Head of MPS Oversight - Operational Policing and National Engagement
MOPAC Grade 3: £67,820.00
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: MOPAC E1057
Contract: Full time, Fixed Term for 12 months
Salary: £67,820 – £76,132 per annum
Grade: 3
Closing date: Sunday 15 May 2022 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Provisionally week commencing 23 May or 30 May 2022

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.


This is an exciting opportunity to join MOPACs Oversight and Performance team as we set the policing priorities for London for the next 3 years with the publication of London’s Police and Crime Plan. This fixed term post will support the Head of Oversight and Performance in delivering MOPACs core statutory function, oversight of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). They will undertake analysis of MPS performance to identify emerging issues and ensure that the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan are met.


The postholder will lead for MOPAC on operational oversight on issues including counter-terrorism, serious organised crime, public order, civil contingencies, air support, national IT systems and related issues. They will work with the MPS to understand issues and drive appropriate action, influencing the MPS Management Board and senior leaders to drive effective discharge of policing functions.


The postholder will also lead on senior engagement with key national policing organisations (e.g. NPCC) and agencies, providing effective representation of the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime’s ambitions for policing in London. They will also lead on national functions as required and represent MOPAC at key national boards.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Experience as a senior police officer, including leading oversight and scrutiny arrangements in high-profile and complex environments.
  1. The ability to develop strategies for managing risk and issues, using a range of information including quantitative, qualitative, experiential and audit/inspection evidence.
  1. Experience of communicating with, and building relationships, with senior partners across a complex stakeholder environment.
  1. The ability to work across teams and directorates to deliver MOPAC priorities, building rapport and motivating others to succeed.

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 James Bottomley, james.bottomley@mopac.london.gov.uk


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 additional 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.