Directorate Assistant

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Full Time
Service Hub - The Secretariat
Portishead, Police Headquarters- BS20 8QJ
SC 5

£25,758 - £27,690

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.  

16/10/2022, 23:55

Our Directorate Assistants support our senior leaders across their day to day business.

They manage, organise and plan to ensure our senior leaders have the right things at the right time.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to join us in an administrative position. You will gain lots of insight to our organisation in this post, working directly with our senior leaders you will provide an efficient and confidential service to them.

This job is busy, and at times hands on, you will be doing a wide range of tasks daily including, reviewing, and managing emails, booking in appointments, taking notes at meetings as well as writing up documents and correspondence. 

This role is fast paced, daily priorities can be changeable, so you need to be a quick thinker and find the best solution to completing deadlines or requests on our leaders in a timely and efficient manner. You will work proactively to ensure our leadership team have all the things they need at the right time. 

If you have previous experience in a personal assistant or secretarial role, then your transferable skills would be great. If you have managed people before then that is also good, but not essential.

Don’t worry if you are not familiar with a police organisation and all that we do, we will provide you training and insight to the role and the organisation once you start.

We currently have Directorate Assistant vacancies in the following departments:
•    People and Organisation Development 
•    Legal Services

Department information

People and Organisation Development - our colleagues in this directorate are often at the centre of changes to the organisation. They are responsible for how we develop as an organisation, who we attract to come and work for us and making sure our people are looked after during their careers.

Legal Services Directorate - the team within Legal Services provide legal advice on a broad range of legal issues to the whole organisation from the Chief Constable to operational staff.

When completing your application, you will be asked to choose a preference (if you have one), there will be one single interview for successful candidates.

What do you need?

•    Excellent written and verbal communications skills
•    Previous personal assistant or secretarial experience is preferred but not essential 
•    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages
•    Experience of arranging and preparing meetings
•    Ideally have experience of managing a small team

If you are looking for a new opportunity where you can make a real difference to the people, we serve and support then we encourage you to review the criteria below before submitting and application.  

Should we have additional appointable individuals for these posts, you will be to be placed on a reserve or bank for a period of 6 months to enable us to offer you positions in this role if/ and when they become available.  

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

About us

Diversity is a strength and individuality is an asset.

We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

Find out more about our benefits and culture

Click the video link below to see why our colleagues feel they can "Be the Difference"

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.