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 www.policenow.org.uk.
What you’ll do
The National Detective Programme launched in December 2019 and this role is working with the first pilot cohort. Police Now partnered with eight forces, the cohort numbers 92 in total, and these new officers were the first nationally to enter policing via the new DHEP pathway as Direct Entry Detectives, being trained and assessed against the new Police Education Qualifications Framework, to become substantive Detectives in two years.
This is a unique role, requiring someone with a combination of coaching skills, strong communication, and the ability to flex their approach and style to a myriad different type of people. You will |need to possess the skills and confidence to engage with a group of mature and capable programme participants in the final six months of a two-year intensive programme of learning and development, to deliver support and coaching to stretch and challenge them, and build their goals and vision for the future.
The overarching purpose of the Leadership Development role is to challenge, coach, support and develop participants to:
• Transform communities by delivering sustainable change and demonstrating tangible impact
• Drive change, through their own leadership development that positively influences the development and culture of the police service
• Upon completion of the programme, in part through your coaching, participants will have acquired transferable skills and demonstrate high potential for future leadership roles
Specifically, you will:
• Support the programme completion of 66 participants across six forces
• Complete two remaining professional development coaching sessions with your portfolio of participants
• Maintain accurate participant data, reporting monthly to the Force Partnerships Team
• Identify and record risk, escalating where necessary
• Liaise with the HEI SPOC as required on participant academic issues
• Create and manage support plans for underperforming participants, coaching them through personalised performance improvement actions as required. Report on participant progress as necessary
• Lead on the administration of the pilot cohort, assisting in bringing the programme to a successful close and ensuring all data and learning is captured and reported on
• Support in cohort specific activities, including the design of their graduation event
• Play an active role in the activities of the Participant Impact & Development Team
All of our programme activity is currently virtual due to COVID-19, there may be an opportunity to visit participants in their forces and conduct development sessions face-to-face, subject to restrictions and the agreement of our partner forces).
Who we’re looking for
You are a people centric person, with a willingness to understand the drivers and motivations of others and through a coaching oriented approach, you are enthusiastic and positive about helping others develop to achieve their potential.
You will have a passion for public service and the Police Now mission.
It is vital you can establish rapport quickly, demonstrate credibility, and maintain confidentiality.
You are a team player, willing to share your own learning with others and support in the assimilation of best practice for the benefit of the team.
It will be of benefit if you have some experience of working in a public service/emergency environment or other rank-based organisation, as this will support your understanding of the participant working environment.
What you’ll need
• Ability to work constructively with people from diverse or different backgrounds from one’s own
• Uses a combination of clear logical reasoning and empathy to suggest good decisions and solutions
• Ability to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the services that Police Now offers forces
• Ability to communicate to different audiences, including participants & forces, incl. the mission
• Ability to identify new opportunities to improve performance and communicates this to managers
• Raises compliance, ethical or other issues to protect Police Now’s reputation and obligations
• Has core knowledge of technical and professional standards applied to the tasks within role
• Anticipates potential problems and proactively develops solution options, consulting with colleagues to inform thinking
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, the role will be home based, and you will be working online/remotely. Inductions will also be conducted virtually.
• A supported working from home set-up with the technology and equipment required.
• Competitive salary of £30,000-£40,000 per annum dependent on experience and location.
• Flexible working.
• 27 days holiday each year plus bank holidays (pro rata) for FTCs.
• 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.
Closing Date: 28th March 2021
Interview Dates: To Be Confirmed
- Address Midlands
- Salary Offer £30,000 - £40,000 (dependent on location and experience)