Programme Manager (Multiple Positions)
MOPAC Grade 5: £48,355
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: MOPAC PM
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £48,355 to £55,257 per annum
Grade: 5
Closing date: Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: During January 2020

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 are recruiting multiple Programme 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.


Programme Managers play the central role in developing and implementing significant and large-scale programmes of work for the directorate, programmes that make a real difference to the lives of Londoners. The work is varied and fast-paced, requiring excellent organisational and relationship building skills as well as adaptability in what is a high-profile political environment. 

Please click here to view to the job description for the Programme Managers. 

Want to find out more?

We are inviting interested applicants to attend an 'Open Evening' at City Hall on Wednesday 11 December 2019. This event will provide an opportunity to meet existing staff and ask them questions and learn more about MOPAC and the work of the Criminal Justice Commissioning Directorate.

For full event details and to book your place, please click here. 

Additionally, you may be interested in reading our interviews with Samantha Cunningham (Director of Criminal Justice Commissioning), Ruth Bloomfield (Acting Senior Policy and Commissioning Manager) and Aisha Graham-Sharif (Programme Manager) to find out more about what working in MOPAC is really like. 


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 Ruth Bloomfield by emailing or Caroline Tredwell on


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


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.


Merit list

If there are more appointable candidates than the number of roles a merit list may be kept for 6 months where candidates may be offered future similar roles.


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

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.