JOBS 4 EX-POLICE
Jobs4ExPolice was conceived and designed by two former police officers who had enjoyed their careers (on the whole!) and transitioned successfully to life after the police service but were concerned that friends and former colleagues within the police service had nowhere to turn to seek out really good help and advice to help them transition to life after the police service.
In an effort to keep costs low, we don’t have fancy offices – just an online platform to help you decide what you want to do next and helpful advice via phone or Skype. We also have some live events so make sure that you sign up to our free download to get early-notification and take advantage of the early-bird discounts for these.
Jobs4ExPolice is a joint enterprise between Smarter thinking – an award-winning social enterprise that helps people and individuals change effectively and successfully founded by former MPS officer Peter Kelleher and Police Choice an organisation originally created to support colleagues undergoing significant changes to their conditions of employment, founded by former Hertfordshire officer Tony Munday.
We are ably assisted by our excellent private sector recruiter – Dawn Moss MCIPD – who has viewed around 1,000,000 CVs, personally conducted thousands of job interviews and now teaches managers how to recruit great people effectively. An author of three books on the subject, Dawn is an expert in her field and has a particular specialism in interviewing.
Our online presence and all digital marketing are undertaken by Terry Tyler. Terry has been working with Peter and the team since 2014 and created this and many other websites and been engaged to produce animated and live videos for Jobs 4 Ex Police and other members of the Smarter thinking family.
As a former or current member of the police service you have a range of useful skills and experiences that can be of great benefit to future employers. The problem is that most of us don’t realise how valuable a member of staff we can be to a new employer, or don’t know how to position ourselves appropriately or translate police terminology into language that will be more easily understood by prospective employers outside of the police service (we know, we’ve been there too!)
Don’t worry – we can help… and it won’t cost you a penny!
With an exclusive mix of both police and recruiting experience, we are very well placed to help you find – and challenge successfully for – your new role and all this is free of charge to our valued police colleagues.
Seem too good to be true?
Well, although we are very nice people, we don’t operate for free. As personal recruitment company, we get paid by the company who are offering the new role – so you needn’t worry about a thing. And if you feel that you need specific support, we can supply you with the tools and tactics required at minimal cost or point you to other suppliers that can help.
Should I stay in the job or should I go?
What skills do I have and what can I offer?
Need a friendly chat with a discrete and experienced careers advisor?
There’s loads of general careers advice out there; so much that you can easily become overwhelmed and disheartened by the amount and the endless searching of job boards, trying to identify what it is you want to do next, can be dispiriting and lead to frustration and despair.
We help you ‘see the wood for the trees’ and enable you to consider your options in a non-pressurised and systematic way, emerging with a plan that’s right for you. And we can work alongside you to help you implement it too, if you would like us to.
Our advice is built upon our experience of life after ‘the job’, the experiences of many friends and former colleagues that we are in contact with and from scanning the employment market to see what’s needed in the UK today (and in police–related disciplines abroad!).
Our founder, Peter Kelleher MSc., has long experience of providing careers advice to colleagues in the Metropolitan Police Service and designed a selection board preparation programme that is still being used successfully today. Having ‘endured’ around 20 promotion or selection boards over a 30 year career – and having passed about half and failed about half (but never really understood why!) – it wasn’t until he was sent on a course to select people for his team that ‘the penny dropped’ and he realised what was required. Apart from running www.jobs4expolice.co.uk, Peter now lectures on employability skills at his local college.
We work closely with our key adviser for this project – Dawn Moss MCIPD – who has a long career as a private sector recruiter having seen over 1,000,000 CVs in her time, and personally interviewed thousands of people for jobs, and brings a unique and valuable perspective that allows you to get inside the recruiter’s mind and identify what it is that they are looking for. Both Dawn and Peter are also qualified life coaches.
Simply give us a call on 01727 226494 and we can help point you in the right direction. If a more detailed look at your situation is what you need, we offer a confidential one-hour careers advice session to help you get your thinking straight. We can also use assessment tools that will help you understand your motivation for a new career and consider whether what you are proposing to do will be a good fit in reality, before you make the leap into the unknown. You can find out more about our products and services that can help you on our main site at
If you are still unsure about which way to do, don’t sit there wondering.
Pick up the phone and give us a call on 01727 226494 – or drop us an email to ask@Jobs4ExPolice.co.uk – and we will be very happy to help you move forward.
And if a new job is what you are after, don’t forget to download our free step-by-step CV builder on the home page and let us get to work to help you transition into the next stage of your life!