Financial Management Graduate Trainee

deadline - today



PS/1236/H - A4 - Financial Management Graduate Trainee - Finance
Vacancy Role: Police Staff
Department / Area: Finance
Recruiting Force: Hertfordshire Constabulary
Location: Headquarters, WGC, Herts
Section / Unit: Herts Finance
Post Type: Permanent
Grade / Rank: A4
Salary: £26,016 - £33,618 (Discretionary Area Included)
Hours of Work: Full Time
Shift Work: No

The Constabulary is offering an exciting opportunity for graduates to join our Finance department and study towards a professional accountancy qualification with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA).

The Constabulary’s has an annual gross expenditure of £248m, and 2021 will see us reach an historic high of 2,267 police officers. The Finance department forms a critical function in the organisation to ensure that funding is utilised to provide the best quality policing service to the people of Hertfordshire.

We will offer successful applicants a wide range of experiences through a variety of placements across the finance function from budget setting to statement of accounts.

Successful candidates will have or be predicted to attain a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) degree qualification in any discipline, have a passion for Public Sector finance and the drive to be a part of an evolving Finance department fit for the future of Policing. Shortlisted candidates will be required to demonstrate that they meet the essential entry requirements through interview, presentation and testing.

The role will be based the Constabulary’s Headquarters in Welwyn Garden City with a mixture of home and office-based working.

Successful applicants will be funded to achieve the CIPFA qualification with circa 20% off the job training. In addition, applicants will be required to study in their own time in order to pass exams and progress through the qualification.

Applicants are required to upload their CV along with a supporting statement in 1000 words (using the attached template) outlining how they meet the entry requirements as stipulated in the attached Role Profile. Any applications received without a supporting statement will not be considered for shortlisting.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to pass a verbal and numeracy reasoning test before being invited to an assessment centre due to take place in May/June 2021.

All applications must be received by the closing date of 16/05/2021.

If you require any further information on this opportunity, please contact

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.

Internal applicants within Hertfordshire Constabulary, should upload either a CV or a completed ‘Staff internal role summary’ form, which can be found in the vacancy documents below. Please note you will be required to provide a statement in 1000 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. (using the attached template)

External applicants should ensure that your current CV is uploaded and provide a statement in 1000 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. (using the attached template)

To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the redeployment portal and provide a statement in 1000 words (using the attached template) against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until a start date is agreed. Redeployee’s should notify the BCH Careers team and their HR Advisor of their application. All applicants will be notified if this occurs.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please get in touch with the Recruitment Team via the relevant force inbox, or directly with the manager contact for this role. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

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Closing Date: 16 May 2021

Shortlist Date: 21 May 2021

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