Senior Lecturer in Policing + Programme Leader for Graduate Diploma in Policing
About us: Working in the Department of Health and Social Sciences, and specifically the Sociology, Criminology, and Policing Subject Group, this post will primarily focus on teaching and supporting learners on the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP). This is a 2 year programme which is one of three entry routes to the police as outlined in the College of Policing Police Education Qualifications Framework. UWE have worked in partnership with Avon and Somerset Constabulary to develop the PCDA and are somewhat advanced in the development of the DHEP (also known as the Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice). The postholder is also likely to contribute to the Police Constable Degree apprenticeship, which is an integrated programme providing training and education for approximately 360 new police constables across 6 cohorts each year.
There may also be an opportunity to supervise undergraduate project and placement students, and to undertake the pastoral and academic care of students through the academic and personal tutor (APT) role on both the Policing and Criminology programmes. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to recruitment and outreach activities, such as Open Days and Applicant Days.
About you: We are looking for a well-rounded Senior Lecturers to lead the DHEP programme, contributing specifically to this programme and the Policing subject area more generally. The successful candidate will be dedicated to providing an outstanding student experience, be collegiate, flexible and ideally have a strong appreciation of the skills relevant to being a successful Police Detective.
UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.
We are a well-established university, with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,600 staff. UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries, making this a diverse and interesting place to study. We achieved 89% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, this excellent result puts us as the top university in the South West and in 7th place nationally. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and the Guardian has placed us in the top 30 Universities in the UK.
Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.
This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been spent recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol. The successful candidate will also be expected to work flexibly with regular working at Glenside campus and Police HQ, Portishead as well as other locations within Avon, Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:
- a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
- up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
- flexible working
- excellent defined benefit pension schemes
- access to employee assistance programme
- savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
- option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
- family friendly policies
- onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.