Key Points
  • Addressing key priorities for resourcing to enable successful police recruitment and retention
  • Managing the gap: how will training schemes have an impact on current police shortages
  • Engaging your workforce to ensure they feel valued and establishing learning and development routes
  • Acknowledging the pressures on police and how to overcome the effects on employee mental health


Overview

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Alice Gregson, Attraction and Recruitment Lead, College of Policing
  • Ray Clare, Training Design Team Member, College of Policing
  • Naveed Malik, Deputy Chief Constable and Vice Chair of the Workforce Representation and Diversity Portfolio, National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC)
  • David Spencer, Co-Founder, Police Now
  • Yakoob Teladia, Superintendent, Cleveland Police
  • Simon Durance, Co-Founder, Blue Hero & PTSD999
  • Lizzie Peters, Collaboration Lead, Strategy Directorate, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • Charlotte Corbett, National Reward Consultant, NPCC National Reward Team (NPCC)
  • Stella Brooks, National Coordinator, NPCC National Reward Team (NPCC)
  • Dr Jyoti Belur, Associate Professor, Dept of Security and Crime Science, University College London
  • Iona Jackson-Benjamin, Career and Talent Development Manager, British Transport Police
  • Dr Laura Walton-Williams, Associate Dean (Recruitment), School of Law Policing & Forensics, Staffordshire University
  • Naomi Arblaster, Employer Partnership Development Manager, Staffordshire University



    It was recently disclosed by The National Police Chiefs Council that more than half of the forces in England and Wales missed their recruitment targets last year. Figures also reveal that there has been a fall of 15% in police officers in the period between September 2009 and September 2017.

    In addition to the increasing pressures to fill vacancies, there is growing dissatisfaction for employees that need support at a time of increasing crime. Therefore, the adoption of effective recruitment and retention strategies is more important than ever in overcoming skills shortages and in ensuring positive well-being.

    Join us for Westminster Insight’s timely briefing as industry experts will be discussing the progress of entry routes and retention of police staff. Exploring trailblazing case studies and sharing best practice, you’ll hear from the College of Policing on the importance of workforce planning. MOPAC will also be reviewing the Policing Vision 2025 and as they'll discuss how you can ensure your people strategy delivers a capable workforce to reach policing goals.

    Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to network with peers as you’ll learn ways to attract the best available talent and work to understand the challenges around the recruitment process.

Agenda
Start

08:15 - 09:00
Registration

 

09:00 - 09:05
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Dr Jyoti Belur Associate Professor, Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London

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09:05 - 09:25
Keynote: Exploring Key Priorities for Resourcing to Enable Successful Police Recruitment

 
  • Highlighting the importance of workforce planning and how forces can make efficiencies 
  • Maintaining an effective and growing workforce by delivering effective recruitment and retention strategies
  • Exploring how the Police Educational Qualifications Framework (PEQF) can support the wider recruitment and retention strategy
  •  Promoting policing as an attractive career option
  • Exploring how new entry routes will contribute to a skilled workforce, equipped for modern policing
09:25 - 09:35 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Alice Gregson Attraction and Recruitment Lead, College of Policing

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09:35 - 10:15
Exploring New Entry Routes into Policing and the Goal to Improve the Recruitment and Retention

 
  • Discussion around the PEQF and implementing the three new routes into policing at PC level
  • Evaluating the impact of the new entry routes, one year on 
  • Highlighting the variety of entry routes and the infrastructure required for their successful implementation 
  • Developing policing apprenticeships: why this can make a difference to recruitment into policing 
  • As a university, working closely with forces in order to understand the challenges around recruitment into the police service, and how to overcome them         
  • Insight into the Recruitment and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion workstreams of the West Midlands Regional Policing Partnership
10:15 - 10:35 Questions and Discussion

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Naomi Arblaster Employer Partnership Development Manager, Staffordshire University

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David Spencer Co-Founder, Police Now

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Dr Ray Clare Head of Workforce Development and Progression, College of Policing

