Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA) in partnership with CROYDON: One Postcode, Finesse Foreva and PJs are working alongside the Metropolitan Police to create a programme of engagement that will attract BAME and female applicants to the force.
Our work is part of MPS’s attraction strategy and is led by teams of BAME and female members of our community who create promotional material that is both relatable and supportive of the idea that joining the police service is a viable option. This will help build greater confidence in the MPS and inspire and inform potential recruits to take action and apply to join the police service.
PJ's will also offer mentoring and support sessions to those expressing interest in, applying to and joining the MPS.
Sir Mark Rowley in discussion with James Watkins of Mainz World
Sir Mark Rowley in discussion with James Watkins of Mainz World underscores the importance of diversity in Met Police recruitment and gives a big boost to our ‘Diversity Matters it’s our Met’ project. We may have seemed a little quiet recently but keep checking our website for films to come on attracting women applicants to join the Met Police Services.
Pictured above, James Watkins of Mainz World and Anthony King of PJ's Community Services meeting with representatives from the Met Police's communications team. They spoke about cultural competency and how language can positively reflect the Black Community.
CVA, alongside local partners, has been working with the Metropolitan Police Service over the past year to help recruit a more diverse workforce. The aim is to have a workforce more reflective of the city we live in and responsive to the needs of local communities. Check this space for our final film, coming soon. This time it focuses on women joining the force. The challenges but also the difference women can make.