Corporate support associate

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) is seeking to recruit up to three Associates to our Associate Register with skills in the following areas:

  • Business management administration
  • Project and Programme support
  • HR support


HMIC monitors, inspects and reports on the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of police forces in England and Wales, as well as the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the National Crime Agency and other national law enforcement agencies.

HMIC is independent of both the government and the police service. We produce major reports which shine a light on issues at the very heart of policing. These are widely covered by the media and help inform the public of the performance of their local forces.

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The deadline for completed application forms is 8am on Tuesday 28 February 2017. Applications must be sent to

Please ensure that you use ‘Associate 044 Inspection/Corporate Support’ as the subject line of your email.

For more information about this opportunity please contact HMIC recruitment on 0203 513 0532/ 0586 or by email at

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all staff. We will not discriminate on grounds of gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, faith, age or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work.

Job description

Position: Associate – Corporate support

Location: Remote access working – office base is in London

Vacancy Reference: ASS044ICS170227

Main purpose of the role

Providing administration support across HMIC’s corporate and inspection support functions, the successful applicant will need to be organised, methodical, have excellent IT skills and be able to operate in a fast-paced environment. Duties may include:

  • supporting the HR team with recruitment processes;
  • supporting the delivery of projects, board papers and presentations;
  • providing secretariat support to senior managers;
  • producing management information ;
  • drafting secondment agreements with police forces ;
  • supporting the HMIC continuous improvement team to provide communication updates and provide project support; and
  • providing inspection teams with project and administration support.

Civil service competencies

In HMIC, we use Civil Service competency framework to outline expected behaviours and we will use these as part of our wider assessment during the interview process. You will find a link to information about the competency framework in the application form.

For this role, the following competencies are the most relevant:

  • Making effective decisions
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Delivering at pace
  • Leading and communicating

In no more than 250 words, please complete the relevant sections in the application form to help us understand the skills, experience and achievements that you think best illustrate the ability described in each competency. Competency examples should be pitched at Grade 7 level.

For more information about the interview process, please see the notes for candidates.

Other qualities sought


  • Experience of working in a project environment and providing project support.
  • Confident communicator (both oral and written).
  • Flexibility and ability to learn quickly in a fast-moving environment, taking on additional responsibilities at short notice.
  • Able to plan, prioritise, multi-task and manage a significant workload effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Good experience of relationship management, with the ability to interact with people at all levels within the organisation and influence and negotiate.
  • Excellent administration skills.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel PowerPoint and Visio).


  • Experience of working within the police, the civil service or public sector.
  • A good understanding of HMIC’s purpose and work and/or policing.
  • Experience of working within an HR environment and/or a HR qualification.

Equal Opportunities

HMIC welcomes applications from all staffing groups.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for anyone with a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010, subject to meeting the minimum criteria for the post.

We encourage a diverse workforce and aim to provide a working environment where all staff at all levels are valued and respected, and where discrimination, bullying, promotion of negative stereotyping and harassment are not tolerated.

We will not discriminate on grounds of gender, gender identity, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, those with caring responsibilities, part-time workers or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work.

We are committed to providing all staff with opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their potential.