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 currently employed 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 email@example.com.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Background:Course that is attended to reach the minimum National Standards for Advanced Driver.
Scope of Work:Pre-course development of course. Delivery of course that requires SME and Occupational & Operational Competence in subject matter (as per APP).
Duration of Engagement:Pre Course preparation 1 - 2 days, Course Delivery 15 days per course.
Location of Engagement:Ryton, Coventry or Harperley Hall, Durham
Objectives:To provide training and assessment for learners attending course.
Work Responsibilities:Act as trainer / coach and SME for delegates. Mentor and assess practical and written work. Assess driving skills to National Standards.
Skills required:Qualified Trainer to meet Police Sector Standard for Training of Trainers, Level 4 Trainers qualification or working towards - to be reached within 6 months, desirable to have Assessor qualification. Experience required:Occupationally & operationally competent Advanced Driving Instructor and compliant with requirements of APP.
Payment:£170.00 per day
Background:The College submitted a bid to the police transformation fund (PTF) to undertake 4 accelerated pieces of work around the area of Vulnerability. The bid was approved in November 2016, the College is now in the process of developing a number of products to help improve policing’s response to vulnerability. Some of these products are specific to child sexual abuse (CSA) investigations, others look at a more unified approach to vulnerability. The College has committed to deliver these products to a number of Officers by 31.03.2018.
Scope of Work:We are looking to create a pool of associates who are level 4 qualified trainers with a background in vulnerability. The project is developing a number of products, all of which will be delivered by associates. The delivery timescales mean that there is a need for a large pool of associates to enable simultaneous delivery of training in a number of locations
Duration of Engagement:The length of engagement will vary dependent on the training being delivered. A total of 50 days delivery engagement in any one year may be required.
Location of Engagement:Willing to travel to multiple locations (force and college) across England and Wales.
Objectives:To deliver the new vulnerability products being developed as part of the PTF vulnerability project. These include:
Payment:£250 + expenses dailyExpenses include: - Travel expenses where required for meetings relating to the scope of work- Accommodation where required for meetings relating to the scope of work
Background:The College submitted a bid to the police transformation fund (PTF) to undertake 4 accelerated strands of work to improve policing's response to Vulnerability. The bid was approved late 2016 and work has been ongoing. One of the four work streams is continuing professional development and includes the:
With the aim to ensure that senior levels in policing are able to appreciate the complexity and demands of identification, prevention and thorough investigation of child sexual abuse (CSA).
Scope of Work:We are looking for an associate to work with the College to design and run these 2 CPD events. Following the events the associate will develop a self-directed learning CPD package for senior-leaders.
Duration of Engagement:This work is expected to take a total of 30 days.
Location:Home work with some trips to the College of Policing sites in Coventry and London.
Objectives:To run continuing professional development events for senior leaders in policing in order to increase their knowledge and awareness of effective partnership working, investigator case studies and requirement for forces to tackle CSA and deal with vulnerability effectively.