Deputy HR Director

London (Greater)
30 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Specialist Area
General HR Function
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time

The Met’s job and mission, is clear: Keeping London safe for everyone. For most of our people that’s one of the reasons why they joined the Met in the first place.  Each officer and member of police staff contributes to making London the safest global city, delivering a public service Londoners can be proud of, and making sure our capital remains open and welcoming to everyone. 


The Met is embarking on an exciting new strategy called Met Direction.  As an organisation the Met wants to develop its internal capabilities.  It wants to ensure that its people are well led, well-equipped, and well supported, championing difference and diversity of thought to create an environment where everyone thrives.   We can only deliver this strategy and our mission through the quality and engagement of our people.   


The Metropolitan Police Service is the UK's largest police service with 25% of the total police budget for England and Wales. It is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London and the coordination of significant national responsibilities such as Counter Terrorism. With more than 43,000 full-time officers and staff, the organisation is divided into four business units – Frontline Policing, Met Operations, Specialist Operations and Professionalism.  It is supported by Corporate Services such as HR, Transformation, Commercial and Finance, Legal, Media and Communications, Strategy & Governance and Digital Policing. 


The Deputy HR Director is a pivotal new role for the Met Police: reporting into HR Director Clare Davies, the successful candidate will drive the day-to-day business of HR, providing operational and performance focus for the function, with an emphasis on deliverables in the short to medium term. S/he will deputise for the HRD, operating as their right hand person in the leadership of Business Partnering and HR Service Delivery.  


The successful candidate will be an experienced HR leader, who brings a track record of operating at a senior level and will as such be able to hold their own with senior internal and external stakeholders. S/he will bring a clear and deliberate focus on partnering the organisation and operational delivery, and will be able to evidence an ability to work at pace in organisations of comparable scale and complexity. The successful candidate will be a strong leader; persuasive and engaging; who can hold people to account but also coach and develop a high performing team. The Deputy HR Director will need to take a hands on approach and roll up their sleeves in support of the HR Director, delivering the MPS People Strategy and annual HR Plan and be responsible for significant levels of HR spend and the day-to-day responsibility for major outsourced contracts.  


Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Metropolitan Police on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit  using reference HAQKC.  Alternatively email or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on 28th February 2019. 


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