Assistant Operations Manager

Metropolitan Police
£35,844 to £40,731 plus an allowance of £1,639
Closing date
7 Oct 2021

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To assist in the provision of engineering and logistical support to Police operations and major events.

The role holder will support the Operations Managers to deliver the objectives of the department. There is a requirement to attend meetings, liaise with other support departments, external organisations and our Police colleagues to undertake planned and non-planned ceremonials, public order and special operations. The candidate will be required to assist with planning the events, produce drawings and necessary documentation, order works, supervise on site and authorise payments to contractors.

The activities you support range from major public safety (Notting Hill Carnival and New Year’s Eve), public order (demonstrations etc.), ceremonial events (State visits etc.), responding to major incidents and on occasions attending crime scenes, facilitating police searches and supporting small discreet projects. Activities include the deployment of crowd control barriers, providing temporary accommodation & welfare facilities, temporary connection to utilities, overseeing the erecting of scaffold structures, deploying Hostile Vehicle Mitigation measures and ensuring traffic management measures.

The successful candidate will be expected to work a flexible working pattern in line with the demands of the work.

Excellent networking skills are required, with the ability to build up a complete list of contacts, including builders, electricians, building and supply chain vendors, scaffolders, mobile cabin suppliers, who are willing and able to provide 24-hour cover and materials at very short notice.

Ideally, candidates are qualified or working towards either Building Surveying, Event Management or Mechanical / Electrical Engineering to at least B-Tec level or equivalent. You should be fully conversant with all current legislation including the Health and Safety at Work Act.

A hands-on approach is expected along with a necessary ability to manage a variety of temporary building and engineering works personally (both mechanical and electrical) when required. This will also include the design and manufacture of specialist bespoke items at short notice as requested.

The role reports to an Operations Manager and operates from our Lambeth HQ. A significant amount of the work is delivered out of normal working hours and very often during weekend periods and Bank Holidays. As a result, the role holder is required to carry an on-call pager (on rotation) and expected to work a flexible working pattern in line with the demands of the work.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work undertaken by the section, the role holder will need to pass enhanced ‘SC/MV’ vetting. You may on occasions work outside of London and nationally when police resources are deployed so a full driving license is essential. 


  • Deliver Operational Support projects ensuring right first-time solutions are delivered on time.
  • Ensure all Operational Support projects comply with statutory and legislative requirements, contractual obligations and Property Services, Met Police and MOPAC policies and standards.
  • Co-ordinate Health and Safety Risk Assessments
  • Develop supply chain and report against key performance indicators
  • Monitor standards and service delivery to a variety of contracts within supply chain
  • Provide specialist and technical advice to various MPS departments.
  • Assist with writing specifications, raising work requests, produce and interpret technical drawings maps and plans.
  • Pro-actively assist with budgets, prepare financial forecasts, compile spreadsheets and be fully aware of financial accountability, ensuring all activities comply with MOPAC Finance and Procurement Regulations and policies.
  • Assist with the procurement of materials and services, including the preparation, review and analysis of tenders.
  • Undertake Research & Development of modern logistical solutions and new technologies to meet current and future operational needs.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form.  Your CV and Personal Statement should outline the points stated in the attachment. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 9th September 2021.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

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