About Police Now
Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and increase the public’s confidence in the police by recruiting, developing and inspiring outstanding and diverse leaders in policing. We are working towards a day when every community, whatever the socio-economic background of its residents, can thrive without being fearful of crime. We are looking for high-performing, committed, mission-aligned individuals who will actively contribute towards this goal.
It is important that Police Now’s workforce reflects the communities that we serve and are empowered to contribute their best. We are an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion in policing and our Head Office, and view workforce diversity as a business imperative. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Police Now trains graduates and career changers with leadership potential to become inspirational police officers and outstanding crime fighters on our National Graduate Leadership Programme and our National Detective Programme. Our officers are supported for life so they can confidently progress through policing ranks as innovative leaders. We are a not-for-profit organisation of ~120 employees, with ambitious goals; we need impact and solutions-focused individuals who will accelerate us towards our mission. Everything we do and our culture is reflected in the Police Now Leadership Principles which are attached at the bottom of this page.
The purpose of the role
We have developed a brand new one-year Frontline Leadership Programme (FLP) to support talented and diverse officers within police forces to progress through the policing ranks to Sergeant and Inspector roles. The FLP is open to both Police Now Alumni and existing policing officers with a particular focus on those from underrepresented groups (https://www.policenow.org.uk/frontline-leadership-programme/). This work is crucial to achieving our mission and supporting forces to build their leadership talent pipelines.
We are seeking a policing and/or curriculum expert with strong learning and training expertise who will help us to demonstrate quality and difference to the policing sector. The Policing Curriculum Lead is responsible for designing the end-to-end curriculum for the FLP, including creating detailed content for face-to-face delivery, online modules, and digital delivery. The content is focused on leadership development, operational excellence in policing and problem-solving, and navigating the promotion process within forces.
The Policing Curriculum Lead does not have direct line management responsibilities, but works within and closely with a medium-sized high-performing team of professionals with programme management, coaching and policing expertise. You will also work closely with the wider Ambassadors and Alumni team, Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, Policing & Home Affairs Director, and wider management to deliver the above priorities.
- Frontline Leadership Programme end-to-end curriculum and learning: lead, own and develop the overall curriculum design and curriculum content for the 1-year programme; the curriculum content is currently in it’s early stages of content development. Responsible for the learning content for face-to-face taught days, online and independent learning, and drawing upon understanding of the National Police Promotion Framework (NPPF) and Police Now specific leadership goals.
- Blended learning: responsible for producing high-quality online content as well as face-to-face content, including supporting the design of structures and facilitation.
- Quality assurance: create and implement a rigorous quality assurance process at both design and delivery points throughout the programme to ensure high-quality learning and an exceptional experience for our Programme participants; create and maintain effective governance for the curriculum design process, taking necessary guidance form the NGLP and NDP Curriculum teams to ensure this pilot programme is in line with the organisations learning outcomes.
- Continuous curriculum development and evaluation: Work closely with teams across Police Now to deliver best practice and use new innovative techniques to support the progression and leadership development of our officers; evaluate participant feedback and outcomes, and ensure data and evidence-based decision-making is a core part of our curriculum development.
- Operational delivery: be a visible leader for the FLP and progression work, including attending teaching days as a facilitator of trainer alongside team members. This may include leading specific sessions or hosting training days.
- Stakeholder management: on occasion, liaise with senior stakeholders in forces and sector partners such as senior officers and the College of Policing, with the support of our expert Policing & Home Affairs team.
- Internal training: deliver informal training for support roles on the FLP, i.e., our coaches and development officers who coach participants, and programme management staff, to increase understanding and knowledge of the curriculum
What you'll need
- A strong understanding of the UK policing sector and a proven interest in crime and links to deprivation; direct exposure to the policing sector and knowledge of the NPPF / policing promotion processes is desirable
- Demonstrable curriculum expertise with strong adult learning experience and curriculum design principles or an operational policing background with a thorough understanding of learning and development
- Experience of designing and delivering learning or training programmes at scale at a regional or national level across a range of participants and learners; experience of learning & development and leadership programmes is an advantage
- Experience of designing both online and in-person learning experiences (ideally for busy professionals)
- Good project management skills and experience working on a number of different pieces of work simultaneously, including managing risks and timescales
- Strong operational / classroom delivery experience, with an ability to facilitate, teach, lead and present in person and digitally; strong interpersonal skills required
- Demonstrated senior management experience; customer relationship experience is desirable but not essential
- A genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in policing
- High proficiency in MS Word and PowerPoint
What you'll get from us
- A bright, airy, modern and buzzing HQ near Liverpool Street, Central London (Zone 1). Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic, online/remote inductions will occur.
- A supported working from home set-up with the technology and certain equipment required.
- Competitive salary of £43,000 - £53,000 per annum
- Flexible working.
- 27 days holiday each year plus bank holidays (pro-rata).
- Sanctus coaching (private mental health coaching for the workplace).
- Access to the Vitality programme which includes healthcare benefits, an Employee Assistance Programme and discounts.
- Training opportunities for personal development.
- Participation in a pension scheme (with 5% employer contributions and 3% employee contributions).
- Competitive parental leave after 1 and 2 years' service
This is a fixed term contract for 1 year.
We strongly encourage candidates to look through our Leadership Principles document at the bottom of this page and these underpin our culture and values, and feature heavily in our recruitment process.
This job description is issued as a guideline. It is not exhaustive, and we would be pleased to discuss any constructive comments you may have. Due to the evolving nature and changing demands of our business this job description may be subject to change. You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description and according to the needs of the organisation.
Applications will be screened as they are received and invited to interview accordingly. Police Now reserves the right to close the advert prior to the advertised date, should a suitable applicant be appointed. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
Please note that some roles within Police Now require certain levels of National Security Vetting or screening in order to effectively work with our partners. Therefore, we may ask you to complete this if you are successful.
To be confirmed - some may take place in December for early applicants.