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 reflects the Police Now Leadership Principles which are attached at the bottom of this page.
What you’ll do
Police Now is seeking a Programme Delivery Events Officer to work as part of the Programmes Team. This is a time of critical change for Police Now and an opportunity to reshape our programmes in order that they genuinely deliver the highest quality of leadership development and enable participants to have a real impact in our communities.
This role will include taking on significant levels of responsibility for elements of the end-to-end Project Management and operational delivery of Police Now’s NGLP and NDP programmes. Along with members of the Curriculum and Performance & Impact Development teams the role will also have significant levels of responsibility for delivering the two-year programme. A core element of the role is responsibility for the recruitment of operational police officers who are seconded to Police Now for the duration of our Academies. These are operational Police/Detective Sergeants and Inspectors who are heavily involved in the initial training of Police Now participants. They play a key role in the leadership of participants during their academy training as well as providing operational training.
This role will provide the opportunity to be involved in the development of leadership development within policing on a national scale and to be genuinely innovative at a time when leadership development within policing has never been more critical. Core to success in the role will be the ability to develop and introduce innovative elements to the programme which serve to both attract individuals of the highest ability to the police service and to enable those individuals to then have a material impact in the communities that they serve.
The end-to-end programme includes participant’s initial police training and leadership development Academy, their core legislative learning leading up to the Academy (delivered digitally), and the programme through their first two years as a police officer. Critically important will be ensuring that the Programme genuinely drives participants to develop as leaders on the policing frontline and to have an impact in communities by reducing crime, reducing anti-social behaviour, and increasing the public’s confidence in policing.
Your role will be
Recruiting operational officers from partner forces for secondment to Police Now to lead participants through the Academy periods. The main task of such will be attracting and identifying the right candidates for these critical roles and conducting interviews alongside force partners.
Running a clear onboarding communication process of all officers from appointment to Syndicate Lead Course.
Evaluating the processes and procedures and be able to reflect on such in order to make changes. This will range from evaluating the recruitment process to evaluating the effectiveness of seconded officers.
Accountable for elements of the end-to-end Project Management and operational delivery of Police Now’s programmes
Effectively deliver numerous work strands, workstreams and tasks ensuring effective delivery against urgent deadlines.
Planning and the operational delivery of events throughout the year and across the country.
Work closely with various teams including the Recruitment & Marketing and Strategy & Insights team to enable the analysis of data to drive improvements in performance by participants and by Police Now.
Leading the planning and execution of effective communications plans for participants, working with the Recruitment & Marketing team to improve the on-boarding of participants pre-academy
Managing and administering our online learning platform, including timetabling, the setting and marking of assessments, and participant notifications
Contributing to the building of effective and long-lasting relationships with our force partners, stakeholders in policing and the home affairs sector, and our participants by providing. In particular this will require the role holder to work closely with the Force Partnerships team so they are able to deliver their responsibilities with our force partners.
Conducting rapid-review evaluation processes at both design and delivery points, always aiming for a consistently high-quality leadership development and police training experience.
Troubleshooting any problems and feedback improvements for immediate or long-term effect.
Being part of the Academy delivery team during one of our delivery phases (summer or winter).
What you’ll need
An undergraduate degree.
Recent programme/project management or events operations experience.
Analytical mindset with high levels of resilience and ability to manage ambiguity.
Lots of energy and enthusiasm, to see you through when activity spikes at various points during the year.
Strong personal organisation and prioritisation, with the ability to work independently.
Excellent written and oral communication, and outstanding attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with senior stakeholders both internal and external.
Great problem-solving skills and the ability to foresee, manage and mitigate risk.
Excellent attention to detail.
Excellent IT skills.
Willingness to travel within England and Wales and to work occasional weekends and evenings as required for the successful delivery of the Programmes.
Willingness to be away from home for the working week during the delivery phases of residential academy training and/or events.
What you’ll get from us
A bright, airy, modern and buzzing office near Liverpool Street, Central London (Zone 1) Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic, online/remote working and inductions will occur. Employees are expected to be based 3-days per week in the London office. Inductions will be conducted virtually
A supported working from home set-up with the technology and certain equipment required.
Competitive salary of £30,000 – £40,000 per annum dependent on experience and location
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)
This role will involve working a minimum of 3 days a week at our London office, as well as travel nationally as and when required for events.
We strongly encourage candidates to look through our Leadership Principles as 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