1. Overview

Closing date: 11:59pm, 26 July 2021
Salary: £37,569 to £45,189 plus a Location Allowance of £1,639. You will receive £37,569 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £45,189 will be via incremental progression.
Location: Across London

Contract: fixed term, 8 months


This vacancy is for the role of Basic Command Unit (BCU) outreach lead. You will work in a small team of 1 x Police Sergeant and 3 x Police Constables. Your role will identify recruitment opportunities in underrepresented groups with particular focus on female and Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic communities (BAME). 

The Outreach Programme looks specifically at identifying and generating a diverse pipeline of candidates for officer roles within the Met. As part of this programme, you will play a critical role in delivering the aspirations of the Mayor of London and the Commissioner of the Met.; 16% of our Officers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities by 2022, 21% by 2024 and 28% by 2030.

We know that our adverts across paid media and social media have been successful in delivering a high volume of candidates, and in reaching those who were actively considering working for the Met. However, we now need to do more to reach those from diverse communities, who are not actively considering, or have understandable reservations about working for the Met.

Outreach teams will provide bespoke recruitment to reach candidates from our diverse communities, build confidence, inform, inspire and cause people to act by applying to join the Met. 

The BCU Outreach Lead role involves identifying, coordinating and delivering Outreach activity across their BCU. This role requires close working with the BCU to drive activity in the BCU Operational Delivery Plan to increase recruitment at a local level. This is a developing role in Crime Prevention, Inclusion and Engagement and provides the opportunity for personal and professional development.

The successful candidate will have experience in working with external partners and building and maintaining relationships with underrepresented groups. The Outreach lead have previous experience of working in recruitment or have a proven track record of Community Engagement work. The candidate will be confident in managing a number of different tasks simultaneously and working to challenging deadlines.  The Outreach Lead will be confident in speaking to senior leaders within the MPS and key community influencers. This is a developing role in a developing programme of work, therefore the candidate will need to be flexible in their approach and willing to take on new and unfamiliar tasks.

The role was also incorporate taking ownership of delivery on some aspects of the portfolio.  The candidate will be able to work well on their own but also as part of a small team.