Sarah M.
Graduate Recruitment Officer

About Sarah

Key Experiences

Transforming Communities Through Varied Means.
I worked in staffing for NCS The Challenge, recruiting excellent summer staff who would help in the mission of empowering young people and building a more integrated society.
I then moved to Boston, USA and later Sydney, Australia, working for a Christian charity.
Now I have joined forces with Police Now, to transform communities through finding outstanding graduates to be on the policing frontline, helping to reduce crime and increase the public's confidence.

Current Position

I recruit graduates who want to transform communities
I am part of a team that ensures Police Now finds and recruits the next generation's leaders who want to be on the frontline for social change. This involves the marketing of Police Now and its mission in universities throughout the UK, being the first point of contact for candidates, screening applications and getting candidates through assessment centre and working alongside our police force partners to see those that are successful, all the way through to on-boarding!

Main Motivations

Changing people's perception of policing
Police Now excels in taking a diverse group of talented graduates, who may never have considered a career in policing before, and inspiring them to take on the challenge of community transformation by being on the policing frontline! Almost half (47%) of our incoming participants told us they would not have considered a career in policing without the Police Now Scheme. It is exciting to bring diversity into policing, both diversity of background as well as diversity of mind.

Top Advice

Think about the legacy you want to leave behind...
I think work satisfaction comes from whether you think what you are doing matters. If you are sitting on the fence about whether to apply for this incredible opportunity, think about what decisions you will be most proud of 10, 20 years down the line. I don't think you will ever regret being an integral part of social change for generations to come, creating safer communities and changing the story for the people in the communities you will work with.

Greatest Achievement

Inspiring people to strive for more than they thought possible
I have worked with many people throughout the world, in group settings and one to one, life coaching, mentoring and teaching various life skills workshops. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone grow, in confidence and competence and go on to achieve more than they believed they could.

Police Now

Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and increase the public’s confidence in policing, by recruiting and developing an outstanding and diverse group of individuals to be leaders in society and on the policing frontline.

In addition to the Police Now National Graduate Leadership programme we are committed to contributing to the development of policing in the UK and to supporting the many thousands of dedicated police officers across the country to enable them to deliver the very best service to the public.

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