Technical Services Manager - Specialist Search Technical Services

Contract Type
Public Sector
The starting salary is £58,310, which includes allowances totalling £2,841
Expiry Date
Support frontline Counter Terrorism operations with your technical knowledge.

Job Description

The salary is broken down as £55,469 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale - £60,507.  Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Support frontline Counter Terrorism operations with your technical knowledge.

To protect London, we need all kinds of people, with all sorts of skills. From missing person searches to VIP protection, our Specialist Search Technical Services Team supports a range of Met activities. As the unit’s Technical Services Manager, you’ll have a vital role in its operations. This is a rare opportunity to apply your technical expertise in the unique world of counter terrorism policing.

You’ll be part of the Threat Mitigation Technologies department, leading the Specialist Search Technical Services team, enabling all kinds of activities for Counter Terrorism Policing including; protective event security, counter terrorism defensive / offensive searches and Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM). As part of this vital function, you’ll oversee all aspects of the team’s welfare and performance, from technical work, finances and procurement, to health and safety, security and strategic direction. You’ll be the person who makes sure that staff meet targets and deliver high quality work. You’ll also be part of a 24/7 on-call roster, supporting live operations. That means being deployed alongside officers, on the streets of London. Expect to oversee and operate technical search capabilities, deal with the public and handle sensitive information, drawing on your technical knowledge, people skills and natural sense of integrity.

To join us, you must be a capable leader who can manage budgets and resources to get the best out of your specialist teams. Your technical knowledge will be based on a UK OfQual defined level 6/5 qualification in relevant STEM discipline with proven engineering or scientific leadership.


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) OR Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

Our Employee Commitments

Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our mission of “Working to keep people safe from Terrorism”.

Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the front and centre of our approach to make the composition of Counter Terrorism Policing more representative of the communities we serve.  As Counter Terrorism is rooted in Local Policing, to tackle today’s complex policing challenges, applications from across all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter Terrorism Policing as a network is committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations’.

Counter Terrorism Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, and including part time working or job share. In addition, this role has been reviewed following learning from work during the Covid pandemic and may be done in an agile manner. In the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated (where applicable).

Counter terrorism Policing recruitment is open to all, but we are keen to positively support those who are younger in service to join into our specialist environment.

How to Apply

Click the apply now button below and start your career within the Metropolitan Police Service. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Personal Statement

  • Previous Experience and Technical Expertise
  • Please note: The use of this template is not compulsory, however please ensure your Personal Statement contains the details outlined below.
  • Considering the role description of the post you are applying for, please describe how your current skills, experience and knowledge make you suitable for the role. Please refer to the Metropolitan Police Service’s Values and Competency Framework and describe how your approach to your previous employment / experiences addresses the standards set out for our organisation.
  • Your personal statement should include examples of your personal approach, actions and outcomes and should be no more than 2000 words.

Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 11 June 2024.