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Job Description

Salary: £4,250 per annum (allowance)
Fixed-term contract

About The Panel

The London Policing Ethics Panel (LPEP) is an independent panel set up by the Mayor of London to provide ethical advice on policing issues that may impact on public confidence.

LPEP complements the existing structures in place in the capital to oversee the way London is policed, and provides in-depth consideration of ethical issues around current and future policing practice in London. It aims to enhance relations between the public and the police by promoting better understanding on both sides. LPEP advises the police on the ethical conduct that will earn them the public’s continuing approval and respect. The Panel’s work also informs the public of the ethical challenges of policing London and so helps the people of the capital to understand what they should expect and require of their police officers. By mediating between public and police the Panel hopes to contribute to the success of the Metropolitan Police Service in securing the people’s continuing consent to police them.

The Panel develops an annual programme of work which is approved by the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC). In addition, the Mayor and the DMPC may from time to time refer matters to the Panel that they wish it to consider. The Panel submits its reports and findings to the Mayor together with the recommendations it makes. In the fulfilment of its duties the Panel is independent of both MOPAC and the MPS. The advice provided to the Mayor assists him discharge his responsibility to maintain effective oversight of the MPS; when the Panel is asked to advise the Commissioner of the MPS directly it will influence debates on operational policy within the force.

How to apply

The Chair and current Members of the Panel were appointed in 2017, serving for three years with the possibility of extension. We are now seeking two new Panel members, one to widen our expertise and one to replace Professor Leif Wenar. For the former post we would particularly welcome applicants who bring knowledge and insight from working in, or conducting research on, policing, criminal justice, and the intersection with civil rights and human rights. For the second post, we welcome applicants from any field with experience in the practical application of ethical analysis, and an interest in policing. 

Candidates are invited to apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. The cover letter should set out the relevant skills and experience that equips you to serve as a Panel Member, addressing the criteria set out in the Role Profile. 

The LPEP’s Terms of Reference can be found here. Further information about the Panel together with its published reports can be found here

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role with the Chair please contact Sarah Egan on Sarah.Egan@mopac.london.gov.uk

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime HR at HR@mopac.london.gov.uk

Application closing date:  Sunday 21 April at 23:59 GMT

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and a wide range of diverse backgrounds. We are eager to ensure that as far as possible the Panel represents the diversity of London’s population. Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

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