Assessment Support Officer

Police Staff
Full Time
Portishead, Police Headquarters- BS20 8QJ
SO 2

£31,875 - £33,732


30/07/2020, 23:55

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Leadership and Specialist Skills Team for an Assessment Support Officer, based at Police Headquarters, Portishead.  You will need to be passionate about supporting the development and learning of others within the organisation with the drive and dedication to contribute to the overall success of the team.

Every person that works for us, is in some way supporting and serving the community we represent. Every day brings you new challenges and decision making. You will be instrumental in playing a key role in training and assessing leaders within the Constabulary.

To be successful in this role, you must be innovative and have exceptional interpersonal skills.  You will be computer literate and able to organise your workload effectively. 

In this role, your main responsibilities will be:

  • the development and assessment of new leaders in our organisation, assessing their leadership skills and practice as they progress their careers
  • assess newly promoted Sergeants and Inspectors against the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) in management and leadership as part of step 4 of the National Police Promotion Framework
  • advise and support other staff who are involved in training and tutoring of staff
  • deliver and assess teacher training programmes and support a solid link between formal leadership training and its application

Skills, experience and qualifications required:

  • Hold or be working towards a Level 4 qualification in Training and Development.
  • Hold an A1 / CAVA (Competence in Assessing Vocational Achievement) qualification.
  • Hold a full current driving licence or be able to travel around the force area using alternative transport.
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance to colleagues.
  • Be computer literate.
  • The successful candidate will have a condition of employment that they pass an assessed teach within their first 6 months.

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

Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?

Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

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.



Please note, you will require the following detail to complete this application form; NI Number, ID detail, address information, referee information, full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained.  You may also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have. The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes. Please therefore ensure you allow time to complete this fully as part complete pages will not be saved.  

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