• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job Purpose

To develop and assess student officers in their attainment of the minimum qualification standards, and requirements of the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and Degree Holder Entry Program as per Awarding Organisation and Merseyside Police requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess student levels of knowledge upon completion of delivery phase in relation to units.
  • Assist training delivery staff in assessing students upon role-play days when available and when appropriate to the student assessment needs for the required qualifications.
  • During the Tutored / Initial phase, deliver inputs on local procedures, build and maintain relations with local hubs/strands and partners and organise attachments for student officers.
  • Maintain liaison with stakeholders during 9 week tutored period (and beyond if required).
  • Complete progress review with student officers and determine suitability for independent patrol.
  • During Independent Patrol phase, hold regular progress review meetings with student officers and maintain contact with their supervision and Command Team regarding the officer’s development and progress
  • Deliver training sessions within protected learning phases as appropriate to meet the development needs of student officers whilst they are on independent patrol.
  • Initiate and conduct Regulation 12 /13 processes in consultation with Command Teams where standards are not met, gathering evidence in conjunction with line managers and prepare a case for Command Teams in line with such Police Regulations.
  • Complete required assessment processes with student officers working towards their attainment of the qualification, offering support in conjunction with line manager and educational partners
  • Comply with and actively contribute towards all relevant quality assurance requirements of Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and Degree Holder Entry Program assessment processes.
  • Maintain own CPD and corresponding records in line with knowledge requirements required for the qualifications being assessed. ( candidate must have displayed operational competence as a police officer within the last 2 years)
  • Assist training delivery in other parts of the Academy when required to provide resilience to Force Training Plan.
  • Knowledge and Experience:

  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme
  • Prior to undertaking this role, the candidate must have displayed operational competence as a police officer within the previous 2 years
  • Must have or be willing to work towards a recognised assessors award (e.g. TAQA, A1, D32/33) or be trained to current TAQA standards in order to deliver relevant aspects of qualifications.
  • Post holders must have a recognised police training or teaching qualification (or be willing to work towards one, as a minimum College of Policing standard although other formal academic teaching qualifications such as PGCE, Cert. Ed. will be considered – this list is not exhaustive). This will enable post holders to deliver training effectively
  • Knowledge of current student officer training programmes, including the seven behaviours together with an understanding of self-assessment and the formulation of action plans to address areas for development.
  • A good understanding of national, regional and force initial policing learning developments, and requirements in relation to both delivery and assessment aspects of related programmes and qualifications. Assessment aspects to be conducted in line with force and awarding organisation requirements, with any associated delivery of learning to be conducted in an innovative manner, using new technologies when required, to force and College of Policing standards.
  • Organisational and decision-making skills for the development of the individual i.e. construction of assessment methods, monitoring of performance, giving feedback, managing and assessing portfolios and awarding competencies.
  • Must be flexible in approach to hours of work (some evening and /or weekend work may be required) and assessment teaching location in order to be able to deliver training in line with operational policing needs, which can be at short notice. Must be able to provide cover as and when required for colleagues and as directed by the Programme Manage
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of transferable training skills in order to work flexibly between training programmes as and when required. A commitment to continuous professional development in line with appropriate field of training. Must ensure that training design is current and incorporates all relevant developments in the field.
  • Clear and demonstrable professional and ethical standards in line with all force policies (i.e. dignity at work, equal opportunities, diversity). This is essential to providing a role model/mentor to students.
  • Police Officers who have given notice that they are retiring within the next six month period can apply for Police Staff vacancies that are advertised externally. If successful, the applicant must be in a position to commence on a date specified by the hiring manager.

    Police Officers who have given notice that they are retiring within the next six month period can apply for Police Staff vacancies that are advertised externally. If successful the applicant must be in a position to commence on a date specified by the hiring manager.

    Please base your evidence on the knowledge and experience on the attached Job Description Questionnaire utilising the competencies contained within the Competency Value Framework

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