McLean Partnership

Director of Strategy and Oversight / Director of Commissioning and Partnership

Ref: MCP-MOP

MOPAC

London

Salary & Benefits:

Up to £120,000 for each role

Director of Strategy and Oversight:

Job purpose

  • To lead the development of MOPAC’s strategy, planning and business, in response to the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental demands placed upon the Mayoralty and Metropolitan Police Service. To lead the oversight of the MPS workforce and operations.
  • To provide leadership and management for the following functions:
  • Strategy and business planning
  • Development of the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan and programme management of its delivery
  • Workforce and operational oversight of the MPS
  • Evidence and insight
  • Communications, public relations and public affairs
  • Private office and administration
  • Citizen engagement with policing
  • National security issues and countering violent extremism
  • To work corporately as a member of the MOPAC Senior Management Team, leading on and contributing to cross cutting work programmes, projects, objectives and performance targets as required to meet the stated outcomes of the Police and Crime Plan.

Principal Accountabilities

  1. To oversee the development and preparation of MOPAC’s strategies, including content, timescales and process requirements for developing, consulting on and implementing the strategies and, in particular, the Police and Crime Plan.
  2. Lead on engagement with senior partners in City Hall, particularly aligning and influencing colleagues in GLA and the Mayor’s Office to ensure that the full range of Mayor’s interests. Ensure that the response to the Covid19 pandemic is led through programme management arrangements in MOPAC aligned with the wider GLA apparatus and MPS structures.
  3. Establish and develop effective relationships with senior colleagues in the MPS in order to best discharge the Mayor’s statutory responsibilities for overseeing the MPS and ensure that policy advice on policing matters is evidence based and informed.
  4. To ensure that strategies and plans reflect the current political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental agendas, are mutually supportive, and that objectives are properly identified, challenging authors to ensure that plans reflect high aspirations, vision and demanding but achievable goals.
  5. To advise the Chief Executive and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime on any major risks, issues or other developments affecting MOPAC’s future role or direction and present suitable proposals for changes to roles/functions/processes/relationships and/or new initiatives/activities in order to properly manage the implications.
  6. To direct the provision of both proactive and reactive (issue management) communications activities, including online, media relations and marketing, in partnership with the GLA and MPS communications functions, to ensure appropriate messaging and presentation of MOPAC, its policies and activities.
  7. To design and implement sufficient oversight of the effectiveness of the MPS in terms of workforce and operations, working closely with the CFO / Director Corporate Services who is responsible for oversight of finance, estates and transformation.
  8. To oversee the provision of an effective and efficient private office service to the Chief Executive and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, and administration function (including responding to committee requests, assembly member enquiries and mayoral questions), ensuring all MOPAC and GLA standards for responsiveness and transparency are met.
  9. Lead on internal governance of MOPAC, including the risk and assurance processes, governance improvement and transparency.
  10. To contribute to the strategic and operational management of MOPAC through membership of the Senior Management Team and by acting as a corporate ambassador for MOPAC internally and externally.

Key relationships:

The post holder will be required to develop and maintain strong, collaborative and effective working relationships in a highly complex, demanding, and changing environment across Central Government,  the GLA family, partner agencies and their representative bodies (especially the London Crime Reduction Board) the Metropolitan Police and statutory and third sector partners.

 

Director of Commissioning and Partnerships:

 

Job purpose

  • Responsible and accountable for the commissioning and performance management of services to deliver the Police and Crime Plan. Strategic lead for the key relationships with partners across London to support effective commissioning.
  • The Director of Commissioning and Partnerships is a key member of MOPAC’s Leadership Team, will report to and work closely with the Chief Executive, to develop and deliver the Deputy Mayor’s strategic objectives. As a senior leader will also take on corporate leadership responsibilities to help embed a delivery culture which enables MOPAC to continuously improve, collaborate and innovate to deliver the Mayor’s and DMPC’s vision.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the commissioning of services in relation to Police and Crime Plan core priorities of
  • keeping children and young people safe
  • a better Criminal Justice Service for London
  • tackling violence against women and girls
  • together against hatred, intolerance and extremism
  • Responsible for the performance management of commissioned services through the quarterly performance report. Working closely with the Director of Strategy who leads on the strategic framework of the Police and Crime Plan and the PMO tracking the delivery against the current plan.
  • Working closely with the CFO and Director Corporate Services to ensure value for money of MOPAC spend and compliance with the code of governance.
  • Strategic lead for existing criminal justice policy issues including devolution, working closely with the Director of Strategy on links to emerging policy issues.
  • Responsible for senior-level relationships with criminal justice partners (including London regional partners for CPS, HMCTS, and probation).  This includes leading the London Criminal Justice Board and the Mayor’s London Crime Reduction Board, helping to drive the work of the board and its subgroups; and Justice Matters meetings.
  • Lead Director for the London Crime Prevention Fund and associated relationships with London Councils and the London Heads of Community Safety (LHOCS), and for coordinating MOPAC staff in their roles as borough SPOCs
  • Lead the development of robust business cases for future investments.
  • Working closely with the Director of the Violence Reduction Unit to
  • ensure that the programmes commissioned by CJC are part of a coherent systems-wide approach to violence with appropriate recognition of the importance of early intervention and prevention and safeguarding
  • Support the development of excellent programmes and practice on VRU work streams – such as early intervention and prevention, safeguarding and vulnerabilities – and to ensure effective join-up with CJC programmes to ensure a coherent systems-wide approach to violence.
  • As a member of the Senior Management Team, support the Chief Executive in the effective leadership of MOPAC and its resources, taking on corporate leadership responsibilities to help embed a delivery culture which enables MOAPC to continuously improve, collaborate and innovate to deliver the Mayor’s and DMPC’s vision.
  • Support the Chief Finance Officer and Director Corporate Services to:
  • embed and manage adequate commercial shared service arrangements to support MOPAC’s commissioned services.
  • Embed and develop the use of the GLA OPS system for grant management
  • This post is politically restricted, and the post-holder will be required to complete appropriate security clearance.
  • The post holder will be expected to make a full contribution to MOPAC’s SMT and take on such corporate responsibilities as may be necessary from time to time. This role will require the need to work extra hours as required.

Key relationships:

The post holder will be required to develop and maintain strong, collaborative and effective working relationships in a highly complex, demanding, and changing environment across Central Government, the GLA family, partner agencies and their representative bodies, the Metropolitan Police and statutory and third sector partners.

Within MOPAC and the VRU they will have dotted line working arrangements to:

Director, Violence Reduction Unit: to ensure that the programmes commissioned by CJC are part of a coherent systems-wide approach to violence with appropriate recognition of the importance of early intervention and prevention and contextual safeguarding.

Director of Strategy: who leads on the strategic framework of the Police and Crime Plan and the PMO tracking the delivery against the current plan.  Work closely with this individual on the performance management and reporting of commissioned services.

Chief Finance Officer and Director Corporate Services: who leads a small contract management team and finance function to advise the Director Commissioning and Partnerships and their directorate on effective commissioning and delivering value for money.

 

For further information on these roles, please download the candidate prospectus (link below).  For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Rebecca Rampat on 07957 730837 or via rebeccarampat@mcleanpartnership.com

Role managed by:

Rebecca Rampat
Associate | Project Delivery

T: 020 3597 6413 | 07957 730837
E: rebeccarampat@mcleanpartnership.com