Commercial Services offers you the opportunity to make a real difference through the work that you do. No matter what pillar you work in you will have the opportunity to directly support the Met's mission to make life safer for over nine million Londoners. Nothing could be more rewarding!
You will also enjoy the range of benefits that they’d expect from one of London's largest employers. These include annual leave, civil service pension arrangements, interest free season ticket loans, membership of Met sports and social clubs, flexible working conditions and many more.
Learning and development
In Commercial Services, we are absolutely dedicated to developing our teams and providing career enhancing opportunities for individuals to progress their careers. We will facilitate this by providing:
opportunities to get involved in a variety of interesting commercial projects
stretching and challenging objectives aligned to your personal goals as well as our strategic commercial priorities
access to bespoke commercial and leadership development programmes
networking across the public and private sector
mentoring and coaching opportunities
We support each and every individual who joins and you can be assured that you will have the right training at the right time. When you first join you will enjoy a smooth and supportive on-boarding process, with the help of a dedicated peer buddy, meeting colleagues from across the Commercial team and wider organisation.
For police staff, annual leave entitlement depends on your length of service as follows:
less than five years’ service – 28 days
five years’ plus service – 33 days
If you are part-time your leave is calculated pro-rata to the hours you work a week.
When you start as a member of police staff, you'll have a choice of joining one of the civil service pension schemes:
Alpha pension scheme
The Alpha pension scheme is a CARE (career average revalued earnings) pension scheme which offers a guaranteed pension with an optional lump sum, based on the earnings you receive during your career. The Met and you will contribute and you will receive tax relief on the contributions you make.
The Partnership pension scheme. The value of the pension pot when you retire will depend on the contributions paid in and the returns on your investments. You can use the resulting pot to fund your retirement. The Met will make contributions on your behalf and you will receive tax relief on any contributions you make.
If you already have a pension it may be possible to transfer it into the civil service pension arrangements. More information can be found on the Civil Service Pension Scheme website.
Metfriendly offers a number of financial services, including:
MPAA and COMETS
All staff are also eligible to join the Metropolitan Police Athletic Association (MPAA) and the Metropolitan Police Sports and Social Association (known as the ‘Comets’) and enjoy taking part in sporting and social events.
The Met has four well-equipped sports clubs at Bushey, Chigwell, Hayes and Imber Court, available to all staff as well as family and friends.
Still not convinced? Here is what members of our team have to say about us.
"I have been rather fortunate to work at various high profile organisations before joining the Commercial Team at the Met. Met Commercial has by far presented me with most opportunities to learn and to grow. At the Met there is a vast array of opportunities to be part of great achievements and to learn along the way. Is it hard work? Yes. Am I enjoying it? Yes. Am I learning and growing? Yes. Do I recommend working with Met Commercial? Definitely yes."
Sepideh, Head of Commercial
"Working in Commercial Services gives me a strong sense of pride in supporting what is fundamental to the Met, keeping London safe. In my career I have managed a range of procurement projects, some require a focus on analytics and delivering rapid cost savings others may call for a more hands-on approach. The Met is a fast changing dynamic operational environment and being part of Commercial Services allows me to be part of the journey, strategically thinking ahead to overcome the challenges and deliver a service in line with Met Values. I have had the privilege to lead on some exceptional projects all with the aim of supporting front line policing."
Akaash, Commercial Manager
"Working in Met Commercial Services gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment supporting the activities and roles of the Met keeping London safe. The department has provided me with development and opportunities to further my career within procurement. I was lucky enough to begin my journey as a student on an industrial placement and return to Commercial Services once I had graduated from University."
Rob, Commercial Analyst
"I enjoy being part of the Met Commercial Function as it provides me with the knowledge and experience required to conduct my role and support my operational and partnership stakeholders in contract management. I am embedded in operational Senior Leadership activities and forums which helps ensure the Met receives appropriate income recovery. I also enjoy the exposure and engagement opportunities related to tender activities that support my Section 25 agreements."
Jo, Commercial lead
"Having only worked for the Met for two years, I have moved three departments within Commercial Services. I have found each one to be encouraging of my career goals, I admire the initiatives taken by department leaders to promote career progression. My managers and director took the time to ask me what I want to work towards and we took active steps for me to reach my new role."