Leadership Development Officer

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c.£32,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience


About Police Now 

Our mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and increase the public’s confidence in policing, by recruiting and developing outstanding and diverse individuals to be leaders in society and on the policing frontline. We are working towards a day when every community, whatever the socio-economic background of its residents, can thrive without residents being fearful of crime and feel confident in the police service.

Launched in 2014, Police Now trains graduates with leadership potential to be inspirational police officers and outstanding crime fighters. Police Now is a start-up enterprise, and as such we are looking for individuals to join the team who have an entrepreneurial, flexible style and will contribute effectively to the creation and leadership of this new organisation.

Everything we do reflects our values: Believe, Achieve, Develop

For more information on the work we do please visit www.policenow.org.uk.


What will you do?

Police Now recruits and trains outstanding graduates, so they can help transform society as neighbourhood police officers and detectives. You will develop Police Now participants throughout the two-year Leadership Development Programme, providing them with professional development, coaching and mentoring. Working closely to build relationships with our partner police forces nationally, you will be critical to successfully embedding our participants into their teams and empowering them to reduce crime, increase public confidence and maximise their impact in communities.  

Our Leadership Development Officers are pivotal to delivering the mission of Police Now. You will work with Police Now neighbourhood and detective participants to enable them to achieve three key objectives across the course of the programme:

  1. Transform communities by delivering sustainable change and demonstrating tangible impact
  2. Drive change and positively influence the development and culture of the police service
  3. Upon completion of the programme, have acquired transferable skills and high potential for future leadership roles

 As a Leadership Development Officer, you will drive participant experience and performance by:

 Holding Personal Development Sessions and coaching style conversations with participants

  • Building effective, credible relationships with participants’ line managers and police colleagues
  • Contributing to the development and design of other aspects of the two-year programme


Who are we looking for?

We need exceptional relationship builders with optimism, adaptability and a willingness to work in a fast-moving, innovative start-up. You must possess a genuine commitment to public service, the Police Now mission and values and be passionate about developing yourself and others. Having responsibility for your own portfolio of participants, you will be key to the success of our participants on their two-year journey to transform communities through innovation, demand reduction and system change.

You can prioritise, manage yourself with limited oversight and deliver a challenging yet manageable workload in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment. You can get things done in an environment where priorities and deadlines can change quickly. This role is unique – you will be part of a large, dynamic Leadership Development team and it is vital you are able to work well both independently and within a diverse team.


What do you need?

  • Excellent relationship building skills  
  • A proven ability to exert a positive impact on the performance of others, through either leading, coaching, mentoring, assessing and/or developing individuals  
  • A high level of personal resilience  
  • A willingness to travel within England and Wales, including spending some nights away from home and the occasional evening 
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage projects  
  • The ability to manage difficult conversations and diffuse conflict  
  • The ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Confidence presenting to small groups of individuals  
  • Good written communication skills  


Why work for Police Now? 

  • The opportunity to work at a true start-up and to help shape the Police Now programme 
  • A role in a society-defining organisation, making a difference and changing the way that the most challenged communities in the country interact with the police 
  • A great team passionately working to build the next generation of leaders inside and outside policing 
  • A modern and buzzing office in Moorgate, Central London 
  • Membership of a tight-knit Leadership Development team with outstanding colleagues 
  • Competitive salary of c.£32,000-£35,000 dependent on experience
  • Police Now’s core benefits package includes 27 days holiday each year and participation in a pension scheme (with 5% employer contributions) 


Tell me more…

We are delighted that you are considering applying, and are engaged with our mission to transform communities, reduce crime and increase the public’s confidence in policing.  For further information on what we look for in our Leadership Development Officers, please click here.  

If you’re interested, please submit your CV and a cover letter - good luck and we look forward to meeting you!


Please note

This job description is issued as a guideline. It is not exhaustive, and we would be pleased to discuss any constructive comments you may have. Due to the evolving nature and changing demands of our business this job description may be subject to change. You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description and according to the needs of the organisation.

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