Head of Policing Policy - Mayor's Office for Policing & Crime (MOPAC)

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Salary: £67,820 - 76,132 per annum

Grade: 3

Contract type: Full Time, Permanent

Reference: MOPAC HPP

Interview date: w/c 26th July and/or 2nd August

Application closing date: Sunday 11th July 2021 at 23:59 GMT

This is an exciting opportunity to join Mayor's Office for Policing & Crime (MOPAC) and contribute to the development of the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan, shaping policing and crime policy in the largest police force area in England and Wales. The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is responsible for delivering the Mayor of London’s role as the Police and Crime Commissioner for London and is led by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime. MOPAC undertakes a broad range of duties and works with the Mayor of London, The Deputy Mayor and The Metropolitan Police Service to build a safer London.

MOPAC is in the process of developing the next Police and Crime Plan for London which will set the priorities for the next three years. The Head of Policing Policy will report to the Head of Oversight and Performance, and work closely with MOPAC Directors, Chief Executive and the Deputy Mayor to develop MOPAC’s policies for key policing issues. The post holder will;

  • Identify issues and develop proactive policing policy solutions.
  • Develop policy in key strategic policy areas, for inclusion in the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan and beyond. For example, serious organised crime, cyber-crime, child protection.
  • Identify and develop reactive policing policy on emerging issues.
  • Produce and maintain MOPAC’s policies for key corporate issues that affect the organisation or Police and Crime Commissioner.

As the Head of Profession for policy, the role will lead reforms of the culture, processes and skills to strengthen MOPACs policy response and professionalise policy development across MOPAC.

We are looking for someone who has

  • Extensive experience of developing and implementing policy in complex and controversial subject areas
  • The ability to analyse a wide variety of complex information in order to develop innovative solutions to problems.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to explain complex operational and legal matters in simple terms and engage audiences at all levels of MOPAC and its stakeholders
  • Exceptional ability build relationships and influence senior stakeholders across a complex stakeholder environment.

A strong understanding of policing, the criminal justice system and local government would be desirable.

Want to find out what it’s like to work with MOPAC? Read our interviews with Havana Wellings-Longmore (Community Engagement Officer).

You can also find out more about MOPAC by visiting our website.

If you are interested in the position and would like further details, please contact James Bottomley, James.Bottomley@mopac.london.gov.uk.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process please contact a member of the HR team via email on HR@mopac.london.gov.uk

Political Restriction Political Restriction; under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011) all members of staff of MOPAC will be politically restricted without the right to apply for an exemption.

Security Vetting Clearance The successful candidates will be expected to undergo the necessary security vetting which may take around 8 weeks to be completed. Applicants will also need to have resided in the UK continuously for at least the last three years. Reward and Benefits In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 32.5 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, civil service pension scheme and flexible working arrangements.

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This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. If this sounds like you, please click on the apply button. Please ensure your Supporting Statement clearly addresses the essential criteria and competency framework.

Where are we based? The team is currently based at City Hall (SE1 2AA) but we are currently working from home in the main, however over the coming months we are moving to a hybrid working model with office hubs at Union Street (near London Bridge) and Newlands Park (postcode SE26). Further information on the relocation announcement, can be found here.

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