Head of Policy and Commissioning
Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime
£76,071 - £85,425 per annum
Do you have a passion to make London safer, reducing crime and therefore improving the lives of the people who live, work and study here?
Do you have experience leading commissioning programmes, ensuring the effective use of evidence and putting in place services that can demonstrate value for money and good outcomes?
Do you enjoy bringing people together to make a positive difference?
Would you like to put in place new services and innovation to meet the needs of Londoners, be addressing victimisation and offending behaviour?
Do you recognise the disproportionate impact of crime on specific places, communities and individuals in London, and want to address this?
London is the greatest city in the world, but for too many Londoners, crime is a part of their everyday reality. We are focused on tackling and reducing crime and making London a safer city for all.
MOPAC is recruiting two Heads’ of Policy and Commissioning within the Criminal Justice Commissioning Directorate to lead MOPAC’s significant commissioning programme which focuses on delivering the Police and Crime Plan. These two posts will responsible for over 40 staff members, over 45 existing contract and grant arrangements, the continued development of MOPAC’s strategic approach to commissioning, strategy policy development and the effective spend of a £68 million annual commissioning budget.
The directorate works with a range of partners from local authorities, police and voluntary sector organisations to develop effective new strategies, policies and commissioning approaches, maintains funding for programmes/services that work and test innovative new ways of working to reduce crime. In the last 4 years we have increased our commissioning budget by over £25 million per annum, developed and implemented knife crime and Violence Against Women and Girls strategies, put in place innovative new services such as the pan London Integrated Victims and Witness Service, alongside bespoke programmes such as GPS tagging of knife crime offenders, pathfinder programme in a London prison to reduce violence and a new service called ‘The Lighthouse’ in Camden which provides service to youth victims of sexual abuse.
The directorate will continue to deliver an exciting and effective programme of work, through informed partnerships and a strong evidence base, developing readiness for the Mayoral election in 2020.
The Head of Policy and Commissioning will be expected to work strategically, collaboratively and build constructive relationships across all criminal justice partners and voluntary sector agencies, as well as with prospective providers, external partners and stakeholders to. The postholders will be providing strong leadership within the directorate, MOPAC, GLA and wider criminal justice organisations, managing and developing staff, sustaining high performing teams and able to be flexible in a fast-paced political environment. The postholders will be expected to ensure a strong programme of performance and budget management, supporting excellent contract management principles as well as internal governance to ensure continuous improvement and value for money. You will work with the Director of Criminal Justice Commissioning to deliver the Police and Crime Plan to a high standard.
Want to find out what it’s really like to work at City Hall?
Read our interview with Samantha Cunningham (Director of Criminal Justice Commissioning), (Acting Senior Policy and Commissioning Manager) and Aisha Graham-Sharif Programme Manager).
Open Evening - Monday 19 August 2019
We are inviting interested applicants to attend an Opening Evening at City Hall where you can meet existing staff and ask them questions and learn more about MOPAC and the work of the Criminal Justice Commissioning Directorate.
Session One: 17:30-18:15
Session Two: 18:30-19:15
To book your place please click here
You can also find out more about MOPAC on the dedicated pages on our website.
If you have a question about the role please contact Tom Burnham on Tom.Burnham@mopac.london.gov.uk or Sam Macleod Samantha.Macleod@mopac.london.gov.uk
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 the 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 and flexible working arrangements.
For more information about the recruitment process, please contact MOPAC HR at HR@mopac.london.gov.uk
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. If that sounds like you, please click apply now.
Application closing date: Sunday 1 September 2019 at 23:59.
Interview date: during September/October 2019.
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