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Civilian and Military Police Careers Event

Careers in Policing

In conversation with alumni working in the Met Police
Thursday 5th March, 6-7pm in KLT3

An informal talk about the experiences of a law alumnus and a history alumnus who both have policing roles with the Metropolitan police and the military police at the same time! The speakers, Jamie Gordon and Jon Roberts will welcome your questions whilst also talking about their experiences.

Jamie Gordon is a serving Inspector within the Metropolitan Police. He works in the Directorate of Professional Standards, the organisation’s Internal Affairs function investigating and prosecuting police officers and staff whose actions fall below the standards expected. He has previously worked in Child Sexual Exploitation, Public Order and Intelligence roles within the Met. Jamie is also a Major in the Army Reserve and he commands a company of Military Police Officers based in South London. Prior to this he worked as a Captain in NATO’s Public Affairs branch and deployed to Slovakia, Norway, Hungary and Germany in that role. Jamie has also served on operations in Afghanistan. Jamie is alumni of KLS/UKC having read for a Law Degree at the University.

Jon Roberts is a Detective Sergeant within the Met’s Improvement Command where he works as a supervisor on the Central Specialist Drugs Team. His role is focused on tackling the supply of illegal drugs within the capital. Jon has previously worked in a variety of investigative and front line roles. Jon is also a Major within the Army Reserve and is cap badged to the Military Police. Jon currently works as a Young Officer Development Advisor where he is part of the team selecting and shaping the Army’s next generation of leaders. He has held a number of posts at regimental level and has also served on operations in Afghanistan. Jon is alumni of UKC having read for a War Studies degree and Master’s in History.

Join us for this fascinating and unique insight into career pathways in policing and law enforcement.

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Placement Year Working to Combat Homelessness

Are you looking for an opportunity to start a career in the charity sector? We are searching for motivated and committed people to join our structured 12 month traineeship scheme.

Thames Reach is a London based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people. Each member of the Thames Reach team plays a vital role in contributing and shaping the vision of ending rough sleeping and promoting improvement in people’s lives, and by joining us you can do the same.

On the Traineeship programme, you will experience a challenging yet rewarding high quality on-the-job training and the opportunity to develop the skills needed for a career in our front-line services. We also are looking to offer the same rewarding opportunities on our Apprenticeship scheme to come later in the year.

To succeed, you will need commitment, resilience, empathy towards homeless people and good basic admin and IT skills. Your programme will consist of two six-month placements at a Thames Reach Project one of which will be hostel based.

You will be required to work full time on a rota basis which involves working shifts, including evenings and weekends.

Thames Reach cannot guarantee location of placements for successful intakes.

To apply please go to our careers page to download the application pack via the ‘Apply‘ button.

London wide – Boroughs with vacancies include Brent, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark

£20,573.00 pa (6.5% employer’s contributory pension)

37.5 hours per week inc. shifts

12 month fixed-term contract, starting 1st May 2020

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For further information visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd February 2020

For further information drop in sessions will be held on 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th and 14th February 2020.

Interviews: Dates between 7th March 2020 and 13th March 2020

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin or religious belief.

Applicants who have experienced homelessness are especially encouraged to apply.