Assistant Project Manager JRN 20615

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Force Transformation
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£39,267 - £45,546
Closing Date


Assistant Project Manager JRN 20615

Salary: Band 9, £39,267 – £45,546 per annum

Location: Remote Working, Forth Banks (Base)

Hours/Contract: Full time, Permanent


Working for #TeamNP


Northumbria Police is one of the largest police forces in the country, serving a population of 1.5 million people from a wide range of various communities, covering an area of more than 2,000 square miles.


There are around 5,800 people working at Northumbria Police and 488 more who contribute by volunteering for one of our various volunteer schemes. 


A career at Northumbria Police is like no other, it’s our people that make it an exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can let your skills shine. We are passionate about where we live and what we do, we deliver exceptional support to our communities, and we work together to make our local area a safer place for us all. Every single person at Northumbria Police is valued for their amazing contribution – and we are all part of something truly special. 


What we offer


26 days’ leave (increasing to 30 days for 5 years+ service) plus 8 bank holidays

Enhanced Maternity, Shared Parental and Adoption leave

Flexi Time – allowing you to fit your working hours around your individual needs

Flexible working (we are happy to discuss options such as compressed hours)

Agile working – option to work from home, your team zone, and spaces across the force

Fantastic market leading public sector pension scheme 

Corporate Travel schemes – local rail, bus services and metro

Access to Private Healthcare and Eye Test Vouchers

Discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card and Blue Light Tickets

To take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations 

Sports & Social Club – join our thriving sports scene at Team NP and enjoy further exclusive discounts on days out and travel

Cycle to work scheme


The role


Here at Northumbria Police, we think our region is amazing! It takes a great deal of people from different backgrounds, with diverse skills and experience to serve our force area effectively, think you have what it takes to help us make a difference? This could be the perfect time for you to join us in our Force Transformation Department as an Assistant Project Manager


In this role you will support Project Managers, and Support/lead on projects yourself to manage all aspects of project delivery across the full lifecycle, from business case, through initiation and implementation to benefits realisation, helping ensure the project delivers to time, cost and quality tolerances, standards and reporting requirements.


What you’ll do


Support/Lead on projects/ workstreams within projects commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience, operating in line with the Force’s standard approach to programme management, capturing, analysing and documenting project information, risk and issue management and comms and engagement to support effective delivery of projects.

Deputising on behalf of Change Project Manager as required, to ensure projects continue to deliver as per project plan, escalating issues to Business Change Programme Manager where applicable. This includes all aspects of resourcing.

Support Change Project Managers, and deputise where appropriate, in the design and maintenance of all project documentation to encourage workforce engagement, manage change and deliver sustainable improvement.

Monitor quality/business assurance measures, including cost/ benefit analysis, post implementation review, standards and procedures, in order to ensure projects, systems and services meet the needs of the Force.

Assist Change Project Managers to undertake process reviews and facilitate key meetings and improvement workshops to map and critically evaluate services, processes and the application of technology to improve service delivery.

Make recommendations to process improvements/system enhancements, considering impact on the wider business, amending and developing policy, procedure and Standard Operating Procedures in support. Ensure those impacted are appropriately informed/trained and equality impacts considered.


Sound interesting? 


For further information, and to support your application, please view the job description


What you’ll bring


Prince 2 practitioner or equivalent or working towards

Experience working within project teams to achieve defined outcomes and operating in a matrix management environment

Understanding of project planning and delivery, including monitoring and evaluation, and working to targets

Experience planning project tasks and identifying and allocating resources to tasks ensuring key milestones are achieved within time, cost and quality tolerances

Experience in designing and modifying processes or systems to deliver improvements to business processes

Strong teamworking skills and ability to work collectively to deliver project objectives


We know it’s important for you to feel that you’re not only part of a great team, but part of a community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. 


Harnessing these differences creates a productive environment in which everyone feels valued, and their talents are fully utilised. Appointments are based on merit alone.

Interested to learn more? For further information about the role please contact James Naisbett by email at  


Just so you know


Our application form will help us understand how your work, education and life experience has prepared you for the role of an Assistant Project Manager with #TeamNP. To help support your application research what makes us tick here at Northumbria, the role you’re applying for and the values and behaviours that contribute. 

For any queries about the application process, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team by email at

If your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a Recruitment Vetting (RV)  form, therefore you must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information, and references.


Terms of appointment


This is a permanent role subject to a six-month probationary period.

All staff, including those appointed on fixed term contracts, must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.