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Job description

Vacancy Reference Number


Number of Vacancies

MET Business Group


Multiple locations available.

Band E

Part/Full Time
Full Time

Hours per Week
36 hours per week

Type of Contract

Job Advert

Police Community Support Officer

Salary: £26,611 to £28,604 plus London weighting allowance of £1,639. This role may also attract a shift disturbance allowance of between 12.5% and 20%. You will receive £26,611 the band minimum, progressing to the band maximum of £28,604 via incremental progression.

Location(s): Across London

Full Time and Part Time opportunities available.

Full training provided

You're a role model, a listener and a vital source of support for officers. Apply today and be a crucial part of London, the Met and the communities that you'll serve.

As a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) you'll be supporting Londoners in the heart of their communities, helping to tackle the things that matter most to them. In return, you'll be rewarded with a competitive salary package (circa £28,000), full and comprehensive training, a generous annual leave allowance and a range of other Met employee perks.

PCSOs are crucial to the Metropolitan Police and by supporting our officers, you will be giving them more time to deploy their specialist skills. You'll be working alongside existing units, preventing crime and providing a reassuring and visible presence across the Capital whilst building meaningful relationships with Londoners.

As a PCSO you could be working in with either our Community or Transport teams; both roles will involve meeting the public, gathering intelligence and having a positive impact on the communities you serve. Of course, your responsibilities could extend far beyond this (depending on where you're needed), from policing special events and responding to major incidents, to keeping roads running smoothly.

What are we looking for?
  • The ideal PCSO is an excellent communicator and will be comfortable speaking to members of the public.
  • We are looking for a keen learner who is keen to engage and succeed in both initial and further training programs.
  • Whatever your background, you'll bring valuable life skills and experience, will understand the importance of community engagement and will care about others, wanting to see them safe and well.
  • In addition, training will involve Personal Safety Training and Emergency Life Support training and so a reasonable level of fitness will be required.
  • Applicants should hold a GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in English and evidence of qualification will be required. For those who do not hold this qualification, a written test will be available.

Right now, we're looking for PCSOs across London. Although we can't guarantee where you'll be placed, we'll try to balance your preference against where the Met needs you the most.

You'll also have the choice of full-time or part-time roles. Shifts usually last 9 to 10 hours. You'll work day, evening and night shifts, depending on your location: 36 hours per week in total.

As the first cohort will begin training in January or February 2022, successful applicants should be available to start from this point. If this is not possible, we will advertise future cohorts closer to the later training intakes so please join our Talent Bank to hear of future opportunities.

With excellent training and great benefits, this is a highly rewarding role. Interested?

To Apply, Please visit our website to start your application today and to find out more about a career in the Met.

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.


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