Awards & Recognition Officer(Grade C) - 1884656, - Ref:1884656


Posted on 6th May 2022

Awards & Recognition Officer(Grade C) - 1884656, - Ref:1884656

Greater Manchester Police is one of the largest police forces in the UK and is responsible for keeping its diverse population of almost 3 million safe, spread over more than 1,200 sq. km. Manchester in particular has been billed as the most diverse city in Europe with its population speaking at least 200 different languages, leading to the city being named as Britain’s “City of languages”. GMP are committed to ensure that the make-up of our workforce is reflective of the communities we serve and we recognise that having a diverse workforce makes us more approachable and relevant to the public.

The Force's Corporate Communications Branch is responsible for ensuring the right information gets to the right communities. As part of this, the branch ensures the media are aware of policing operations, news and appeals on crime and good news. It also develops campaigns to promote community safety and support local initiatives. GMP recognises the key role the media play in engaging with communities and has an open approach to dealing with the media.

The branch has an enviable track record and has won numerous awards for crisis communication, digital developments, social media initiatives, campaigns and partnership working.

An exciting opportunity has risen within the Rewards and Recognition team.

The team is looking for someone who will promote and encourage reward and recognition within the Force. The ideal candidate would be expected to demonstrate good organisational and administrative skills as well as being a people person. Experience of arranging events would be an advantage but not essential.

The role will require some evening work. You will also need a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for business purposes.

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.

Please see attached Job Description for further duties and responsibilities of this post, please note you only NEED to evidence essential criteria during the application stage however if you possess a desirable criteria marked (AF) please do evidence this.

Please view the Person Specification within the job description, when applying you will have a maximum of 150 words PER essential/desirable criteria listed beneath Qualifications, skills, knowledge, experience and other. Unfortunately if you are unable to evidence all of the essential criteria listed, you are not eligible to apply.

Please ensure that your application follows the above guidance. If you need further advice please contact GMPrecruitment@gmp.police.uk."

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.

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.

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.

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