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Recruitment Assistants

OCC Wymondham
Temporary/secondment and permanent – 37 Hours
Band C: £20,619 - £23,235
Closing Date: Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 12pm
Please quote Ref: L1465 on application form

x2 permanent posts
x3 contracts (until March 2021 – please note this could be extended)

Policing is going through some exciting times with a number of changes including the introduction of new entry routes to becoming a police officer and the national campaign to recruit increased numbers of officers over the coming years.

Due to a restructure of the recruitment functions later in the year, we are looking to appoint a number of recruitment assistants to support the varied work in the recruitment team within the Human Resources department. Although based in Norfolk, the team delivers recruitment for both Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.

There are both permanent and temporary positions available. The temporary positions vary in contract length with contracts ending March and April 2021 and there may be opportunities for temporary posts to become permanent.

You will provide a comprehensive recruitment service in a very busy environment so you must be able to prioritise workloads and deliver recruitment campaigns whilst working to demanding deadlines. You will support all areas of the recruitment process, from preparing campaign timelines to interviewing candidates. Initially you will work on police officer recruitment which includes; dealing with recruitment of new police officers and police community support officers, the transferring of existing officers from other forces and the delivery of promotion processes. Later in the year the team will also deal with recruitment of police staff roles so some will move on to deal with police staff recruitment, using the experience already gained to broaden your knowledge and skills.

Due to nature of these roles you must be highly organised with excellent planning skills, enabling you to work to tight deadlines. You must also have excellent customer service and communication skills to be confident in communicating with a wide range of people. Once trained you will be expected to be able to work both independently and as part of a team and take ownership of your own key areas of work.

Although not essential we would welcome applications from anyone with a background in recruitment (in-house or agency), generalist HR or policing. However, it is more important that you can demonstrate a real “can-do” attitude and have the relevant transferrable skills to meet the essential criteria set out below so, if you feel you can make a positive contribution to the team, we look forward to hearing from you.

Full details of the role can be found in the below job description.

Role profile >> role_profile_-_recruitment_assistant.pdf

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Level 3 Foundation CIPD or equivalent experience (Associate)
  • Able to make recommendations for improvements in relation to administrative systems and processes
  • Proven and effective administrative skills. Understands the need for confidentiality
  • An understanding of how to handle, resolve and escalate enquiries and pass on information promptly
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident in using ICT systems such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint (may be role specific
  • Able to plan, manage and review tasks for self and more junior team members
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively and professionally
  • Excellent time management and planning and organisation skills
  • Able to support changes in service provision in a positive and constructive manner
  • Able to work independently and seek advice and guidance when needed
  • Is approachable and confident in coaching more junior members of the team to help them to acquire
  • skills and experience
  • Experience of taking ownership for delivering outcomes
  • Experience of using information to develop solutions and solve problems

It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Prior experience of working with people systems (such as SAP, T-Police) and eRecruitment systems
  • Previous experience of working in a HR, recruitment or shared service function
  • Knowledge of the broader activities of the Police Service

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together.

These forms as well as application guidance no tes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected].