WMJobs joins forces with West Midlands Police
Published: 01 Sep 2016 By Zoe Lee
West Midlands Police is the latest public sector organisation to subscribe to We Manage Jobs (WMJobs).
Joining 27 other local West Midlands authorities the force will use this site to advertise all of its police officer and police staff roles.
WMP is made up of 7,249 police officers, supported by 3,086 police staff, 345 special constables and 690 police community support officers (PCSOs).
Any job opportunity that requires external advertisement within the force will now be advertised on WMJobs – as part of its biggest recruitment drive in a decade.
With over 3,000 police staff supporting the front line allowing it to deliver core policing services there is plenty of scope for non police officer roles with the force.
Positions range from Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), business support, IT & Digital, project management, call handling, communications, the list and number of opportunities is limitless.
Dean Sweet, Shared Services Manager, at WMP said: “People quite naturally think of being a police officer if they think of a career in policing.
“While we will be advertising all of our police officer vacancies on WMJobs we have thousands of police staff all working tirelessly in a range of roles to help to support the front line and will be promoting those posts too.
“We are really pleased to have joined WMJobs, alongside so many other local public sector organisations, to help us promote the exciting opportunities we have.
“We’ve only just started using WMJobs but so far we have been impressed with the quantity and quality of candidates we are attracting from the site.
“We are making significant changes to our attraction & recruitment strategy and WMJobs is one of the first key building blocks helping us to do this.”
Last month 27 West Midlands based local authorities committed to a three year contact with the online recruiter.
WMP is the latest public sector organisation to begin advertising on the site taking the total number of subscribers up to 28.
WMP has committed to promoting all of its vacancies on the website up to 2020.
To help attract and retain recruiters WMJobs overhauled its consumer facing website with a new look and total system upgrade that went live at the end of July.
The new state of the art jobs board is delivered by a company called Madgex who are leaders in the area of online recruitment. Clients include The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Independent.
The new platform boasts the latest in online job advertising providing more ways to promote vacancies, a better experience for candidates and is fully responsive as it adjusts to personal devices including, mobiles, tablets and laptops.
Founded in 2009, We Manage Jobs is a not for profit public sector organisation and reinvests any surplus revenue back into the sector.
Manny Sandhu, Head of Resourcing and Talent Acquisition, said: “We are so pleased to be able to add West Midlands Police to our growing list of subscribers.
“At We Manage Jobs we are passionate about getting people into the public sector.
“WMJobs is unique in that it brings the majority of the West Midlands local authority vacancies into one place. Adding WMP as a subscriber definitely makes us the site to visit if you are interested in developing or pursuing a public sector career.”
The following organisations have signed up for the service up until 2020:
- Birmingham City Council
- Bromsgrove District Council
- Redditch Borough Council
- Coventry City Council
- Dudley MBC
- East Staffordshire Borough Council
- Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
- Herefordshire Council
- Malvern Hills District Council
- North Warwickshire Borough Council
- Nuneaton and Bedworth Council
- Rugby Council
- Sandwell MBC
- Solihull Council
- Stafford Borough Council
- Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
- Stoke on Trent City Council
- Stratford Upon Avon
- Tamworth Borough Council
- Telford and Wrekin Council
- Walsall Council
- Warwickshire County Council
- West Midlands Police
- Wolverhampton City Council
- Worcester City Council
- Wychavon District Council
- Worcestershire County Council
- Wyre Forest District Council