Human Resources Advisor - CoP3192

This role is offered to current Police Staff only.

Location: This post can be based at Sunningdale, Ascot; London sites; Ryton, near Coventry, or be home based.

If London based: min £27,000 - max £32,559 (36 hours per week)
If National based: min £22,000 - max £27,021 (37 hours per week)

Closing date: Friday, 4 September, 2015

The College of Policing plays a vital role within the new policing landscape. Its core mission is to safeguard the public and support the fight against crime by ensuring excellence and professionalism in policing.

It provides a single authoritative specialist service dedicated to developing the profession and helping it to meet the challenges of radical police service reform. It plays a key role in setting and maintaining national standards, providing assurance across professional practice, training, promotion and recruitment of police staff and officers.

It leads on identifying ‘evidence’ of what works in policing, sharing good practice and encouraging value for money solutions in a challenging economic climate.
The work of the College covers an exciting and challenging agenda, including being at the forefront of understanding evolving threats to public safety and helping the service build necessary capability and capacity to ensure effective response.

The College was established in 2012 with a mandate as a professional body to set and maintain high policing standards. Our organisational structure and the activities allocated to teams and individuals is liable to change as the College develops.

The Post Holder will:

  • Provide first level, accurate and quality advice and administrative support on employee relations issues to line managers and employees.
  • Review HR casework relating to disciplinary, grievance and performance management. matters and identify pragmatic solutions.
  • Monitor and review short- and long-term sickness, liaising with employees and line managers, employees and HR colleagues.
  • Develop strong customer focused relationships with line managers, employees and HR colleagues
  • Liaise with the Organisational Development team to devise an implementation plan and design, facilitate and deliver training across a range of people management processes.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and legal requirements.
  • Pro-actively review HR policies and processes.
  • Provide and analyse up to date management information, statistics and reports to inform HR decision making processes.

The successful candidate will have/be:

  • CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Demonstrable HR generalist experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of interpreting, developing and updating HR policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering improved HR performance and outstanding results rough new, innovative and more effective ways of working.
  • In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of employment legislation and topical HR issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • A pro-active approach to work and problem solving, with the ability and drive to spot and resolve issues as they occur.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and HR databases.
  • Proficient in the management of change and improvement.

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:

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 3 years and in some cases 5 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.

This role is offered as a secondment or fixed term appointment until 31 March 2016, to substantive Police Staff of the equivalent grade to Police Sergeant,  who have their Chief Officer’s approval. Chief Officer approval must be of NPCC rank i.e. CC, ACC or DCC.

This post can be based at Sunningdale, Ascot; London sites; Ryton, near Coventry, or be home based.

Temporary Promotion is also available.

Central service conditions may apply.

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.

Please complete the application and diversity forms and return them to the following email address:, or by post to the HR Department, College of Policing, Albert Day Building, Sunningdale Park, Larch Avenue, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 0QE.  Please quote the job title and COP reference number in all correspondence.  For further information visit the "How to Apply" page.
If you require further information or assistance please telephone 01256 692519.
The College is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all.
No agencies please

Contact Information:

If you have trouble downloading any of the documents, or for further information regarding this position, please contact us via one of the following:
By email:
By phone: 01256 692519
By post: HR Department, Albert Day Building, Sunningdale Park, Sunningdale, Berkshire SL5 0QE.

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