PEQF Quality Assurance Team Leader

College of Policing

This post is open to applicants who can meet the College’s nationality, UK residency and vetting requirements

This role is offered as a permanent opportunity

Location: This role can be home-based or based at any College of Policing site with the exception of Basingstoke

College grade: 2B

About Us:

Our vision is to be a world class professional body, equipping members with the skills and knowledge to prevent crime, protect the public and secure public trust. The quality of our services, the support for our members and a reputation for cutting-edge research and teaching will have a profound effect on the future development of policing in the UK and overseas for years to come.

We have four complementary functions: 

  • Knowledge: developing the research and infrastructure for improving evidence of ‘what works’. Over time, this will ensure policing practice and standards are based on knowledge, not custom and convention.
  • Education: supporting the development of individual members of the profession. We set educational requirements to assure the public of the quality and consistency of policing skills, and facilitate academic accreditation and recognition of our members’ expertise.
  • Standards: drawing on the best available evidence of ‘what works’ to set standards in policing for forces and individuals, for example, through Authorised Professional Practice and peer review.
  • Building the College: developing our infrastructure so we achieve even greater efficiency and effectiveness and establish the College as an independent professional body and employer of choice.

Applications are invited for the post of PEQF Quality Assurance Team Leader.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly department implementing transformative change to education and training within policing. The selected candidate will coordinate an enthusiastic and committed team to determine, develop, undertake and maintain a range of quality assurance services relating to the design, implementation, delivery and assessment of College products in accordance with the requirements of the Policing Education Qualification Framework (PEQF). This spans internal validation of new/revised programmes and the College’s Quality Standards Assessment (QSA) process through which it is confirmed all providers (forces and third parties) are offering products in line with nationally agreed standards. The ideal candidate will have experience of quality assurance/validation processes in a Higher Education setting and have previously been involved with supervising quality/auditing teams. Some travel to College of Policing sites and to those of policing-related organisations, and higher education institutions in England and Wales will be required.

All applicants must be educated to Bachelor’s Degree level in education, professional development or a related subject or hold equivalent experience and be able to evidence commitment to continuing professional development.

Please see job description for full details of the role.

Applications will be sifted against the ‘Essential criteria’ section of the job description.

Additional information and eligibility:

If this post is London-based, the salary range will be: £33,237 to £39,798, working 36 hours per week.

If this post is nationally based, the salary range will be: £28,200 to £34,189, working 37 hours per week.

New entrants are normally appointed at the pay scale minimum for their grade although there is limited scope for negotiation based on skills and experience.

Existing staff and civil servants should note that, if successful, their salary on appointment would normally be determined by applying the College’s usual salary progression rules. If the appointment is on level transfer, your substantive salary (excluding any allowances) will remain unchanged (unless it exceeds the maximum stated within the College pay band) and unless the successful candidate’s current salary is below the relevant College grade minimum. If the appointment is on temporary or substantive promotion, the successful candidate’s salary will be increased by the appropriate promotion percentage or moved to the relevant College grade minimum, whichever is the greater.

This post is open to UK nationals, Commonwealth citizens, EEA nationals of other member states and certain non-EEA family members. There must be no employment restriction or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years, and in some cases five or even 10 years, preceding your application due to the requirement to have a checkable history for security vetting purposes. If you answer 'No' to the questions regarding nationality, then it is unlikely your application will be pursued. If you are unsure as to your eligibility on any of these points, please contact us for advice.

College posts are subject to both national security vetting and force vetting requirements.

How to apply and contact information:

Please complete the application and diversity forms and return them to one of the following:

By email: recruitment@college.pnn.police.uk,

By post: HR Department, College of Policing, Priestley House, Priestley Road Basingstoke RG24 9NW.

If you have trouble downloading any of the documents, or for further information regarding this position, please contact us via the details above, or by telephone: 02476 931 315.

Please quote the job title and vacancy reference number in all correspondence.                              

For further information visit the ‘How to apply’ page.

The College is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all.

No agencies please.

Closing date: Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 (midnight) 
Interviews are due to take place on Wednesday, 2 and Thursday 3 May in Harrogate