Teach trainee detectives everything you know
London is home to almost nine million people across 32 boroughs. Keeping them all safe and bringing criminals to justice depends almost entirely on the skills of our officers. This is your opportunity to make sure that those solving the most serious and complex crimes in future will have the best possible start to their detective careers.
This crucial training role will see you support, advise and develop Trainee Detectives from a variety of policing backgrounds. As part of a dedicated Learning and Development team for TDCs, you’ll coach and mentor each officer to complete the PIP 2 DC Programme successfully and pass on everything you’ve learned in your own career as a Detective.
You will meet all new officers and induct them onto the programme — agreeing a contract with them and setting monthly development meetings. A live coaching document will ensure that notes of meetings, agreed actions and plans are open to scrutiny and allow for accountability.
Throughout, you’ll develop optimal performance of the officer, review and discuss incidents with them to support critical thinking skills to decide how incidents, crime scenes, investigations have gone and how they might approach similar situations in the future. In addition, you’ll work with their line managers to gain a rounded view of needed development and learning.
To be eligible, you will need to evidence recent and detailed experience in the conduct of Police investigations and conducting interviews as a Detective Constable or Detective Sergeant in a PIP2 role. You’ll also be able to call on a good working knowledge of criminal law and of the criminal justice system, and well-developed communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team will be key, while a coaching certificate would be ideal. You will need to complete a personal statement outlining your relevant skills and specific Detective experience as outlined. Please detail your knowledge of the new detective pathways and any experience of coaching, training or mentoring new officers and attach this to your application.
Salary: £34,452 plus a Location allowance of £1,721. In addition, you will receive a market supplement which is worth £4,000 per annum. You will receive this payment of £4,000 after 12 months in post and a further £2,000 at the conclusion of your contract (Fixed term - 18 months). Should your contract extend beyond 18 months, the market allowance will continue to be available.
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 a Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should detail your relevant skills and experience. Please also include your knowledge of the new detective pathways and any experience of coaching, training or mentoring new officers.
Completed applications must be submitted by 29th September 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.