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Commercial Manager

Metropolitan Police- Counter Terrorism Policing
West Brompton, London
£50,897 to £62,015 plus a Location allowance of £1,721
Closing date
7 Jul 2023

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Specialist Area
Procurement, Category management
Job Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Job Title: Commercial Manager - Band B - Counter Terrorism Policing HQ

Salary: £50,897 to £62,015 plus a Location allowance of £1,721. You will receive £50,897 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £62,015 will be via incremental progression.

Location: West Brompton

Our Commercial Managers don’t just tackle category management; they help to keep the country safe. Their efforts support the work of Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) every day. As part of our team, you’ll have the chance to develop your skills and experience in a role with real purpose. Learn, achieve, and progress while protecting the UK.

The Counter Terrorism Policing HQ (CTPHQ) Commercial team supports the whole commercial lifecycle, procuring everything from ammunition and complex IT solutions to operational technology and professional services.

We’re currently looking for a number of Commercial Managers to join us in various areas including Technology, Digital Capabilities and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). Whichever team you join, you’ll be a trusted commercial advisor who understands business need and provides a customer-focused service. Aiming for commercial excellence, you’ll undertake category management, develop relationships with key strategic suppliers, drive value for money and ensure risk management excellence across the category. Day to day, you’ll be analysing data and using market insight to support sourcing activities.

Our Commercial Managers work across the procurement process, operating as part of a larger team but also independently. To join them, you’ll need sound category management experience and an excellent grasp of sourcing and procurement methodologies, and public sector processes, procedures, and governance. We’re also looking for the ability to deliver against a sourcing strategy and plan spend for categories or groups of sub-categories. As a strategic thinker with good communication skills, you can lead negotiations with third parties.

Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, a competitive salary, and a Civil Service pension, you'll also benefit from excellent career and professional development.


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) OR Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

Confidentiality Agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.

Our Employee Commitments

Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our mission of “Working to keep people safe from Terrorism”.

Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the front and centre of our approach to make the composition of Counter Terrorism Policing more representative of the communities we serve. As Counter Terrorism is rooted in Local Policing, to tackle today’s complex policing challenges, applications from across all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter Terrorism Policing as a network is committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations’.

Counter Terrorism Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, and including part time working or job share. In addition, this role has been reviewed following learning from work during the Covid pandemic and may be done in an agile manner. In the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated (where applicable).

Counter Terrorism Policing recruitment is open to all, but we are keen to positively support those who are younger in service to join into our specialist environment.

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, Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 7 July 2023.

The Metropolitan Police Service is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.

As a Disability Confident Employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice, by ensuring that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

The organisation is committed to providing additional support and adjustments where appropriate to enable people with disabilities to feel more inclusive and have greater accessibility and equality of opportunity at work. If you consider yourself to have access or workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.

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