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Metropolitan Police Careers

Metropolitan Police Careers and Jobs

There are over 14,000 people employed as Met Police Staff, carrying out 200+ different roles - from entry level positions to senior management - and providing the organisational capability we need to deliver an effective police service.

     They enjoy excellent opportunities for career progression.
     They receive one of the best rewards packages around.
     They get the support and training they need to achieve their development goals.

Pay & Benefits

Unsurprisingly, different professional and support staff posts attract different basic salary awards. What you receive is determined by where your role is positioned on a complex pay scale which is divided into 179 points and grouped into seven basic pay bands:

     Band A: £52,426 to £67,228
     Band B: £38,128 to £49,386
     Band C: £29,147 to £38,128
     Band D: £23,648 to £26,915
     Band E: £20,369 to £23,412
     Band F: £17,226 to £20,369
     Band G: £16,104 to £17,226

Each band represents a group of individual roles that are of similar value to the Met, as defined by a standardised and fair job evaluation system.

There are also a number of 'shadow bands' (H-Y) that reflect the value and salaries of particular specialist roles that don't fit into the basic band structure. For example, Band H is for Team Leader Lawyers and ranges from £65,253 to £78,835.

Whichever band your role is in, each year you move up a point on the scale until you reach the maximum permitted in your band. Of course, it is also possible to progress and move between bands as and when appropriate.

Additional allowances

If your role requires you to work shifts, you may also be entitled to an additional shift disturbance allowance of 12.5%, 15% or 20%, depending on your shift pattern.

On top of that, The Met's professional and support staff are also eligible for an additional London allowance, which varies according to the precise location of your work. 'Zone 1' covers inner London boroughs and attracts an extra £3,379 a year. 'Zone 2' (outer London) attracts £1,836.

All the Met's professional and support staff enjoy the kind of benefits that you would expect from London's biggest employer. These include substantial annual leave, eligibility to join the Civil Service Pension Arrangements, interest free season ticket loans, membership of Met sports and social clubs, flexible working conditions and many more.

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