202107 - Transferring Officers


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Full Time
Police Officer – Subject to posting

Transfer to the Metropolitan Police Service


Across London within 12 Basic Command Units (BCUs) as well as specialist units.

Starting salary:   

Constable pay scales are dependent upon current Police Force plus wider package consisting of basic salary plus allowances and London weighting totalling £6,906, free tube travel on London Underground and subsidised National Rail travel.

We know that the salary package on offer will be important for you to understand, so please do contact us if it's helpful to talk through your current situation.


London.  The UK’s capital, which over 9 million people call home.  The seat of government and Royalty.  Heart of global business.  As diverse as it gets.  The city that we are proud to protect and serve. 

Policing London is as varied as it gets, with new opportunities and career paths like no other.  New opportunities arise for even the most accomplished of officers.

The Met is looking for experienced police constables – both uniform and detective - from Home Office forces to come join our team.

The opportunity:

We are interested in hearing from officers (PC/DC) with a range of skills and experiences from frontline to specialist units

The size, diversity and importance of our organisation means that we have a huge range of potential career paths that span different areas of policing and a variety of specialisms.

If you are currently working as a specialist (or you’re in a specialist command) please ensure you tell us in your application.   The current list of specialist skills and experience required from officers transferring into the Met are as follows:

  • PC Public & Personal Safety Training (PPST) & Emergency Life Support Instructor (ELS)
  • PC Driving Instructor
  • PC Core & Initial Trainer

The MET Police Learning and Development is changing and expanding.

We know ensuring good training and effective learning opportunities for all our officers and staff is one of our biggest responsibilities. The Learning and Development deliver excellent and world class training in many areas and their hard work continues, however we know at the moment our ability to meet current demand and plan for what’s coming next is a big challenge.

We seek to invest in those officers and staff from other forces to grasp this unique opportunity to enhance their own personal training by joining our elite force.

We are investing in new ways to improve our training methods these are backed by science and powered by technology, but our approach will always be human. We wish to provide the best trainers to unlock the potential of our officers and staff to focus on wellbeing, performance, and purpose.

To unlock your full potential and influence on a wider scale come and join us.

  • Territorial Support Group Police Constables

The Metropolitan Police Service’s Territorial Support Group sits within the Met’s M07 Taskforce OCU. Providing a 24/7 resource, TSG officers are deployed to a wide array of incidents. Whilst public order might be considered their specialty, versatility and problem solving is what makes them such a valuable resource within the MPS.

Here are some of the types of work that a TSG officer will be involved with:

  • Level 1 Public Order
  • Community engagement
  • Advanced MOE
  • Counter Terrorism operations
  • CBRN Incidents
  • Rapid entries
  • Crime tasking's on priority Boroughs
  • 24 Hours Commissioners Reserve patrols
  • Taser building entry searches
  • Prison/Stadium training

We’re looking for professional, talented and enthusiastic Public Order trained officers to join one of our 4 Operational bases. Candidates will be Level 2 trained and will need to pass a CBRN medical prior to joining MO7. Our specialist skills requires officers to have, and maintain a good level of fitness. Physical training is incorporated into core TSG shifts. It is highly likely that you will be required to undertake Taser training during your Met TSG service.

Counter Terrorism Policing:

National Headquarters (CTPHQ)

Uniquely the police service, and specifically the Counter Terrorism network contributes to all four Pillars of the governments National Counter Terrorism (CONTEST) strategy.

The Counter Terrorism Policing headquarters, on behalf of government and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), ensures that the CT network has the funding, capabilities and resources it needs to deliver CONTEST effectively and to keep people safe from terrorism.

It does this through the provision of corporate services, as well as national operational tasking and coordination. It houses a number of unique national CT capabilities that support the entire network, as well as overseeing delivery of CT policing across the regions to ensure that it operates in a way that is both effective and efficient.

Crucially CTPHQ represents CT policing’s interest within government and with wider stakeholders, ensuring that the policing contribution to CONTEST is both understood and appreciated. Hosted by the Metropolitan Police, Counter Terrorism Policing oversees the UK’s National Counter Terrorism Policing Network.

When submitting your application please specify your interest in Counter Terrorism, your application will be reviewed in line with current vacancies to assess suitability. 

Counter Terrorism Command (SO15)

The Metropolitan Police Service has a Counter Terrorism Command (SO15). This is responsible for pro-active intelligence-led operations to prevent and disrupt acts of terrorism and re-active investigations of acts or attempted acts of terrorism in London and the East of England.

SO15 works in partnership with intelligence and security partners to gather, assess, analyse and develop intelligence to drive operational activity to protect London and the UK from the threat of terrorism, extremism and subversion. SO15 replaced the Met’s Special Branch and Anti-Terrorist Branch and also has an international role and is the point of contact for international partners in counter terrorism matters.

