Planning Lead and Planning Officers

London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive salary, depending on role and experience
30 Oct 2017
20 Nov 2017
Job Function
Other, Planner
Contract Type
Full Time

I work in transformation, responding to the changing nature of crime

Our vision is for London to be the safest global city. Achieving this involves transforming every aspect of how we operate – this is the biggest transformation in the Met’s history, led by our world-class Transformation Directorate.

As the UK’s largest police service, we employ more than 40,000 people and account for 25% of the national policing budget. The scale, breadth and pace of our transformation is unparalleled, and we are looking for the best talent to help us deliver our ambitious vision. This is your chance to help shape the police service of the future – and to work with highly driven and committed professionals from across the breadth of policing services. With your help, we can make it happen.

You’ll join our portfolio office within the Transformation Directorate. The portfolio office provides the structure and oversight of delivery to ensure our vision for transformation is achieved. Using best practice methods you’ll be part of managing a complex portfolio to prioritise our investment in change and ensure successful delivery of maximum benefits.

Our planning team defines and implements programme and project planning standards across the transformation portfolio. As a Planning Officer, you’ll get to grips with the content of programme and project plans to ensure these are logical and effective. You’ll have excellent technical project or programme planner skills and be highly proficient in MS Project and Visio. You’ll be able to proactively drive a project plan, managing upwards to programme and project managers. As a Planning Lead, you’ll define and implement planning standards, and have excellent written and communication skills and strong stakeholder and interpersonal skills.

With your help, we can transform the services we provide to the public; from tackling organised crime to protecting vulnerable people, we will be prepared to respond to every challenge more effectively and efficiently.

Working in our Transformation Directorate will be challenging and rewarding. We provide world-class training and development and a generous reward package, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have made an invaluable contribution to keeping London safe.

To find out more and to apply please visit our website. You’ll need to submit a short personal statement and a two-page CV.

Closing date for applications: 20 November 2017.

For planning lead, telephone clarifications: w/c 4 December 2017; face to face interviews: w/c 11 December 2017.

For planning officers, telephone clarifications: w/c 4 December 2017; face to face interviews: January 2018.

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.