College Ambassadors Network

College Ambassadors are the voice of frontline policing in the College. They help shape our products, services and membership, so that we are focussed on delivering what officers and staff need, when they need it.

We work with enthusiastic officers and staff who have volunteered to be College Ambassadors.

The full role overview and expression of interest form is available on the membership website.

Only members can access this information. If you are not already a member, join for free.

To apply, email the completed Expression of Interest form to  ambassadors@college.pnn.police.uk

What are the benefits?

  • Ambassadors are offered many opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Ambassadors enable the College to strengthen our link with the frontline
  • Forces and policing organisations can gain increased awareness of and access to College product, services and membership
  • College Ambassadors remain within their own organisation and are expected to commit up to two hours per week (on average) to this role for a two-year tenure.

What are the key objectives of an Ambassador?

  • To provide a direct link between the frontline and the College of Policing
  • To engage with members and force colleagues and seek their feedback and input in developing College products and services, and to help to build our membership offer
  • To champion and offer advice on College products, services and membership in forces
  • To work with our four Professional Community Chairs.

How does the scheme work?

The College Ambassadors Network is a two-year long programme.

  • First six months: learning about the role, attending induction and continuing professional development (CPD) events. During this time, they will be mentored by an existing Ambassador and supported by a College Engagement Advisor
  • Following 12 months: spend discussing on the role. Toward the end of this time the Ambassador helps enlist new Ambassadors.   
  • Final six months: spent fulfilling the role and mentoring new Ambassadors.

At the end of the two year tenure, Ambassadors receive an official certificate from the College CEO. They are encouraged to stay in touch with the College to continue their professional development, by providing feedback and becoming a membership mentor. Information about the membership mentoring scheme is available on the membership website. Only members can access this information. If you are not already a member, it is free and easy to join. Register as a member today.

We reimburse forces for some of the time Ambassadors spend on the role and its tasks. Currently we anticipate that this will be up to £1,000 per organisation (regardless of the number of ambassadors) in any one year. Payment is made directly to the ambassador's organisation.

What kind of skills do I need?

You will have a variety of abilities:

  • Highly developed interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • The ability to support face-to-face, digital and social media communications
  • A flexible, proactive approach to working
  • Abide by the Code of Ethics and show respect for diversity    


 How can I apply?

  • You will be a police officer (no higher than the rank of sergeant) or a member of police staff of equivalent or similar grade, working within one of the police forces and organisations eligible for membership.
  • You will have at least two years of experience in policing and work on the frontline (in a public facing, operational role) and have an awareness of the strategic challenges facing policing and of police reform.
  • You will be or will become a College member. Join for free
  • You must discuss your interest in becoming a College Ambassador with your force and line manager and obtain their approval before applying. We will not call on anyone without his or her organisation's authority.

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