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  • What we do:
    The NPIA seeks to support the best interests of the poice service and acts as a central service to improve the delivery of policing in England and Wales.
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About National Policing Improvement Agency

PLAYING A VITAL role aiding the country's police forces, the National Policing Improvement Agency makes sure its own workforce has the support it needs. Its 1,758 staff believe the agency makes a difference to the world (a 71% positive score ranking it 13th among its medium-sized counterparts). They also strongly believe in providing a great service (94%).

The community is at the heart of the organisation's work, and giving something back goes beyond its day-to-day duties. Employees can take up to five fully paid days every year to volunteer for a good cause and their efforts are not driven by a desire for good publicity (56%, a top 10 score).

Profit and budget concerns aren't driving the agency, which earns a top 20 score of 59% on this point. Protecting the planet as well as people, it has opted for video conferencing to reduce the need to travel to meetings, plus low-emission pool cars and recycling across most of its 12 sites.

Dealing with issues as critical as national security might be demanding, but staff aren't under too much pressure to concentrate (67%, a top 10 result), their health doesn't suffer because of work (70%) and they haven't felt stressed because of the job in the past year (67%). A top 20 score of 64% shows people are also happy with the balance between work and home.

What is it like to work for National Policing Improvement Agency

My Manager
My Manager
Managers' Charter workshops have been designed to ensure managers are aware of their roles and responsibilities, these workshops are supported by the Managers' Charter and interactive development guide. A 3 tiered approach to management is available to cover the skills needed at various levels of management with a full programme of training available along with an accreditation via the Core Leadership Development Programme. All heads of units have attended an Exec Coaching for Performance workshop which develops their coaching and mentoring techniques as well as helping them to get the best out of their staff with the overall aim being to have more internally trained coaches available.
Health screening tests performed by an occupational nurse are on offer to all employees on site as part of the wellbeing programme resulting in lifestyle advice being given to everyone in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Flexi time is available for most staff and employees are able to bring their family along to some of the out of work activities such as heritage days, Christmas carol service and sports and social events.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
They are currently introducing a local green focus group at each NPIA site to harness resources and activities and are forming a network of green champions and creating a green area on the intranet. Pool cars have been changed to models with lower carbon emissions whilst conferences have been increasingly performed using video communications to reduce unnecessary travel to meetings. Since April 2007 NPIA have articulated their overall approach to environmental issues in an Environmental Policy Statement made by the CEO which is communicated to all staff through the intranet and defines the broad approach taken across all of the fifteen sites across the UK.

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  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

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  • Male : Female:

    55% / 45%


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