Met Police jobs up for grabs from intelligence officer working on London terror threats to train force horses

If you’ve ever considered a career change to join the police, there are plenty of jobs available within the London force, ranging from a horse trainer to fingerprint and drug tests on people in the posts. There’s a lot more to the Met Police than the bobbies on the street and the ones you see on TV shows like the BBC’s Line of Duty, with a whole host of behind-the-scenes roles that are just as important as any other to keep the London police in place. operation.

With salaries ranging from £26,000 to £40,000, depending on the specialization and skills required by the job, there is a wide variety of jobs on offer at the Met. The best-paying jobs at the Met are those where the skills are perhaps more specialized, including horse trainer and motorcycle technician, who keep the Met’s transport in top condition.

MyLondon has taken a look at the jobs currently available and has selected some of the most interesting and varied below. For a full list, you can check out the Met’s website here.

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Counter-Terrorism Police – Delivery Squad Officer

Location: Work across London

Salary: £26,611 to £28,604 plus location allowance of £1,639

Role: Fighting terrorism in London and keeping ProtectUk, a platform for sharing information and threats and risks for the capital, up to date with the latest news and updates.

Closing Date: June 27, 2022

Horse training for the Met Police Mounted Branch Division

Met horse trainers are paid up to £30,000

Location: Met Mounted Branch Training Centre, Imber Court, East Molesey

Salary: £30,294 to £35,552 plus location allowance of £1,639

Role: You will train young horses, sometimes intact, for their policing service, usually working with between four and six horses a day. There are 100 horses in the branch division of the Met working across London.

Closing Date: July 11, 2022

Support for digital horizons

Digital Horizons' work uses techniques used to help trace people digitally
Digital Horizons’ work uses techniques used to help trace people digitally

Location: Vauxhall

Salary: £26,611 to £28,604 plus location allowance of £1,639

Role: Working in digital intelligence, the role will involve working on ANPR, looking at machine number plate reading, how well hunters in the Channel 4 series Hunted are able to track down fugitives’ vehicles. Other job description roles include Internet Intelligence and Investigation (i3), Communications Intelligence Unit (CIU), and Digital Operations Team (DigiOps). Each unit operates a range of different types of digital data in support of criminal investigations and the protection of vulnerable people. There is a verification process for this position.

Closing Date: June 30, 2022

motorcycle technician

Met police motorcycles parked
Force motorcycles must be well maintained

Location: Through London

Salary: £35,844 to £40,731 plus location allowance of £1,639

Role: Work on the maintenance and upkeep of the Met’s fleet of motorcycles and ensure they are as fuel efficient and environmentally friendly as possible to ensure officers using motorcycles are equipped with the best means of transport to move from job to job.

Closing Date: July 10, 2022

Intelligence Analyst

Location: Multiple locations across London

Salary: £30,294 to £32,552 plus location allowance of £1,639

Role: The position is multidisciplinary and involved in investigative and operational analysis teams and will begin to identify connections in information and develop intelligence to combat crime and identify risks or threats to the capital. There is a verification process for this position.

Closing Date: July 7, 2022

Other Met Police Jobs

Other jobs on offer at the Met include working as a detention officer, which means you’ll be fingerprinted and drug tested whenever needed in London detention centres, as well as keeping a register of everyone who passes through the Met’s police system. The Met is also looking for volunteer Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to work in the field and help prevent and tackle crime in London neighborhoods.

A crucial but behind-the-scenes job at the Met are the 999 and 101 call handlers who process information, provide assistance, take calls from the public and direct officers to crime scenes as calls come in. To find out more about jobs available at the Met, click here.

Matt is a trainee journalist specializing in LGBT+ issues, including speaking to LGBTQ+ activist Peter Tatchell ahead of the 50th anniversary of UK Gay Pride, an interview with a former Lieutenant Commander who was forced to keep his secret sexuality in the armed forces. for 20 years who lost his partner to AIDS two days before leaving the Navy, and speaking to the founder of The Gay Men’s Dance Company, which offers pole dancing lessons, among other things.

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