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These roles are only open to members of the Metropolitan Police Service

Listed below are the current internal job vacancies available in the MPS. If you are interested in applying for any of the jobs please contact the PeopleSupport Advisory Centre on telephone number - 0300 123 1555, stating which job you are interested in (please quote the IRC reference number and job title).

Please be aware that it may be realistic to allow up to ten days for all the elements of the application process to take place from your initial contact with the MPS HR Advisory Centre and including: despatch of an application pack to your nominated email address, your completion of the application (including line manager and counter signatory), return of the application and 3yr sickness data to MPS Recruitment by the application closing date.

If you have any queries after your initial contact with the MPS HR Advisory Centre please call Recruitment on the number given to you by the Advisory Centre. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

If you are not a member of the MPS please visit please www.metpolicecareers.co.uk for roles that are currently being advertised externally.

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Job title: KMF - Covert Interoperability Manager

Job reference: IRC58510

Rank/Band: Band C

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Location: Cobalt Square, Vauxhall, SW8 1SU

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Detective Inspector / Detective Chief Inspector Surveillance Managers

Period of Posting: 2 - 5 years

Eligibility: Police Staff applicants who have successfully completed a 12 month probationary period. Agency workers who have successfully completed 12 months continuous service with the MPS.

Closing Date: Monday 20 April 2015

Job title: Detective Constable Operations Hub

Job reference: IRC58581

Rank/Band: Detective Constable

Number of Vacancies: Two (2)

Location: Cobalt Square, Vauxhall, London SW8 1SU

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Detective Sergeant

Period of Posting: 3 years minimum

Eligibility: Substantive constables. Due to the specific security considerations of the role, candidates must hold full British citizenship and must be prepared to undergo the DV and MV vetting procedure.

Closing Date: Monday 20 April 2015

Job title: TP CRIB - Police Constable

Job reference: IRC58524

Rank/Band: Police Constable

Number of Vacancies: Ten (10)

Location: ESB

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: CRIB Supervisor (PS / Band D)

Period of Posting: 2 years

Eligibility: Substantive Police Constables

Closing Date: Tuesday 21 April 2015

Job title: Abnormal Loads Unit Manager

Job reference: IRC58474

Rank/Band: Band E

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Location: Palestra

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Commercial Vehicle Unit Sergeant

Period of Posting: Permanent

Eligibility: Police Staff applicants who have successfully completed a 12 month probationary period. Agency workers who have successfully completed 12 months continuous service with the MPS.

Closing Date: Friday 24 April 2015

Job title: Explosive Search Dog Handler

Job reference: IRC58698

Rank/Band: Police Constable

Number of Vacancies: Four (4) for select list

Location: Nine Elms Police Station

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Sergeant (Line Manager)

Period of Posting: Working life of two dogs

Eligibility: Substantive Constables. You must hold a current ELS and OST certificate which should be forwarded with your application. You must pass the Job Related Fitness Test to DSU level.

Closing Date: Friday 24 April 2015

Job title: Detective Inspector - SO15 Digital Investigations - CCTV Investigation Unit manager

Job reference: IRC58714

Rank/Band: Detective Inspector

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Location: Empress State Building - may be moved to other central London location

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Detective Chief Inspector - SO15 Digital Investigations

Period of Posting: Minimum 2 years

Eligibility: Substantive Detective Inspectors

Closing Date: Friday 24 April 2015

Job title: SCO20 Taskforce - Mounted Branch

Job reference: IRC58722

Rank/Band: Sergeant

Number of Vacancies: Two (2) (plus three (3) to be held on a select list)

Location: Stables across the MPS - see Mounted Branch website for locations

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Inspector

Period of Posting: 5 years (minimum)

Eligibility: Officers are expected to be level 2 Public Order trained. If such training has lapsed, officers will be expected to reclassify and pass the Public Order (PO) Level Two Job Related Fitness Test (JRFT) - copy to accompany application.

Closing Date: Friday 24 April 2015

Job title: Detective Constable - MPS Assisting Offenders Debrief Unit

Job reference: IRC58773

Rank/Band: Detective Constable

Number of Vacancies: Two (2)

Location: Kensington

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Detective Sergeant

Period of Posting: 5 years

Eligibility: Substantive Detective Constables

Closing Date: Friday 24 April 2015

Job title: Investigator - Art and Antiques Unit

Job reference: IRC58777

Rank/Band: Detective Constable

Number of Vacancies: One (1) 

Location: NSY - Cobalt Square in the near future 

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Detective Sergeant

Period of Posting: 5 to 8 years

Eligibility: Substantive Detective Constables

Closing Date: Friday 24 April 2015

Job title: Redbridge Community Team Inspector

Job reference: IRC58783

Rank/Band: Uniform Inspector

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Location: Redbridge

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Chief Inspector SNT

Period of Posting: One year

Eligibility: Substantive Police Inspector  

Closing Date: Monday 27 April 2015

Job title: Investigator - Operation Fairway

Job reference: IRC58222

Rank/Band: Detective Constable / Police Constable

Number of Vacancies: Two (2)

Location: New Scotland Yard

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Detective Sergeant

Period of Posting: Three years; extendable to five years subject to satisfactory performance

Eligibility: Substantive Detective Constables or Substantive Police Constables

Closing Date: Wednesday 29 April 2015

Job title: Real Time Resource Co-ordinator

Job reference: IRC58636

Rank/Band: Police Constable

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Location: Lambeth HQ, 109 Lambeth Road, SE1 7LP

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Real Time Resource Sergeant

Period of Posting: Minimum tenure of two years

Eligibility: Substantive Constables

Closing Date: Thursday 30 April 2015

Job title: South Area Hub Inspector

Job reference: IRC58638

Rank/Band: Police Inspector

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Location: Lewisham Police Station

