Lecturer in Policing (Police Premises)

University of Central Lancashire

United Kingdom

February 10, 2022


Job title

Lecturer in Policing (Police Premises)

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Date posted


Application closing date



Preston Campus


Grade: H (£37,467 - £43,434)

Contractual hours



Full time

Job category/type

Academic, Research



Job description

Several opportunities have arisen for enthusiastic and suitably qualified candidates to join the Policing Team at UCLan, located within the School of Justice. Successful candidates could be responsible for the preparation and delivery of engaging, challenging and transformative teaching across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the school, however we are initially seeking candidates to take teaching roles within UCLan's delivery of the Police Education and Qualifications Framework (PEQF).

Our PEQF programmes are at the forefront of the developing portfolio of police education licensed by the College of Policing, and as a Lecturer you will be required to act as module leader for several modules, working in partnership with colleagues from other University's or policing organisations, in the shared delivery of the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and Degree Holder Entry Programmes (DHEP) to new student Police Officers in North West Police Forces.

As this role will require access to police premises and is likely to require engagement with police officers and staff the successful candidate will need to undertake any applicable police vetting procedures, including but not limited to the Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) process, and appointment to the post is subject to successful completion of such processes.

You will be expected to promote the delivery of an excellent student experience and have the flexibility to deliver teaching at the UCLan main Preston Campus, the Burnley Campus, the University of Salford campus, and in other regional Police Constabularies, as required. You will be expected to be able to deliver teaching in any of those locations and online.

We require you to demonstrate teaching or training experience and relevant substantial professional policing experience or other relevant associated profession and/or a proven track record in policing related research.

You will need to be Educated to Honours degree level with a higher degree, normally at Doctoral level, in an appropriate or related discipline. Candidates with commensurate professional experience (e.g. recognised for leading innovations or transformations in local policing, serious, organised, and complex crime, digital/cyber-crime or terrorism) will be considered. An experience of teaching in a Higher Education environment will be an additional benefit as would a formal teaching qualification or registered Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. (Advance HE)

You will also evidence a flexible and innovative approach to teaching and learning and research with an ability to work on your own initiative as well as being part of team. You should also be IT literate with knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and other packages.

The role will require the flexibility to work occasional evenings.

For an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact Academic Lead for PEQF, Clive Tattum on CTattum@uclan.ac.uk

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via www. uclan.ac.uk/jobs ; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

School/Service: School of Justice

Hours: Full Time (37.00 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)

Basis: Indefinite

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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Affiliated to the University Alliance, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a government-run institution offering higher education, based in the city of Preston. Initially known as the Harris Art College, UCLan has its roots in the institution for the Diffusion...