Senior Administrator

Vacancy reference: COR4078

Applications for this role are restricted to existing employees of the College of Policing, the Civil Service, Officers and staff of a UK police force or UK policing organisation.

This role is offered as a fixed term appointment or secondment opportunity until 31 March 2020.

Location: The College of Policing London, SE1 9HA or Ryton, Coventry CV8 3EN or homeworking.

Please note that home workers will be expected to travel to and from college sites as required.

College grade: 1B

Closing date: Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 (midnight)

Interview date and location is to be confirmed.

About us:

Our vision is to be a world class professional body, equipping members with the skills and knowledge to prevent crime, protect the public and secure public trust. The quality of our services, the support for our members and a reputation for cutting-edge research and teaching will have a profound effect on the future development of policing in the UK and overseas for years to come.

We have four complementary functions: 

  • Knowledge: developing the research and infrastructure for improving evidence of 'what works'. Over time, this will ensure policing practice and standards are based on knowledge, not custom and convention.
  • Education: supporting the development of individual members of the profession. We set educational requirements to assure the public of the quality and consistency of policing skills, and facilitate academic accreditation and recognition of our members' expertise.
  • Standards: drawing on the best available evidence of 'what works' to set standards in policing for forces and individuals, for example, through Authorised Professional Practice and peer review.
  • Building the College: developing our infrastructure so we achieve even greater efficiency and effectiveness and establish the College as an independent professional body and employer of choice.

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Administrator.

The selected candidate will provide professional, efficient and comprehensive administrative support, carrying out specialist and general office duties, resolve problems and role model best practice.

All applicants must hold:

  • A Level 3 qualification (e.g. A-levels, NVQ level 3 in Business Administration or similar) or extensive equivalent level experience in a related area
  • GCSE Passes in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent qualifications

Please see job description for full details of the role.

Applications will be sifted against the 'Essential criteria' section of the job description.

Additional information and eligibility:

This role is offered as a secondment opportunity until 31 March 2020 to serving police officers and police staff at the rank/equivalent rank of Constable, who have their chief officer's approval. Chief Officer's approval must be of NPCC rank, i.e., CC, ACC or DCC. Approval for secondment must accompany an application.

Police officers and police staff applying for a secondment opportunity must have a current vetting level of recruitment vetting (RV) as a minimum.

Prior to submitting an application please contact your force vetting department to check your vetting level.

Central service conditions may apply for police officers and staff.

Temporary promotion is not available.

As this role is offered as an internal secondment, please note you will be required to obtain the written permission of your line manager prior to submitting your application. Please ensure you complete an internal application form.

Those working within the Civil Service will also require their line manager's approval to submitting an application.

This role is also offered as a fixed term appointment until 31 March 2020.

Temporary promotion is available for those colleagues who are directly employed by the College only.

If this post is London-based, the salary range will be: £23,600 to £27,897, working 36 hours per week.
If this post is nationally based, the salary range will be: £19,600 to £22,657, working 37 hours per week.

New entrants are normally appointed at the pay scale minimum for their grade although there is limited scope for negotiation based on skills and experience.

Existing staff and civil servants should note that, if successful, their salary on appointment would normally be determined by applying the College's usual salary progression rules. If the appointment is on level transfer, your substantive salary (excluding any allowances) will remain unchanged (unless it exceeds the maximum stated within the College pay band) and unless the successful candidate's current salary is below the relevant College grade minimum. If the appointment is on temporary or substantive promotion, the successful candidate's salary will be increased by the appropriate promotion percentage or moved to the relevant College grade minimum, whichever is the greater.

This post is open to UK nationals, Commonwealth citizens, EEA nationals of other member states and certain non-EEA family members. There must be no employment restriction or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years, and in some cases five or even 10 years, preceding your application due to the requirement to have a checkable history for security vetting purposes. If you answer 'No' to the questions regarding nationality, then it is unlikely your application will be pursued. If you are unsure as to your eligibility on any of these points, please contact us for advice.

College posts are subject to both national security vetting and force vetting requirements.

How to apply and contact information:

Please complete the application and diversity forms and return them to one of the following:
By email:,
By post: HR Department, College of Policing, Priestley House, Priestley Road Basingstoke RG24 9NW.

If you have trouble downloading any of the documents, or for further information regarding this position, please contact us via the details above, or by telephone: 02476931738

Please quote the job title and vacancy reference number in all correspondence.                              

For further information visit the 'How to apply' page.

The College is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all.
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