Assistant Chief Officer - HR

Enderby, Leicester
Range : £82-£86K
01 May 2019
21 May 2019
Specialist Area
General HR Function
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

Job Description

Title – Assistant Chief Officer Human Resources

Version – 1.5    Date – 09/04/19

Post Number:                        R057

Grade /Scale:                         Range : £82-£86K

Weekly Hours:                       37

Department:                          Member of Chief Officer Team

Status:                                   Established

Responsible To:                   Chief Constable

Responsible for:                  Leicestershire Police Human Resources, East Midlands Collaborative HR Services Occupational Health Unit (EMCHRS OHU), East Midlands Collaborative HR Services Learning & Development (EMCHRS L&D)

Location Work base:            Leicestershire Police FHQ, Enderby, Leicester LE19 2BX

Job Role /Purpose:              Provide visible and inspirational leadership, vision and strategic direction to the HR function.

Provide leadership in the continuous development and implementation of a single, clear HR and organisational development strategy to ensure the Force has a workforce which is shaped to deliver the Force’s objectives in a changing and challenging external environment.

Develop and continuously improve Human Resources to provide centres of excellence which provide measurable added value to Leicestershire Police.

Responsible for: Senior Leadership Team – Human Resources, Leadership Management Development, EMCHRS OHU & L&D, HR Shared Service Centre with Derbyshire (as HRSSC Board member).

Contacts:                              Chief Officers Leicestershire & Regionally; Police & Crime Commissioner Leicestershire & Regionally, Senior Managers in Force, Home Office; HMICFRS; Trade Unions and Staff Associations, External agencies; Commercial organisations; 3rd party suppliers; Other Forces; Other public bodies and members of the community, College of Policing, NPCC, national HR in Policing Leads, CIPD, CIPD Police Forum, Universities and HE providers.

Equality and Diversity         Actively advance diversity /equality, work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and foster good relations between all groups of people.        

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Essential Criteria

A clear definition of the necessary criteria.

Knowledge/ Education (including qualifications):

  • To be a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
  • To be educated to degree level or equivalent.

Work Experience:

  • Demonstrate extensive experience of leading and managing staff in HR in a large complex multi-faceted organisation at Executive Board level.
  • Demonstrate ability to think strategically as part of the Chief Officer Group whilst having a strong focus on HR operational service delivery.
  • Demonstrate significant experience of facilitating and delivering successful major organisational, managerial and cultural change.
  • Demonstrate a track record of developing strong working relationships with a wide number of stakeholders - internal and external, eg reporting bodies, senior executives, professional advisers, Trade Unions.
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of European Employment legislation, other employment legislations and human rights in relation to all aspects of HR management.
  • Demonstrate successful management of projects and budgets.

Personal / Interpersonal Skills, Aptitudes:

  • Demonstrate excellent and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide senior leadership on change management.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to driving Equality and Diversity within the workplace.
  • Demonstrate the ability to inspire, enthuse, to keep people focused in spite of setback/difficulty.

* Reasonable adjustments will be considered under the Equalities Act 2010.

Desirable Criteria

Where available, elements that contribute to improved / immediate performance in the job.

Knowledge/ Education (including qualifications):

To be a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Work Experience:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of terms and conditions for Police Staff and Police Officers.
  • Demonstrate collaborative and partnership working.
  • Demonstrate experience of successfully handling Employment Tribunals.

* Reasonable adjustments will be considered under the Equalities Act 2010.

Core Responsibilities/ Accountabilities


  • Responsible for the vision, development and implementation of an integrated strategy and function across HR for the delivery of excellent people plans and policies for the organisation and ensure HR are enablers of Leicestershire Police’s corporate aims and meet the requirements for the regional collaborative units.
  • Member of the Chief Officer Team and acting as the principal HR advisor to the senior leadership team, the PCC and partners on all people management matters.  In addition, to be a member of the regional governance arrangements, through the appropriate boards e.g: DCCs’ Board.
  • To support the development of transformational and cultural change, ensuring appropriate management and behavioural interventions are initiated as necessary to ensure that Leicestershire Police is best placed to deliver long-term business objectives.


