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Talent Acquisition Assistant (Police)

  • Job reference: MC/527
  • Location: Portishead, Somerset
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting for a Talent Acquisition Assistant to work on a contract for the local Police Service.

To provide a professional and high quality talent acquisition service to support workforce and resourcing strategies, proactively undertaking recruitment, selection and promotion processes to reduce vacancies and contributing to the reduction in cost per hire.

Main Responsibilities
* To provide advice and guidance to applicants and stakeholders on all issues, coordinating and participating in the effective recruitment, selection and promotion process including transferees, secondments, Police Now, Fast-track schemes, working closely with recruiting managers to independently drive the planning and delivery of recruitment, selection and promotion processes.
* To take roles out to the market, building effective relationships with suppliers, external agency partners and internal stakeholders as required to ensure timely communications and adherence to framework requirements and agreed
* To be responsible for day to day recruitment practices for all employee groups from request to appointment and onboarding
including agreeing recruitment timeframes, providing media advice, preparing adverts, shortlisting and
interview packs, coordinating recruitment checks and issuing contracts.
* To maintain effective communications and working relationships with all service users and members of the wider HR & OD department, assisting in the development of ASC's workforce strategy by bringing a practitioner perspective to the process.
* To work closely with key points of contacts within Directorates to manage the candidates' experience and onboarding of potential employees to the point they start working for the Constabulary.
* To be responsible for the accurate and timely input of data, ensuring all relevant databases are up to date to inform offers and organisational decision making.
* To resolve issues at the earliest opportunity and if necessary escalate any issues that inhibit the availability to
deliver a good quality service, identifying potential solutions and contributing to the development of new systems/processes and IT solutions.
* To liaise as necessary with internal/external organisations in respect of recruitment, selection and promotion
issues, right to work checks, vetting, College of Policing etc., ensuring all necessary mandatory requirements are
complied with.
* To collate, check and verify relevant employment histories and legal documents, communicating advice to individuals regarding terms and conditions, ensuring information is received and processed in a timely manner.
* To work with colleagues across the HR and OD function, working collaboratively to promote Avon and Somerset Constabulary in communities, this will include attendance at careers events and workshop to build community engagement.
* To monitor succession plans to establish allocation of postings so that the resourcing aligns to operational demand.

It is advised that applicants have worked in a HR, Recruitment or Administration role prior to applying for this position.

Please be advised, the successful applicants will be subject to National Security vetting checks, so it is advisable that applicants hold/have held a clean DBS/CRB certificate.

If this looks like something which you could be interested in, please don't hesitate to call Martin Cookson, on 01772 208962