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Job Reference: G1713
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Miscellaneous
Contract Type: Part Time
Salary: £18,000 per annum pro rata
Location: Lincoln, Lincs
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom


G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: June 7, 2017

Job Introduction:

In 2012 G4S and Lincolnshire Police formed a Strategic Partnership and we are now currently looking for individuals who are interested in joining us as a Resource Management Unit Planner.

This is a part time position for 26 hours per week. The hours will be worked across Monday to Friday and there is flexibility as to the actual days and times to be worked. These will be discussed and agreed by the line manager with the successful candidate.  The post is based at Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Nettleham. The benefits of working from this location include; free car parking and 24 hours use of a free gym. 

The Resource Management Unit provides a service that plans and manages the shift patterns/rosters and deployment of people working for G4S and its client and as a Resource Planner, you will be responsible for ensuring that resources are effectively and efficiently deployed, within the constraints of the appropriate budgets, to meet a diverse range of operational requirements of the clients.

Below is an outline of the key responsibilities and the essential skills required for the role and if you would like further information and an informal chat regarding the position please contact Emma Willey, Resource Management Unit Manager on 01522 558474.


Closing date for applications 7th June 2017 23:45 hours

Role Responsibility:

  • To support the performance of G4S and its client [Lincolnshire Police] by ensuring resources meet identified demand in the most cost efficient way.
  • To publish duties 12 weeks in advance and maintain adequate staffing levels to cover sickness or other absences reported during working hours, up to 48 hours of the commencement of duty.
  • To ensure adequate police cover is maintained by planning and producing computerised duty rosters ensuring minimum levels are reached and in line with all performance indicators.
  • To manage and authorise all requests for absence, including leave, court and training, whilst maintaining minimum staffing levels.
  • To enter data on the Duty Management System and ensure that accurate and up-to-date records are maintained.
  • To resource special events with the correctly skilled Staff and Police Officers accordance with Police and Staff Regulations, e.g. Football matches and annual events such as the Lincolnshire Show; Christmas Market etc.
  • To ensure all designated G4S employees, Police Officers and Police Staff skills are maintained within the required time scales, to remain current.  
  • To provide data for management information reports, as directed by the Resource Manager.
  • To work closely with Human Resources and Learning & Development departments.
  • To carry out other duties which may be determined from time to time within the general scope of the post.

The Ideal Candidate:

Key Competencies

  • Understanding the organisational environment
  • Dealing with changing circumstances
  • Supporting and working with others
  • Delivering Objectives
  • Delivering great customer service
  • Sharing and Co-operating

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration or equivalent, or proven experience in a similar role.
  • Experience of working in a customer-focused environment.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and database packages.
  • Experience of preparing and producing management information
  • Demonstrates skills/knowledge of planning, co-ordinating and prioritising, with conflicting demands.
  • Good communication skills – with the ability to explain things clearly in writing and in person.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to use own initiative; work unsupervised.
  • Demonstrates an ability to work under pressure.
  • Confident speaking to clients and customers at all levels.
  • An active team player.
  • Self motivated and focused on achieving high levels of performance.
  • Demonstrates a flexible/adaptable approach to working practices.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • GCSE in English and maths or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Police Regulations.
  • Experience of organising large numbers of people and/ events.
  • Knowledge of working with shift patterns.
  • Ability to use Duty Management Systems

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