Transformation Director

Metropolitan Police Service


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Community Protection & Defence

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive Six Figure Salary (plus generous benefits package)

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    28 February 2021

  • Client

    Metropolitan Police Service

Ref: GSe69280






The nature of crime is changing – soon the majority will be committed in private against the vulnerable (such as child abuse, domestic violence) or from the keyboard (online paedophilia, exploitation and fraud). We have a track record of delivering change successfully in a challenging, operational environment. We have delivered significant budget savings over the last few years which means we are in a stronger position as we look to the future, confident in the changes we’ve made.  Nevertheless, we must continue to strive to improve efficiency and productivity, as well as embrace new ways of working and new opportunities to improve our effectiveness.

We will continue to respond to this by evolving how we work, embracing new technology and learning from others – encouraging and nurturing innovation from the front line through to delivering significant transformation programmes.

Reporting to the Chief of Corporate Services, and highly visible across the organisation, you will join the role at a time when work to describe our operating model through to 2025 will be coming to a conclusion, providing an ideal opportunity to initiate and accelerate further design and change work needed to achieve that position.  Our work to articulate our future strategy through to 2029 will also be underway, but will require your leadership and expertise to bring it to conclusion and then drive the work needed to turn this into reality.

With the ability to play a critical and influential role within the MPS Executive/Command team, you will possess well developed commercial instincts and have the talent to identify potential opportunities whilst providing direction and leadership to ensure organisational goals are achieved.  You will be a highly motivated, credible and capable individual who has presence, and you will understand what it takes to work and deliver results in a complex, fast-paced and challenging environment.

For an informal discussion to explore the role and your fit in more detail, please contact our retained recruitment partners – GatenbySanderson - Peter Guilder - M: 07545 441127 or

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.


Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
23.59 - Sunday 14th February 2021

Longlist Meeting
25th February 2021

Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson
w/c 22nd February & w/c 1st March 2021

Shortlist Meeting
10th March 2021

Assessments & Site Visits
w/c 15th March 2021

Final Panel Interviews Date
w/c 22nd March 2021

How to Apply


To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.



  1. Candidate Information Pack_Transformation Director_ Final 220121.pdf