We are delighted to be working with The Metropolitan Police and the Seven Police Forces in the Eastern Region – Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk – to train the Police Officers of the future. We are offering the new Police Education Qualification Framework (PEQF) Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) developed by the College of Policing.
The PEQF aims to further professionalise policing as a career, by both recognising and raising educational standards, and has been selected by the Seven Force Strategic Collaboration Programme to provide the educational training for two new entry routes into the profession.
New Police Constables will enrol on a three-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA), which combines a degree programme with on-the-job training, while a two-year Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) will be available for new recruits who already have a degree.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the University working as part of the Police Education Team and make a significant contribution to supporting apprentices in their learning. Reporting to the Head of PEQF Delivery, the successful candidate will play an incredibly important role in supporting and monitoring the progression of apprentices on this programme. Responsible for proactively facilitating progress reviews, the successful candidates will thrive in an autonomous environment and possess excellent communication and organisational skills.
To support student police officers and their workplace mentors in a progress review setting. The role involves providing specialist advice and individual support that enables students to develop their academic and professional knowledge, skills, and behaviours, and facilitates their progression, achievement, and success through the degree apprenticeship journey, including their end point assessment.
To facilitate and support the development and implementation of relevant progress review systems and processes. Working collaboratively to deliver and develop a multidisciplinary, inclusive, and responsive service, to ensure a positive student/employer experience, responding effectively to student needs.
Relationships and Contacts:
Internal: Head of PEQF Delivery, Deputy Head of Police Education (Operations), Principal Instructors, Police Education teaching teams, Police Education Operations Manager, Police Education Administrative team, colleagues in Degrees at Work, Student Services and Timetabling teams. External! Operational and teaching teams within the Police Forces and partner organisations.
a. Review student progress, both academically and towards key knowledge, skills, and behaviours (KSBs) within Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)
b. Assessing training needs and maintaining Apprenticeship commitment document.
c. Conduct action planning to support the development of knowledge, skills and behaviours in collaboration with our Police Force partners.
d. Monitor student completion of logs of Off the Job learning hours, and portfolios of professional evidence.
3. Act as a support person for Police Education students and Force partners on operational issues/planning around progress reviews and student support.
5. Provide expert advice on knowledge and understanding of internal policies and regulations to internal and external stakeholders on degree apprenticeship administration issues.
7. Provide local management information to support operational decision making and performance management.
12. Such other duties temporarily or on a continuing basis, as may reasonably be required.
This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. It is normal practice to periodically review job descriptions to ensure that they are relevant to the job currently being performed, and to incorporate any changes which have occurred or are being proposed. Manager and employee carry out the review process jointly and you are therefore expected to participate fully in such discussions. In all cases, it is our aim to reach agreement to reasonable changes, but where it is not possible to reach agreement, we reserve the right to make reasonable changes to your job description, which are commensurate with your grade, after consultation with you.
Successful candidates will require Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) Level 2 (Full) clearance as you will have unsupervised access to police premises.
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