Workforce Planning Analyst

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


Salary: Band 9, £39,267 – £45,546

Location: Forth Banks / Home Working

Hours/Contract: Full-time, Permanent

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:


Our People Department are at the centre of ensuring Northumbria Police is a great place to work and that we deliver outstanding service to our communities. Key to this is making sure we have a robust workforce with the right skills to meet current and future demand. We have an excellent opportunity to join the team as a Workforce Planning Analyst.


What you’ll do


This isn’t your typical analyst role. Northumbria Police have a wide range of roles and skills that are unique to policing and in your role as Workforce Planning Analyst you will be working as part of a team to provide accurate and timely analysis of our workforce through people intelligence and metrics. Using your strong understanding of workforce planning principles and methodologies you will create detailed capacity and capability forecasts, both short/medium and long term.

In your role you will use your workforce planning, data and statistical analysis skills to create forecasting and modelling tools which will allow you to be able to undertake effective interpretation, skills-based demand analysis, scenario planning and predictive forecasting to ensure current and future capacity and capability requirements meet our organisational needs.

People intelligence and metrics are the key to the success of our team and enable us to develop compelling, data driven approaches, narratives and recommendations that improve the visibility we have of our workforce, improve performance, and effectively plan to meet the capacity and capability needs of the force. You will be using your data insights to create products that showcase your presentation and data visualisation skills across mixed medias.  

Key Responsibilities


  • You will inform, based on appropriate evidence, attraction, recruitment, training and development initiatives through producing and maintaining detailed and dynamic people intelligence and analyses.

  • Design and deliver effective workforce planning, forecasting and management solutions that support medium-term and long-term organisational needs.

  • Development of comprehensive succession plans and skills-based analysis to ensure resources are identified and developed, in a timely manner, to help understand pipelines across the force area  

  • Attend and participate in workforce meetings, use data visualisation and presentation skills to support corporate decision making to meet operational and strategic resourcing objectives.

  • Engage with key stakeholders across various departments to gather and share information to meet business objectives and support the delivery of force resourcing strategy and associated plans.

  • Ensure modifications and system changes are up to date, fit for purpose and support the maintenance / development of core systems that underpin the workforce planning function.


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

What you’ll bring:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.

  • Strong understanding of workforce planning core activities, data analysis and reporting skills.

  • Ability to understand and assimilate complex information.

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills.

  • The ability to plan and organise a busy workload effectively.

  • A problem-solving approach with an innovative mindset, thinking critically around solutions.

  • Confident in communicating complex information to any audience.

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

  • Understanding of budgeting process and business planning cycles

  • Ability to build strong working relationships, demonstrating a high level of professional credibility and a strong focus on customer service ethos.


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 Workforce Planning Analyst with #TeamNP. To help support your application research the role you’re applying for and the values and behaviours that contribute.

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 Leader, 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 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 and medical information.

Terms of appointment

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


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

If you are successful in your application, you will have a 6-month probation period with us where you will be unable to apply for any other post advertised internally or externally.


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