Associates

We rely on our Associates as a valuable resource bringing current, relevant and specialist skills to complement those of our staff.

Associate roles include trainers, coaches, assessors, designers, invigilators and expert witnesses.

Discover our Associate opportunities.

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 through this route.

More information on being an Associate can be found in our Associates Policy and supporting documentation. The Associates' Welcome Pack has been developed to be issued for Associates who are embarking on their first assignment with the College of Policing, it may also be useful for more established associates. 

Important information

The revised Associate Terms and Conditions (corporate) v1.2, and The Personally Engaged Associate Terms and Conditions v1.2 will apply to all new associate engagements as of 25 May 2018 including any existing purchase orders or commercial arrangements that are already in place and the delivery is not scheduled till the 25 May 2018 or after.

In addition to the revised documents a new document, 'Schedule X to the Corporate Associate Terms and Conditions and Personally Engaged Associate Terms and Conditions' details those occasions where an Associate may be processing personal data in accordance with their engagement, as a College Associate. This will be subject to any necessary amendment where a further specific personal data processing requirement is identified.

  • The College will make PAYE deductions in respect of income tax and primary national insurance contributions from any payments made to comply with HMRC requirements. Associates should be aware of the requirement that public sector organisations have to ensure compliance with IR35 intermediaries legislation from April 2017. Some questions and answers about how the College applies IR35 are listed here.  
  • Associates wishing to undertake a Trainer role must hold a level 4 teacher/trainer qualification, such as a Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS Level 4), Diploma in Learning and Development, Certificate in Education, NVQ 4 Learning and Development or equivalent.
  • These opportunities are open to applicants who can meet the College's nationality, UK residency and vetting requirements.
  • All Associates, with the exception of invigilators, will be required to pay for and maintain their own level of vetting.  The recommended level will be in accordance with the scope of work for each individual pool. 

         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
                * 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

Discover our Associate opportunities.

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