Force Partnerships Manager

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Upto £40,000 per annum dependent on experience

Job Title: Force Partnerships Manager

Reporting to: Force Partnerships Area Manager

Location: We are flexible as to where you are based but ideally within good distance of Manchester or London. You will need to be willing to travel across the UK frequently and expected to be in our London head office at least one day a week

Contract Type: Permanent

About Police Now 

Our mission is to transform communities by recruiting, developing, and inspiring leaders in policing. We are working towards a day when every community, whatever the socio-economic background of its residents, can thrive without being fearful of crime and can feel confident in the police. 

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 growing organisation.

Everything we do reflects our values: Believe, Achieve, Develop. For more information on the work we do please visit

What you’ll do

Police Now currently works with 31 of the 43 Home Office police forces spread across the length and breadth of England and Wales. We co-deliver our programmes with our partner forces where Police Now participants work, so police forces play a central role in the achievement of our charitable mission. 

Our Force Partnership Managers support the implementation of the programme in our partner forces. The continued expansion and success of Police Now is dependent on strong relationships with our partner forces. Your day-to-day activities will see you delivering against four core workstreams:

  1. Project managing the implementation of Police Now programmes in new and existing partner forces, drawing on the evidence base of what works, so that participants and their police officer and police staff colleagues have the best possible experience of the programme and can have the biggest positive impact in communities;
  2. Building strong relationships and awareness of the Police Now programme across our partner force with a view to supporting those already on the programme and future cohorts of Police Now participants.
  3. Sharing innovation and best practice amongst our partner forces and obtaining feedback from them so that we can constantly develop and improve Police Now and policing; and
  4. Acting as the voice of each partner force within Police Now, ensuring that force feedback is heard and reflected in how we develop our programmes and that we always strive to meet the needs of police forces, participants and the communities they serve.

You will need to develop a strong understanding of the partner forces you manage and collaborate with different people and functions within them to achieve your objectives. You will also work closely with all teams within Police Now to enable effective two-way communication between those teams and partner forces and to maintain your own knowledge of developments across the different Police Now teams. 

Police Now Force Partnership Managers are expected to have a strong understanding of UK policing and to remain up-to-date with relevant news and developments in policing and across the graduate recruitment landscape. We are growing and evolving so you may take ownership of projects and workstreams that support the development of the organisation or our programmes and enhance our relationships with police forces and other stakeholders.

Who we’re looking for

We need someone who thrives building relationships, who enjoys getting out and about, picking up the phone and supporting an in-demand, socially beneficial product but who also has a real eye for detail, the ability to focus clearly on the task at hand and an ability to ensure that partner forces comply with the requirements of the programme. 

You’ll be able to master detail and get up to speed with the intricacies of Police Now’s programmes quickly and possess the presence and gravitas to then present that information clearly in a way that inspires confidence in others and to respond effectively to challenging questions. You’ll be able to promote Police Now enthusiastically and effectively, drawing on your experience and coming up with innovative new ideas, but also manage expectations and avoid over-promising. You will take pride in delivering excellent customer service and accurate information to partner forces, Police Now participants and stakeholders. You will need to be a strong project manager and natural organiser able to manage your own workload whilst ensuring that forces are delivering what is needed from them. 

You will be an experienced account manager comfortable working with complex with contracts and stakeholders.

You’ll be energetic, adaptable, optimistic and willing to work in a fast-moving, innovative start-up. You must possess a genuine commitment to public service and the Police Now mission, values and aims as well as a belief in personal responsibility and making a difference. You can prioritise, manage yourself with limited oversight and get things done in an environment where priorities and deadlines shift quickly. 

What you need

  • A genuine commitment to and connection with Police Now’s mission and values
  • Willingness to travel frequently within the UK and to work occasional evenings and some overnight stays as required
  • A strong understanding of UK policing or ability to immerse yourself in the sector and learn quickly
  • Excellent negotiation, relationship building and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to engage in difficult conversations and an ability to ensure key messages are delivered without damaging relationships
  • Outstanding attention to detail, including the ability to write accurately and persuasively
  • Confidence in presenting and pitching to groups, including very senior individuals
  • Experience of contract management
  • A commercial mindset
  • Strong personal resilience and the ability to diffuse conflict
  • A background in project and account management
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Experience of Salesforce or other customer relationship management systems
  • The ability to work flexibly and quickly in what can be an ambiguous and fast-moving environment

What you’ll get from us

  • The opportunity to work at a true start-up and to help shape the Police Now programme
  • Be part of a society-defining organisation, make a difference and change the way that the most challenged communities in the country interact with the police
  • A great team tirelessly working to build the next generation of leaders inside and outside policing
  • A bright, airy, modern and buzzing office in Moorgate, Central London (Zone 1)
  • Competitive salary of £40,000 per annum 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 / 3% employee contribution)

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.

Please note

Applications will be screened as they are received and invited to interview accordingly.  Police Now reserve the right to close the advert prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be appointed.  Early applications are therefore encouraged.