Key Points
  • Improving the promotion of law-enforcement as a desirable profession to work in
  • Understanding causes of attrition and creating actionable strategies to increase retention
  • Ensuring the right skill-mix to fill existing skills gaps and future proof the workforce
  • Improving well-being, mental health and resilience to help retain staff
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Overview

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Nick Howe, Director of Institute of Policing, Staffordshire University
  • Martin Surl, Deputy Chair, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire
  • Chief Constable Giles York, Lead, NPCC and Sussex Police
  • Alice Gregson, Attraction and Recruitment Lead, Police Uplift Programme
  • Clare Power, Recruitment and Marketing Director, Police Now
  • Che Donald, Vice-Chair, Police Federation of England and Wales
  • Stella Brooks, National Co-ordinator of Police Pay & Conditions, Thames Valley Police
  • Melissa Black, Career and Talent Advisor, British Transport Police
  • Rachel Billington, HR Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Metropolitan Police




    Join Westminster Insight for our bi-annual Police Recruitment and Retention briefing where you will explore how to develop and equip the police workforce for the future.

    With new investment and allocation of officers over the next 3 years, hear from the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner and the National Police Chief’s Council on how to implement positive recruitment processes.

    Gain insight into actionable strategies that can help develop the police service as an attractive employer in a modern employment market and create a resilient talent pipeline.

    Understanding reasons why employees leave, you will hear initiatives on upskilling and CPD to help retain experienced officers and attract those with experience back to the forces.

    With specific sessions focusing on improving police culture, well-being, and resilience, explore how to remove the stigma and shift culture. We will spotlight the importance of creating a diverse workforce that better reflects the communities served, helping to reduce ethnicity and gender gaps.

    Don’t miss your opportunity to create a more representative workforce aligned with the right skills, values and experience to meet future policing demands.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Refreshments and Networking

 

09:30 - 09:50
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Nick Howe Director of Institute of Policing, Staffordshire University

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09:50 - 10:20
Keynote Address: Meeting the Recruitment Challenge

 
  • Exploring the role of the new recruitment board and progress of the Workforce Coordination Committee 
  • Outlining the plan to recruit 20,000 new police officers over the next 3 years        
  • Understanding how forces will be held to account for meeting recruitment targets
10.20 - 10.30 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Martin Surl Deputy Chair, APCC and PCC for Gloucestershire

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10:30 - 11:10
Joint Session: Recruitment in Practice at a Local Level

 
  • Developing effective recruitment campaigns and attracting quality candidates
  • Reforming initial recruitment systems and processes to help increase the talent pool
  • Identifying hard-to-fill roles in order to understand issues and create strategies to overcome challenges in current attraction

Speakers

Clare Power Recruitment and Marketing Director, Police Now

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Alice Gregson Attraction and Recruitment Lead, Police Uplift Programme

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11:10 - 11:50
Refreshment and Networking Break

 

11:50 - 12:50
Panel Discussion: Retaining Experienced Officers

 
  • Improving staff well-being and mental health to understand why police officers are leaving the force
  • Enhancing reward and recognition packages tailored to the needs of the service
  • Attracting experienced officers back to the force through flexible employment frameworks
  • Developing a supportive police culture to move away from a culture of blame to a learning culture
  • Creating fair, diverse and inclusive workplaces to improve the retention of minority groups and women
  • Closing gender pay gaps


Speakers

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

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Stella Brooks National Coordinator, NPCC National Reward Team

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Rachel Billington HR Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Metropolitan Police

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12:50 - 13:10
Entry Routes, Skills, Training and Professional Development

 
  • Implementing new training curriculums and entry routes including pre-degree joiners, apprenticeships and routes for those with existing degress
  • Overcoming current skills gaps and understanding the needs of the future workforce
  • Encouraging upskilling and continuing professional within the current workforce
13.10 - 13.20 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Giles York Sussex Police and NPCC Lead

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13:20 - 13:30
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Rachel Billington HR Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Metropolitan Police

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Stella Brooks National Coordinator, NPCC National Reward Team

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Alice Gregson Attraction and Recruitment Lead, Police Uplift Programme

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Nick Howe Director of Institute of Policing, Staffordshire University

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Nicola Hughes Blue Light Champion Training Lead, Metropolitan Police

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

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Clare Power Recruitment and Marketing Director, Police Now

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Martin Surl Deputy Chair, APCC and PCC for Gloucestershire

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Giles York Sussex Police and NPCC Lead

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Venue details

Cavendish Conference Centre 22 Duchess Mews, London, W1G 9DT

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