Jump to content
Notice Board
  • Great Deals
  • To post a recruitment query in the "Recruitment Areas" or in the "Force Specific Areas" you will require a Recruitment Pass or a Membership Package. Click HERE to read more.
  • Get your very own website designed by our in-house team at RAW Digital Media. Get 25% off all quotes using reference "RAW25" Prices start at just £199 Click HERE to read more.
  • Website hosting packages start from just £59 p/year Click HERE to read more.
Sign in to follow this  
Techie1

Met recruiting 100 'change professionals'

Recommended Posts

Techie1

Recruitment drive is aimed at individuals inside and outside policing.

BF98B958-CAEE-4BEA-A099-EFC6FC5A9F39-1368-0000027FD0E1DB72.jpeg

There are 32 different roles available as part of the initiative

The Metropolitan Police Service is set to recruit 100 “change professionals” to help “transform” delivery of service.

It says the force is “ever evolving” and needs “talented” people to help it adapt against a “backdrop of ever changing crime patterns and a challenging budget.”

As such the force is advertising 100 vacancies across 32 different roles and is looking for people from inside and outside policing. 

Director of people and change in the Met’s human resources department, Robin Wilkinson, says the type of work being undertaken is unrivalled.

He said: “The breadth of work our new Transformation Directorate will undertake is unrivalled in any industry. The work impacts on how the Met safeguards the most vulnerable people in society, how the Met tackles and disrupts crime, through to ensuring we have the right people available to respond quickly and professionally in times of need.

"We are looking for change professionals from a variety of disciplines working in Portfolio and Programme Delivery, Integrated Design and Delivery and Business Change roles. Professionals with experience in communications and engagement, risk management, operating model design and project management are just a few of those we need to ensure our team is complete.

"In joining the Met you will be part of our Transformation Directorate. You will work in a professional change role which will face the challenge of delivering complex change right across the Met without risking operational delivery."

Sam Upton, a blueprint and insight manager at the transformation directorate described the work the department does as ‘hugely rewarding’.

He said: “I have always been a passionate problem solver and was initially attracted to the Met by the prospect of tackling some of London's most challenging issues.

"That passion has taken me on a hugely varied and rewarding journey over the last 12 years to include supporting operating model design work covering virtually all the Met's local policing services in London.

"I can't think of many organisations where you can take that professional journey whilst at the same time having so much fun, making so many lifelong friends and being so regularly humbled by the dedication and professionalism of others."

View on Police Oracle

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

Policey_Man

Oh that's just what we need.

How about they just ask the officers on the front line for once - and, to do something radical, actually listen to us for a change?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

Klaus
Oh that's just what we need.
How about they just ask the officers on the front line for once - and, to do something radical, actually listen to us for a change?

Funnily enough, a number of officers have just been transferred there too so it won't be all civilians. I'm lucky enough to be one of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

ParochialYokal
Oh that's just what we need.
How about they just ask the officers on the front line for once - and, to do something radical, actually listen to us for a change?


I hope that they will ask Officers on the frontline but someone, somewhere can got to make that change happen.

The way that police approach things is grossly inefficient. Not only do individual forces seem to the same thing in many different ways, the way in which it is done involves duplication and unnecessary steps.

If this programme could develop systems where information is only recorded once, where work flows could be assigned more efficiently, where there was greater integration of systems and where human time spent on transactional matters could be minimised it would free up a lot of time for the every day Officers.

I don't think this is just about 'idea generation' (most people know what could be done better or differently), it's about actually embedding that change. Something that the police doesn't have a good track with, especially as a result of its top down culture ('the boss always knows best').
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

HazRat
10 hours ago, Klaus said:


Funnily enough, a number of officers have just been transferred there too so it won't be all civilians. I'm lucky enough to be one of them.

Did you apply for this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

Klaus
Did you apply for this?

Negative. Insufficient applicants so I was selected at random and compulsory transferred. It's not what I want to do, but in some ways I look forward to this new role and having a challenge, the only downside is having to travel into central London!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

HazRat
2 hours ago, Klaus said:

Negative. Insufficient applicants so I was selected at random and compulsory transferred. It's not what I want to do, but in some ways I look forward to this new role and having a challenge, the only downside is having to travel into central London!

Hmmm. Dubious local selection criteria applied no doubt. At least you'll be ahead of the curve for the laptop rollout! It may also be good evidence if you're going for promotion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

Policey_Man
13 hours ago, ParochialYokal said:

I hope that they will ask Officers on the frontline but someone, somewhere can got to make that change happen.

The way that police approach things is grossly inefficient. Not only do individual forces seem to the same thing in many different ways, the way in which it is done involves duplication and unnecessary steps.

If this programme could develop systems where information is only recorded once, where work flows could be assigned more efficiently, where there was greater integration of systems and where human time spent on transactional matters could be minimised it would free up a lot of time for the every day Officers.

I don't think this is just about 'idea generation' (most people know what could be done better or differently), it's about actually embedding that change. Something that the police doesn't have a good track with, especially as a result of its top down culture ('the boss always knows best').

 

Well if you look at the information provided, it gladly tells you somewhere that these people in the change department were involved in implementing the Local Policing Model back in 2013. I've got no issue with change professionals being brought it if they are effective and implement good and appropriate change, but if they are the sort of people who were involved in planning and implementing the LPM and consider that a success, then I'm really worried....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

Policey_Man
17 hours ago, Klaus said:


Funnily enough, a number of officers have just been transferred there too so it won't be all civilians. I'm lucky enough to be one of them.

Now that you've publicly admitted this, we can all hold you personally responsible for the change programme as the PCs and Police Community representative. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

Policey_Man
6 hours ago, Klaus said:

Negative. Insufficient applicants so I was selected at random and compulsory transferred. It's not what I want to do, but in some ways I look forward to this new role and having a challenge, the only downside is having to travel into central London!

I assume you don't have ATOC..... If it's a compulsory transfer, are your extra travel costs covered by the Met?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

Klaus
Now that you've publicly admitted this, we can all hold you personally responsible for the change programme as the PCs and Police Community representative.

Uh oh. I'll do what I can in the name of common sense but I'm sure I won't have much pull! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

Klaus
I assume you don't have ATOC..... If it's a compulsory transfer, are your extra travel costs covered by the Met?

I'll ask our fed chap and see if there's anything I'm entitled to but as is a transfer rather than attachment I don't think I'll get travelling time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements


HazRat

What I like most about the change process my ocu went through is one of the change managers is now responsible for a unit that was given nothing, was totally short changed and they're looking for someone to blame!

Anyway Klaus, good luck with it. Will you be based at New New New Scotland Yard or soon to be decanted but let's fill it up ESB?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

Policey_Man
9 hours ago, Klaus said:

I'll ask our fed chap and see if there's anything I'm entitled to but as is a transfer rather than attachment I don't think I'll get travelling time.

I'll admit I don't know too much about this, but what I do know is that if police staff (including PCSOs, as I worked with one this happened too) are compulsory transferred and they incur more costs as a result, they do get some form of payment or allowance for a certain period of time if they are subjected to higher costs or if they are moved from inner London to outer London (as they get different London allowances depending on where they are based), they don't automatically lose the higher money immediately.  So it's worth asking the question. Perhaps you can post the answer to educate us all?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

Klaus
On 19/06/2017 at 10:35, HazRat said:

What I like most about the change process my ocu went through is one of the change managers is now responsible for a unit that was given nothing, was totally short changed and they're looking for someone to blame!

Anyway Klaus, good luck with it. Will you be based at New New New Scotland Yard or soon to be decanted but let's fill it up ESB?

The wonderful; ESB. It's the travelling there that I'm looking forward to the least.

 

On 19/06/2017 at 12:01, Policey_Man said:

I'll admit I don't know too much about this, but what I do know is that if police staff (including PCSOs, as I worked with one this happened too) are compulsory transferred and they incur more costs as a result, they do get some form of payment or allowance for a certain period of time if they are subjected to higher costs or if they are moved from inner London to outer London (as they get different London allowances depending on where they are based), they don't automatically lose the higher money immediately.  So it's worth asking the question. Perhaps you can post the answer to educate us all?

I think that's because staff get a two tier London allowance. Officers get the same amount for the whole city whereas staff get a higher payment for inner and a lower payment for outer.  I've sent an email and await the reply, but I don't think there'll be anything I'm eligible for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Member Achievements

There are 9 hidden replies in this thread that you do not currently have access to as a Guest User of our forum. To unlock the forum register for an account for FREE today by clicking HERE
Sign in to follow this  

About us

Police Community was originally founded in 2014 by two serving Police Officers.

In 2016 it was incorporated as a limited company called RAW Digital Media Limited and then purchased 3 other forums; Police Specials, UK Police Online and Police UK to form the largest policing discussion forum network in the UK.

Get in touch

  • 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU
  • contact@rawdigitalmedia.co.uk
  • 0844 357 0111
  • Forums In Our Group - Police.Community - UKPoliceOnline.CO.UK - PoliceSpecials.COM - PoliceUK.COM

Twitter

Facebook

    Meet The Team

  • Chief Bakes
    Chief Bakes Management
  • Chief Rat
    Chief Rat Management
  • Chief Cheetah
    Chief Cheetah Management
  • Rocket
    Rocket Global Moderators
  • David
    David Global Moderators
  • Devil
    Devil Global Moderators
  • MindTheGap
    MindTheGap Global Moderators
  • Sir Penguin
    Sir Penguin Global Moderators
  • Remmy
    Remmy Global Moderators
  • Fedster
    Fedster Global Moderators
×