Closing date: 11:55pm, 10 December 2023 Salary: The role will attract a salary in the range of circa £150,000 per annum, depending on the strength of job related skills and knowledge. A non-pensionable market allowance may also be available. Subject to remuneration committee approval. Recruitment code: N/A Location: New Scotland Yard
As the largest UK police force, the Met plays a vital role in keeping the people of London safe. With a budget of over £4billion, and a workforce of more than 50,000 employees, it's one of the largest employers in the Southeast of England and is always open for business, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
As a chief legal officer, you will be responsible for providing a first class legal service through the Directorate of Legal Services (DLS) to the Commissioner, for all Met business, including:
public inquiries and inquests
safeguarding and public protection
counter-terrorism and specialist crime
misconduct and regulatory work
commercial and information law
The chief legal officer undertakes an active decision-making role as senior legal professional adviser. They work personally with the Commissioner, the Met management board and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).
As budget holder with accountability for between £15million to £20million and circa 160 staff, the chief legal officer leads the largest police legal team in the UK. As a role model, the chief legal officer will be responsible for the performance of the Met legal department, as well as building their required skills and expertise.
You will have a share of leadership responsibility. Whilst working within the Met’s delivery of volume, breadth, complexity and importance, you’ll take on the challenge of delivering the ‘New Met for London’ action plan, which underlines our mission to deliver 'More Trust, Less Crime, High Standards'.
You will be joining the top of one of the country’s most iconic institutions in a unique and critical role. Your impact will be felt directly, making a positive difference for the whole organisation and the people of London. This will be a demanding post, requiring someone who is thoughtful, resilient and driven to achieve change.