Role: Director General, Independent Office for Police Conduct
(full time public appointment)
Reporting to: Home Secretary
Location: National (based in Central London)
Term length: Initial term of 3 years (extendable to 5
role of the Director General is to ensure that the IOPC delivers on the
following 3 functions:
· To independently investigate serious and
sensitive cases where police misconduct is alleged or where someone has died or
sustained serious injury.
· To act as a review body for members of the
public whose complaints, if proven, could result in charges of misconduct or
· To secure and maintain public confidence in the police complaints
system as a whole.
The Director General is responsible for:
· Leading the Independent Office for Police
· Acting as the organisation’s senior
decision-maker and ensuring effective delegation of decision-making
responsibilities through the organisation.
· Ensuring that the organisation carries out
effective investigations, appeals and oversight of the complaints system.
· Building and maintaining excellent
relationships with key stakeholders.
This also includes acting as the central public facing figure in the
organisation which encompasses media and parliamentary appearances as well as
national public events.
· Leading, managing and developing an
effective, high-performing senior team and through them ensuring that the
organisation has the people, systems, and processes to ensure day to day
delivery of high-quality business.
· Provide inspirational leadership across the
organisation that promotes a high performance and continuous improvement
culture which champions and embraces diversity.
· Providing guidance and learning
recommendations to policing and others and working with others across policing,
including bodies such as the National Police Chiefs Council; the College of
Policing and HMICFRS to ensure effective systems leadership
· Reporting to the Home Secretary and
Parliament on the organisation’s work and performance.
· Working effectively with the unitary board
(which the role currently chairs), which contains a majority of non-executive directors to determine and
promote the strategic aims of the IOPC and ensure effective governance
· As Accounting Officer, ensuring robust
financial systems and procedures are in place.
· And, following the periodic review of the
IOPC, driving forward a response to recommendations and outcomes of that