Lecturer in Operational Policing

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University of South Wales


The University of South Wales is seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Policing Practice. We are currently in partnership with five Police Forces and have recently won the contract to deliver to two new partner forces, South Wales Police and Gwent Police. We have dedicated delivery teams based in each Force working in collaboration with police personnel. Our courses are blended in nature and consist of both online and in-person delivery, approximately a 50:50 split. Whilst we are seeking to identify talented individuals to work across our entire provision, we have a particular demand in the South Wales and Gwent areas.

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of the Subject’s growing undergraduate and postgraduate policing related awards. The post holder will be responsible for providing effective and high-quality learning opportunities via both blended and face-to-face teaching practices, for student officers off and on campus.  The post holder will also be required to contribute to an excellent student experience for all apprentices/students and provide appropriate support and pastoral care for them. A key part of this role relates to the collaborative aspect of delivering operational policing programmes and will involve ensuring that key stakeholders work together to deliver programmes that align to the requirements of police force(s), the College of Policing and USW. Part of this role will also include scholarly activity and the undertaking of applied research to enable knowledge transfer to internal and external stakeholders.

Applicants will have relevant policing knowledge or experience and ideally a recognised Higher Education teaching qualification, although we will consider applications on a case-by-case basis. If you do not possess a teaching qualification relevant to the context of Higher Education, if appointed you will be enrolled on the internal Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education scheme.

This position relates to the development and provision of the off-campus policing practice courses within our partner force areas, as such, you will be based at the police training facilities. The post holder will also be required to travel to one or more of our other partner forces from time to time, as well as undertake a short induction period based at the University of South Wales and occasional travel to USW thereafter. Due to the requirement to work from police premises, forces may also require applicants to undertake additional police vetting.  

Partner Training Locations

Bridgend: South Wales Police

Cwmbran: Gwent Police

Exeter: Devon and Cornwall Police

Ferndown: Dorset Police

Devizes: Wiltshire Police

Berkeley: Gloucestershire Constabulary

Carmarthen: Dyfed Powys Police

For an informal conversation about this post please contact Gareth Evans, Head of Subject – Operational Policing, [email protected]

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USW are seeking to recruit new academic staff in order to support the delivery of Policing Education to new police recruits with our contracted partner forces. We recently won the contract to deliver to two new partners, South Wales Police and Gwent Police and in order to meet this additional demand we need to employ 2 senior lecturers and 2 lecturers. The job descriptions attached outlines the duties involved and the skills required, and you should clearly indicate which post you are applying for or whether you wish to be considered for both. We are running one process for both posts and in the event you select the senior lecturer post or both, you will be asked additional questions where you will need to evidence additional skills and experience.

The terms and conditions of the post (including grade and salary) will be those of the University of South Wales.

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