Student placement - programme support officer 2021-2022 in London

Student placement - programme support officer 2021-2022

Job description


Salary: £20,145

Recruitment code: Oleeo 7749

Location: Pan London

Closing date: 11:55pm, 22 February 2021

More challenges, more excitement, more opportunities - be at the heart of a changing service.

The Met

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) employs approximately 39,000 officers and staff, plus thousands of volunteers and provides policing to one of the most diverse capital cities in the world. The service provides policing to the 32 London Boroughs as well as a number of other local, national and international functions such as counter terrorism and organised crime prevention. As the country’s largest police service, the service is recognised internationally as a leader in fighting crime and many other policing organisations look to the MPS for best practice and guidance.

We are looking to recruit students for a 52 week student placement with the Metropolitan Police Service. All roles will give students valuable insight and experience of working for one of the largest public organisations in the UK and the largest single employer in London. The role is a substantive post and we seek to provide valuable practical experience wherever our students work. 

All roles will give students valuable insight and experience of working for one of the largest public organisations in the UK and the largest single employer in London. The role is a substantive post and we seek to provide valuable practical experience wherever our students work.


The Metropolitan Police Service occupies an extensive and diverse range of properties across London both freehold and leasehold. Property Services department manages, maintains and develops the portfolio ensuring that they efficiently support operational policing and they are compliant with regulation. Since 2013 we have implemented a radical change programme to transform our estate, disposing of under-utilised buildings, refurbishing key HQ buildings such as the Hendon estate, the sale of New Scotland Yard and the move to an iconic new HQ on the river.

Opportunity now exists to work with the Property Services Department and its outsourced service providers to deliver the on-going estates strategy.

Ideally students studying a degree/modules related to business, surveying/facilities management/finance.

Desirable experience: Studying or interested in business & finance, surveying, estate & asset management, construction.

The role

Must be an undergraduate student in a sandwich year course returning to study in Autumn 2022.

Your role will be:

  • Assisting the programme office/finance manager in achieving the objectives of the programme office and take direct responsibility for the data requirements of an identified portfolio of projects. The objectives being the utilisation of the Artemis/ASTA fully and responding to/assisting stakeholders involved in projects.
  • Liaise with and attend periodic meetings with project leaders in relation to development sites and contractors meetings.
  • Liaise with project managers over all orders and payment matters.
  • Co-ordinate the updating of project programmes on a regular basis by the external programming specialist including any necessary liaison with the project managers.
  • Regular updating of information in disparate systems (Artemis & ASTA) on a routine and regular basis to enable the production of comparable reports.
  • Updating of ASTA with relevant information.
  • Create projects on Artemis database.
  • Create projects in PSOP (Police Standard Operating Platform) through PSOP forms.
  • Raise purchase orders on PSOP as necessary and processing interim payment requests.
  • Liaise with project leaders on forecasts/budgets in Artemis.
  • Candidates must also demonstrate the following skills:

    Communication skills

  • An excellent level of both written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present information appropriately to a wide variety of clients in a clear, concise and non-technical manner. Written communications will need to be well prepared and logically structured.
  • Planning and organisational skills

  • Plans and organises their own work, liaising with their manager as to how the work fits in with the project.
  • Time management

  • Prioritises tasks and keeps to deadlines. Has a flexible and self-motivated approach to work, being able to work unsupervised if required.
  • Problem solving skills

  • Can define and solve problems in a logical manner, being aware of the variety of solutions possible. Shows evidence of being able to balance theory with reality to produce a pragmatic solution.
  • Technical skills

  • IT skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and an aptitude and willingness to learn new software packages. Good numerical and statistical analysis skills and being able to make sense of and interpret qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Team working

  • Can work with a diverse group of colleagues and clients at all levels. Being an active team player and show willingness to help other people.
  • Personal responsibility

  • Have a proactive approach, being able to critically appraise their actions and accept responsibility given to them.
  • Respect for diversity

  • Demonstrates a respect for diversity through all aspects of work. Shows consideration and respect for the opinions and feelings of others, regardless of their status or background.
  • If you have any questions or want to find out more about this placement opportunity, you can email

    Extra information

    Education Level
    Working hours per week
    4 - 40
    Type of Contract
    Casual / Part Time Jobs
    Published at
    Profession Sub-category
    Customer Service
    Full UK/EU driving license preferred
    Car Preferred
    Must be eligible to work in the EU
    Cover Letter Required

    London | Customer Service Jobs | Casual / Part Time Jobs | Other

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