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Electronics Section Manager

Met Police
Southwark, London (Greater)
The starting salary is £65,393
Closing date
7 May 2024

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The starting salary is £65,393, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £69838. This includes allowances totalling £2,841 made up of a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Location: Southwark

We can’t disclose explicit details but can tell you we’re leading advancements in emerging technologies to deliver bespoke solutions to niche and specialist areas of the Met. The only way you can appreciate our sophisticated technologies, and how we’re using them to protect the public and fight crime across London, is to see them for yourself.

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 Section Manager, with hands-on electronic design experience, to join an exciting engineering and science team using state of the art equipment within a multi discipline environment to develop niche electronic solutions, to make London safer.

As the Electronics Section Manager, 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 your previous hands-on electronics development and engineering skills to effectively steer and manage the team to deliver solutions successfully and on time to meet operational deadlines. You will be working with a range of customers to understand their operational requirements to identify potential electronic solutions. Working with the senior technologist and development managers, you will be steering the electronics team to deliver robust solutions to meet these requirements against 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 the Electronics Section Manager, you will be working with a wide range of stakeholders, assessing and adapting to each type of audience. You will be someone who can readily engage and win the 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 to keep the operational customers focused, and 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.

Additional Information

  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 at 5 years, plus bank holidays
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme for your financial future – The MPS contributes 27.9% of your salary into your civil service pension scheme.
  • Long service rewards and paid overtime available
  • Access to the Blue light Emergency Services discount card with a range of official discounts from large national retailers to local businesses including holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and much more
  • Access to a range of financial products via the Metropolitan Police Trading Service, including preferred credit facilities.
  • Sponsored membership to a professional body.
  • Generous family leave for pregnancy, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave
  • Childcare support including nursery and play scheme discounts.

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 Tuesday 7 May 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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