Associate scheme

Associate register

If you are successful, you will be registered as an associate and placed on Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) associate register for up to 24 months.

Registration as an associate is not a guarantee of employment. Nor is it a route to becoming a permanent civil servant. The register is simply a list of individuals whom HMICFRS has identified as possessing particular skills or experience that are currently valuable to HMICFRS, and who have successfully applied in a fair and open competition.

While you are on the register, HMICFRS may offer you short-term, project-based work. You will be appointed on duration-based contracts at a pre-agreed rate.

We may also be able to offer you a fixed term contract where the piece of work is likely to be for more than 6 months but less than 2 years.

When the period of the fixed term appointment comes to an end, you will return to the register provided you have not reached the 24-month limit.

Depending on skills requirements, HMICFRS reserves the right to remove an associate from the register at any point.

The associate register is frequently reviewed in line with HMICFRS business need to ensure that the available skills and experience it provides remain focused on our priorities.
Full details will be as available in the associate contract.

More information on the associate scheme

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

Civil Service Code

Download the Associate scheme – notes for candidates

Applying for an associate post

All vacancies will be advertised via the Civil Service Jobs website.

In order to receive job alert for roles at HMICFRS you will need to set up an account on Civil Service Jobs.