Quality Assurance Adviser

Job Description


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 three complementary functions:

knowledge and good practice

We create and maintain easy access to knowledge, disseminate good practice, and facilitate the sharing of what works.
Set standards

We set standards for key areas of policing which help forces and individuals provide consistency and better service for the public.
Support professional development

We set requirements, accredit, quality assure and deliver learning and professional development, promote diversity and wellbeing, and help to nurture and select leaders at all levels.

Applications are invited for the post of Quality Assurance Advisor

The selected candidate will design, undertake and advise on quality assurance activities for national programmes of learning and assessment for policing, developed by the College, to support effective implementation, provide reassurance of ongoing consistency and quality and to facilitate continuous improvement. Amongst other QA functions they will play a key role in the delivery of the Quality Standards Assessment (QSA) process for Policing Educational Qualification Framework (PEQF) accredited learning programmes, providing support to forces, higher education and other providers, reviewing evidence of compliance, administering QSA panels and writing concise and accurate reports on panel findings.

All applicants must hold:
Level 6 qualification (Degree or equivalent qualification / experience)
Relevant training, teaching or quality assurance qualification appropriate for professional education settings (Level 4 or higher)
Experience of educational QA and/or validation and/or assessment to recognised policing and/or education sector standards
Evidence of 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:

This role is offered as a fixed term appointment for 2 years.

If this post is London based, the salary range will be: 28,480 to 33,489, working 36 hours per week (homeworking only).

If this post is nationally based, the salary range will be: 23,442 to 27,953 working 37 hours per week.

This role is also offered as a two-year secondment:
To serving police officers and police staff at the rank/equivalent rank of Constable or Sergeant, who have their chief officer's approval. Chief Officer's approval must be of NPCC rank, i.e., CC, ACC or DCC. Approval for secondment must accompany an application.

Police officers and police staff applying for a secondment opportunity must have a current vetting level of recruitment vetting (RV) as a minimum. Prior to submitting an application please contact your force vetting department to check your vetting level.

Central service conditions may apply for police officers and staff.

Temporary promotion is not available.
As an internal secondment to those colleagues directly employed by the College and the Civil Service. Please note you will be required to obtain the written permission of your line manager prior to submitting your application. College of Policing employees should complete an internal application form.

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

Existing staff 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 to:


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