Programme Management Office Lead
MOPAC Grade 5: £49,815.00
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: S1178
Contract: Full time, 2 Years Fixed-Term
Grade: 5
Salary: £49,815 to 56,925 per annum
Closing date: Sunday 21st August 2022 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Provisionally w/c 5th September 2022
  • Are you an experienced Programme Management Office (PMO) specialist with a passion for helping organisations to deliver better outcomes through effective project and programme management (PPM)?

  • Do you relish the challenge of helping organisations to grow their PPM capabilities and embed a consistent approach

  • Are you a confident, strategic-thinker, able to effectively highlight risks and opportunities across the organisational Portfolio to Programme and Project Sponsors and provide constructive challenge and solutions that add value and lead to better results?


If so, we really want to hear from you.


The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is the organisation through which the Mayor of London exercises his 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 statutory duties and works closely with the Mayor of London, Deputy Mayor and Metropolitan Police Service to deliver the priorities that will create safer London communities.


The MOPAC Programme Management Office (PMO) is at the core of MOPAC’s priority Programmes, working with Programme Boards to direct the delivery of the work, ensuring that progress is accurately reported, and risks, issues and dependencies are managed. The PMO also works with stakeholders, namely the Project Sponsors and Leads, building key relationships and helping to share best practice in Programme and Project Management.


The PMO Lead will manage a team of project support officers and together work with the project teams to help them to plan, deliver and report on their work. MOPAC encourages continuous learning and improvement in our work and the PMO are able to offer and share the experiences from past projects and identify opportunities for cross-organisational learning through the lessons learned log.


This role will include;

  • Engaging Project Sponsors and Project Leads and help them to navigate through MOPAC’s five-stage Project Management Lifecycle
  • Working with Project Leads to collate and report monthly Project Dashboards to feed into the Programme Highlight Report, managed by the PPM Lead
  • Leading the management of Programme Boards, collating information into highlight reports and producing a monthly programme ‘health check’ cross the portfolio.
  • Supporting Project Leads in using MOPAC’s Project Management Toolkit, including providing demonstrations, advice and guidance for the tools.
  • Maintaining and updating MOPAC’s Corporate Dashboard, working with teams to ensure timely updates of key information.
  • Maintaining and updating the MOPAC Project Management Toolkit.
  • Contributing to MOPAC’s commitment to continuous learning and improvement by managing a ‘Lessons Learned Log’.
  • Own and develop the MOPAC Corporate Performance Dashboard.

The PMO lead role offers a unique opportunity to be involved across MOPAC’s work and if you believe you are the right person to lead the PMO Team, we want to hear from you.


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 have a question about this role please contact Gemma Deadman (

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 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.


Applying for the role

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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?

We have moved to a hybrid working model with office hubs at Union Street (near London Bridge) and Newlands Park (postcode SE26). On average staff will work 1-2 days a week from an Office Hub, but this may differ depending on the role requirements.


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.

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 please click the "Apply" button below.