Chair and Members, External Reference Group

The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Community Protection & Defence

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Allowance £1,000 per annum

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    09 May 2022

  • Client

    The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)

Ref: GSe79675

Are you passionate about trust, confidence, transparency  and accountability in policing?

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has published an Action Plan for Transparency, Accountability and Trust in Policing to improve trust and confidence in the Metropolitan Police Service and to address community concerns about the disproportionality in the use of certain police powers affecting Black Londoners. The Plan was co-produced with London’s communities, and in particular with Black Londoners and those working with and within Black communities. 

MOPAC is creating a dedicated External Reference Group (ERG) to provide community oversight of the vital work of improving transparency, accountability and trust in policing. This Group adds to the work the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime do to hold the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to account for delivering real change so that all Londoners can have trust and confidence in their police service.

We want you to be part of these plans and to help us, together, to make a lasting positive impact on policing and community safety in our city. By becoming a part of the ERG, you can bring your community’s understanding and lived experiences of interacting with the Met to help shape and support the Mayor’s vision for a truly representative, community-driven police service for the people of London.

The ERG will help ensure that the voices of London’s communities are at the heart of the work being done through the Mayor’s Action Plan to ensure that all Londoners can have trust and confidence in the Met.

We are seeking between eight to twelve individuals who will come together quarterly. Led by a community Chair (also sought through this recruitment process),  to create a consultative, well-informed and connected ERG to help contribute to, and drive, change. This work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Ensure that community experiences of – and concerns about - policing are heard, and that they are acted on in order to improve policing practices;
  • Participate in reviews on specific issues and cases, to identify important lessons, promote learning from them and highlight good practice in the fair, proportionate and professional use of police powers; and
  • Develop and deliver projects that aim to improve policing and foster greater trust and confidence within London’s communities.

About the candidates

We are keen to ensure that the ERG is representative of the diversity of London – and are open about where relevant skills and experiences might come from. It may be a combination of (but not be limited to) professional expertise in legal, civil or human rights representation, or community-based, public or academic environments. It may be relevant personal/lived experience from living in or working with a community affected by issues being addressed by the Action Plan.

Passion and commitment to this work will be important, as will your ability to express this experience in a way that will influence strategic thinking at a senior level. The ability to collaborate to enable the progression of the Action Plan’s objectives will also be critical.

For more information about these exciting opportunities to positively impact on the way London is policed, please visit our recruitment partner’s site at:   

Given the nature of ERG’s work, we are particularly keen to hear from applicants from all members of society. As a Disability Confident Scheme employer, we welcome applicants regardless of Age, Disability, Race, Religion or belief, Sex, and Sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or maternity.



Further Information

For an informal conversation please contact one of our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Peter Buffoni on 07964 877 654 or Delicia Coutinho on 07741 264 892.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
8am on the 9th May 2022

Long listing
23rd May 2022

Preliminary interviews
24th May 2022

Short listing
13th June 2022

Final panel
W/C 27th June 2022

How to apply

Please take a look at the additional document 'How to Apply' for further instructions on how to apply for this role. 


  1. How to apply.pdf


Peter Buffoni: 07921 948 873
Delicia Coutinho: 07741 264 892