Associate scheme

Associate register

HMIC associates are usually recruited for their specialist, sometimes scarce, skills and/or knowledge, and then added to the associate register. As a need arises, associates are invited to join HMIC teams on a contract basis, to work on specific projects. These contracts are frequently short term, varying from a few days to several months.

Associates go through a fair and open recruitment process. Successful candidates then undergo pre-employment checks, which include taking references, and security, health and identity checks.

An HMIC associate does not receive a retainer and is paid only if they are engaged on a specific project or piece of work. Selection to the register is not a guarantee of work.

More information on the associate scheme

The following documents provide more information on the HMIC associate scheme, and apply to all associate posts.

Download the conditions of employment

Conditions of Employment

Download the Civil Service Code

Applying for an associate post

We use this page to advertise for associates. Any current vacancies will be shown on the menu on the left. If no vacancies are listed we are currently not recruiting, but please check again later. If you’d like to be emailed when new HMIC associate posts are advertised, please email the recruitment inbox and ask to be added to our associate distribution list.