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Felt like making a difference but toxic leadership

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Worked for several years here and progressed but senior management made it a difficult place to be. Lack of support, toxic culture of not addressing issues and no new people at senior level meant no innovation or change. Liked the work and making a difference but lack of appreciation and leadership made me leave
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Hard to judge in Covid times

The job has changed considerably due to home working/ Covid restrictions and may never change back again. The work is irregular and is basically a zero hours contract with very little work on offer.


works around your life


little work offered
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Home based - occasional work online

I am not in a permanent post. I am an associate where I will be undertaking occasional online work for the College of Policing. I will be expected to undertake assessments of new recruits. The interview and subsequent communication has been relaxed.
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nice place to work

The public sector industry has good career progression, lovely people to work with, flexible working available, online training and development. A range of staff benefits.
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Productive Supportive and Transformational Organisation

Whilst on secondment here over the last 18 months it has been a pleasure to work for the College of Policing, I have worked with some very talented and supportive individuals and it has given me a great insight into the work of the College. I have a learnt a huge amount the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continued Professional Development processes across the police service of Wales & England.
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  • Inclusive work environment
  • Time and location flexibility
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Be careful. Senior management removed my pending role without warning.

Overall, I was hugely looking forward to working at the college, having dealt with really pleasant people during the application. Yes, the staff and team leaders are clearly under pressure due to lack of staff and resources. I understood this and was ready for the challenge. BUT THEN....when I believed that my vetting process was underway (almost 10 weeks in) the position was suddenly pulled after an internal review which I was not warned about. If you're applying, make sure that you check and double-check that the position is safe. Additionally, my suggestion is that you carry on applying elsewhere just in case. It was a massive shock to me and a HUGE waste of time. Un-professional in this instance!
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Diverse back office support to policing

Different roles supporting all aspects of policing from Neighbourhood to firearms officers and counter terrorism. Carries out quality assurance and provides examples of best practice.




Remote locations
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Good place to work, reunited with past work friends, management friendly, hardest part of the poistion to keep the staff together and ensuring who came to site were on the list, but fun and a good place to work, most enjoyable part of the Job! tlking to all the staff to ensure they were all positive and work together.


Free Lunches


Change management
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My day at

A typical day at work for me would start by talking to my line manager who is off site, checking our IT call logging systeme manager to look for new calls, update any progress on existing calls. Liaise with users on site re their issues I work alone but have worked in larger teams and on service desks. I enjoy the responsibility of prioritising my work load but also enjoy assisting others when required. This can involve helping at other work sites wether it be for backup or for office moves The hardest part of my job is saying No (because that does happen) The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing I got the job I wanted


Flexible hours
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Friendly place

Busy organisation, lovely people, different to private sector. Working closely to support frontline policing and the development of our current and future officers. Making a difference.
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Good working place

College What Works provides access to evidence about what works in policing and crime reduction. Membership of the professional body for policing. Supporting police officers and staff in their daily roles and with their development.
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Left to get on with your work

My role is challenging but highly enjoyable. No day is ever the same and my current line manager is fair, honest and helpful.


In house development


Travelling to work
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good team

a typical day was; reports and other documents, Maintain office files, Take minutes at meetings, Distribute minutes and other supporting documents, Create and Support MLE (Managed Learning Environment) system, processing Invoices, setting up meeting (which includes, arranging drinks, food and stationary) and dealing with sickness cases.


HR knowledge


office enviroment
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Demanding and rewarding role

Administration of courses run at Bramshill. Responsible for booking accommodation for delegates,tutors and speakers, associated transport, booking of classrooms, invoicing and processing payments. I work independently and as part of a team. The hardest part is keeping calm and in control when dealing with the demands of senior police officers from abroad. The most enjoyable part is working with senior police officers from abroad.


Every day is different and the working environment


Demands of working to a deadline and within budget
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A great place to work. Beautiful surroundings.Unfortunately highly skilled staff unerpaid.

Passing on essential training and guidance to students from all levels of ability and background is a fabulous vocation. The world of forensics is constantly evolving which means I am constantly having to keep abreast of developments in order to deliver the best possible advice to my learners. I appreciate that everybody feels financially undervalued. Unfortunately at the College trainers take a massive drop in salary from the world of Policing to enter the world of Forensic Training. The college, rightly so, wish to attract a variety of experiences from different Forces which inevitably means a family disruption to the applicant, The salary does not reflect this. This means that quality staff are difficult to come by, and even harder to retain. Witnessing students grow in confidence and ability is extremely rewarding.


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Poor pay and family disruption.
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A really nice friendly place to work

I start at 8.30.am check keys are all in, check e.mails answer switchboard order taxis answer day to day enquires from the staff I feel I learn something new every day as each enquiry is different,I get on very well with my co-workers and work well as a team.The hardest part of my job would be not being able to help the staff and to fail in my job as reception Manager.I enjoy every aspect of my job I love being front of house and dealing with the customer


Free meals amd uniform and pension


I don't have any cons I just enjoy my job
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Based on 18 reviews

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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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