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Electronics Development Manager

Met Police
The starting salary is £58,310, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.
Closing date
27 Mar 2024

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The starting salary is £58,310, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £55,469 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £60,507.  Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

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 IT solutions in specialist areas to make London safer.

The Technology, Research and Innovation (TRI) team keeps the Met at the cutting-edge of tech. Our work is highly innovative and no two projects are ever the same.

This staff role is a unique opportunity for an experienced Electronics Development Manager, with hands-on electronics design experience, to join an exciting engineering and science team using state of the art equipment within a multi discipline environment to develop bespoke electronics solutions, to make London safer.

As an Electronics Development Manager, you will be part of the Electronics System Development (ESD) team who develop niche electronic solutions to unique business issues. You will provide day to day hands on leadership and mentoring to an Electronics Development Team, in the laboratory, to enable them to effectively deliver bespoke electronic products and systems fit for operational use in the field. This will involve the role holder using all of their hands-on electronics development and engineering skills to effectively steer the team in the laboratory, to successfully deliver solutions on time to meet operational deadlines.

Working closely with a team of Development Engineers and Assistant Development Engineers, the Electronics Development Manager shall be responsible for developing requirements and managing the team to deliver robust solutions. A typical day will include hands-on electronics design and the management of full lifecycle electronic design from concept all the way through to fully functional products or systems for operational use in the field, including support and when necessary, to end of life. The role holder will also be responsible for producing design and project plans, project documentation, managing external manufacturers and providing hands-on expert assistance to the team.

The role holder may also be offered the opportunity to participate in occasional operational or field work alongside operational colleagues and officers.

Additional Information

  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 at 5 years, plus bank holidays
  • MPS contributes 27.9% of your salary into your civil service pension scheme.
  • Long service rewards, paid overtime available and eligible Blue Light Card.
  • Sponsored membership to a professional body.


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

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:

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 27 March 2024.

The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.

As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.

Read our full disability confidence statement.



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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