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Selection Coordinator

Reference number: SW-008914
  • Salary: £23,500-£30,000 per annum dependent on experience and location
  • Job Type: Jobs
  • Employer: Selection Coordinator
  • Location: Head Office - London

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About Police Now  

Police Now’s mission is to transform communities, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, and increase the public’s confidence in the police by recruiting, developing and inspiring outstanding and diverse leaders in policing. We are working towards a day when every community, whatever the socio-economic background of its residents, can thrive without being fearful of crime. We are looking for high-performing, committed, mission-aligned individuals who will actively contribute towards this goal.

It is important that Police Now’s workforce reflects the communities that we serve and are empowered to contribute their best. We are an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion in policing and our Head Office, and view workforce diversity as a business imperative. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Police Now trains graduates and career changers with leadership potential to become inspirational police officers and outstanding crime fighters on our National Graduate Leadership Programme and our National Detective Programme. Our officers are supported for life so they can confidently progress through policing ranks as innovative leaders. We are a not-for-profit organisation of ~120 employees, with ambitious goals; we need impact and solutions-focused individuals who will accelerate us towards our mission. Everything we do and our culture reflects the Police Now Leadership Principles which are attached at the bottom of this page.

What you’ll do

As a Selection Coordinator you provide comprehensive administrative, candidate and project support to aid the day-to-day delivery of the Police Now Recruitment team. We’re responsible for recruiting and supporting a large pipeline of talented and diverse individuals onto our two flagship programmes so it’s a fast-paced and varied role that involves working closely with candidates as well as our team!

You will be dedicated to delivering an excellent candidate experience throughout our selection process, as well as being the main point of contact for candidate queries. You’ll also be one of the core team members responsible for welcoming candidates to our assessment centres and facilitating the session to ensure it runs smoothly.  You will also be involved in a range of projects throughout the recruitment yearly cycle all focused on supporting candidates and delivering a high level of candidate experience.

Who we’re looking for

We need someone who is highly organised and has an ability to manage a varied workload.  Having both a good attention to detail and the ability to communicate with stakeholders is imperative. You must possess a genuine commitment to policing, public service and the Police Now mission, values and aims, as well as a passion and knowledge of the graduate recruitment sector and Police Now’s place within it.

We pride ourselves on our innovation and agility so you will embrace change, be keen to take on new projects and be excited about doing things differently. We are ambitious so you won’t be afraid of a challenge and will be able to adapt to changing deadlines and priorities! You’ll also enjoy working closely with others in your team whilst working under your own initiative to manage your individual workload. Finally, you will have diversity and inclusion in the heart of all you do, contributing to the ideas and delivery of our strategy to hire outstanding and diverse individuals who will have the highest impact in our communities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a proactive and ambitious individual to get stuck in, carve your own path and really make a difference to one of the most innovative graduate recruiters in the UK.

Key responsibilities

Candidate Support

  • Supporting a team of Selection & Recruitment Officers with their work with candidates throughout their application journey. This includes reviewing candidate applications, contacting candidates for further information about their applications and providing support to candidates throughout each stage of the process where required.
  • Maintaining oversight of our busy FAQ inbox and online chat to respond to candidate queries. Keeping candidate experience at the heart of all you do by answering queries directly and implementing flagging systems for delegating actions for others in the team
  • Being a part of a team of coordinators who facilitate assessment centres and support with running onboarding and attraction events.  This will include welcoming and managing booking candidates, preparing materials for candidates and/or assessors, delivering presentations to candidates and being one of the main points of contact for attendees on the day. Currently these are delivered digitally although there will be the requirement for you to be based in the office or venue when required to support delivery.

Administrative Support

  • Processing and dealing with invoices from external suppliers and assessors, ensuring that these are processed in accordance with organisational finance policies
  • Accountability for finance transactions within the team, including processing team and candidate expenses, processing invoices and maintaining budget spreadsheets.
  • Managing team wide communications, such as setting up meetings, preparing agendas and minutes, liaising with external and internal colleagues, sending weekly update emails, planning and executing team days
  • Managing and updating team resources and materials on our shared drive
  • Ad hoc duties as required, such as booking team travel and hotels, liaising with suppliers, supporting other teams and individuals within the organisation

Project Support

  • Delivering key projects throughout the recruitment yearly cycle, including development of candidate support materials, designing training materials, and supporting with candidate onboarding checks (such as references and degree certificates) where required.
  • Evaluating the success and impact of projects and making recommendations for future improvements
  • Working closely with the Recruitment management team to identify areas of need and focus for that week, splitting your time across multiple teams/people as needed

What you’ll need

  • Proven administrative experience, ideally in a similar high-volume candidate-driven environment and/or supporting a large team
  • A confident communicator who puts candidate experience first and is comfortable delivering presentations to small groups and has the ability to build relationships virtually.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the graduate recruitment sector. Experience in a graduate recruitment environment, including facilitating elements of the selection process would be advantageous
  • Motivation and passion for the Police Now mission and values and working within the policing sector.
  • Efficient and able to multi-task, with the ability to work at speed whilst ensuring attention to detail
  • A strong team player, able to build relationships with a team remotely to understand priorities and flex working style appropriately
  • Proven organisational skills with the ability to manage a varied workload, work to short deadlines and prioritise effectively and adapt to unexpected changes in priorities and tasks
  • Strong problem-solving skills to identify challenges and implement solutions to address these.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a personable and approachable style to communicate well at all levels and with different stakeholders, and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and proactively respond to situations
  • There will be a requirement for days to be worked within the office or stated venue to support with the running and delivery of events/assessment centres.
  • Strong computer literacy including Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel and ability to develop knowledge and proficiency of Police Now’s applicant tracking system

What you’ll get from us

  • A bright, airy, modern and buzzing in Zone 1. Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic, the role will be home based. Inductions will also be conducted virtually.
  • A supported working from home set-up with the technology and certain equipment required.
  • Competitive salary of £23,500 – £30,000 per annum dependent on experience and location.
  • Flexible working.
  • 27 days holiday each year plus bank holidays.
  • Enhanced pay for employees (with 1+ or 2+ years’ service) going on maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • Sanctus coaching (private mental health coaching for the workplace).
  • Access to the Vitality programme which includes healthcare benefits, an Employee Assistance Programme and discounts.
  • Training opportunities for personal development.
  • Participation in a pension scheme (with 5% employer contributions and 3% employee contributions).

Please note

We strongly encourage candidates to look through our Leadership Principles document at the bottom of this page and these underpin our culture and values, and feature heavily in our recruitment process

This job description is issued as a guideline. It is not exhaustive, and we would be pleased to discuss any constructive comments you may have. Due to the evolving nature and changing demands of our business this job description may be subject to change. You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description and according to the needs of the organisation.

Applications will be screened as they are received and invited to interview accordingly.  Police Now reserves the right to close the advert prior to the advertised date, should a suitable applicant be appointed.  Early applications are therefore encouraged.

Please note that some roles within Police Now require certain levels of National Security Vetting or screening in order to effectively work with our partners. Therefore, we may ask you to complete this if you are successful.


Register your interest

Job reference: 000143

Location: Head Office – London

Closing date: 20/03/2022

Job start date: 02/05/2022

Salary: £23,500-£30,000 per annum dependent on experience and location

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5

Team: Recruitment

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Date posted: 04/03/2022

Originally found on: Direct Employer

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