Executive Assistant

College of Policing

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 23rd May 2022

 

Details

Reference number

180120

Salary

£24,380 - £33,958
£24,380 - £28,422 (National); £29,418 - £33,958 (London)

Grade

Higher Executive Officer
2A

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

COP - CEO

Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support
Policing
Secretarial
Other

Working pattern

Full-time

Number of posts

1

Contents

College of Policing Ryton, CV8 3EN; Harrogate, HG3 1UF; Harperley Hall, DL15 8DS and Spring Gardens, SE11 5EF. Homeworking is also available.

Summary

This post is open to applicants who can meet the College’s nationality, UK residency and vetting requirements.

About us:
We’re the professional body for the police service in England and Wales. Working together with everyone in policing, we share the skills and knowledge officers and staff need to prevent crime and keep people safe. We set the standards in policing to build and preserve public trust and we help those in policing develop the expertise needed to meet the demands of today and prepare for the challenges of the future.

We have three complementary functions:
•*Share knowledge and good practice - We create and maintain easy access to knowledge, disseminate good practice, and facilitate the sharing of what works.
•*Set standards - We set standards for key areas of policing which help forces and individuals provide consistency and better service for the public.
•*Support professional development - We set requirements, accredit, quality assure and deliver learning and professional development, promote diversity and wellbeing, and help to nurture and select leaders at all levels.

Following the publication of the Fundamental Review into the College we are committed to boosting professionalism, improving leadership and driving consistency, by being better connected, more dynamic and more relevant.

Job description

Applications are invited for the post of Executive Assistant.

The selected candidate will provide a professional, efficient, proactive and confidential management and business focused secretarial support service to members of the Executive Team (Chief Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Director of Knowledge and Innovation; Director of Operational Standards, Director of Enabling Services).

Responsibilities

All applicants must have:
•*Substantial previous experience of working at an Executive level as a Personal Assistant in a fast-paced office environment.
•*Proven experience in exercising a high degree of discretion and initiative, tact and diplomacy in managing sensitive, personal and confidential matters.
•*Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a customer-focused attitude
•*Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise effectively with senior stakeholders and staff at all levels, both internally and externally
•*The ability to remain calm whilst working under pressure and unsupervised, prioritising conflicting demands to meet deadlines and maintaining a high standard of work
•*The ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

Please see job description for full details of the role.

Qualifications

?*- Level 4 qualification (e.g. HNC, BTEC Professional Certificate/Diploma, NVQ Level 4) in relevant subject or extensive equivalent work experience
?*- GCSE Passes including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent qualifications

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Substantial previous experience of working at an Executive level as a Personal Assistant in a fast-paced office environment
  • Substantial experience of developing, establishing and maintaining strong, positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and removing unnecessary barriers to service delivery
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with customer-focused attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise effectively with senior stakeholders and staff at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Adept at influencing and negotiating with others to achieve timely results
  • Ability to remain calm whilst working under pressure and unsupervised, prioritising conflicting demands to meet deadlines and maintaining a high standard of work
The College is a great
place to work. We're passionate about our people and offer a wide range of benefits. The benefits we can offer include:
- Defined benefit pension scheme
- Up to 30 days holiday (this is in
addition to 8 public holidays and 2.5 privilege days)
- Educational funding and study leave
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Flexi-time (for certain grades)
- Flexible working hours
- Childcare vouchers
- Benenden Healthcare
- National Dental Plan
- Discount scheme which provides cut-price on-line
shopping
- Free employee support line
- Interest free
loans for travel.
- Staff networks: You will have the opportunity to join our employee-run networks to provide advice
and support and to enable the
views of employees from minority groups to
be heard. There are currently 6 staff networks; Diversity Champions, LGBT, Carer’s, Women’s,
Parenting and our Diverse Ethnic Action network.
Each network has access to an executive level sponsor.

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.

See our vetting charter.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.
Additional information and eligibility:

Vacancy reference: CEO5689

This post is open to applicants who can meet the College’s nationality, UK residency and vetting requirements.

This role may be suitable for hybrid working. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working, including whether it is suitable for you and will also meet the business needs of the role, will be discussed with you prior to taking up your post.

How to apply and contact information:
For further information visit our ‘Work for us’ page.

We believe that a diverse workforce brings many benefits to the organisation including diversity of thought and improvements to the way we work internally and with partners and communities. We strive to be fully inclusive but we know there is more to do. We genuinely encourage people from all backgrounds and underrepresented groups to apply for this role.

We want to continually improve our recruitment processes and to remove any barriers to equal opportunities that could disadvantage those from particular backgrounds. In order for us to have the information to do this, we ask you to please complete the diversity section of the online application process. We use a “blind” shortlisting process and we hope that by using this method we will be able to promote greater diversity in our workforce and remove any subconscious decisions based on biases.

We want to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we operate the Disability Confident Scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. If you need reasonable adjustments to progress your application please contact recruitment@college.police.uk to discuss your needs.

You can also contact us at the above noted email address if you have any questions concerning the role. Please quote the full job title and reference.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name : College of Policing HR team
  • Email : recruitment@college.police.uk
  • Telephone : 07795590014

Recruitment team :

  • Email : recruitment@college.police.uk

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