Policing London is a genuinely rewarding experience - not just for the satisfaction you get from helping make the capital safer for everybody, but for the pay and benefits you’ll receive too.
Police Constable pay scales are dependent upon current Police Force plus London weighting (£3,579) plus free travel on TFL services and heavily subsidised travel on National Rail.
You may qualify for a rent or housing allowance depending on your current terms and conditions. If you are not entitled to rent or housing allowance, you will receive an additional amount of £3,327 for non-pensionable London Allowance.
We know that the salary package on offer will be important for you to understand, so please do contact us if it's helpful to talk through your current situation.
Transferring officers have access to an oyster card (at nil cost) which allows unlimited travel on all TfL services.
Officers also have access to a subsidised rail travel scheme which allows unlimited travel on National Rail services, for business and private use, within a radius of around 70 miles of London.
Officers make a monthly payment for the cost through their pay. Officers who join the scheme before 30 June 2022 will pay a single price for access to the scheme irrespective of distance that you live from London (within 70 miles).
Officers joining the scheme after 1 July 2022 will have access to a new Zonal Travel Scheme. The terms and prices of the zonal travel scheme do vary and are priced based on the distance that you live from London. For more information please contact our Recruitment Team by email or call for more information.
In addition, you'll have access to a wide range of discounts and special deals with major high street stores, retail outlets and other organisations nationwide. Many of our Met buildings have subsidised staff restaurants, so this facility may be available to you depending on where you're normally based.
You can expect to have between 25 and 30 days of paid holiday each year, depending on your length of service. This is in addition to public holidays, and an average of two rest days per week.
We make provision for a number of other forms of leave, including:
Maternity, paternity and adoption leave
Special leave with and without pay
Career breaks of up to five years
Flexible working can be applied for during the transferee application process. However you must have had 26 continuous weeks of employment in policing. Each case is looked at individually and on its own merits.
We will consider all requests and will try to accommodate them provided they fit with the operational demands of the BCU and wider organisation. You'll be advised of your shifts in advance of joining and so can plan your work-life balance accordingly.
Metfriendly offers a number of financial services for Met employees, including:
There are options available to those looking to relocate to London. To understand details of the SharetoBuy scheme, visit their website.
We offer a contributory health scheme to our officers, along with other benefits such as free eye tests and spectacles for those who are regular computer users.
We pride ourselves on being a caring employer, and provide a range of support initiatives to help with both your personal welfare and that of your family:
Support for employees with caring responsibilities, such as flexible working arrangements
Occupational health and welfare counselling, ranging from psychotherapy to financial guidance
Resettlement and outplacement support and services
A subsidised convalescence home
Holiday play schemes to help with childcare
A range of development and mentoring schemes
Membership of the Police Federation and Staff Associations to support and represent your needs
We offer our employees, as well as their family and friends, a range of subsidised leisure and sporting activities / opportunities.