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Senior Policy & Commissioning Manager x2

Posted: 8 Aug 2019 Closes: 1 Nov 2019

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?
Would you like to put in place new services 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.

The Criminal Justice Commissioning Directorate is recruiting two Senior Policy and Commissioning Managers 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 is 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 Senior Policy & Commissioning Manager will be expected to work collaboratively and build constructive relationships across all criminal justice partners and voluntary sector agencies, as well as with prospective providers, external partners and stakeholders. The postholder would need to provide strong leadership within the directorate and wider MOPAC, have competent staff management skills in order to develop staff, sustain high performing teams and be flexible in a fast-paced political environment. The postholder will work with the two Heads of Policy and Commissioning and the Director of Criminal Justice Commissioning to deliver the Police and Crime Plan to a high standard. 

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

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), Ruth Bloomfield (Acting Senior Policy and Commissioning Manager) and Aisha Graham-Sharif (Programme Manager).

Open Evening

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.

Monday 19 August 2019

Session One: 17:30-18:15

Session Two: 18:30-19:15

Thursday 22 August 2019

One Session: 17:30-18:15

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 by emailing [email protected] or Sam Macleod on [email protected]k  

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process, please contact a member of the HR team via email on [email protected]

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.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. If that sounds like you, please click on 'apply now’ to visit our website.


Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and for a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.

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