SO15 Counter Terrorism Command - EOD Unit - Explosives Officer - Band A


SO15 - Counter Terrorism Command
Albany Street
Band A
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Title: SO15 Counter Terrorism Command - EOD Unit - Explosives Officer 

Salary: £67,261 to £77,982 plus a Location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £67,261 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £77,982 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Albany Street


The role of the Explosives Officer (EXPO) is to provide a 24/7 technical response and render safe capability for munitions, improvised explosive devices, and precursor component parts containing, or suspected of containing, explosive, chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear materials, both pre- and post-initiation, whenever and wherever required.

Key Tasks

  • To provide effective and timely resolution to CBRNE incidents.
  • To ensure the safe removal of the threat posed by CBRNE incidents.
  • To provide a safe working area for firearms officers in contact with terrorist subjects, and subsequent urban search and rescue, medical, forensic, scientific investigative staff and other emergency responders.
  • To advise key decision makers and partner agencies on the risk, mitigation and consequence management of incidents involving explosives and hazardous devices.
  • To provide operational management in assessment, decision making and prioritisation of resources deployed to any task, and provide operational supervision in responding to CBRNE related tasks as required, whether CT related or otherwise.
  • Other technical tasks as directed by the Head of Unit – Senior Explosives Officer

Key Skills

  • The role holder must have undertaken Military service as an Ammunition Technician or Ammunition Technical Officer.
  • Proven experience and able to demonstrate both relevant and recent employment experience in the field of EOD/IEDD.
  • Qualified to the standard of High Threat Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) Operator must have attended and successfully completed the Ministry of Defence (MoD - Army) Advanced Manual Techniques (AMT) course.
  • Qualified as a Biological and Chemical Munitions Disposal (BCMD) operator having successfully completed the (MoD - Army) BCMD course.
  • Fully conversant and competent with Specialist Firearms Close Support EOD/IEDD procedures.
  • Self-driven and a natural forward planner. Excellent communication skills and confident in delivering presentations.
  • Ability to complete a role specific Job Related Fitness Test and Public and Personal Safety Training


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) or Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

 Confidentiality Agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.

Our Employee Commitments

Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our mission of “Working to keep people safe from Terrorism”.

Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the front and centre of our approach to make the composition of Counter Terrorism Policing more representative of the communities we serve. As Counter Terrorism is rooted in Local Policing, to tackle today’s complex policing challenges, applications from across all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter Terrorism Policing as a network is committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations’.

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:

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via an  online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 17th June 2022.

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.


Training qualifications

  • A detailed understanding of Counter Terrorism Policing, specifically identifying opportunities for forensic exploitation in support of an investigation.
  • Awareness of CBRN functions within the MPS.
  • Experience with uniformed police response protocols and the structures of incident command within the MPS and wider policing – there will be a requirement to work at operational and strategic level both internally and externally within a command structure



Head of Unit – Senior Explosives Officer
The following competencies will be tested against during sift only:
  • We analyse critically at level 3
  • We are innovative and open-minded at level 3
  • We support, deliver and inspire at level 2
  • Professionalism 
  • Integrity 

This opportunity is closed to applications.