Greater London
£30,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About Police Now  

Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and increase the public’s confidence in the police by recruiting, developing and inspiring outstanding and diverse 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. We are looking for high-performing, committed, mission-aligned individuals who will actively contribute towards this goal. 

It is important that Police Now’s workforce reflects the communities that we serve and are empowered to contribute their best. We are an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion in policing and our Head Office, and view workforce diversity as a business imperative. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. 

Police Now trains graduates and career changers with leadership potential to become inspirational police officers and outstanding crime fighters on our National Graduate Leadership Programme and our National Detective Programme. Our officers are supported for life so they can confidently progress through policing ranks as innovative leaders. We are a not-for-profit organisation of ~120 employees, with ambitious goals; we need impact and solutions-focused individuals who will accelerate us towards our mission. Everything we do and our culture reflects the Police Now Leadership Principles which are attached at the bottom of this page.

Who we’re looking for

Police Now is seeking a Curriculum Officer to work as part of the Programmes Team. This is a time of critical change for Police Now and an opportunity to reshape our programmes in order that they genuinely deliver the highest quality of leadership development and enable participants to have a real impact in our communities. 

This role will provide the opportunity to significantly influence leadership development within policing on a national scale and to be genuinely innovative at a time when leadership development within policing has never been more critical. Core to success in the role will be the ability to introduce innovative elements to the programme which serve to both attract individuals of the highest ability to the police service and to enable those individuals to then have a material impact in the communities that they serve. 

What you’ll do

This role will be part of the team who have full accountability for the end-to-end development of Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme. Along with the programme’s Operations and Performance & Development teams the role will also have responsibility for delivering the two-year programme.

The end-to-end programme includes participant’s initial police training and leadership development (residential in-person training) Academy, their core legislative learning leading up to the Academy (delivered digitally), and the programme through their first two years as a police officer. Critically important will be ensuring that the Programme genuinely drives participants to develop as leaders on the policing frontline and to have an impact in communities by reducing crime, reducing anti-social behaviour, and increasing the public ‘s confidence in policing. 

Your role will be to:

  • Plan, design, and deliver elements of the end-to-end design of the NGLP Programme with personal ownership of a series of critical workstreams. 
  • Delivering, at pace, improvements in all areas of the two-year programme for implementation at the earliest opportunity.
  • Researching and developing new and innovative approaches to police training and leadership development. 
  • Briefing and developing the programme based on feedback from force partners, stakeholders in policing and the home affairs sector, and our participants. In particular this will require the role holder to work closely with the Force Partnerships team so they are able to deliver their responsibilities with our force partners. 
  • Engage in a rapid-review evaluation process at both design and delivery points, always aiming for a consistently high-quality leadership development and police training experience. 
  • Troubleshoot any problems and feedback for rapid improvements.

What you’ll need

  • Curriculum design knowledge.
  • Ability to take full personal responsibility for, and lead on, a number of work streams.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills, mixed with a calm, can-do attitude that always looks for solutions.
  • High levels of personal grit and resilience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships.
  • Excellent IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Willingness to travel within England and Wales. 
  • Willingness to forgo annual leave during the Academy delivery period in favour of taking leave at other times of the year


  • Experience working in a policing environment. 
  • Knowledge on online learning platforms and content management systems.

What you'll get from us

  • A bright, airy, modern and buzzing office near Liverpool Street, Central London (Zone 1) Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic, online/remote working and inductions will occur. Employees are expected to be based 3-days per week in the London office. Inductions will be conducted virtually
  • A supported working from home set-up with the technology and certain equipment required.
  • Competitive salary of £30,000 - £40,000 per annum dependent on experience and location
  • Flexible working
  • 27 days holiday each year plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Sanctus coaching (private mental health coaching for the workplace)
  • Access to the Vitality programme which includes healthcare benefits, an Employee Assistance Programme and discounts
  • Training opportunities for personal development 
  • Participation in a pension scheme (with 5% employer contributions and 3% employee contributions)

Please note

This role will involve working a minimum of 3 days a week at our London office, as well as travel nationally as and when required for events.

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.

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

Please note that some roles within Police Now require certain levels of National Security Vetting or screening in order to effectively work with our partners. Therefore, we may ask you to complete this if you are successful.

Interview dates
To be confirmed

More about Police Now

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Refreshed on: 06 December 2021
Closed date: 12 December 2021
Tags: Project Management, Business Development

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