Superintendents and Detective Superintendents
Type: Permanent Location: London Organisation: Metropolitan Police Service

Starting salary: £72,075 & allowances

Locations: across London

Open to: Substantive transferees and substantive Chief Inspectors on promotion



Our mission is to keep London safe for everyone

We’re proud of our people and the job we do to police London. Over 40,000 colleagues are dedicated to serving 9 million residents and visitors in one of the most dynamic and diverse global cities.

Life as a Met Superintendent

Our ambition is to be the most trusted police service in the world. As a superintendent, you will need to provide strong leadership in a time of unprecedented change within the UK’s largest Police Service. You will bring to life through your leadership, our values of compassion, professionalism, integrity and courage.

You will look to deliver our organisational priorities, working in partnership to understand, realise and reflect the diverse needs of our communities in all that we do. As an integral part of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for driving through the largest change to take place in our organisation’s history. You will achieve this by upholding our professional standards, overseeing the management of large teams and delivering projects, both locally, and across London.

We are committed to flexible and blended working, whether this be job share or compressed hours. We are also happy to offer more choice on future roles to enable flexibility.

Who are we looking for?

This exciting career opportunity is open to substantive chief inspectors/detective chief inspectors looking for promotion, and superintendents/detective superintendents with a proven track record of effective delivery are also encouraged to apply.

To apply, please visit our website to download a candidate information pack and to complete the online expression of interest and application form.

All expressions of interest must be submitted by 23.55 on Monday 20 March, with completed applications being submitted by 23.55 on Sunday 2 April 2023.

Candidate briefing

We will be holding an online external candidate briefing on Monday 20 March from 14:00-15:00, prior to the closure of the expression of interest window to provide you with an insight into this promotion process. The briefing will provide advice as to how you can look to prepare for this process. If you are interested in attending the briefing please contact

Queries in respect of this opportunity should be sent to the Met Promotions Team at or by telephone on 01633 632500 (option 4).

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all London’s communities. Applications from across all communities are therefore essential.
We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented ethnic minority and female candidates.

Appointments will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

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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