People Insights and Performance Partner

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
People Department
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£45,948 - £50,109
Closing Date


Salary: Band 10, £45,948, – £50,109 per annum.  

Location: Agile, Homeworking and Forth Banks

Hours/Contract: Permanent, 37 hours


Working for #TeamNP


Our purpose at Team NP is simple: to keep people safe and to fight crime. But it takes more than officers alone to do the job – and that’s where our 2,000-strong team of police staff and 200 volunteers come in.


As one of the largest police forces in England we have a huge variety of departments and specialisms offering you endless opportunities. From mentoring and coaching schemes and online soft skills courses to leadership development programmes; we’ll give you the support, training and time to carve out the career you always wanted.


As one of the top 50 UK inclusive employers and a disability confident employer, we promote a culture of respect in the workplace so everyone can feel seen, heard and valued.


Whether you’re a member of staff or a volunteer, you can also expect first-rate support to manage your health and wellbeing. With year-round events, a 24/7 welfare support hotline and a leading approach to neurodiversity, our initiatives enable you to be at your best.


Above all else, here at Team NP, we can offer you a career that is so much more than just a job, it’s a chance to be part of something that really matters. 


Learn about our full benefits package


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 – do you have what it takes to help us make a difference? This could be the perfect time for you to join our People Department as a People Insights and Performance Partner.


To support with fulfilling the Force’s performance objectives, you will use your skills and knowledge of analytical tools and strategies to translate data into business insights, providing specialist and professional guidance. You’ll contribute to further build analytical capability; enabling accurate, timely provision and analysis of all aspects of people metrics for capacity and capability, including: workforce planning, resource forecasting, training, workforce composition and deployment in order to meet current and future demand.


As the successful candidate you will have an integral role in driving the development and transformation of complex data into innovative and meaningful insights that support organisational change, evidence-based decision making, accountability and force governance. Working as a member of an analytical team, you will draw upon your ability to develop insights that create a better understanding of the DNA of our workforce, improve visibly and promote efficiencies to enhance our performance forcewide.


What you’ll do


  • You will support force governance by designing, coordinating and producing dynamic and bespoke people insights packs to support working groups, committees and boards.

  • You will analyse and interpret people metrics to provide understanding that will support decision making. This will include the production, analysis and dissemination of people metrics to identify areas of concern, adverse trends and issues that may impact the force.

  • You will provide professional advice and guidance to our senior leadership team, utilising statistical and research methods to identify opportunities for improving organisational effectiveness, process and cost efficiency.

  • Through strong working relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external, you will work with them to support development and delivery of force objectives. This will include presenting results of analysis appropriate to a range of audiences, adapting communication styles to ensure efficiency.

  • Collaborating with our workforce planning and system analysts, you will extract, manipulate and interrogate data to obtain insight, and build, validate and test analytical models. You will also help support these colleagues with professional development.

  • Develop and maintain a quality assurance framework for data, ensuring strategic and local people decisions are based on robust, accurate and reliable data.

  • You will keep up to date with the latest research and techniques for business analytics to ensure the force is able to implement and achieve the most effective force research and analysis.


Sound interesting? For further information, and to support your application, please view the job description.


What you’ll bring


  • Knowledge of the Microsoft 365 package of programmes including Power BI, Forms, Planner, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

  • Proficient in managing multiple work streams simultaneously, prioritising as required to achieve maximum output.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, capable of working together with HR professionals and upper management. You will develop an extensive knowledge of multiple business areas to provide the highest quality advice and consultancy.

  • You will possess a comprehensive knowledge of data analysis techniques, tools and software, enabling you to produce various statistical models, metrics, and KPIs.

  • Excellent research and analytical skills, enabling you to conduct research and effectively analyse the data. Consequently, you will be able to resolve data issues and other barriers to progress through critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


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 Lisa Burn by email at


What we offer


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

  • NHS Fleet Solutions Car Lease Scheme

  • 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 with up to 16% employer contribution

  • Corporate travel schemes – local rail, bus services and metro discounts

  • Access to private healthcare and eye test vouchers

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

  • We’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service for the times you need that additional support.

  • 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.


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 a People Insights and Performance Partner 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.


The recruitment process will consist of the initial application form followed by a face-to-face interview and exercise. Just so you know, you can save your application and come back to it any time prior to the closing date on the advert.


We are proud members of the Business Disability Forum, with whom we collaborate with to improve the lives of disabled employees. We are also a Disability Confident Employer, therefore if you demonstrate that you meet the minimum criteria for this role as stated in the advert, we will progress your application and offer you an interview.


If you tell us that you have a disability, we can make adjustments to support you through the recruitment process (for example we can arrange extra time for tests or provide a sign language interpreter) You can get in touch with us via for any support regarding the application process. Please provide us with plenty of notice so we can ensure your visit goes smoothly.


If your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a Management Vetting (MV) form, therefore you must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 5 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed. A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance and medical information.


Terms of appointment


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

If you are successful in your application, you will have a six-month probation period with us where you will be unable to apply for any other post advertised internally or externally.


Please note interviews will take place week commencing the 29th July 2024



We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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