment and IP CCTV monitoring systems
- Asset location systems including use of GPS
- Specialist RF systems
- Network and server infrastructure
- Desktop/mobile software and hardware.
The successful candidate will have studied to C&G, ONC, HNC, HND, Degree, or equivalent level in a relevant subject and/or have experience of working in a relevant engineering role.
As such they will have good knowledge and experience of three or more of the following subjects:
- CCTV/Video transmission
- Audio principles
- IP networking
- RF principles
- GPS systems
- IT software and hardware
The successful candidate will be expected to show initiative and take responsibility for their work, when managing projects, supervising colleagues and liaising with partners and suppliers. Successful candidates will also carry out research and development of new technologies to maintain and advance the TSU’s capability. This includes choosing, evaluating and purchasing equipment and systems, carrying out modifications and commissioning and finally maintenance and on-going support long term.
TSU work is driven by operational requirements in a fast moving and challenging environment. As such a candidate with a flexible approach to work and an ability to work extended hours at short notice is desired. Opportunities for paid overtime and flexibility allowance for on-call rotas are available.
A full UK driving license is required.
Internal role specific training and external engineering training and study opportunities are also available.
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.
How to apply
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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 23:55 on 14 February 2024.
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