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Scott McPherson, Director General, Crime, Policing and Fire Group

"We are also always seeking to improve how we do things including through modern ways of working and by ensuring we have a culture that is ‘inclusive by instinct’..."

Scott McPherson, Director General, Crime, Policing and Fire Group

Welcome

I am delighted you are interested in this exciting and important role.

This site provides some background information about the Home Office and the Directorate.

But I wanted to start with my personal take on why this job matters, as well as a bit about me and the team you would be joining.

I have been a civil servant for over 20 years and before joining the Home Office last year I had worked in four very different departments. Like other areas of government, people here share a commitment to public service and benefit from fantastic career opportunities.

We are also always seeking to improve how we do things including through modern ways of working and by ensuring we have a culture that is ‘inclusive by instinct’ so people from every background can thrive.  As a member of my management board you would contribute to this achieving this change across the whole group.

Since arriving in November, I have been particularly struck by how our work makes a positive difference to the lives of people across the country. In my wider group that includes protecting people from domestic abuse, tackling modern slavery or reducing the harmful impacts of drugs and alcohol.

The successful candidate for this role will have a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction for the whole group, leading our thinking on how individual pieces of work on police reform, serious violence, or counter-extremism add up to delivering a coherent vision of the future. They will also lead our input to the Spending Review which will shape the overall funding position for police and fire services for years to come.

In addition to those big ‘strategic’ issues, the role includes responsibility for more immediate practical issues: enabling the efficient operation of the group though good business planning underpinned by systems that enable us to properly manage our people, budgets and projects; and ensuring we have constructive relationships with our arms-length bodies with the right balance between support and challenge.

I want someone who will bring passion and energy to shaping the culture of a directorate with an expanded role so that everyone is able to work to their full potential. You will also ensure that the team achieves consistently high standards in its diverse range of activities, with excellent relationships with multiple senior stakeholders, recognising that success is ultimately about how we protect the public.

I hope you will apply. For an informal and confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants Michael Dobson on 0207 426 3960 or Mark Turner on 020 7426 3983 at GatenbySanderson.

Scott McPherson
Director General, Crime, Policing and Fire Group

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