  • To provide the overall strategic leadership to develop a high performance culture by: -
    • Ensuring that centres of excellence deliver first class, cost effective professional people services which integrate the Regional operating models and the Force’s strategic objectives.  
    • Ensuring continuous improvement plans are in place by evaluating performance and reviewing as necessary.
    • Leading organisational design and development work, bringing together the areas of business.
  • To provide the strategic leadership to HR on the Employee Relations strategy in order to secure strong organisational performance ensuring that the Force’s legal obligations are met.  Provide leadership and strategic direction for consultations/negotiations with Trades Unions/Staff Associations on all significant people matters.
  • To provide the vision on the development of a strategic workforce plan ensuring Leicestershire Police have the right staff with the right skills in the right place whilst being cognisant of organisational resource constraints. Provide support, advice and direction on senior appointments and positive action programmes.
  • To lead on the development of succession planning strategies by working with key senior stakeholders to identify talent across the organisation to ensure continued excellent and sustained performance.
  • To provide strategic leadership and management of the HR functions within the region, focusing on efficiency and improving performance within EMCHRS L&D, EMCHRS OHU as chair of their management Boards and within HRSSC as a management Board member.


  • To support the leadership aspirations of the Chief Officer Team.
  • To champion and provide the strategic focus on Leadership and Management Development, ensuring Leicestershire initiate a talent management strategy and are best placed to retain and develop talented individuals to deliver organisational success.
  • To develop and support a framework that enables Leicestershire Police to deliver the professionalising of the Police service agenda eg CPD/APL and unlocking the potential of all our people. 
  • To develop and implement:
    • Reward and recognition;
    • Employee engagement; and
    • Health and well-being strategies and policies to facilitate Leicestershire Police becoming ‘employers of choice’.


  • To represent Leicestershire at Regional and National forums on all people and HR related matters as required.


  • To identify and develop appropriate opportunities for partnership and collaborative working both internally and externally to enhance service delivery, demonstrating exemplary leadership, management, professional and personal behaviours. Including the procurement of appropriate systems to ensure a lean, efficient HR function.
  • To undertake regular appraisal of your staff as outlined in the PDR process ensuring that objectives are aligned to improving organisational performance.  Work with others to address professional and career opportunities.
  • To review and effectively manage budgetary requirements.


  • To work in partnership and provide strategic advice to key stakeholders, including Regional collaborative units to champion and promote equality and diversity through policies, procedures, practices and behaviours. Facilitating all people-related elements of change and transformation programmes.

* Reasonable adjustments will be considered under the Equalities Act 2010.                      

Personal Values /Competencies

The competency and values framework sets out nationally recognised behaviours.

The framework has 6 Competencies – each competency can be split into 3 levels to fit around policing and non policing roles see here :   Competency and Values framework

      We analyse critically

      We are innovative and open-minded

      We are emotionally aware

      We take ownership

      We are collaborative

      We deliver, support and inspire

All competencies are underpinned by 4 Values that should underpin everything that we do :




Social responsibility


Security Check Levels refer to vetting for the specific levels that relate to this job role:

1) Please select one  -  Recruitment Vetting (RV)        or Management Vetting (MV)  X

2) Please select one  -  Counter Terrorist Checks (CTC)      or Security Check (SC) X

3) Please select one  -  Developed Vetting (DV)       or N/A  X

Date line manager checked vetting level needed : 09/04/19

Car User:  Yes  X  / No       - Essential /Casual Allowance {lump sum car allowance + business mileage claims at agreed rates}

Budgetary Management:  Yes  X   / No      Budget Value approximate value £1,257,918.00 retained HR Budget + EMCHRS L&D £2,612,594.00 + EMCHRS OHU £1,719,819.00.

Additional Information:

  • Cost base for Leicestershire Police circa £170m. 
  • FTEs in Leicestershire circa 3,200 (Police Officer and Police Staff).