Workforce Planning Manager - JRN 20890

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
People Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£45,903 to £50,250
Closing Date


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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 Manager.

What will I be doing?

You will be heading up a brand-new workforce planning team dedicated to bringing enthusiasm, innovative ideas and professionalism to workforce analysis for Northumbria Police. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to take on a new challenge to lead the design and delivery of a workforce planning function delivering medium and long term planning and specialist advice across the whole organisation.

You will be responsible for the management of an analysis and resourcing team and will work proactively with business leads to identify and forecast workforce requirements. You will develop solutions to meet operational demand and deliver financial strategies, whilst striving to improve the quality of service to address force wide resourcing needs.

Your team will be instrumental in providing key metrics and reports to shape business performance and inform people decisions introducing evidence-based practices. They will implement opportunities to improve organisational outcomes by using people resources more effectively.

You will face thought provoking challenges and work in an ever-changing environment with an abundance of development opportunities. You will be motivated to deliver results and be proud of the impact your work has in supporting the wider force and ultimately our community.

What will I need?

  • Proven people management experience with the ability to coach and develop

  • Experience of producing effective workforce analysis, providing findings, insights and context to drive decision making across all levels of the business.

  • You will have an analytical mind and will have experience in data modelling

  • Excellent attention to detail and high personal and professional standards

  • Proven track record delivery against demanding targets and timescales

  • Manage conflicting demands working with colleagues to meet expectations and provide strong service delivery.

  • Experience in developing and maintaining policies and associate procedures

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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 through the Blue Light Card scheme. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we have trained mental health first aiders, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations. 

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.