Specialist Operations Recovery Driver - Perivale Car Pound
Salary: £35,076 to £37,318 inclusive of all allowances (including a 12.5% shift allowance, £1,639 location allowance and £3,500 market allowance). You will receive £35,076 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £37,318 will be via incremental progression.
Location: Perivale Car Pound
Could you recover vehicles from all over London?
Vehicle Recovery & Examinations Service (VRES) is a crucial part of the Met. It removes and recovers thousands of vehicles, helping to tackle crime on the streets of London. VRES services are more in demand than ever, which means it’s an exciting time to join our dedicated team.
Vehicle Recovery Examination Services (VRES) is a key part of the MPS drive to tackle vehicle crime on the streets of London working in partnership with a number of external agencies and MPS contractors to remove, recover, restore and dispose of vehicles that are involved in collisions, those involved in serious and organised crime that require forensic examinations or those that are seized under Police powers for no insurance or unlicensed. We support Frontline policing and operate 24/7/365, we have our own unique in house policing team and a command and control team. We operate out of two forensic car pounds, Perivale and Charlton. Processing over 40,000 vehicles, we deal with everything, from two wheel bikes all the way up to and including HGV’s. Our work has a direct impact upon the service the MPS delivers Londoners and it is vital we are able to continue to deliver this service to meet current and future demands.
Right now, it is a particularly exciting time to join the team. We are currently undergoing a full business review aimed at identifying smarter ways of working and potential new growth opportunities both internal and externally. We are looking for a highly qualified, experienced and responsible individual to join our team as a Specialist Operations Recovery driver. This unique role will provide the role holder to a front seat in supporting the delivery of our service to frontline policing in both proactive and reactive operations.
This is an incredibly demanding and challenging role, but you will be rewarded with an immensely satisfying and varied job that is never dull, as well as having the opportunity to make a real difference to the community, to London and to the Met itself.
Being a Specialist Operations Recovery Driver is a demanding job, but an incredibly varied one. For example, you could be asked to go to crime scenes or major public events such as the Notting Hill Carnival. You’ll also be working in all weathers and dealing with the public. It’s important that you remain calm, courteous and professional, whatever the situation. It’s also essential that you can write clear, concise reports, as they could be required in criminal cases. This and other paperwork must be accurate and dealt with efficiently. And naturally, you’ll need to drive safely, obeying the Highway Code and traffic laws. We’ll also be looking for exceptional manual handling skills and in-depth knowledge of safe loading.
Wherever you go, whatever the challenge, you’ll recover vehicles swiftly and professionally in our brand new, fully liveried trucks. In return, you’ll enjoy a role that’s different every day. Your work will help communities and keep the roads of London safe. Join us and be part of our hard-working team.
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:
Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV and online application form.
Completed applications must be submitted by 02/06/2022.
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.
For further information or if you wish to discuss the role, please contact Matt Jupp either via email - Matthew.Jupp2@met.police.uk or via phone - 07557 215389
Essential CriteriaMust hold a DVLA driving license with a minimum of Categories C+E (HGV Class 1) and have no more than six points. Be capable of undertaken manual handling tasks including moving of goods and equipment. Be capable of using basic IT equipment, including MS Office programme, vehicle deployment/navigation systems and MPS Airwave Radio systems. Be able to pass MPS Personal Safety and Emergency Life Support training.
Desirable CriteriaPrevious experience of vehicle recovery, in particular undertaking Police work. Hold relevant Institute of Vehicle Recovery Modules. Hold VR21 Recovery Incident Manager Certificate Qualified to use a variety of ancillary vehicle moving equipment - e.g. Forklift Truck