Job Title: Contracts Team Junior Manager
Salary: £30,294 to £32,552 plus a Location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £30,294 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £32,552 will be via incremental progression.
The Met Police Service's Digital Forensics (DF) team are looking for a Contracts Team Junior Manager. DF works with numerous Forensic Service Providers (FSPs) to ensure turnaround times managed to ensure the best service to the Criminal Justice System. The role will support the management of service delivery, develop relationships and ensure quality.
The successful candidate will be hardworking, enthusiastic, with people management experience and the ability to build and maintain relationships. They'll thrive in a busy environment and be able to multi-task and deal with competing priorities.
Key ActivitiesLiaise with MPS officers and technical staff resolving queries.Build and maintain relationships with FSPs.Assist with the provision of Key Performance Indicators/Management Information.Verifying invoices and backing documentation, monitoring changes and keeping accurate records.Make informed decisions around the assignment of work based on capacity and technical ability of FSPs.To co-ordinate the quality of work provided by FSPs.Co-ordinate and arrange contract review meetings in consultation with Commercial Services.Carry out market research and source providers of forensic services, especially specialist services in consultation with DF SMEs.Support the provision of ad-hoc forensic services for DF.Support the implementation of business changes.Understand and accept the core principles set out in the H&S Policy in relation to your role, duties and responsibilities and implement those principles and requirements in day-to-day activities.Demonstrate effective visible leadership, understand H&S policy and lead compliance within area of responsibility.Work within the Forensic Service Quality Management System and actively contribute to the continuous improvement of the system by participating in quality assurance activities, engaging in internal and external audits, competence and proficiency tests, reporting non-conformances and proposing changes to improve the system.Manage a small team of Digital Forensic Assistants
Digital Forensics will be introducing a 24/7 operating model as part of an investment and transformation plan to ensure the best service to support operational policing. These teams will work on a rotational shift pattern compromising early, late and night shifts, inclusive of weekends. Approximately 20% of the overall staff in the Digital Forensics’ department will be required to support it. These posts attract an additional 20% shift allowance plus weekend premium payments on top of the salary advertised above. All new staff are eligible to be placed on a shift rota subject to the relevant notice given, however in the first instance placements on these teams will be allocated to those who volunteer, any remaining places will be allocated by management and will also be subject to certain skills required to support out of hours services.
This post does not currently fall within the structure of the 24/7 teams, however by applying for this role you understand that you could be placed on one of these 24/7 shift teams should business need require it. This will be subject to consultation and notice period.
The successful applicant will be required to provide DNA and fingerprints for the Forensic Services embargo database and sign up to the Forensic Science Regulators Code of Conduct.
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Completed applications must be submitted by 27/05/2022.
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.
Good knowledge of digital technologies such as mobile devices and computers, the forensic opportunities they offer and the challenges faced by law enforcement
IT skills which must include an intermediate/advanced knowledge of word and excel as a minimum.
Understanding of financial and budget management in terms of spend and value for money
Sound judgement and decision making
Good communication skills, verbal and written as well as negotiation skills
High level of interpersonal skills
The ability to solve problems and deal with difficult situations
High level of customer service
Time management of staff and tasks
Resilience in an evolving environment
The ability to be assertive and be able to achieve targets and goals
Team worker as well as having excellent leadership skills
Contract Management Experience
Qualifications/experience in Digital Forensics
Experience working within a Quality Management System
Understanding of Procurement Regulations
An understanding of the rules regarding evidence gathering and its presentation at court
Knowledge of relevant legal powers/procedures/acts (CPIA, PACE and Human Rights Act etc.)