Senior Instructor in Police Education (Suffolk)

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ARU Police Education - Senior Instructor in Police Education - Suffolk


About the role:

ARU are delighted to be working with The Metropolitan Police and the Seven Police Forces in the Eastern Region – Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk – to train the Police Officers of the future. We are offering the new Police Education Qualification Framework (PEQF) Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) developed by the College of Policing.


As result we have new job opportunities in the coming months, and we are excited to be offering these to you. This is a chance to be involved in shaping the Police Officers of the future and get involved in an industry leading program.


The PEQF aims to further professionalise policing as a career, by both recognising and raising educational standards, and ARU has been selected by the Seven Force Strategic Collaboration Programme to provide the educational training for two new entry routes into the profession.


New Police Constables will enrol on a three-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA), which combines a degree programme with on-the-job training, while a two-year Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) will be available for new recruits who already have a degree.       


In this round, we are looking for Instructors to deliver police education (lectures, seminars, tutorials, etc.) and support the Principal Instructors with programme review and development.


This post will be located at Police Force sites in Suffolk.


You will work with police training colleagues at these locations and, you will be responsible for cohorts of student Police Officers studying on the PCDA / DHEP. 


Senior Instructor - £42,155 - £51,805 p.a. 

All our Senior Instructors will need the minimum of a degree, and a demonstrable willingness to work towards a higher degree. Senior Instructors will have experience of Policing or teaching in a Higher Educational environment, and knowledge of PCDA/DHEP programme/module leadership is desirable.


Please note, background checks will be conducted on all applicants and will include successful clearance from the College of Policing barring list. Successful candidates will also require Non Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) level 2 (Full) clearance as you will have unsupervised access to police premises.


The ability to travel between police establishments and ARU campuses is required for roles within the ARU PEQF programmes.


Excited and motivated candidates should contact Alison Bruce, Principal Instructor, at for an informal discussion.


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We value diversity at ARU Direct and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment. 

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.


We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. 

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Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.