There are three main business areas within SO15 as detailed below:

  • Operations – Owns and drives the operational activity of SO15 with strategic and tactical management of investigations and operations.
  • Operations Support – Specialist capabilities which support SO15 operations to deliver both the covert and overt phases of an investigation. 
  • Business Management Services – Co-ordination and organisation of business-supporting activities.

When submitting your application please specify your interest in Counter Terrorism, your application will be reviewed in line with current vacancies to assess suitability. 

Mounted Branch (PC/PS)

The Metropolitan Police’s Mounted Branch ‘sits’ within MO7 Taskforce , the Met’s Public Order Command which also includes  the TSG, Marine Policing Unit, Dog Support Unit and Air Support Unit.

We are encouraging applications from substantive uniformed police officers who have experience of working within a Mounted police department to join us. Applicants must hold a Standard Equitation certificate as a minimum essential criteria. Public order experience would also be advantageous, particularly in a Mounted police capacity. Applications from Constables and Sergeants are welcomed.

The work includes:

Mounted deployments supporting the policing of Public order, sporting and ceremonial events throughout, and occasionally beyond, London.

Dealing with pre – planned and spontaneous public disorder, assisting with intelligence led crime reduction, reassurance patrols, community engagement events ,CT operations and supporting MPS & BCU Priorities.

Duties include all aspects of a Mounted Branch operational unit including horse riding, horse care and management.

After an assessment process, you can expect to be posted to one of our Operational stables  based at Great Scotland Yard, Lewisham, Bow, Hammersmith, West Hampstead. All pre operational & refresher  training takes place at the Met Police Mounted Training Establishment ( MTE ), in Thames Ditton, Surrey.

For any enquiries, please contact  MO7Mailbox-.Recruitment@met.police.uk

Please note – select  “MO7” when choosing posting preferences from the dropdown in your application form.

National Firearms Instructor – Constable / Sergeant

The Metropolitan Police Firearm’s training delivery sits within the ‘Specialist Firearm Unit – MO19’.

We provide firearms based training to all of the various armed commands within the MPS as well as the delivery of training to external Police & Governmental organisations.

We are the largest and busiest firearms training unit in the UK, and successful candidates would be able to diversify into numerous areas of training within the NPFTC Role profiles.

The main firearms training venue is based in Gravesend, Kent as well as some additional sites that are located within a short distance of greater London in the Home Counties.

Some examples of the types of delivery we provide for are:

  • Armed Response Vehicle (ARV)
  • National Close Protection (NPOC)
  • Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO)
  • Command Training (OFC/I&C-TFC/TAC AD/Recce).
  • Rifle Training
  • Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearm Officer (CTSFO)
  • Covert Firearm Training
  • National Firearms instructor Training (NFIC)
  • Specialist Entry Recovery Team

Essential Criteria

  • Currently qualified National Firearms Instructor
  • Operationally Competent Authorised Firearms Officer
  • In date with all mandatory training – OST/ELS/JRFT- level 9.4
  • Experience in delivery of UK Police firearms training within the past three years.
  • Hold Lead Instructor status by being currently occupationally competent, having delivered a minimum of 60hrs firearms training, completed firearms instructor CPD and having been assessed as competent in the previous twelve months; Or, have held Lead Instructor status in the previous three years, and is willing to undergo re-assessment prior to employment.
  • Applicants must pass MPS vetting to RV/CTC as a minimum requirement.

 MPS firearms training is a rewarding role looking for professional and enthusiastic candidates.

 For further information please email us

What’s in it for you?

If you are looking for an opportunity to further your career, enhance your skillset and make a difference to the lives of millions of Londoners every day, then this is the time to join the Met.

You’ll get all the support you need to settle in at the Met, including any specific training for your new role.  Remember you don’t need to live in London to join us.

In return, you could look forward to generous rewards including:

  • Allowances and London Weighting totalling £6,906
  • Reduced rate access to a range of leisure, sports, restaurants and shops through our Benefits Platform
  • Up to 38 days of paid holiday, inclusive of bank holidays, dependent on length of service
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave and flexible working options
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing service, including free fast track physiotherapy and free, 24 hour confidential phone line to access a range of support to help you stay healthy and well
  • Transferring officers have access to an oyster card (at nil cost) which allows unlimited travel on all TfL services.
  • Officers joining the Met after 1 July 2022 will have access to a new Zonal Travel Scheme. The terms and prices of the zonal travel scheme do vary and are priced based on the distance that you live from London. For more information please contact our Recruitment Team by email or call for more information.

In addition, you'll have access to a wide range of discounts and special deals with major high street retail outlets and other organisations nationwide. Many of our Met buildings have subsidised staff restaurants, so this facility may be available to you depending on where you're normally based.

How to Apply

Click apply now and start the next stage of your policing career with the Met.  If you have any questions, or for more details please contact our dedicated transferee team on Transferees@police.sscl.com or call 01633 632500.

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.

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.

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