Job title: PEQF Curriculum Designer
Grade: SCALE 6
Role code: EV0816
Status: Police Staff

Main purpose of the role:

Design the curriculum and lesson content for the new PEQF initial learning and development programmes for new student Police Officers, providing a single point of contact with the academic team from the Higher Education Institute (HEI), co-ordinating workplace rotations and reviewing and revising course content in order to equip users and the Forces with the appropriate skills and understanding.

Main responsibilities:

  • Design the curriculum content for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and Degree Holder Entry Programme in collaboration with the HEI, identifying core requirements, incorporating force policy and legislation to ensure that all training needs are met and content complies with College of Policing requirements and HEI validation processes.
  • Ensure the curriculum content is sufficient to enable new police officers to provide a quality service through improved knowledge, understanding, attitudes and behaviours not only in line with the curriculum descriptors but also in line with each forces MVVP.
  • Develop positive working relationships and a consistent approach across Essex Police and Kent Police with all key stakeholders to support and develop the curriculum content for student police constables.
  • Work collaboratively with operational managers and HEI staff members to ensure the right level of support, training and development opportunities are made available to probationary constables, operational tutors, mentors and coaches ensuring all courses are delivered in line with policy, legislation and force requirements.
  • Ensure curriculum quality assurance processes and procedures are adhered to throughout the design, implementation and programme review phases in order that the training material is relevant, up to date and meets the needs of both forces, College of Policing and HEI requirements.
  • Liaise with L&D colleagues to monitor appropriateness of course content, identifying problems and concerns to capture organisation learning in respect of the delivery of the PEQF and implementing any changes to ensure best practice for future training methods.

July 2020.

Vetting level:

Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Necessary experience:

The post holder must be qualified to at least Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET) and experience of curriculum and course design is desirable. They must also hold a Level 4 qualification in assessing or coaching, with knowledge and understanding of the principles of adult learning and the development of learners within the workplace.

This post holder will have a good knowledge of police legislation and working practices and in particular have experience of the current Enhanced IPLDP curriculum.

They must have the ability to develop strong, co-operative working relationships both internally and externally and hold previous experience of partnership working.

Excellent negotiation skills are mandatory for this role to ensure that content produced meets force requirements and are not exclusively HEI led.

This role will be working to tight deadlines so the post holder must have the ability to prioritise demands, work under pressure and seek creative, innovative ways of working. The post holder will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and also possess the ability to research, analyse data and interpret performance information.

Significant personal motivation and drive is essential in order to achieve demonstrable results if the role is to be successful and the post holder will be expected to support and contribute towards business planning processes.

A flexible working ethos is necessary as occasional out of hours working may be required.


Analyse Critically (Level 1)

I recognise the need to think critically about issues. I value the use of analysis and testing in policing. I take in information quickly and accurately. I am able to separate information and decide whether it is irrelevant or relevant and its importance. I solve problems proactively by understanding the reasons behind them, using learning from evidence and my experiences to take action. I refer to procedures and precedents as necessary before making decisions. I weigh up the pros and cons of possible actions, thinking about potential risks and using this thinking to inform our decisions. I recognise gaps and inconsistencies in information and think about the potential implications. I make decisions in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.

Collaborative (Level 2)

I manage relationships and partnerships for the long term, sharing information and building trust to find the best solutions. I help create joined-up solutions across organisational and geographical boundaries, partner organisations and those the police serve. I understand the local partnership context, helping me to use a range of tailored steps to build support. I work with our partners to decide who is best placed to take the lead on initiatives. I try to anticipate our partners' needs and take action to address these. I do not make assumptions. I check that our partners are getting what they need from the police service. I build commitment from others (including the public) to work together to deliver agreed outcomes.

Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 1)

I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.

Emotionally Aware (Level 1)

I treat others with respect, tolerance and compassion. I acknowledge and respect a range of different perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the  value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express themselves clearly.

Innovative and Open-minded (Level 1)

I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I constantly reflect on my own way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to change and am flexible as the need arises while encouraging others to do the same. I learn from my experiences and do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.

Take Ownership (Level 1)

I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.


Impartiality (Accredited)

I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.

Integrity (Accredited)

I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.

Public Service (Accredited)

I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.

Transparency (Accredited)

I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.

Technical skills:

HR - Staff Development (Level 3)

Supports the administration of the Force's Performance Development Review (PDR) scheme and responds to enquiries about the process from managers and staff. Basic knowledge of facilities, policies and systems available to facilitate the training and development of staff. Able to produce routine reports relating to PDR completion rates etc.

Health & Safety (Level 5)

Has received training which enables the effective completion of risk assessments and Health and Safety inspections of premises. Identifies defects or hazards and takes action to resolve any apparent health and safety issues within an area or department. Fully accepts responsibility for the safety of members of staff, as well as visitors and contractors. Monitors the application of health and safety related procedures for the area or department. Possession of a certificate level qualification in Health and Safety is desirable.

Information Gathering & Analysis (Level 3)

Able to collect and store information relevant to own work and make sure that it is accurate, up-to-date and in line with the organisation's policies and procedures. Information gathered is sufficient for the purpose.

Information Management & Technology (Level 4)

Can conduct basic computer searches and can correctly interpret data generated. Can create and amend records, according to role requirement. Knows established rules and protocols. Understands impact of data quality, and is self-monitoring on data quality issues.

Interviewing - General (Level 3)

Demonstrates the ability to conduct effective routine interviews for a variety of purposes. Prepares and plans carefully and is clear about the purpose of the interview. Asks relevant questions and is able to obtain the required information. Regularly reviews personal interview performance. Adapts style to suit the needs of the interview.

Know. of Police Environment & Policy (Level 4)

Displays a general appreciation of changes affecting the police service. Understands the inter-relationships between the roles of the various Operational and Support activities, and how organisation structures and police systems work. Possesses a detailed understanding of working procedures, practices and policies relevant to the current role and the roles of subordinates and ensures that these are followed at all times. Is clear about Force goals and effectively contributes to local business plan objectives.

Mgmt of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 4)

Full compliance with Level 3. Has successfully completed all standard relevant Information Management and Security training package(s). Accurate use of Government Security Classification (GSC). Ensures physical and digital records are stored with appropriate security relevant to the sensitivity of the documents and has working understanding of appropriate National Retention Schedules. Is able to quality assure own records management processes as well as those of any staff for whom they have supervisory responsibility. Is aware of where to seek further support in relation to Records management within force when necessary. If nominated as an Information Asset Assistant is familiar with the NPCC Information Asset Owners Handbook.

Risk Management (Level 3)

Demonstrates an awareness of personal risk management issues, challenges or difficulties likely to affect the post holder in the execution of their duties. Able to anticipate risks likely to affect their work and knows how to communicate the likelihood and possible impacts of such events to line managers or supervisors.

Training (Level 4)

Understands the various principles and methods of training and utilises them effectively. Creates, structures and delivers training from a basic outline or a previously identified skills gap. Able to tailor the training to address the needs of the group to be trained. Able to deliver a range of training courses/ packages on related subjects. Identifies and utilises available internal/external trainers, training resources and packages, as appropriate.