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Laura Walton-Williams Associate Dean (Recruitment), School of Law Policing & Forensics, Staffordshire University

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10:35 - 10:50
Encouraging diversity within the workforce to improve community representation

 
  • Diversity and the Police as an operational imperative 
  • Discussing the opportunities around Positive Action in order to improve diversity
  • Creating fair, diverse and inclusive workplaces that work for all employees
  • Giving you insight into the next steps for the NPCC’s Workforce Diversity Toolkit
10:50 - 11:00 Questions and Discussion

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Naveed Malik Deputy Chief Constable and Vice Chair of the Workforce Representation and Diversity Portfolio, National Police Chiefs Council

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11:00 - 11:30
Coffee and Networking Break

 

11:30 - 11:50
Exploring Strategies to Attract the Best Talent for your Force

 
  • Utilising your own recruitment events to allow communities easy access to job information
  • Identifying hard-to-fill roles in order to understand issues and create strategies to overcome challenges in current attraction
  • Why having structure, promoting inclusive behaviours and removing barriers for minority groups attracts the best talent
11:50 - 12:00 Questions and Discussion

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Chloe Manby Recruitment Strategist, Metropolitan Police Service

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Superintendent Yakoob Teladia Cleveland Police

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12:00 - 12:20
Keynote 2: Policing Vision 2025: Setting out Ambitions going Forward

 
  • A policing profession fit for the future: supporting the learning and development of existing employees
  • Ensuring your people strategy delivers a capable workforce to reach policing goals
12:20 - 12:30 Questions and Discussion

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Lizzie Peters Collaboration Lead, Strategy Directorate, Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)

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12:30 - 12:50
Ensuring Police Retention and Delivering Support to your Staff

 
  • Introducing flexible working and part-time options to increase employee retention
  • Identifying symptoms of anxiety, depression and PTSD in order to support mental well-being
  • Progressing your staff and building their career to ensure higher retention rates
  • Acknowledging the pressures on police and alienation during posting and the effects on mental health
  • Establishing and employment model that provides the right reward and recognition for police officers and staff
12:50 - 13:00 Questions and Discussion

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Iona Jackson-Benjamin Talent and Career Development Manager, British Transport Police

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Simon Durance Co-Founder, Blue Hero & PTSD999

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13:00 - 13:20
Update on the new Reward Framework 2020

 
  • Insight into the detail behind the plan and what it means for your workforce
  • Introductions and high-level overview of new reward framework
  • Reviewing constable base pay scale and benchmarking
  • Exploring the P Factor for all ranks and discussing variable pay

    13:20 - 13:30 Questions and Discussion

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Stella Brooks National Coordinator, NPCC National Reward Team

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Charlotte Corbett National Reward Consultant, NPCC National Reward Team

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13:30 - 13:40
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Dr Jyoti Belur Associate Professor, Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London

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End

Speakers

Naomi Arblaster Employer Partnership Development Manager, Staffordshire University

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Dr Jyoti Belur Associate Professor, Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London

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Stella Brooks National Coordinator, NPCC National Reward Team

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Dr Ray Clare Head of Workforce Development and Progression, College of Policing

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Charlotte Corbett National Reward Consultant, NPCC National Reward Team

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Simon Durance Co-Founder, Blue Hero & PTSD999

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Alice Gregson Attraction and Recruitment Lead, College of Policing

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Iona Jackson-Benjamin Talent and Career Development Manager, British Transport Police

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Naveed Malik Deputy Chief Constable and Vice Chair of the Workforce Representation and Diversity Portfolio, National Police Chiefs Council

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Lizzie Peters Collaboration Lead, Strategy Directorate, Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)

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David Spencer Co-Founder, Police Now

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Superintendent Yakoob Teladia Cleveland Police

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Laura Walton-Williams Associate Dean (Recruitment), School of Law Policing & Forensics, Staffordshire University

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Venue details

Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum 97 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4DN

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Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum

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