Graduate Recruitment Selection Officer

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Closing date
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£30,000 - £35,000 dependent upon experience

About Police Now 

Our mission is to transform communities by recruiting, developing, and inspiring 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 and can feel confident in the police.

Launched in 2014, Police Now trains graduates and career changers with leadership potential to be inspirational police officers and outstanding crime fighters on our National Graduate Leadership Programme as well as our new National Detective Programme. Police Now is a start-up enterprise which is already one of the leading graduate recruiters, winning over 20 awards since our launch. As such we are looking for individuals to join the team who have an entrepreneurial, flexible style and will contribute effectively to the creation and leadership of this new organisation at a time of exciting growth. 

Everything we do reflects our values of Believe, Achieve and Develop. For more information on the work we do please visit

What you’ll do  

As a Graduate Recruitment Selection Officer, you will be on the frontline delivering our selection process to ensure we recruit talented and diverse individuals committed to our mission of community transformation. Your role will be focused on ensuring candidates are assessed consistently and fairly throughout each stage of the selection process using our scoring rubrics. You will also be dedicated to delivering an excellent candidate experience throughout the selection journey. 

Your role will be to:   

  • Take a hands-on role in screening and assessing applicants against the necessary skills and attributes required to be a Police Now participant.  This would be required throughout all stages of the recruitment process - application form, online assessment and assessment centre
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of the selection process and communicate outputs to relevant stakeholders
  • Oversee the planning and scheduling of Police Now assessment centres ensuring all participants and assessors have the information required for their involvement in the assessment centres.
  • Facilitate the running of assessment centres to ensure all candidates receive a positive candidate experience
  • Act as the main point of contact for assessors, ensuring all assessors receive the relevant training and development to assess candidates consistently in line with the expectations of the programme
  • Develop strong relationships with all assessors and oversee the process of confirming assessor availability for assessment activity
  • Act as a contact point for candidate queries and as required, probe candidates for further information required related to their eligibility for participation on the programme
  • Ad hoc duties to support our busy team, including responding to queries in our FAQ inbox, attending events and supporting with onboarding processes

Who we’re lookingfor  

We need someone who is highly organised and has good attention to detail, with a drive to ensure a consistent and fair selection process and candidate experience is delivered to all. You’ll be joining a fast-paced and ambitious team so will be energetic, optimistic and solutions focused. You must possess a genuine commitment to 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 in it.  

We pride ourselves in our innovation and agility so you will also embrace change, be keen to take on new projects and excited about doing things differently. We have ambitious growth plans 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  

What you need  

  • Proven assessment and selection experience, preferably in the student recruitment or a similar high-volume environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to confidently communicate and build relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Attention to detail, excellent observation skills and the ability to reflect and evaluate on others’ behaviours
  • High level of planning and organising ability, with confidence managing multiple activities and deadlines and good judgement and decision making to consider conflicting priorities
  • Awareness of key graduate recruitment marketplace issues and ability to communicate these succinctly 
  • Confidence in proactively managing high-volume candidate pipelines in a tailored and strategic way and using pipeline insights to improve delivery of candidate interactions
  • A strategic mindset and the ability to manage change, ambiguity and high levels of complexity
  • Willingness to travel within England and Wales and to work occasional evenings as required
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook  

What you’ll get from us

  • The opportunity to work at a true start-up and to help shape the Police Now programme
  • Be part of a society-defining organisation, make a difference and change the way that the most challenged communities in the country interact with the police
  • A great team tirelessly working to build the next generation of leaders inside and outside policing
  • A bright, airy, modern and buzzing office in Moorgate, Central London (Zone 1)
  • Competitive salary of £30,000 - £35,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • Police Now’s core benefits package includes 27 days holiday each year and participation in a pension scheme (with 5% employer contributions / 3% employee contribution)

Please note

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

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.