The Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC) was established on 16 January 2012. It is led by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, supported (since 1 June 2012) by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC), Stephen Greenhalgh.
The Mayor, as occupant of MOPAC has several key roles, most importantly, setting the strategic direction and accountability for policing. In this role, the Mayor has extensive financial responsibilities. He is responsible for setting a budget for policing and has considerable powers to commission services and provide crime and disorder grants. The Mayor also works with partners to prevent and tackle crime and re-offending. The Mayor contributes to resourcing of the policing response to regional and national threats and ensures that London is able to play its part in respect of the Home Secretary’s “strategic policing requirement”.
MOPAC staff discharge a broad range of statutory duties and are directly accountable to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime in delivering their agenda for London. We are dedicated to building a professional, highly skilled workforce that will deliver the Police and Crime Plan for London.
Personal Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer Grade 6
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is headed by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime. The high level Office is led at official level by a Chief Operating Officer, Helen Bailey, who now requires a Personal Assistant to provide a high quality, full service of executive support as well as leading MOPAC’s approach to stakeholder management, developing internal information-sharing processes to underpin a responsive and helpful MOPAC.
This role will also support the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan by assisting the COO and DMPC in managing relationships with high profile stakeholders, including MOPAC Non Executive Advisors and international partners and aiding in the delivery of objectives requiring partnership engagement.
You will have:
- Significant experience of providing a professional executive support service in a political environment using high levels of intuition.
- Relevant qualifications and/or high level secretarial and PA skills, minute taking experience and diary management.
- Excellent organisational skills, ability to multi-task and organise others.
- The ability to filter information and assess priorities.
- The ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters.
- Confidence and able to work on own initiative and with no supervision.
For further information please contact Tom Foot on 0207 202 0227.
Please see the attached job remit (found below) for more information. If you would like to apply, please complete the attached MOPAC Application Form, addressing all of the role requirements and competencies found within the job remit. Please also complete a Diversity Questionnaire, which can be downloaded below.
Applications should be submitted by the closing date of midday on 31st May 2013 and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
MOPAC London ICV Scheme
Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are volunteer members of the local community appointed to make sure that the welfare of people detained in police stations is maintained. They call at police stations unannounced and write short reports about their visit. Their recommendations can require the police to make improvements for the welfare of detainees. They play a valuable role in maintaining public confidence in this important area of policing.
The MOPAC recruits its volunteer ICVs from as many different backgrounds and communities as possible so that the scheme properly reflects London’s diverse communities.
Please visit our ICV pages to find out more about the role of custody visitors and how to apply.
Download the application form below. Please email the application form to email@example.com or post it to the address shown on the form.
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime is an equal opportunities employer.