Work for London's Violence Reduction Unit

05 March 2019

Supporting London to tackle violence at its roots

Announced by the Mayor in September 2018, the Violence Reduction Unit is bringing together specialists from health, police, local government, probation and community organisations to tackle violent crime and the underlying causes of violent crime.

We’re taking a fundamentally different approach to violence reduction – one where the public sector institutions and communities that make up London act together to help cut violence.

We're recruiting a small team to work on a public health approach to tackling violence in London. We believe violence is preventable. We want you to join our team to help transform violence in London now and in the future.

We are recruiting for the following roles:

This is part one of our plan. There will be other opportunities available when the Local Violence Reduction Units are created.

Senior Policy & Commissioning Manager

The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively and build constructive relationships across the VRU partners, as well as with prospective providers, external partners and stakeholders to achieve MOPAC and VRU priorities. The post holder will work with the Head of the VRU to contribute and deliver the work programme of the VRU MOPAC’s commissioning strategy and be involved in all aspects of the commissioning cycle, working in partnership with Criminal Justice and Commissioning colleagues to ensure effectiveness and value for money is achieved.

Please read the full job description for Senior Policy & Commissioning Manager.

Community Engagement Officers

‎The Community Engagement Officers will ensure effective partnership arrangements are in place to involve communities in decision-making and in the planning, design, governance and delivery of programmes of work under the auspices of the VRU, with a particular emphasis on those with ‘lived experience’, those in affected areas or neighbourhoods and young people.

Please read the full job description for the Community Engagement Officers.

Programme Manager

The Programme Manager will lead on the development and delivery of projects and programmes of work in the VRU, act as a focal point for several key external stakeholders and ensure that stakeholder management is prioritised in the policy development process. They will also ensure communication of the programme’s processes and actions are of high quality and key influencers are prioritised.

Please read the full job description for Programme Manager.

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant will act as the first point of contact for the Director of the VRU and provide a high quality, full service of executive support, which is responsive to their needs and contributes to making their role effective. They will work collaboratively and play a pivotal role in delivering the VRU’s approach to stakeholder management, co-ordinating internal and external information-sharing processes to underpin a responsive and helpful service to the Director. They will act as the point of contact between the Mayor’s office, Metropolitan Police/MOPAC/GLA, other stakeholders and the VRU.  

Please read the full job description for Executive Assistant.

Want to find out what it’s really like to work at City Hall?

Read our interview with Jamilla Hinds-Brough (Senior Coordinator, Serious Youth Violence) and Havana Wellings-Longmore (Community Engagement Officer) or come along to our open evening which will be held on Tuesday 12 March 2019 from 17:30-19:30 at City Hall. 

Email [email protected] to book your place. Here you can meet existing staff and ask them questions and learn more about the Violence Reduction Unit and how you can get involved.

Read more about the VRU.

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