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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Policing

School of Law, Policing and Forensics

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £49,553 per annum
Tenure:  Full time Permanent and 0.6FTE Permanent
Release Date:  Thursday 22 July 2021
Closing Date:   Tuesday 17 August 2021
Reference:  LPF20-23

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role

We are currently recruiting to a number of Lectureship/Senior Lectureship posts in Policing, based within the University’s Institute of Policing. During 2019 we announced a major new partnership to deliver police constable education and training for West Midlands, Staffordshire, West Mercia and Warwickshire police forces. 

Post-holders will join our team to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in our Policing courses, specifically in relation to our Policing Apprenticeship and Degree Holder programmes, as well as providing support to other Policing programmes as required. 

We are seeking individuals with knowledge and/or research experience across broad specialisms including core Policing concepts and skills and/or Criminology. We are particularly keen in individuals with expertise in Digitally Enabled Crimes, Road Policing, Intelligence and Security, and Policing Research, although we welcome applications from people with other specialisms too. Whether you have developed your expertise through an academic route or with one of the UK’s Police Forces we want to hear from you.

You will have a commitment to developing and delivering high-quality teaching, have excellent communication skills and an ability to work effectively as part of a high performing team of academic staff. 

The University’s Institute of Policing sits within our School of Law, Policing and Forensics, a unique combination of disciplines that is ideally placed to respond to today’s justice system. You will work closely with colleagues from other academic disciplines including law, criminology, forensic science and others across the wider university community.

We have a significant number of posts available for Lecturers and Senior Lecturers (to be determined on appointment, dependent on experience). 

Due the nature of the police programmes, the successful candidates will be required to travel across the West Midlands Region (covering the four police forces – Staffordshire Police, West Midlands Police, West Mercia Police, and Warwickshire Police) in order to deliver material. Therefore, mobility is required for this position.

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available 

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days (pro rata’d for part time staff)
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans
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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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