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


    The National Police Chiefs Council recently disclosed that of the 43 forces in England and Wales, more than half missed their recruitment targets last year.* Between September 2009 and September 2017, police forces in England and Wales also lost more than 20,000 officers – dropping by 15%. This coupled with increasing pressures to fill vacancies for specialist detectives at the rate that they are being lost, and growing dissatisfaction for employees who need support during a time of rising crime demonstrates that adopting effective recruitment and retention strategies is critical to overcome skill shortages and ensure employee well-being.

    Westminster Insight’s timely briefing will discuss the progress of police recruitment entry routes and the retention of staff, by exploring trailblazing case studies and sharing best practice on overcoming the profession’s challenges.

    You will hear from the College of Policing who will be highlighting the importance of workforce planning and how forces can make efficiencies.

    You will also hear from MOPAC on the Policing Vision 2025 and developing a policing profession that’s fit for the future by securing the best recruits and engaging and retaining existing employees.

    Explore practical strategies to attract the best talent to your force including utilising your own recruitment events to allow communities easy access to job information and promoting inclusive behaviours and removing barriers for minority groups.

    By January 2020, there will be three routes into policing, including Police Now and the three-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). Providing insight into the progress and sustainability of new entry routes, Police Now and Staffordshire University will discuss how universities can work closely together in understanding and overcoming the challenges around the recruitment process.

    “How can organisations create a culture that attracts & retains diverse talent? Have structure, promote inclusive behaviours, educate & remove barriers. Most of all, have courage!” Johnathon Reardon, North Yorkshire Police.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:05
Registration

 

09:05 - 09:15
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

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

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09:15 - 09:35
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
09:35 - 09:45 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Alice Gregson Attraction and Recruitment Lead, College of Policing

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09:45 - 10:15
Exploring New Entry Routes into Policing and the Goal to Improve the Recruitment and Retention

 
  • Discussion around the PEQF, (in particular the PCDA) and preparing for the three routes into Policing for January 2020
  • Highlighting the variety of roles and opportunities and discussing the sustainability of new entry routes
  • Managing the gap: how will training schemes have an impact on current police shortages
  • Launching policing apprenticeships: making sure it’s clear to applicants which are the different streams appropriate to them
  • Improving the diversity of applicants 
  • Working closely with forces in order to understand the challenges around the recruitment process and how to overcome them
10:15 - 10:25 Questions and Discussion

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David Spencer Co-Founder, Police Now

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

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10:25 - 10:40
Encouraging diversity within the workforce

 
  • 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
10:40 - 10:50 Questions and Discussion

10:50 - 11:20
Coffee and Networking Break

 

11:20 - 11:45
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
11:45 - 11:55 Extended Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Superintendent Yakoob Teladia Cleveland Police

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11:55 - 12:15
Keynote 2: Policing Vision 2025: Setting out Ambitions going Forward

 
  • Developing a policing profession fit for the future: securing the best recruits and engaging and retaining existing employees
  • Engaging your workforce to ensure they feel valued and establishing learning and development routes
  • Ensuring your people strategy delivers a capable workforce to reach policing goals
12:15 - 12:25 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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12:25 - 12:45
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
12:45 - 12:55 Joint Questions and Discussion

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Simon Durance Co-Founder, Blue Hero & PTSD999

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Janine Jury Police Counselling and Wellbeing Manager, Kent and Essex Police

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12:55 - 13:15
Predictions for the Pay and Reward Framework 2020

 
  • Insight into the detail behind the plan and what it means for your workforce

    13:15 - 13:25 Questions and Discussion

13:25 - 13:35
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

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

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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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Janine Jury Police Counselling and Wellbeing Manager, Kent and Essex Police

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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

Central London


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