Recruitment Assistant

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Police Staff
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.  

19/10/2022, 23:55

Our in-house recruitment team play an important part in ensuring Avon and Somerset Police continue to deliver an outstanding police service to our communities.  We are responsible for recruiting talent into the organisation and providing a professional and efficient recruitment service for our hiring managers.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking for their first step into HR or Recruitment, you will receive full training in all our recruitment processes and systems and work alongside an experienced and supportive team. 

Avon and Somerset Police can offer a huge variety of careers and this is an excellent opportunity to join a large organisation with the likely prospect of future development.

The role

You’ll be instrumental in ensuring we attract and recruit great candidates to fill a variety of roles, engaging with applicants to advise and support them through their recruitment journey and ensure all the required documents are in place for each new hire.

You may also be required to attend recruitment events, such as Job Fairs, Open Days, Information Events and Assessment Centres, these can sometimes be held outside of your normal hours therefore flexibility in start and finish times would be preferred.

Our office is based at the beautiful Police and Fire Headquarters in Portishead, with free parking and a range of great on-site facilities.  However, we work very flexibly and this role can largely be performed from home with the occasional requirement to work with colleagues in the office a few times per month.

What it takes

To be successful in this role you’ll need to be an excellent communicator with a passion for providing first class customer service. 

You’ll need to be able to work to deadlines and prioritise your workload as we receive high volumes of applications.

You are likely to have previous experience within a customer service role and thrive in a busy working environment.

However, no experience is necessary and full training will be given, we’re looking for great team players who are willing to learn and grow with us.

Why Avon and Somerset Police?

We want everyone that joins us to feel comfortable to be who they are in our organisation, we will want you to live and breathe our values including that of inclusivity. Our colleagues are proud to “be the difference” and this message is key in our recruitment values too.

We aim to provide an environment which encourages our employees. We invest in our people and we strive to provide opportunities for our employees to learn, grow and thrive. Our organisations values of caring, inclusive, courageous and learning are at the heart of everything we do.

We want to build teams that represent a variety of experience and perspectives so that we are truly representative of our communities.  We are keen to hear from those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and people from all faiths, religions, gender and LGBT+ communities.

Additional information

We currently have 1 permanent role and 4 fixed term contracts available

(1 x 13 months, 1 x 8 months, and 2 x 6 months) 


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.