Talent Acquisition Adviser - JRN 20502

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
People Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£33,921 to £37,134
Closing Date


Are you proud of our region? Are you a dynamic and determined Talent Acquisition Advisor looking for a new challenge? Do you want to be part of a team that is like no other?


Our Team


Here at Northumbria Police, we think our region is amazing! It’s in our DNA to be passionate about what we do. Our overall purpose is to keep people safe and fight crime and we are now looking for an experienced Talent Acquisition Advisor to join our growing team. Is that you?


We are looking for someone who can support our vision and talent agenda, focus on candidate attraction, selection and delivering a fantastic candidate experience.


Our acquisition and resourcing function ensure the force benefits from the right calibre, level and diversity of talent to support delivery of the wider strategic priorities. We achieve these goals through effective workforce planning, resourcing, and recruitment.


All of this starts with attracting and onboarding the very best and brightest talent into our organisation, making new employees feel welcome from the very start of their #TeamNP career, is what we pride ourselves on delivering.    


What will I be doing? 


The successful individual will build upon the already established Northumbria Police employer brand, assisting the force to source the best and brightest talent.


You will work with internal stakeholders to identify their current and future resourcing needs, support with engagement and attraction of candidates using various sourcing tools and assist with the creation of innovative bespoke attraction and assessment methods for a variety of roles.


This will involve you managing the end-to-end recruitment delivery for a range of vacancies across police staff teams, including niche and volume roles, always ensuring a candidate centric process is delivered.


What do I need?


The ideal candidate will have a strong background in e-resourcing, talent acquisition and a passion for public service, including:

  • Ability to identify gaps in the recruiting process and suggest positive changes where appropriate

  • Solid understanding of full-cycle talent management

  • Ability to manage a high volume of candidates for a number of positions at speed

  • Proven, outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience of working in a fast paced, recruitment environment

  • Build strong internal and external stakeholder relationships

  • Maximise the use of applicant tracking systems (ATS)

  • Adopt content marketing for recruiting

  • Create talent pipelines for key roles

  • Experience with candidate sourcing tools is desired (LinkedIn Recruiter/Reed CV search etc)

 For further information please see the role definition here



  • Flexi time! Allowing you to fit your working hours around your individual needs

  • Market leading public sector pension scheme

  • 24 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service

  • We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. 

  • Also, 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.

Vacancy Contact:


To discuss this role in more detail please contact the Senior Acquisition Partner, Tamara Hastie-Thorpe by email at tamara.hastie-thorpe@northumbria.police.uk 


Advert closing date: 3rd July 2022


Interview date via Microsoft Teams: Week commencing 11th July 2022


Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV) 


Applicants 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. 


If you have any questions in relation to the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.police.uk


Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. 

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. 


Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities, and 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. Appointments are based on merit alone.