Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Policing (PCDA)
About the opportunities: Working in the Department of Health and Social Sciences, and specifically the Sociology, Criminology, and Policing Subject Group, we have a number of posts available which are aligned to teaching and supporting learners on the Policing Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme (PCDA).
The apprenticeship is a 3 year programme which at this time is focused on the role of the Police Constable, one of the 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 integrated programmes which provide training and education across multiple cohorts each year.
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 Lecturer and Senior Lecturers with a policing background and/or Policing Practitioners with teaching/training experience to join our diverse teaching team who are all passionate about their specialisms and dedicated to providing an outstanding student experience. The successful candidates will reflect these qualities, be collegiate, flexible and make a positive contribution to the apprenticeship programme.
This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – £300m has been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while we continue to develop incredible new facilities to enhance our offer even further. The University continues to implement a hybrid way of working therefore you although you will be expected to work on campus for part of your working week, there will be opportunity to work in other locations. Exact days will be agreed with your line manager.
Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities.
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.
Bristol is a city that’s famous for its rebellious streak, independent thinking, unique style and edgy creativity. Home to over 460,000 people hailing from 187 different countries – you can find over 91 different languages spoken here, and 45 religions practiced. Topping polls on a regular basis, Bristol isn’t just a great place to live, but a great place to work.
Why UWE Bristol?
We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the Southwest with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.
We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.
We are an ambitious and values led university. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims.
With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.
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 mind-set. 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.
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.
The various posts are full time and permanent but available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.
If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Dr Anne Eason. Anne can be contacted on 0117 328 4616 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol however all appointments are made on merit.
Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.
We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.
Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.
Application closing date: 02/10/2022