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Vacancy Reference Number


Number of Vacancies

MO11 Operational Support Services

Belvedere with travel required across the MPS

Band T

Part/Full Time
Full Time

Hours per Week
36 hours per week

Type of Contract

Job Advert

Job Title: Uniform Fitting and Tailoring

Salary: £ 24,504 to £ 26,345 plus an allowance of £1,639. You will receive £24,504 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £26,345 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Belvedere, with travel required across the MPS

Job Summary

This is an exciting time to be working within Uniform fitting and tailoring for the Metropolitan Police Service. In addition to large-scale transformation, there's the unique and ever-evolving challenge of policing London. This means that as a uniform fitter and tailor, there are more opportunities for you to get involved with making London the safest global city in a time of unprecedented change within the UK's largest Police Service.

Our uniformed officers and staff need to be properly equipped in order to keep London safe. This role is vital in ensuring that our officers are provided with the uniform and protective equipment they need to provide a professional appearance and to keep them safe whilst performing their duties. At a time when the MPS will experience an unprecedented increase in uniformed officer numbers, you will be responsible for seeing new recruits to measure and alter their initial kits, as well as providing an expert measuring and fitting service of specialist uniform items for experienced officers and specialist units. You will see a variety of clients, from Neighbourhood officers, specialist firearms officers, motorcyclists and horse riders to name but a few, all of whom have specific needs from their uniform and equipment.

This role will involve visiting student officer classes across the MPS to take 15 unique body measurements, inputting these into a database and making alterations to clothing items to ensure a perfect fit. You will use your expertise to instruct officers the correct way to wear specialist protective equipment to ensure their safety in dangerous situations. Flexibility is key, as travel to different locations within the MPS is required, especially to locations where our officers are trained such as Hendon, Marlowe House and Belvedere where our tailoring services are performed.

Key Responsibilities
  • Attending different locations across the MPS to take customer measurements
  • Inputting customer measurements into an IT database
  • Placing orders for uniform items
  • To assist with stock replenishments and stock takes
  • Completing alterations, repairs, tailoring and machining
  • Fitting specialist items of uniform and equipment with customers

This role offers the advantage of flexible working conditions.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:


To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV and online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 01/11/2021.

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.


Essential For The Role

Essential Criteria
  • Professional garment fitting/tailoring qualification
  • The ability to take and record accurate customer measurements
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience of garment construction
  • Able to machine and hand alter garments
  • High degree of flexibility and willingness to travel
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to prioritise daily tasks in accordance with demand
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good IT and numerical skills

Desirable Criteria
  • Current UK driving licence
  • Previous experience of working within the tailoring industry

Required Languages

Reports To
Sue Tayler, Team Leader Uniform Services

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