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Technical Architect

Met Police
The starting salary is £51,196, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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The starting salary is £51,196, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

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.

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.

Do you want to use your technology skills to directly help the police with the range of challenges they face? Are you the kind of person who likes to “think outside the box”, notice opportunities to solve problems that nobody else may have thought of, or thinks it would be a good idea to build and manage a mesh network of servers attached to a fleet of drones across London? These are the kinds of conversation you could well end up being a part of in this team.

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. The work we do is varied and so is the team we are looking for! As the team is growing, we now have a number of additional roles and positions available for inquisitive technology specialists and generalists who have an interest or background in one of many technology areas.

You will be part of the diversely skilled team that research and develop different practical technology solutions to directly help the Met with the range of unique policing challenges that they face in this rewarding and interesting role. Working closely with an enthusiastic and dedicated team of cross-discipline engineers, you will have the opportunity to become involved with different technical work within the department, depending on your strengths and interests. Some of the work involves horizons scanning for new technology and how it can be used within policing, other work involves hands-on building of servers and small boxes of technology.

This is not a role for somebody who wants to do just one thing. You could have a background or strength in a particular area of development and engineering, or you may instead consider yourself more of a generalist in your career. Maybe you have been a network installation engineer, a cybersecurity specialist or a game developer, but the most important thing is that you have a mindset that looks to solve problems and you are driven to find creative solutions.

Some of the qualities and abilities that our team have can’t easily be put into a job advert, so do let us know what you’ve done before and how you think your skills could be used with us. Human beings will read your CV and personal statement, and you will only need to have one face to face interview with us before we let you know as soon as possible if you have been successful or not!


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

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 12 April 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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