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The Chair of the joint Audit Panel for the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the MPS has a critical and unique role in providing independent assurance to both the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC) and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner – helping to improve policing and making London a safe city for all.

London is a fantastic place, a global city of extraordinary talent, diversity and complexity with the MPS serving nine million Londoners across 620 square miles and the millions of commuters and visitors to the city. The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, headed by the DMPC on behalf of the Mayor of London, is responsible for setting policing and crime priorities for London, holding the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to account and working with partners to ensure that crime goes down and criminal justice outcomes are improved.

This is a critical and challenging time for the MPS as it enters an era of significant change. The new Police and Crime Plan for London 2023 – 2025 sets out the Mayor’s vision that London is a safe city for all. The new Metropolitan Police Commissioner is renewing policing by consent and will deliver more trust, less crime and high standards, whilst responding to the HMICFRS Engage Process and the need to increase public confidence in policing in London.

The joint Audit Panel Chair plays a key role in enhancing public trust and confidence and providing independent assurance on governance arrangements within MOPAC and the MPS. Advising, based on the principles of good governance and specifically on the effectiveness of the governance, risk and internal control arrangements supporting delivery of efficient, effective and safe policing for the Capital.

The Panel touches on all aspects of policing, including effective oversight of the MPS and MOPAC’s wider remit in the criminal justice arena. It will be instrumental in supporting the transformational change and we are seeking candidates who are committed to helping make London a safe place to live, learn, work and visit. The Panel also assists the DMPC and MOPAC in holding the MPS to account.

We are looking for individuals who have operated as a strategic leader, possessing comprehensive experience in, and understanding of, the importance of corporate governance, risk and assurance in achieving strategic objectives. You will have the credibility to operate proactively and collaboratively at a senior level, offering both effective support and rigorous challenge as appropriate. You will be an experienced chair and be able to navigate complex strategic matters across two high-profile organisations of a significant scale. Previous experience and/or knowledge and understanding of national and local policing and crime issues would be beneficial.

It will be critical that you develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with key stakeholders, including the DMPC, the MPS Commissioner, senior police and MOPAC leaders, external auditors and the head of internal audit. The appointed Chair will also need to be independent of both MOPAC and the MPS.

London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our postholders reflect London’s diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. Reasonable adjustments will be made to working arrangements to accommodate an individual with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

For more information please contact Andrew Timlin 078877777735 or Mark Bearn (07872672290) from Hays Executive.

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