Student Placement - Programme Support Officer 2021 - 2022


PSD - Property Services Directorate
Various Locations Across London
Full Time
36 hours per week
Fixed Term
12 Month

Title: Student Placement - Programme Support Officer 2021 - 2022

Department: Property Services

Salary: £20,145

Location: Pan London

Duration: 12 months

Number of students we are looking to recruit: 1



The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) 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 MPS for best practice and guidance.

We are looking to recruit students for a 52 week student placement with the Metropolitan Police Service.  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 post and we seek to provide valuable practical experience wherever our students work. 

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 post and we seek to provide valuable practical experience wherever our students work.


The Metropolitan Police Service 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 they efficiently support operational policing and they are 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, 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 on-going Estates Strategy.

Ideally students studying a degree/modules related to Business, Surveying / Facilities Management / Finance.

Desirable experience: Studying or interested in Business & Finance, Surveying, Estate & Asset Management, Construction.

The Role

Must be an undergraduate student in a sandwich year course returning to study in Autumn 2022

Your role will be

  • Assisting the Programme Office/Finance Manager in achieving the objectives of the Programme Office and take direct responsibility for the data requirements of an identified portfolio of projects. The objectives being the utilisation of the Artemis / ASTA fully and responding to/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.

  • Co-Ordinate 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 & 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/budgets in Artemis.

Candidates must also demonstrate the following skills:

Communication 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.

Time Management

  • 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.

Technical Skills

  • 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.

Team Working

  • 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.

Personal Responsibility

  • 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.

If you have any questions or want to find out more about this placement opportunity, you can email

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 personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 22nd February 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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.