Duties Planner

Posted on 24th Oct 2019

Duties Planner

Duties Planner

Hindlip, Worcestershire 

Permanent Contract 

Full Time 

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Wednesday 13th November 2019

Those currently eligible on the redeployment register will be given prior consideration.

Interviews will be held W/C 25th November 2019

‘Previous applicants need not apply’.

The main purpose of the role is to proactively plan and manage resources to ensure that West Mercia Police can deliver the full range of policing outputs for current and contingent operations throughout their areas of responsibility. 

Main Responsibilities:

Provide specialist knowledge and advice to Local Policing Area Command Teams, Heads of Business and other Partners (Force Duty Inspectors and Ops Planning staff) in respect of resourcing as it is affected by European and National legislation governing working time regulations.

Plan, force generate and manage the resources for all routine and emergency policing operations, special and major no-notice large or small scale events across West Mercia Policing area.

Manage the resources within West Mercia Police to ensure preferred staffing levels (PSLs) are achieved and maintained, whilst simultaneously prioritising and planning for routine and bespoke authorised abstractions for mandatory training, annual leave, sickness and flexible working arrangements.

Plan, implement and manage the Annual Leave policy for all Police staff and Officers across West Mercia Police and manage the resultant abstractions.

Conduct ‘over the horizon’ resource planning out to twelve months taking into account the policing needs of West Mercia Police, PSLs, notified special events and forecast abstractions.

Collate, analyse and prepare a range of management information and statistics relating to staffing and abstraction levels, time off in lieu, overtime and annual leave for Policing Area Command Teams, Heads of Business and Partner Agencies such as other Police Forces and HMIC.

In conjunction with our IT service provider CAPITA and other partner agencies undertake periodic testing of ORIGIN DMS in order to develop IT system enhancements, policies and operating procedures relating directly to resource management.

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.


Grade A-C GCSE s in English and Mathematics, or equivalent.

Knowledge of European and National legislation governing working time regulations.

Knowledge of The Police Regulations 2003 amended up to and including the Police (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2012 S.I. 2012 1960 and the associated Home Secretary’s determinations.

Experience of large scale resource planning and major event management in a demanding, dynamic environment.

Proven ability to work and think independently.

Competent in the use of IT including a working knowledge of MS Word and Excel and bespoke software programmes.

Problem solving

Excellent inter-personal and communications skills both verbal and written. 

Special Conditions

Shift pattern including unsocial hours and weekend working. 

We support the “Happy to talk flexible working” campaign, which aims to encourage uptake of flexible working for individuals, the flexible working options that may be considered for this role include; Job share

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. 

You will be required as part of West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks.

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