Curriculum Design Assistant Manager (Transformation Team) 93 views

Police NowJob reference: 000047

Location: Regional – Home working

Job start date: 22/03/2021

Salary: £40,000 – £47,500 per annum dependent on experience and location

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: COO

Hours per week: 37.5

Team: Transformation

About Police Now

Our mission is to transform communities by recruiting, developing, and inspiring diverse leaders in policing. We are working towards a day when every community, whatever the socio-economic background of its residents, can thrive without residents being fearful of crime.

Police Now is an equal opportunities employer committed to driving diversity and inclusion in policing and within our Head Office. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds, experiences and walks of life. At Police Now, our goal is to ensure our workforce reflects the communities that we serve, everyone is treated with dignity and respect as well as empowered to contribute their best. We believe that diversity in our workforce is not just a ‘nice to have’, it’s a business imperative and everyone’s responsibility.

Launched in 2014, Police Now trains graduates and career changers with leadership potential to be inspirational police officers and outstanding crime fighters on our National Graduate Leadership Programme as well as our new National Detective Programme. Police Now is a rapidly growing not-for-profit social enterprise with nearly 150 employees, and as such we are looking for individuals to join the team who have an entrepreneurial, flexible style and will contribute effectively to the development and leadership of this evolving organisation.

Everything we do reflects our values: Believe, Achieve, and Develop. For more information on the work we do and our values, please visit

What you’ll do

At Police Now, we aim to grow the volume of our current activities and venture into new ones. We currently offer two comprehensive programmes - one to train Community Police Officers and one to train Police Detectives. We are now expanding our offer to pilot a Frontline Leadership Programme, to support existing Police Officers to move into leadership positions. As such, the Transformation Team is expanding to incubate this new initiative.

You will be part of a small project team whose objective it is to plan, design and implement an industry-leading Frontline Leadership Programme with a strong focus on under-represented groups within policing. The programme will equip currently serving officers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be effective leaders, line managers and change-makers in their force and communities.

You will lead the planning and design phase of this project, creating training content for the new programme as part of the Transformation Team, focussing on higher-level training and leadership development. You will work closely with other members of PNHQ, specifically the Programmes Curriculum Team who are responsible for the design and delivery of the curriculum for our core programmes. You will therefore need to be comfortable working in a matrix style organisation and reporting to and interacting with a wide range of stakeholders.

As a Curriculum Design Assistant Manager, you will take ownership of the project planning and design phase with support from the Transformation Manager and wider Curriculum Team in order to create an industry-leading police leadership training experience.

Your role will be to

  • Lead the curriculum design of a programme within agreed timeframes, frameworks and standards.
  • Produce high-quality online learning content.
  • Create and implement a rigorous Quality Assurance process at both design and delivery points, always aiming for a consistent and high-quality learning.
  • Design and deliver training for support roles.
  • Manage workload with limited supervision and report on the progress of curriculum design to the Frontline Leadership Project Manager and Lead.
  • Create and maintain effective governance for the curriculum design process, taking necessary guidance form the Programmes Curriculum Team to ensure this pilot programme is in line with the organisation’s learning outcomes.
  • Line management of a Curriculum Design Officer.
  • Build effective and long-lasting relationships with forces, participants and support roles.
  • Troubleshoot any problems and feedback improvements for immediate or long-term effect.
  • Create a positive working environment for you, your colleagues and participants during the programme, facing all challenges with a positive attitude.

What we’re looking for

We need someone with initiative, optimism, adaptability and a willingness to work in a fast-moving, innovative organisation. You’ll enjoy solving problems, delivering high-quality work and supporting the learning of our participants. Operational policing knowledge or experience of a police training environment would be highly desirable. However, it is essential you have either curriculum expertise with substantial knowledge of adult learning theory and curriculum design principles or an operational policing background with a thorough understanding of learning and development.

You must possess a genuine commitment to public service and the Police Now mission, values and aims, as well as a belief in personal responsibility. You will have a real commitment to transformational change, innovation and be willing to work at pace to deliver high-quality work in a complex environment.

What you’ll need


  • Curriculum expertise with substantial knowledge of adult learning theory and curriculum design principles or an operational policing background with a thorough understanding of learning and development.
  • Experience of designing both online and in-person learning experiences for busy professionals.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • High level of personal resilience.
  • Experience managing complex projects with challenging timescales.
  • Strong relationship management, organisational and project management skills.
  • Willingness to take full responsibility for and lead on a number of key workstreams.
  • Experience of effectively managing a varied workload with competing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships both internally and externally.
  • Collaborative, can-do attitude, actively looking for solutions in the face of adversity and troubleshooting swiftly and effectively.
  • A genuine, demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in policing.
  • Excellent IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Comfortable with remote working and able to manage your own time.
  • An interest in, and understanding of, the policing sector and the values and mission of Police Now.
  • Willingness to travel within England and Wales and to work occasional evening and weekend events.
  • Vetting clearance or willingness to be vetted.


  • Operational policing knowledge or experience of a police training environment.
  • Experience of designing online learning packages.
  • Degree qualified (preferably at Masters level or level 7 equivalent).

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 equipment required.
  • Competitive salary of £40,000 – £47,500 per annum dependent on experience and location.
  • 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.
  • Personal Development budget (after a qualifying period).
  • Participation in a pension scheme (with 5% employer contributions and 3% employee contributions).

Please note

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.

Interview dates

11th and 12th March 2021


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