Associate personnel provide a valuable resource to the College of Policing, bringing current, relevant and specialist skills that complement our staff.
Associate roles include trainers, coaches, assessors, designers, invigilators and expert witnesses.
External Associates are "individuals who are independent of the College and who are sourced directly on a personal basis, or via an agency, charity, partnership or limited company for specific tasks". Please note that police officers, police staff, civil servants or employees of any other public sector body cannot be engaged as External Associates.
Service Associates are "police officers, police staff and others who are engaged directly by a business unit for specific tasks that require temporary additional resources". Service Associates are generally engaged through ACPO Business Areas, working groups and project consultation groups, or via professional registers.
From 1st August 2016, all associates will be required to pay for and maintain their own level of vetting. The recommended level will be determined by the opportunity applied for. This clearance will be paid for by the associate and not the College. The pricing structure of the available vetting levels is as follows:
* NPPV 1 £55 per application (valid for 3 years provided engagements in each 12 month period)
* NPPV 2 £95 per application (valid for 3 years provided engagements in each 12 month period)
* NPPV 3 £145 per application (valid for 7 years with a £10 annual security review)
* Additional CTC £21
* Additional SC £21
Please be aware that the College receive significant numbers of Expressions of Interest and are therefore unable to offer specific feedback where individuals are not accepted onto the Associate database.
To express your interest in being an External Associate, please complete the Associate Expression of Interest Form , or complete the Invigilator and SME Expression of Interest Form if you are soley interested in just these types of roles and send the applicable form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only Expressions of Interest relevant to the following role will be considered. Please make it clear in your Expression of Interest the role(s) you wish to be considered for:
Can you help select the future leaders of the police service?
The College of Policing is responsible for delivering a number of senior-level national assessment centres, including those for the new Fast Track and Direct Entry routes into policing. We are currently seeking applications to extend our bank of independent external assessors.
You will act as a full member of an assessor team, working with senior colleagues from within policing to make fair and objective assessments of candidates looking to join the police service or progress to the most senior levels. While the assessment days are demanding, you will be part of a supportive team and the role offers an opportunity to make new contacts, develop your personal assessment skills, and provide a thought-provoking experience to take back to your day job.
Applications are welcomed from individuals who have:
In return, you will be provided with:
ICT Learning Programmes is experiencing an increased demand in for delivery of PNC training and PNC Trainer Assessment and is looking for Associates who might be able to support this work.
Scope of Work
To assist by delivering PNC training in one or more of the following areas:
PNC Names EnquiryPNC Vehicle and Property EnquiryPNC Wanted Missing Disqualified DriversPNC Vehicle and Property UpdatePNC Offence Processing
To assess trainers against the competencies for PNC training delivery relevant to the areas they wish to be accredited to deliver (this is subject to the associate being accredited on the PNC Trainer Register for the relevant subject areas the candidate is being assessed against).
These two pieces of work could be conducted by the same individuals or by separate individuals.
Time Period: September 2016 onwards
Duration of Associate Employment
Multiple periods of activity available potentially throughout the year. Assessment activity would be approximately 4-6 days work at a time. Training delivery could be 1 to 5 days in duration as required.
Location of Employment:
Various locations around the country. Some delivery may take place at Ryton whilst other activity may be at a specific force location.
1. To deliver PNC training to the national PNC learning standards managed and maintained by the College of Policing and relevant locations around the UK.
2. To assess individuals against PNC trainer competency profiles in order for them to be added to the PNC Professional Trainer Register.
1. Deliver PNC training for a variety of different customers at appropriate locations across the UK.
2. Assess individuals wishing to become accredited PNC trainers through a variety of methods including observation and professional discussion in order for them to be added to the Professional Register of PNC trainers.
1. Hold a nationally recognised Trainer Qualification at level 3 or above.
2. Be listed on the PNC Trainer Professional Register (maintained by the College) as a current accredited PNC trainer in one or more of the following areas:
PNC Names EnquiryPNC Vehicle and Property EnquiryPNC Wanted Missing Disqualified DriversPNC Vehicle and Property UpdatePNC Offence ProcessingPNC #NX
3. If applying for assessment work also, must meet the standards for Assessors outlined in the Police Sector Standard for Assessors http://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Standards/Documents/Assessor_Standard.pdf. It is only if an individual meets this standard and is on the PNC Assessor Register that they can assess PNC trainers. Individuals can be added to the Assessor register if they meet the above criteria. "
1. Delivery of PNC training in accordance with the College of Policing PNC learning standards.
2. Assessment of trainers against National Occupational Standards and/or National PNC learning standards.
Additional notes on the above
Would consider associates to cover one or both of the required activities.
