Summer Academy Operations Coordinator

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c. £20,000 - £22,000 per annum dependent upon 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.

For more information on the work we do please visit

Our values

Everything we do reflects our values.

  • Believe
  • Achieve
  • Develop

What you’ll do

Your role will be to act as a Coordinator in the Summer Academy Operations Team, responsible for providing support to the Operations team and driving key projects in order to deliver a world-class police training Academy for the Police Now Neighbourhoods Programme.

For our neighbourhood programme, the Police Now Summer Academy is the start of our two-year programme and is a six-week semi-residential training course in which officers receive theoretical and practical training. It is where new participants learn the skills they need to be effective police officers and community leaders. It’s also an enormously challenging and complex project to deliver, requiring all the stops to be pulled out for first-class delivery during the summer.

Key Accountabilities:

Event & Resource Management

  • Plan, prepare and deliver the annual Summer Academy as part of the Operations Team.
  • Support with the development of a diverse delegate experience for participants, employees and syndicate leads.
  • Support with the delivery and distribution of the participant uniform, kit, equipment and curriculum resource requirements.


  • Support the Operations Managers with the management and administration of internal and external communication channels including participants communications, online learning platforms and email communications.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders, including Stream Managers and Syndicate Leads (from partner forces), Visiting fellows (facilitating session content) and third-party suppliers.

Team & Department administration

  • Provide administrative support to the Summer Academy team, including by not limited to: record keeping in relation to the academies budget expenditure and reconciliation, booking meeting, arranging travel, printing and corresponding with stakeholders.
  • Manage CRM system ( and all contacts, accounts and reports associated with the Summer Academy
  • Collect feedback during and post the Summer Academy to support with the annual evaluation process.
  • Create a positive working environment for you, your colleagues and participants during the Summer Academy and face all challenges with a positive attitude.

What you need

  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • The aptitude to work in an environment with challenging timescales and quick shifting priorities
  • Recent experience of supporting complex projects or events
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Clear logical thinking and common sense
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Excellent IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Willingness to get stuck in with all tasks, from the mundane to the stretching, going the extra mile to get it done
  • Willingness to forego summer holidays in favour of annual leave at other times of the year 
  • Full UK category B driving license would be advantageous but not essential.

What you’ll get from us 

  • The opportunity to work at a growing 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
  • Coaching practice and skills development
  • Membership of a tight-knit Summer Academy team with exceptional colleagues
  • Competitive salary
  • Police Now’s core benefits package includes 27 days holiday (plus bank holidays) each year and participation in a pension scheme (with 5% employer contributions)

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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