Constable to Sergeant 2023 Promotion Process
A UNIQUE CITY. A UNIQUE SET OF POLICING CHALLENGES. A UNIQUE CAREER. POLICING LONDON IS A CHALLENGE LIKE NO OTHER.
Our mission is to keep London safe for everyone
We’re proud 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.
Policing a city as large, complex and culturally diverse as London presents a wide variety of challenges – and opportunities! It’s why we’re interested in sergeants – a vital leadership role - with a range of life experiences and backgrounds. It’s why the ability to build trust and relationships with very different people is so important. Including your own team, who you will be there to lead and support through the range of daily challenges and rewards.
More than this, you need to take genuine pride in making London safer for communities.
Life as a Met sergeant
Our vision is to be the most trusted police service in the world. The trust and confidence of the public towards us, the UK’s largest force, remains a central priority. Compassionate, courageous, professional and always acting with integrity – our values are a non-negotiable part of working for the Met. This is the Met we want all Londoners to know, a Met full of great people focused on doing the job well and who turn our values into action every day. This takes every single member of the Met, and as a sergeant you will play a key role in bringing our values to life for your team.
You will achieve this by leading by example, upholding our professional standards, and leading your team through change. You will need to deliver results - in line with the Met’s mission and vision, values and priorities – to focus on the things that matter most to Londoners; working closely with our partners and the public and to striving to achieve the best outcomes in the pursuit of justice and in the support of victims.
Who are we looking for?
To be eligible to apply for this process, you must:
- Be a current substantive constable or detective constable*.
- Have a valid Sergeant NPPF Step Two Legal examination pass / OPSRE part II at the point of sitting your assessment centre.
- Have an overall competent or exceptional PDR rating for the most recent performance year.
- Meet the MPS attendance management criteria.
- Be free of any bar to promotion as a result of discipline outcomes.
*To be classed as a substantive constable, officers must have completed their 2 year probation period before they can be made substantive. Officers must also have their probationary PDR signed off by their line manager. As prescribed by the College of Policing, there is no flexibility or deviation from this.
All expressions of interest must be submitted by 23.55 on Monday, 22 May 2023, with completed applications being submitted by 23.55 on Tuesday, 13 June 2023.
Queries in respect of this opportunity should be sent to the Met Promotions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01633 632500 (option 4) for external candidates and 01633 630934 (option 5 followed by option 3) for internal candidates.
We will be holding candidate briefings in May to provide you with further information on the process. The briefings will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and will be opened by the Assessment Director, Commander Nicholas John. For anyone who is unable to attend the briefings, a recording of the sessions will be made available.
If you are interested in applying for this promotion opportunity and would like to attend, you can book onto a session by clicking on the links below:
Internal candidate briefing: Thursday, 18 May 10:00-11:00 Book
External candidate briefing: Friday, 19 May 10:00-11:00 Book
Please note that for substantive sergeants applying for a lateral transfer there is a separate job advert and information pack to refer to. To view the lateral advert click here.
Click ‘Apply’ to begin your online application form.
Disability Confident Statement
The Met 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 ethnic minority groups and females.
As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.
This opportunity is closed to applications.