In light of the current and future uncertainty for Police Officers within the Constabulary the Gloucestershire Joint Branch Board will be hosting a seminar on the 23rd November 2010, aimed at developing the knowledge and understanding of Federation Representatives in the area of “pensions” and “gaining employment” after life in the Police Service. This is being done at such a time where there is uncertainty over the reduction in the number of Police Officers, from the Inspecting ranks through to Constables, and whether or not the Force will look toward implementing A19, to supplement what the Force offers within the current pre-retirement course.

This seminar is being delivered by Peter Scott, who is the current Secretary of the West Yorkshire Police Federation, with an area of expertise in pensions and the realisation of skills held by Police Officers, and how to put this in a CV. The seminar will cover the following areas;

  1. Where are you now – looking at length of service and skills and qualifications, courses etc – a good brainstorming session teasing out individuals’ skills
  2. Where do you want to be – the million dollar question as police officers struggle with this one, so we discuss where employment opportunities might be, looking at real examples of where people they know are
  3. How are you going to get there – additional qualifications? Preparation
  4. Action Plan – CV preparation, interview skills outside the police service, research

The aim of this seminar is to provide the relevant knowledge for Federation reps to facilitate officers nearing retirement being able to realise their potential as future employees, but we have a limited number of spaces that we would like to make available to Federated members nearing retirement, that may benefit from such a seminar.

The seminar is due to take place at The Federation Office in Hucclecote, on Tuesday 23rd November 2010, commencing at 1330hrs – 1730hrs

If you are interested please email the Branch Board at Gloster@polfed.org