What you’ll do
Police Now is seeking two Curriculum Managers 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 provide the opportunity to significantly influence 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 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.
This role will include full accountability for the end-to-end development of Police Now’s National Detective Programme or National Graduate Leadership Programme. Along with the programme’s Operations Manager and Performance & Development Manager the role will also have responsibility for delivering the two-year programme.
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.
This role will report to the Head of the NDP/NGLP and will line manage Subject Matter Experts and Curriculum Officers.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for someone with a real commitment to Police Now’s mission and the ability to consistently work in line with our Leadership Principles.
It is essential that the successful candidate has experience in taking personal accountability for the delivery of programmes of work of a significant scale. It is not necessarily essential that these programmes of work are in a learning & development context – the ability to deliver and grip programmes of work is more important.
It is essential that the successful candidate has curriculum and programme design expertise or a background in policing.
- Full accountability for the end-to-end design of the National Detective Programme or National Graduate Leadership Programme.
- The planning, design, and delivery of the highest possible calibre of leadership development programme.
- Driving, at pace, improvements in all areas of the two-year programme for implementation at the earliest opportunity.
- Introducing new and innovative approaches to police training and leadership development.
- Building effective and long-lasting relationships with our force partners, stakeholders in policing and the home affairs sector, and our participants. 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.
- Engage in a rapid-review evaluation process at both design and delivery points, always aiming for a consistently high-quality leadership development and police training experience.
- Troubleshoot any problems and feedback improvements for immediate or long-term effect.
- Step up into an Academy Manager role during one of our delivery phases (summer or winter).
What you’ll need
- A real commitment to Police Now’s mission and the ability to consistently work in line with our Leadership Principles.
- Experience in taking personal accountability for the delivery of programmes of work of a significant scale. It is not necessarily essential that these programmes of work are in a learning & development context – the ability to deliver and grip programmes of work is more important.
- Curriculum and programme design expertise or a background in policing.
- Willingness to take end to end accountability for the practical design of one of the highest profile leadership development programmes in the UK.
- Willingness to be on-site as a core member of the leadership team during the initial police training and leadership development Academy (based in London)
- High levels of resilience and the ability to manage ambiguity.
- Strong organisational and project management skills.
- Ability to lead a small and committed high performance team.
- Outstanding attention to detail.
- Strong problem solving and decision-making skills, mixed with a calm, can-do attitude that always looks for solutions.
- Willingness to travel within England and Wales.
- Willingness to forgo annual leave during the Academy delivery period in favour of taking leave at other times of the year.
- Degree qualified (preferably at Masters level or level 7 equivalent).
- Address London, UK
- Salary Offer £43,000 - £55,000