Workforce Planning Analyst - JRN 20891

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
People Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£37,134 to £40,662
Closing Date


– Newcastle (Forth Banks) / Home


Northumbria Police celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is valued and respected. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented or minority groups and Northumbria Police is also a Disability Confident employer. You can find out more about our Positive Action initiative on our website.

A career at Northumbria Police is like no other. 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. We’re entering an exciting new era of change and we’ve got a great opportunity to join us as a Workforce Planning Analyst. 

What will I be doing?

You will be joining a brand-new team and have the opportunity to develop and update demand forecasts, deliver resource planning tools and skills profiles to generate accurate resource requirements and solutions for the whole organisation. You will work collaboratively with senior force leads and other departments to identify current and forecasted workforce needs ensuring alignment with force strategy and integration with financial plans. You will interpret workforce plans, translating these into staffing requirements and perform predictive recruitment, promotion and talent succession planning. 

You will have a passion for working with data and a natural ability to extract meaningful information from complex data sets. You will be responsible for defining, implementing, maintaining and evolving workforce capability by optimising resource planning, improving customer satisfaction and drive efficiency. You will work collaboratively with specialist departments to build, test and deliver comprehensive workforce and succession plans.

This isn’t your standard Planning Analyst role; you will face thought provoking challenges and work in an ever-changing environment with an abundance of learning and development opportunities. You’ll be motivated to deliver fantastic results and be proud of the impact your work has in supporting the wider force and ultimately our community.

What essentials will I need?

  • Be a logical and analytical thinker that can quickly evaluate information and identify key issues with experience in data analysis

  • Be educated to degree level or have relevant experience in workforce planning

  • Knowledge of organisational design and the resource planning cycle

  • A good understanding of forecasting variables within demand and supply management

  • Have strong communication (verbal and written skills) with the ability to understand priorities, challenge and clearly explain management information

  • Be and advanced user of Excel, including ability to create formulas across complex and large, linked data sets.

  • Have excellent attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality and accurate information and recommendations

  • Have initiative and creativity in designing solutions and management information content


In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days after 5 years of 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. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.


For further information please see the role profile: Workforce Planning Analyst.

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 and medical clearances, as well as satisfactory references.

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

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For further information please contact the Talent Acquisition team.

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.