External Sergeants on Level Transfer 2020


Sergeant / Detective Sergeant




Policing London is a challenge like no other, and will bring new opportunities for even the most experienced officer.


Locations: Across London

Open to: Substantive transferees who have completed WBA or are OSPRE part II qualified

Our mission is to keep London safe.

As London's Met, we have plenty to be proud of. We're proud of the quality of our people, and the job we do to police London. Over 40,000 colleagues are dedicated to serving 9 million+ residents and visitors of one of the world's most dynamic and diverse global cities.

London doesn’t stand still, and neither do we.

In London’s Met you will have plenty of opportunities to continue your professional development. The Met is involved in a wide range of operations and policing events, each presenting their own distinct opportunities to broaden skill sets, on a scale that wouldn’t be found in any other police service.

Life as a Met Sergeant

Our ambition is to be the most trusted police service in the world. As a Line Manager, you will be responsible for delivering our front-line services. The trust and confidence of our customers and communities will be a direct reflection of how you fulfil the challenges of the role. You will achieve this by leading by example, upholding our professional standards, and showing personal flexibility in the face of change.

We’ll look to you to deliver results in line with the Met’s mission and vision, values and priorities, working collaboratively with partners to understand and manage the diverse needs of our customers and communities in all that we do.

As a leader, you’ll face a number of challenges including achieving continued crime reduction, developing effective partnerships, increasing community confidence and leading our people so they can be the very best they can be.

Who are we looking for?

This exciting career opportunity is open to substantive Sergeants with a proven track record.

To be eligible to apply for this process, you must:

  1. Be a current substantive Sergeant or Detective Sergeant;
  2. Have completed the Sergeant Work Based Assessment or OSPRE part II (with written evidence and sign off of this);
  3. Have an overall competent or exceptional PDR rating for the performance year ending 31st March 2020;
  4. Meet the MPS attendance management criteria;
  5. Be free of any bar to promotion as a result of discipline outcomes;

6. Currently be serving in a Home Office force, or BTP, within the previous

     two years

7. All mandatory training must be up to date;

We will be holding online candidate briefings on the 21st and 23rd October to provide you insights into this level transfer process. The briefings will be opened by Commander Jane Connors, and guest speakers will provide advice as to how you can look to prepare for this process. If you are interested in attending one of these briefings please contact us on 01633 632500. Alternatively you can book onto a session by selecting ‘book’ alongside the session you are able to attend.

Online Session 1 Wednesday 21st October 2020 from 10-11 am Book

Online Session 2 Friday 23rd October 2020 from 2-3 pm Book

Please note, if your expression of interest is not supported by your line manager, you will be automatically removed from the booking and will not be able to attend the online candidate briefing.

Queries in respect of this opportunity should be sent to the Met Promotions Team at MetPromotions@police.sscl.com or by telephone to 01633 632500 (option 4).

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


The Metropolitan Police Service is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.


We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and women.


 Appointments will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.


Policing a city as large, complex and culturally diverse as London presents a wide variety of challenges. It’s why we’re interested in new recruits with such a range of life experiences and backgrounds. And it’s why the ability to build trust and relationships with very different people is so important. More than this, you need to take genuine pride in making the capital’s neighbourhoods safer for everyone.


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.


Click ‘Apply’ to begin your online application form.

This opportunity is closed to applications.