Closing date: 11:55pm, 31 January 2023 Salary: £20,686 Recruitment code: Oleeo 13311 Location: Across London
More challenges, more excitement, more opportunities. Be at the heart of a changing service.
The Met employs approximately 39,000 officers and staff, plus thousands of volunteers and provides policing to one of the most diverse capital cities in the world. The service provides policing to the 32 London Boroughs as well as a number of other local, national and international functions such as counter terrorism and organised crime prevention. As the country’s largest police service, the service is recognised internationally as a leader in fighting crime and many other policing organisations look to the Met for best practice and guidance.
We are looking to recruit students for a 52 week student placement with the Met.
All roles will give students valuable insight and experience of working for one of the largest public organisations in the UK and the largest single employer in London. The role is a substantive posts and we seek to provide valuable practical experience wherever our students work.
The Met occupies an extensive and diverse range of properties across London, both freehold and leasehold. Property Services department manages, maintains and develops the portfolio ensuring that it efficiently supports operational policing and is compliant with regulation. Since 2013, we have implemented a radical change programme to transform our estate, disposing of under-utilised buildings, refurbishing key HQ buildings such as the Hendon estate, overseeing the sale of New Scotland Yard, and the move to an iconic new HQ on the river.
Opportunity now exists to work with the Property Services Department and its outsourced service providers to deliver the ongoing Estates Strategy.
Who's this for?
Ideally students studying a degree or modules related to:
You should be studying or interested in:
business and finance
estate and asset management
You must be an undergraduate student in a sandwich year course returning to study in Autumn 2024
Your role will be:
assisting the Programme Office and finance manager in achieving the objectives of the Programme Office and taking direct responsibility for the data requirements of an identified portfolio of projects. The objectives being:
the utilisation of the Artemis and ASTA fully
responding to and assisting stakeholders involved in projects
liaise with and attend periodic meetings with project leaders in relation to development sites and contractors meetings
liaise with project managers over all orders and payment matters
coordinate the updating of project programmes on a regular basis by the external programming specialist including any necessary liaison with the project managers
regular updating of information in disparate systems (Artemis and ASTA) on a routine and regular basis to enable the production of comparable reports
updating of ASTA with relevant information
create projects on Artemis database
create projects in PSOP (Police Standard Operating Platform) through PSOP forms
raise Purchase Orders on PSOP as necessary and processing interim payment requests
liaise with project leaders on forecasts and budgets in Artemis
Candidates must also demonstrate the following skills:
an excellent level of both written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present information appropriately to a wide variety of clients in a clear, concise and non-technical manner. Written communications will need to be well prepared and logically structured.
Planning and organisational skills
plans and organises their own work, liaising with their manager as to how the work fits in with the project
prioritises tasks and keeps to deadlines. Has a flexible and self-motivated approach to work, being able to work unsupervised if required.
Problem solving skills
can define and solve problems in a logical manner, being aware of the variety of solutions possible. Shows evidence of being able to balance theory with reality to produce a pragmatic solution.
IT skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and an aptitude and willingness to learn new software packages. Good numerical and statistical analysis skills and being able to make sense of and interpret qualitative and quantitative data.
can work with a diverse group of colleagues and clients at all levels. Being an active team player and show willingness to help other people.
have a proactive approach, being able to critically appraise their actions and accept responsibility given to them
Respect for diversity
demonstrates a respect for diversity through all aspects of work. Shows consideration and respect for the opinions and feelings of others, regardless of their status or background.