The successful candidate will cover internal and external comms and lead a team of two: a public affairs officer and a further manager.
The TP department is the biggest in The Met, employing 19,000 staff and makes up two-thirds of the force. Other departments include the special crime unit.
It has previously used The Met’s central press office and department of public affairs. But the assistant commissioner for TP, Tim Godwin, created the role in response to research that revealed that what the public in the capital want most from the police is to feel safe in London.
A spokesman said: ‘Everyone must be made aware of the work which is going on in territorial policing which is part of a wider scheme of public reassurance.’