Professional Development Advisor - JRN 20765

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
People Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£28,974 to £31,725
Closing Date


The role:

Are you passionate about developing and supporting people to reach their potential? If so this could be the perfect opportunity to join us at Northumbria Police in supporting the professional development of all our police officers, staff and volunteers.

As a Professional Development Adviser you can make a real difference in supporting our people in developing the right skills and behaviours to deliver an outstanding police service, keep people safe and fight crime.

What will I be doing?

Working within a local Professional Development Unit you will provide professional advice and support services to managers and individuals on people development, learning activities, assessment and accreditation.

Whilst you will be supporting people in their career across a number of professional development, leadership and apprenticeship programmes, initially you will focus on supporting and overseeing the progress of student officers in meeting learning outcomes, competencies and performance standards for different police officer entry routes including the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship.

Above all you will have the opportunity to champion continuous professional development and foster an inclusive learning environment for all our people.

What do I need?

We are looking for someone who is; 

  • Experienced in a people development role in a learning environment

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in carrying out training needs analysis, identifying development needs and designing relevant solutions

  • Experienced in competency assessment and feedback 

  • Able to evaluate development activities

  • An excellent communicator and able to partner and engage with key stakeholders

  • Highly organised and a good planner

  • A problem solver with high levels of initiative and personal responsibility

  • Knowledgeable in apprenticeship frameworks (desirable)

  • Experienced in coaching and mentoring (desirable)

For further information please see the role profile

Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact: 

To discuss the position in more detail please contact
Liddell, Chief Inspector People Development People Services Tel:07885264623 email

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone