Our Talent Acquisition Team oversees the end to end recruitment journey for applicants looking to join our organisation. We are recruiting for a full time and part time position within our team to join as a Recruitment Assistant (this role is officially known as Talent Acquisition Assistant).
This is an exciting time to join us, we have recently introduced a candidate management system to make the application process as easy as possible for people to join our organisation.
You’ll be instrumental in ensuring we attract and recruit great candidates to fill a variety of roles in a timely and efficient manner. You will engage with applicants to advise and support them through the recruitment journey.
As a team we work with a wide range of internal stakeholders including hiring managers and other departments, you will be on hand to provide insight and knowledge to allow us to recruit and fill vacancies as quickly as possible. You may also attend recruitment events, meeting and engaging with the diverse communities we serve as an organisation.
We hold regular pre-recruitment days which you will be supporting, these will include meeting and greeting our candidates, answering questions and escorting them around Police Headquarters for the day.
What it takes
To be successful in this role you’ll need to be an excellent communicator with a great eye for detail. You’ll need to be able to work to deadlines and prioritise your workload because we receive high volumes of applications and need to work efficiently to keep our pipelines moving.
You are likely to have previous experience within a customer service role and be passionate about providing an excellent candidate and stakeholder experience.
Why Avon and Somerset Police?
We want everyone that joins us to feel comfortable to be who they are in our organisation, we will want you to live and breathe our values including that of inclusivity. Our colleagues are proud to “be the difference” and this message is key in our recruitment values too.
#bethedifference (click the link to watch a YouTube video clip about our inclusive culture)
We aim to provide an environment which encourages our employees. We invest in our people and we strive to provide opportunities for our employees to learn, grow and thrive. Our organisations values of caring, inclusive, courageous and learning are at the heart of everything we do.
We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and want to encourage people of diverse backgrounds, experience and beliefs to join us.
We want to build teams that represent a variety of experience and perspectives so that we are truly representative of our communities. We are keen to hear from those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and people from all faiths, religions, gender and LGBT+ communities.
The full time position is 37 hours per week and the part time position is 16 hours per week.
If this sounds like an opportunity where you could come along and be the difference we are looking for, then please apply via the link below.
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.
We are looking for people who share our values of caring, inclusive, courageous and learning.
To find out more about our Inclusive Culture
To enable us to deliver outstanding policing for everyone, we need people from all backgrounds with a range of professional and life experiences so that we are truly representative of our communities.
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.
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.