Technical Manager - CBRN Technical Support

Met Police
Camden, London
£44,644 to £49,944 plus £2,930 location allowance.
23 Mar 2018
22 Apr 2018

Job Title:  Technical Manager - CBRN Technical Support

Salary: £44,644 to £49,944 plus £2,930 location allowance. You will receive £44,644 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £49,944 will be via incremental progression

Location:   Camden

Could you help us make London the safest global city?

Among the Met’s wide range of specialist units is the CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) Technical Support Team. Its work is critical to our efforts to protect London and keep its people safe. As the unit’s Technical Manager, you’ll have a rare opportunity to apply your expertise in the unique world of policing. Working both in the office and on London’s streets, you’ll be key to our wider team.

The CBRN Technical Support Team’s role is to manage CBRN Detection/Identification and Monitoring (DIM) equipment. As Technical Manager, you’ll be responsible for all aspects of the team’s welfare and performance. That means overseeing technical work, finances, procurement, health & safety, security and strategic direction. You’ll be the person who makes sure that staff meet targets and deliver high quality work. You’ll also be part of a 24/7 on-call roster, supporting live operations. That means being deployed alongside officers, on the streets of London. Expect to operate equipment, deal with the public and handle sensitive information, drawing on your technical knowledge, people skills and natural sense of integrity. 

To join us, you must be a capable leader who can manage budgets and get the best out of specialist teams. Your technical knowledge will be based on a UK OfQual defined level 6/5 qualification in relevant engineering or scientific discipline (or equivalent). You’ll also bring experience in an appropriate field, and ideally expertise in areas such as the following:

  • Explosives detection
  • Portable x-ray systems
  • CBRN detection/identification/monitoring and electronic countermeasures
  • Counter terrorism search and detection technologies
  • Procurement, modification and testing of CBRN systems

Please note that a category B driving licence is also essential. This role is subject to security vetting.

To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack and click on the link to complete and submit the online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 23.55pm on Friday 20th April.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.


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