1 September 2019


Mayor of London

Location: London
Salary: £40,961 - £46,774 per annum

Job Description

Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime
Central London
£40,961 - £46,774 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 enjoy bringing people together to make a positive difference?

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.

The Criminal Justice Commissioning Directorate is recruiting a Programme Officer to join a thriving directorate which is responsible for the delivery of the Mayor of London’s Police and Crime Plan. Policy and Commissioning is delivered over two broad portfolios, victims and offenders. The overarching objective to reduce victimisation and offending in London, specific focus on repeat and complex behaviour and the severity of impact. Within this, the directorate has four specific areas of specialism; criminal justice, safeguarding and early intervention, victims and specialist intervention and violence against women and girls.

The directorate has responsibility for a commissioning budget of £68 million in this financial year, and currently has in place over 40 grant and contractual arrangements with statutory and voluntary sector organisations. 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, work to maintain 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 Programme Officer will be expected to support the development and commissioning of new projects and policy areas that support the Police and Crime Plan. Building constructive relationships across MOPAC and with criminal justice partners, voluntary sector agencies and providers to achieve the Mayor and MOPACs objectives.

A proven track record in project management and delivery is essential as is the ability to manage relationships between different stakeholders and partners. The postholder will be assigned to one of the four teams within the directorate but there will flexibility to work on a wide range of policies and programmes.

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
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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