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Blog post   •   Jun 29, 2017 17:08 BST

Darryl Troth, Business Change Manager for the Met

Described as the 'greatest police force in the world', the Metropolitan Police Service employs over 44,000 people in a diverse range of roles from forensics to counter terrorism, accounting to nursing.

The Met is ever evolving: equipping officers with modern technology; transforming the way we deliver our services; reviewing our estate and building long term capability to ensure that we continue to make London the safest global city.

To ensure that our transformation is a success, and against a backdrop of ever changing crime patterns and a challenging budget, we are looking to recruit the most talented change professionals in the country.

We are recruiting into around 100 vacancies in 32 different roles and we are eager to hear from change professionals working within any sector.

Daryl Troth is a Business Change Manager for the Met. Read about his career so far and join us for a live web Q&A on Friday 30 June at 10am. 

"I’m a Londoner, born and bred. When I was younger I had a string of various jobs but would always end up moving on quickly, within six months to a year, as I would lose interest and so seek out further challenges. Then I joined the Met, nearly 13 years ago now, and have never looked back. During that time I’ve had a varied and exciting career, ranging from finance officer to personal assistant, covert authorities manager to strategic diversity lead.

"Outside of work I am lucky enough to be recently married and we have just bought our first home together. Unfortunately this means that the majority of my spare time is now also spent working, honing my building and decorating skills.

"At work I am based at Empress State Building in the heart of Fulham. I have been in my role for the past three years. We are part of an exciting team here at the Met and have just become our own Transformation Directorate where lots of new specialist roles have been created.

"My role has been extended to a role that is brand new to the organisation, a Behaviour, Change and Leadership Manager. In essence I work with all the change programme teams to identify what new behaviours Met officers and staff need to adopt for the changes to land successfully. For example, with the role out of mobile technology, managers will have to work completely differently. They won’t always be in the same location to oversee what their staff are doing. They will have to trust them to complete their work, managing them remotely and assessing them on their outputs rather than time spent in the office.

"Personally I cannot think of many places that compare to the Met. Firstly the subject matter is exclusive and interesting. I could be involved in developing a public access interface for the people of London, creating training plans for armed officers and crafting a business change approach for a large scale IT roll out to 45,000 employees, all in the course of in one day. All of the Met programmes are so different and yet with each one you get a sense of satisfaction, knowing that the work you are doing is making a genuine difference to the lives of the people of London.

"I love the Met culture, which is unique. Met officers and staff are passionate about the jobs they do and are understanding and supportive of their colleagues. The camaraderie and sense of belonging within teams and directorates is often described as being more akin to a large family than an organisation.

"I find that the freedom I am given to shape my role a huge advantage. As I previously mentioned, my role is brand new to the organisation and I am trusted to develop my own ways of working in order achieve my objectives. My work of course has to be submitted to the relevant boards for endorsement and approval but I’m empowered to work independently across the organisation, liaising with key stakeholders in leadership, training, diversity etc. to analyse, understand and determine the changes that need to be made. The work itself is fascinating and the fact that I personally help to define the key behaviours and culture for the Met is empowering and refreshing. This is obviously a huge responsibility but one I’m proud to take on.

"I am proud to work for the met. Ultimately the work that I do helps make London a safer place and that’s priceless."

Please ask Darryl any questions you may have on working for the Met in our new Transformation roles.

For details of the roles available in the Transformation Directorate please go here.

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