Welcome from Sir Mark Rowley QPM
Introduction from the Commissioner
We have a clear mission for policing London. We will deliver More Trust, Less Crime and High Standards.
When I returned to the Met a little over a year ago I was clear about my ambition for reform. There is an urgent and critical need for us to rebuild the Met to be an organisation that London, and our officers and staff, can believe in.
This ambition will only be achieved through some of the strongest and most innovative leadership the Met has ever seen. Leaders at every level must understand their critical and pivotal role in delivering a radically new Met for London. They must embody the principles and values set out in our New Met for London Plan , putting communities and our frontline back at the heart of everything we do.
We are focused on three key areas of reform: community crime-fighting, culture change, and fixing our foundations. How we use our resources in the most effective way across these areas and beyond is paramount. London needs to know we’re using public money to deliver on the things they care about, and our workforce need to be set up to successfully carry out some of the most difficult jobs day in day out.
The Chief Financial Officer plays a critical role cutting across all areas of business. With ever-growing demands for our service, real term budget cuts meaning we’d need 28% growth to return to previous spend per capita, and an increasingly challenging London labour market we have difficult and significant choices to make.
We also have an increasingly in-demand workforce facing one of the most challenging periods of policing who need supporting. They, like I, are determined to rebuild Londoners’ trust in the Met, but to do that they need the right kit, buildings, training, shift patterns and leaders.
Our new CFO will need to deliver a bold approach to fixing our financial foundations and create an efficiency programme, while navigating underlying structural challenges and a complex operating environment. We have also begun the process of making the case to those who fund policing for levels of finance that match the ambitions of communities and ourselves.
We need an outstanding leader and professional who will help us deliver our mission by maximising the operational impact of our resources and secure our long-term financial stability and sustainability.
The renewal of the vision of policing by consent is more important than ever and we are looking for a CFO who can help us achieve that ambition.
Sir Mark Rowley, QPM