Resource Assistant

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Permanent, Fixed Term Contract, Staff Bank
Full Time
HR Operations
Portishead, Police Headquarters- BS20 8QJ
SC 3

£21,432 - £22,677

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  
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20/10/2022, 23:55

We have an exciting opportunity for confident and enthusiastic individual to join our Resource Planning Department. As a Resource Assistant you will make a significant contribution to large scale police operations as well as manage the daily resource of frontline police officers.

The Resource Planning team are responsible for ensuring we have the required staffing resources to enable Avon and Somerset Police to provide an outstanding police service. You will maintain records, produce reports and documentation, balancing operational demands and person expectations in order to maintain optimum staffing levels.

This opportunity would suit a highly motivated and conscientious individual. You will need experience in decision making and the ability to analyse information and data, quickly but accurately and be a natural problem solver. You will need to be able to demonstrate good IT skills including a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office and an ability to use and manipulate spreadsheets.

In this role, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Assisting in administering shift rotas to ensure that minimum cover is maintained, details published and communicated to all relevant individuals and teams.
  • Review leave requests, record sickness absence and assist in processing requests for flexible working agreements including administration relating to recording of new shift patterns.
  • Monitoring and maintaining email inboxes, informing the appropriate line manager of any identified issues in a timely manner.
  • Managing requests for resources from throughout the force area for pre-planned and spontaneous events.
  • Assisting internal customers in building shift patterns, ensuring compliance with policy and regulations.
  • To check the accuracy of data transferred across multiple computer systems, ensuring that identified issues are dealt with appropriately.

Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • Previous experience within an administrative role and able to demonstrate competent clerical skills.
  • The ability to work calmly and efficiently to tight deadlines, re-prioritising tasks as needed to ensure results are delivered.
  • Experience of inputting high volumes of data ensuring a high standard of accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills combined with the ability to solve problems.
  • Competent user of IT, skilled in using software packages such as MS Office.   

Additional Information:

We currently have two vacancies available 1 permanent and 1 fixed term for 12 months.

Other candidates who successfully pass the selection process will be recruited into a bank, this means we will reserve your application for a period of 6 months and offer you positions if / when they become available. 

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

Does this sound like the role for you? Click the link below to apply.

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Blended Working/ Hybrid Working

Avon and Somerset Police encourage flexible working where operationally possible.
This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. All applicants must reside within the UK.

Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants

The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes.

Please ensure you allow time to complete your application fully as part complete pages do not save.  

If the role has evidence questions you may wish to save these remotely and paste your answers into the boxes at time of submission. 

This vacancy is closed to applications.