Director of Commissioning and Partnerships - Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC)

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Salary & Benefits: Up to £120,000

Closing Date: 06/01/2021

 

JOB PURPOSE

  • Responsible and accountable for the commissioning and performance management of services to deliver the Police and Crime Plan. Strategic lead for the key relationships with partners across London to support effective commissioning.
  • The Director of Commissioning and Partnerships is a key member of MOPAC’s Leadership Team, will report to and work closely with the Chief Executive, to develop and deliver the Deputy Mayor’s strategic objectives. As a senior leader will also take on corporate leadership responsibilities to help embed a delivery culture which enables MOPAC to continuously improve, collaborate and innovate to deliver the Mayor’s and DMPC’s vision.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for the commissioning of services in relation to Police and Crime Plan core priorities of
    • keeping children and young people safe
    • a better Criminal Justice Service for London
    • tackling violence against women and girls
    • together against hatred, intolerance and extremism
  • Responsible for the performance management of commissioned services through the quarterly performance report. Working closely with the Director of Strategy who leads on the strategic framework of the Police and Crime Plan and the PMO tracking the delivery against the current plan.
  • Working closely with the CFO and Director Corporate Services to ensure value for money of MOPAC spend and compliance with the code of governance.
  • Strategic lead for existing criminal justice policy issues including devolution, working closely with the Director of Strategy on links to emerging policy issues.
  • Responsible for senior-level relationships with criminal justice partners (including London regional partners for CPS, HMCTS, and probation).  This includes leading the London Criminal Justice Board and the Mayor’s London Crime Reduction Board, helping to drive the work of the board and its subgroups; and Justice Matters meetings.
  • Lead Director for the London Crime Prevention Fund and associated relationships with London Councils and the London Heads of Community Safety (LHOCS), and for coordinating MOPAC staff in their roles as borough SPOCs
  • Lead the development of robust business cases for future investments.
  • Working closely with the Director of the Violence Reduction Unit to
    • Ensure that the programmes commissioned by CJC are part of a coherent systems-wide approach to violence with appropriate recognition of the importance of early intervention and prevention and safeguarding
    • Support the development of excellent programmes and practice on VRU work streams – such as early intervention and prevention, safeguarding and vulnerabilities – and to ensure effective join-up with CJC programmes to ensure a coherent systems-wide approach to violence.
  • As a member of the Senior Management Team, support the Chief Executive in the effective leadership of MOPAC and its resources, taking on corporate leadership responsibilities to help embed a delivery culture which enables MOAPC to continuously improve, collaborate and innovate to deliver the Mayor’s and DMPC’s vision.
  • Support the Chief Finance Officer and Director Corporate Services to:
    • embed and manage adequate commercial shared service arrangements to support MOPAC’s commissioned services.
    • Embed and develop the use of the GLA OPS system for grant management.
  • This post is politically restricted, and the post-holder will be required to complete appropriate security clearance.
  • The post holder will be expected to make a full contribution to MOPAC’s SMT and take on such corporate responsibilities as may be necessary from time to time. This role will require the need to work extra hours as required.


KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

The post holder will be required to develop and maintain strong, collaborative and effective working relationships in a highly complex, demanding, and changing environment across Central Government, the GLA family, partner agencies and their representative bodies, the Metropolitan Police and statutory and third sector partners.

Within MOPAC and the VRU they will have dotted line working arrangements to:

Director, Violence Reduction Unit: to ensure that the programmes commissioned by CJC are part of a coherent systems-wide approach to violence with appropriate recognition of the importance of early intervention and prevention and contextual safeguarding.

Director of Strategy: who leads on the strategic framework of the Police and Crime Plan and the PMO tracking the delivery against the current plan.  Work closely with this individual on the performance management and reporting of commissioned services.

Chief Finance Officer and Director Corporate Services: who leads a small contract management team and finance function to advise the Director Commissioning and Partnerships and their directorate on effective commissioning and delivering value for money.

 

For further information on this role, please click apply and download the candidate prospectus.  For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Rebecca Rampat on 07957 730837 or via rebeccarampat@mcleanpartnership.com

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