Police Progression and Development Coach Team Leader

Posting Date: 14 May 2020

Location: South West London, London, GB, SW8 2TG

Company: Babcock

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Progression & Development Coach (PDC) Team Leader
About the role

Purpose of role: Responsible for the leadership and development of the Progression team across the PEQF contract ensuring timely progression of all students while maintaining financial and performance targets.


Major tasks and activities:
• Manage team performance providing direction, coaching and feedback; ensuring progression targets, performance measures, KPIs and contractual requirements are well communicated, understood and met
• Manage the quality of feedback delivered to PEQF students from the progression team
• Ensure that a balanced caseload is managed across the team
• Oversee the completion of functional skills milestones in line with KPIs
• Understand and utilise MI, analysis and reports to manage progression performance
• Ensure the progression team is suitability qualified and experienced against contractual and regulatory requirements
• Ensure the contract complies with all internal procedures and quality measures and ensure compliance with external inspection and auditing bodies i.e. OfS / QAA / Ofsted and ESFA
• Ensure feedback from all relevant stakeholders (Babcock, HEI and MPS) is factored into the review process to improve outcomes


Additional key accountabilities:
• Review processes, forms and procedures to ensure continuous improvement in progression management and delivery
• Support progression reviews as required
• Support the on-boarding of PEQF students
• Ensure student action plans are established and managed effectively where required
• Act as one of the Designated Persons (DP) for safeguarding
• Ensure Prevent and E&D is embedded into the progress reviews
• Build strong relationships with all stakeholders to ensure the best support can be provided to the student in order to maintain progression and resolve issues
• Ensure programme IT systems are fully utilised  with up to date, relevant and accurate data in relation to PEQF student progression
• Ensure all Babcock policies, processes and procedures are maintained and promoted, specifically those related to security, equality, diversity and inclusion; health, safety and environmental, and welfare and safeguarding
• Ensure that the progression team maintains professional and current skills and qualifications through company training and other development opportunities, ensuring all Continuous Professional Development is recorded
• Promote the sharing of ideas across the contract
• Ensure Babcock and MPS Security, Health and Safety, Environmental, Information Assurance, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Welfare & Safeguarding policies and procedures are followed at all times within all areas of responsibility
• Lead a positive team culture, based on the company values which promotes equality, diversity and inclusion.


Key outputs / deliverables:
• A high performing progression team in line with performance measures, KPIs and contractual requirements
• Students’ progress in line with agreed outputs and set KPIs
• Timely and overall completion targets met across the team
• Minimised level of out of funded students (i.e. those past their completion date)
• A highly organised team with a well communicated and on track caseload
• Programmes delivered in line with Babcock and HEI quality standards
• Ensure provision delivery meets a minimum of a grade 2 Ofsted grade (measured through internal inspection)
• Accurately maintained CPD logs
• Ensure safeguarding of all students


Describe with whom the role regularly interfaces:

• Students
• MPS staff (e.g. Line Managers, Tutor Constables, Coaches)
• HEI partners (e.g. Lecturers, Module Leads)
• Inspection bodies (OfS / QAA / Ofsted)


• Progression team
• Line Manager and PEQF management team
• Other PEQF staff (e.g. Lecturers, Module Leads, IQA)
• Apprenticeship Services
• Planning and administration team


Security status:
• Requires enhanced DBS through the Disclosure and Barring Service and military security clearance
• NPPV 2 (possibly 1)


What do I need to do the role?

Key technical skills / competencies:
• Excellent literacy, numeracy and communication skills
• Ability to lead, motivate and inspire others; driving performance and professionalism
• Strong KPI and performance leadership
• IT literate and able to use a variety of software (including MS Word, Excel PowerPoint and Outlook)
• Industry experience in relevant sector


Key behavioural competencies:
• Ability and desire to be flexible around delivery in order to accommodate operational policing demands
• Able to create and drive a culture that achieves results
• Strong leadership and management skills
• Proactive and detailed approach to planning in order to achieve results
• Creative, flexible and innovative problem solving techniques
• Encourages, coaches and supports the team to achieve their objectives. Actively manages poor performance
• Demonstrate a high level of organisational skills and self-motivation
• Results focused with the ability to work under pressure


Company / industry knowledge:
• Comprehensive understanding of policing and the evidence base current context, challenges and issues, gained either through previous operational or academic experience
• An understanding of the Police Educational Qualifications Framework, Authorised Professional Practice and / or Policing Professional Framework
• Experience of supporting and driving the progression of students delivering apprenticeships or other work-based learning (desirable)

• Strong operational experience in policing (ideally within the MPS)
• Level 2 qualification (or higher) in maths and English
• Educated to degree level or equivalent


What else do I need to know?

• All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.


Application Guidance

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