Can you help select our future police officers?
The College of Policing designs and delivers national assessment centres for the recruitment of police constables. We are currently seeking applications to extend our bank of community assessors for our Police SEARCH® Recruit Assessment Centres at our Ryton site (near Coventry).
Our assessment centres normally run Monday-Friday (with the Monday being training day). Accommodation and meals are provided on-site, and reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed (in line with our expenses policy). The rate of pay is £100 per day. The assessment centres run regularly throughout the year.
You will be part of an assessor team, working with police officers, police staff and community assessors to make fair and objective assessments of candidates looking to join the police service. You will be trained to undertake several assessing roles including interactive assessor and role actor, written assessor and interviewer. Whilst the assessment days are demanding it will be a rewarding and thought-provoking experience.
In order to undertake this role you must to be available to attend a 3 and a half day assessor training course on one of the following dates:
20 – 23rd March at Ryton3rd – 6th April at Harperley Hall
Once you have successfully completed the course you will need to obtain NPPV2 level vetting as detailed above.
Our International Academy is interested to hear from potential Associates with recognised training qualifications and extensive training experience.
Many of its programmes are delivered in-country, mainly in the developing world, so training experience overseas would be an advantage.
The primary purpose of the Assistant Invigilator is to
assist the Senior Invigilator with the running of the examination site. No formal qualifications are required for this role, however previous experience of invigilating examinations would be a distinct advantage.
Expressions of interest are welcomed from individuals who can demonstrate experience in the following areas:
The posts require an amount of travel and most of the work will be carried out at examination sites located throughout England and Wales.Selected associates will be allocated to an examination site within their stated range of travel and as close as possible to their home address. Expressions of interest are particularly welcomed from individuals who are based in the following police force areas or who are willing to travel to:
7CDI trainers are required to assist with the provision of CDI training and related CPD activities. Additionally specialist inputs are needed for mainstream investigative and intelligence training programmes.. Applicants should be experienced CDIs with a proven training background. Associate Trainers must hold a level 4 teacher/trainer qualification (see Important Information above). Availability to deliver training internationally would be an asset.
Investigative trainers are being sought to assist in the delivery of investigation training programmes which include: Child Sexual Exploitation/Abuse, Counter Corruption, Investigating Sudden Childhood Death (ISCD), Senior Investigating Officers Development Programme (SIODP) and Management of Serious Crime Investigations Development Programme (MSCIDP). Additionally, specialist inputs are needed for mainstream investigative and intelligence training programmes. Applicants should be experienced investigators and PIP3 accredited. Associate Trainers must hold a level 4 teacher/trainer qualification. Availability to deliver training internationally would also be an asset.
The College of Policing lead the management, delivery and assessment of a Joint Emergency Services Communications Tactical Advisor (Airwave) course. This tri-service course requires tri-service trainers delivering to a tri-service audience; Police, Fire and Ambulance. It is anticipated that this 3-day programme will be run approximately10 times per year. The first novice course is to be ran in June 2016.
A pool of trainers will be utilised to deliver this programme and ensure resilience in the delivery. External Associates particularly with Fire Service experience are sought.
Venues TBC, but likely to be using a range of College of Policing, Emergency Service training venues or training/conference facilities at locations across England and Wales.
1. To act as lead Fire deliverer for the Communications Tactical Advisor (Airwave) novice course being delivered.
2. To act as lead Fire deliverer for the Communications Tactical Advisor (Airwave) course being delivered, moving forward, over the next 12 months.
Training experience, Competent to deliver the Fire input on the Communications Tactical Advisor Course including facilitation of group activities and conducting 1:1 competency assessments.
Experience of the role of a Fire Communications Tactical Advisor and experience of delivering inputs on the Communications Tactical Advisor (Airwave) course within the last 12 months.
Hydra Facilitator’s are sought to assist with the provision of Hydra exercises, this could include training delivery, design and subject matter expertise.
Expressions of Interest are welcomed from individuals with experience of training delivery in the following areas:
Expressions of Interest should have a recognised training qualification and / or be able to evidence previous training delivery, ideally they will have undergone a College Hydra Facilitator Course or have extensive knowledge, experience of Hydra and Immersive Learning methodologies.