Head of Policing Policy
MOPAC Grade 3: £67,820.00
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: MOPAC E1037
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £67,820 - 76,132 per annum
Grade: 3
Closing date: Sunday 26 June 2022 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Provisionally 6-7July 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join MOPAC and contribute to shaping policing and crime policy in the largest police force area in England and Wales. The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is responsible for fulfilling the Mayor of London’s role as the Police and Crime Commissioner for London. It is led by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and undertakes a broad range of duties, working with the Mayor of London and The Metropolitan Police Service to build a safer London.


The Head of Policing Policy will report to the Head of Oversight and Performance, and work closely with MOPAC Directors, Chief Executive and the Deputy Mayor to develop MOPAC’s policies for key policing issues. The post holder will;

  • Identify and develop proactive policing policy.
  • Identify and develop reactive policing policy on issues that require additional policy development, and which were not predicted and included in the Police and Crime Plan.
  • Ensure the quality and timeliness of work of the Policy Officer team by setting standards and monitoring team output.
  • Responding to national Government and APCC consultations, and lobby on matters that affect Police and Crime Commissioners.

As the Head of Profession for policy, the role will lead reforms of the culture, processes and skills to strengthen MOPACs policy response and professionalise policy development across MOPAC.


We are looking for someone who has

  • Extensive experience of developing and implementing policy in complex and controversial subject areas
  • The ability to analyse a wide variety of complex information in order to develop innovative solutions to problems.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to explain complex operational and legal matters in simple terms and engage audiences at all levels of MOPAC and its stakeholders
  • Exceptional ability build relationships and influence senior stakeholders across a complex stakeholder environment.

A strong understanding of policing, the criminal justice system and local government would be desirable.


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 are interested in the position and would like further details, 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 HR@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 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.