Head of the Institute of Policing Studies, University of West London
Salary: £64,690 to £71,396 per annum
Closing Date: Sunday 01 August 2021
Interview Date: w/c 16th August
The University of West London (UWL) has climbed an impressive 23 places to become one of the top 40 universities in the UK according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2021.
UWL is now ranked 34th in the UK – our highest position of any league table ever! We were also the top university in England for teaching satisfaction and the ranking reaffirms our position as the top modern university in London.
In addition, UWL has been named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. The editor of the Guide has described UWL as “regularly among the top-performing universities’ and that we have ‘proved it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.
The University of West London (UWL) is delighted to announce the formation of a new Institute for Policing Studies (IPS).
Following successful establishment of undergraduate and Master’s degree programmes in Policing, Criminology and Forensics, the University recently won a major contract, worth an estimated £20-30m, delivered in partnership with Babcock International and in collaboration with three other universities, to implement the Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) to the Metropolitan Police Service.
We are now looking to recruit into the new IPS to lead, develop and deliver the PEQF programmes under contract to Babcock International and develop UWL’s growing national and international reputation in professional policing practice and associated disciplines. The IPS will sit alongside and work closely with colleagues in Criminology within the School of Human and Social Sciences, and with the Cybersecurity and Criminology Centre, and the National Centre for Gang Research.
The Head of the Institute for Policing Studies will report to the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Information Officer and support the strategic vision and plan for policing education at UWL. The post-holder will lead and develop the Institute of Policing Studies; provide academic leadership and management to the subject area of professional policing practice; lead and develop the current PEQF programmes in conjunction with the UWL policing portfolio at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and ensure academic delivery of the contract we have with Babcock International. The post-holder will contribute and lead research, enterprise and knowledge exchange activity within the field of policing and associated disciplines. The post-holder is expected to be an influencer at national level within police education and therefore enhance UWL’s reputation and impact within this field of education and research.
The successful candidate will have an excellent grasp of the national and international policing education environment and knowledge of professional policing practice. Proven ability to provide vision, leadership and support in the development of police education in the UK.
This role requires a Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) level 1 security check and clearance. Any offer of employment is conditional on achieving and maintaining this clearance.
How to Apply
Please submit a copy of your CV and a Covering Letter.
For an informal discussion about this post, please arrange a telephone call with the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Information Officer by contacting: [email protected]
Interviews are due to take place w/c 16th August.