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Electronics Senior Technologist

Met Police
The starting salary is £65,393, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.
Closing date
27 Mar 2024

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The starting salary is £65,393, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £62,552 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £66,997.  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 Senior Technologist, with significant hands-on electronics design and leadership 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 Senior Technologist, 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 technical oversight, mentoring, and guidance to the electronics development team and have the ability to identify design problems early, steering the team to effectively design solutions. You will also act as the technical design authority for all electronic designs to ensure design solutions are robust and fit for purpose to meet operational requirements. This will involve running formal electronic design reviews to provide the necessary design oversight to projects. Another important aspect of this role will be to provide the strategic direction to enable the electronics team to successfully develop solutions with the very latest electronics technology. This will involve the role holder continually researching the very best modern electronic components, packages and techniques and conducting small exercises to prove their use.

Working with the electronics section manager and development managers, you will be providing the technical leadership to the electronics team to enable them deliver robust solutions to meet these requirements against operational deadlines. A typical day may include engaging with highly experienced electronic engineers in your team providing them with oversight, guidance and technical direction, engaging MPS operational officers to understand their requirements and conducting electronic design reviews.

As the Electronics Senior Technologist, you will be working with a wide range of stakeholders, some of the UK's top suppliers, academics and highly experienced electronic engineers in your team, so you will need the ability to provide the necessary technical leadership and oversight so the team can maintain momentum on projects so that they can be delivered robustly to meet operational deadlines. You will have already demonstrated exceptional technical leadership talent in your career.

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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