Jobs4ExPolice was conceived out of the lack of support offered to colleagues transitioning out of police careers. Designed by a blending of the experiences of a retired police officer and an in-house recruitment expert, we have now been joined by a former member of police civilian staff, our very own ‘super organiser’, to ensure that we make our service the best it can be.
Structured around your needs, we provide advice, products and services to support you as you transition to your new role. We also have a unique candidate directory, to showcase your skills to employers and recruitment agencies.
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 are honoured to be of service to you and you can read more about each of us below:
Dawn has been providing recruitment and selection services in a corporate environment for many years and has been involved in coaching and educating business leaders, managers and employees in all aspects of the recruitment process.
Qualified to administer and interpret psychometric tests and with extensive knowledge and experience of best practice within interviewing techniques, employment law, assessment & development centres and personal development planning, Dawn is a regular contributor to the www.learnist.org .
Over the last decade Dawn has managed thousands of candidates and supported hundreds of managers throughout the sometimes fraught recruitment journey.
An authority on corporate recruitment and selection processes, she brings her expert knowledge of what works within private sector recruitment and career advancement and shares the secrets of how it is possible to achieve significant career success in the corporate field, by understanding what is really required from candidates at interview.
She blogs regularly and is the author of three books on the subject:
Interview Guide for Busy Managers: How to select the best talent
Get the Interview & Get the Job!: Inside secrets from an In-House Recruiter!
The Ultimate Interview Quiz: 101 Things Hiring Managers Need to Know!
…and is co-author with Peter Kelleher of ‘How to Get Your Dream Job!’
Dawn is a keen walker and photographer, a member of the Ramblers Association and the National Trust. She also likes to contribute her free time to the community and volunteers for several charities, Race4Life and Walk the Walk. She is also the founder of ‘FitFab50plus’ an online Facebook group devoted to health, wealth and happiness.
Peter left school to join London’s Metropolitan Police Service, retiring in 2013 as a Detective Inspector within Specialist Operations. Throughout this time, he enjoyed a wide variety of roles and gained much experience in dealing with difficult situations and people in various states of transition and change.
Having been trained as a coach and mentor by the renowned Metropolitan Police Leadership Academy, he has helped a number of people make positive changes to their careers both within and outside the police service.
Alongside his professional career, he has also either run or supported his family businesses. As a result, Peter is now a mentor to start-up, home-based and micro businesses and a mentor for the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, and member of the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Peter established the ‘smarter thinking’ brand in 2013 on his retirement from the police service. This award-winning social enterprise was formed to house a range of projects with the broad aim of supporting individual and/or organisational change (including www.Jobs4ExPolice.co.uk); further details can be found at www.smarterthinking.org.
He is the author of ‘Thinking About Leaving Your Job?’ which provides a process to help those considering leaving their role, to figure out what it is they really want to do next and co-authored ‘How to Get Your Dream Job!’ with colleague Dawn Moss with whom he set up www.CareersAdviceCentre.com .
He has written comprehensive articles for www.policeoracle.com on the topic of post-career employment and is an occasional lecturer on employability skills at his local college, supporting local schools on career days, where he is able.
Both Dawn and Peter have supported MumsNet ‘Workfests’ as career clinic experts and Peter has presented and been invited to be a panel expert at university business start-up bootcamps.