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Chief Inspector Met-Coordination

Period of Posting: Minimum tenure of two years

Eligibility: Substantive Inspectors

Closing Date: Thursday 30 April 2015

Job title: CEG CDT SO15 Communications Data Investigator

Job reference: IRC58490

Rank/Band: Detective Constable

Number of Vacancies: Three (3) plus three (3) select list

Location: New Scotland Yard

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Sergeant

Period of Posting: Minimum 3 years - subject to successful completion of Home Office Communications Data Investigator accreditation course

Eligibility: MPS wide - Substantive Police Constables

Closing Date: Thursday 30 April 2015

Job title: Detective Trainer

Job reference: IRC58618

Rank/Band: Detective Constable

Number of Vacancies: Five (5) immediate and two (2) forecast vacancies

Location: Across Regional Training Sites

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Detective Sergeant, Crime Academy

Period of Posting: 2 years with annual review to a maximum of 5 years

Eligibility: Detective Constables who have successfully achieved and maintained PIP 2 accreditation (this should be evidenced by most recent PDR)

Closing Date: Thursday 30 April 2015

Job title: CEG CDT SO15 Communications Data Investigator

Job reference: IRC58692

Rank/Band: Police Constable

Number of Vacancies: Three (3) plus three (3) select list

Location: New Scotland Yard

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Police Sergeant

Period of Posting: Minimum 3 years - subject to successful completion of Home Office Communications Data Investigator accreditation course

Eligibility: Substantive Police Constables

Closing Date: Thursday 30 April 2015

Job title: Principal Counter Terrorism and Extremism Liaison Officer (CTELO), New York, USA

Job reference: IRC58761

Rank/Band: Substantive Superintendent or Detective Superintendent    

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Location: New York City, New York, USA

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Head of SO15 International Operations

Period of Posting: Three years, reviewed annually, with potential to be extended to a maximum of five years

Eligibility: Substantive Superintendents or Detective Superintendents

Closing Date: Friday 1 May 2015

Job title: Police Sergeant VIIDO

Job reference: IRC58803

Rank/Band: Uniform Sergeant

Number of Vacancies: TBC

Location: Overseeing 16 VIIDO hubs throughout the MPD

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Borough Forensic Manager

Period of Posting: Two years

Eligibility: Substantive Police Sergeants

Closing Date: Friday 1 May 2015

Job title: Police Constable VIIDO

Job reference: IRC58804

Rank/Band: Police Constable

Number of Vacancies: TBC

Location: 16 VIIDO hubs throughout the MPD

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: VIIDO Sergeant

Period of Posting: Two years

Eligibility: Substantive Police Constables

Closing Date: Friday 1 May 2015

Job title: Field Intelligence Officer

Job reference: IRC58762

Rank/Band: Police Constable

Number of Vacancies: Four (4) plus a select list

Location: MPS wide - RTPC (Palestra House), North Hub (Wood Green), West Hub (ESB), East Hub (Stratford), South Hub (Lewisham)

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: FIO Sergeant

Period of Posting: 2 to 5 years

Eligibility: Substantive Constables

Closing Date: Friday 1 May 2015

Job title: Local Intelligence Officer

Job reference: IRC58720

Rank/Band: Police Constable

Number of Vacancies: Seventeen (17) with a separate select list for each area

Location: MPS Wide - North, East, South, West and RTPC Local Intelligence Teams

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: LIT Sergeant

Period of Posting: Two - five years

Eligibility: Substantive Police Constable

Closing Date: Friday 1 May 2015

Job title: Administration Assistant

Job reference: IRC58691

Rank/Band: Band F

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Location: Empress State Building

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Band D

Period of Posting: Two years

Eligibility: Police Staff applicants who have successfully completed a 12 month probationary period. Agency workers who have successfully completed 12 months continuous service with the MPS.

Closing Date: Tuesday 5 May 2015

Job title: SO15 - Local Operations Constable

Job reference: IRC58787

Rank/Band: Constable

Number of Vacancies: Six (6) + select list

Location: MPS Wide

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: SO15 Local Operations Sergeants

Period of Posting: Two to five years; subject to performance

Eligibility: Substantive Police Constables

Closing Date: Wednesday 6 May 2015

Job title: Vehicle Recovery Officer

Job reference: IRC58749

Rank/Band: Band T

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Location: Heathrow Police Station, Polar Park

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Response Team Sergeant

Period of Posting: Minimum two years

Eligibility: Police Staff applicants who have successfully completed a 12 month probationary period.  Current ELS and OST.  Able to operate MPS Airwave radio system.  Must be able to work shifts.

Closing Date: Tuesday 12 May 2015

Job title: Design Out Crime Officer

Job reference: IRC58784

Rank/Band: Police Constable

Number of Vacancies: Two (2)

Location: Four locations: NE - Bethnal Green, NW - Ruislip, SE - Bromley, SW - Teddington

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Police Sergeant

Period of Posting: Two to five years

Eligibility: Substantive Constables

Closing Date: Wednesday 13 May 2015

Job title: Team Member Compliance, Audit & Control

Job reference: IRC57796

Rank/Band: E

Number of Vacancies: Two (2)

Location: Empress State Building

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Band D

Period of Posting: Permanent

Eligibility: Police Staff applicants who have successfully completed a 12 month probationary period. Agency workers who have successfully completed 12 months continuous service with the MPS.

Closing Date: Friday 15 May 2015

Job title: CTELO Scheme Administrator

Job reference: IRC58782

Rank/Band: Band E

Number of Vacancies: Two (2)

Location: New Scotland Yard

Staff Reporting: None

Reports to: Band D

Period of Posting: Permanent

Eligibility: Police Staff applicants who have successfully completed a 12 month probationary period.

Closing Date: Friday 15 May 2015