Development, Retention and Progression Officer (Grade E) 1884619, - Ref:1884619


Posted on 5th May 2022
Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester North West

Development, Retention and Progression Officer (Grade E) 1884619, - Ref:1884619

Would you like to work as part of a team in the Workforce Development Unit based at Sedgley Park, developing programmes and initiatives that support the force in terms of representation and inclusion? This important role within Organisation Learning and Workforce Development Branch enables Greater Manchester Police to offer a better service to their communities and helps to create an inclusive environment for staff and officers.

You will recommend and develop initiatives to increase representation and improve the retention and progression of underrepresented groups in all areas and levels of the force.

You will support and coordinate development programmes which help staff and officers across the force to develop the skills and confidence to perform in their current and future roles.

We are looking for someone who has experience of delivering presentations and/or delivering training materials, preparing reports and/or correspondence accurately and concisely.

It is essential to the role that you have a good understanding of community and cultural issues within visible minority communities, good organisational skills including the ability to plan and co-ordinate events and an ability to work on your own initiative.

You will be able to communicate at all levels, acting as a mentor and coaching individuals from underrepresented groups across the Force.

If you feel that you have the passion and commitment that we are looking for then we would be delighted to hear from you.

To be eligible for appointment as a member of police staff, you must be a British citizen or a citizen of a country that is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. Commonwealth citizens and foreign nationals are also eligible but only if they are resident in the UK free of restrictions.

After 30 June 2021, nationals of the EEA or Switzerland will also need to provide evidence that their stay is free from restrictions.

In the context of EEA nationals, we are content that pre-settled status counts as free from restrictions.
To be eligible for appointment as a member of police staff, you must be a British citizen or a citizen of a country that is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. Commonwealth citizens and foreign nationals are also eligible but only if they are resident in the UK free of restrictions.

After 30 June 2021, nationals of the EEA or Switzerland will also need to provide evidence that their stay is free from restrictions.

In the context of EEA nationals, we are content that pre-settled status counts as free from restrictions.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further details regarding the skills required to do this role. The Job Description has been signposted to indicate at which stage of the process each criteria will be tested.

Due to the Equality Act (2010) the sickness will not be checked until the conditional offer stage of the recruitment process and therefore candidates need to ensure that they have a good attendance record for the last 2 years for Staff and officers and for 12 months for apprentices.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas of employment, including recruitment. The Police Service welcomes people with disabilities and will do its best to make reasonable adjustments to the working arrangements and/ or the working environment providing it is possible to do so.

If you have a disability and you require support with your application, please let us know so we can consider and support you with any reasonable adjustments you may require. If you need any support completing this application please contact gmprecruitment@gmp.police.uk and the recruitment team will be happy to assist .

Should you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the selection process.

Please note that you will be required to provide an educational psychologist report in support of any adjustments.

Policing values are enshrined in the Code of Ethics (a copy of which can be found at https://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Ethics/Ethics-home/Documents/Code_of_Ethics.pdf

Every person serving with the police service needs to adhere to these standards of professional behaviour. As an applicant to Greater Manchester Police, we expect that you will hold views and attitudes in line with the Code; that if you are successful in your application you will uphold the Code of Ethics by displaying the behaviours that the Code sets out; and that you will report any conduct of others that falls short of those standards. Any failure or apparent failure to uphold the Code of Ethics will be taken seriously. It will be looked into and in cases involving serious and/or repeated failings, criminal and/or misconduct proceedings may follow. With that in mind, you are reminded that you must not share any information relating to the recruitment and assessment process. Sharing of such information could result in criminal and/or misconduct proceedings.

Apprentices; you must be in the second half of your apprenticeship to be eligible to apply for this role.

Please note, all of our communication will be sent to you via the e-mail address you provide on your application form, therefore please ensure noreply@gmp-recruitment.co.uk is in your mail safe senders / safe recipients list to prevent our e-mails going into your junk mail.

Greater Manchester Police have been informed of potential personal tax implications for members of the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, who retire and take a pension between the ages of 50 and 54 inclusive and then take up employment as a Police Staff member. Members of the police pension scheme whose age is between 50 and 54 who are re-employed as a Police Staff member have to meet certain conditions to keep their PPA and to protect against personal tax liability charges on any payments paid before the age of 55. One of those conditions is that a break of at least 1 month is required where the re-employment is ‘materially different’. However, if the role is not deemed to be ‘materially different’ then a 6 month break is required.
For further information, please e-mail gmprecruitment@gmp.police.uk

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