Job title: GFA - Facilities
Grade: SCALE 2
Role code: EBC0108
Status: Police Staff
Home Office code: Organisational Support

Main purpose of the role:

Provide facilities, porterage and health and safety services to the force to ensure that any health and safety issues are not compromised and that an efficient and effective service is delivered.

Main responsibilities:

  • Report all maintenance & repair issues to the Business Centre Facilities Service Desk, including undertaking any minor repairs, maintenance, decoration work as identified through established local & force reporting procedures in order that compliance with the health and safety legislation and best value for money is achieved.
  • Oversee the ordering, delivery, despatch, distribution, maintenance, storage and disposal processes for all goods, plant and equipment received on or removed from all force locations, this may also include use of Police vehicles and driving off site, in addition to this maintaining audit logs as required including listing items needing registering in accordance with COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations, in order that legislation and regulations are complied with, reporting any faults in line with force procedure.
  • Assist with monitoring the standards of all building related contracts such as; cleaning, and grounds maintenance, reporting any deficiencies to t e Line Manager, in order to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Liaise with the Business Support Assistants (Geographic Admin) and Maintenance Engineer regarding planned and emergency building work, including arranging of dates for workmen/contractors to undertake their work, and escorting and monitoring workmen and contractors working on site to ensure compliance with Health and Safety legislation.
  • Carry out mandatory H & S checks as required to include record keeping, reporting any discrepancies to their Line Manager to ensure compliance with Force Policy and Health and Safety legislation.
  • Check security procedures for police buildings and grounds to ensure that the safety of force personnel and visitors arent compromised at any given time and that force policies and legislation are complied with.
  • Support geographical teams as required countywide, covering annual leave, sickness, increase in work demands, to ensure consistency and efficiency of service to the force is delivered.
  • Act as Fire Marshall on behalf of the force to ensure that if there is a fire test or actual fire, procedures arein place to enable safe evacuation of all personnel under Health and Safety Legislation.
  • October 2014

Necessary experience:

The job holder will have experience of carrying out facilities and caretaking duties, such as general building work, carpentry, basic electrical and plumbing knowledge and be willing to undertake training as and when directed to comply with Health and Safety Legislation and COSHH regulations, such as Manual Handling and be able to transport firearms that have been made and marked safe as per force policy.

The job holder acts as a Fire Marshall and training will be given for this whilst in post. The job holder will carry out duties in accordance with Health and Safety Legislation and COSHH Regulations, therefore it is essential for the job holder to have at least a basic knowledge of both the legislation and regulations of these whilst in post and be kept informed of any changes affecting their role.

The role requires travel to other sites, to either cover the role in other areas or to move equipment/plant/police vehicles, therefore it is essential that the job holder has the ability to drive and will undertak  a safety drivers assessment whilst in post. The job holder will be expected to drive a transit/carrier and necessary training will be given whilst in post.

Due to the levels of personnel the job holder can be in contact with, such as members of public to the Police and Crime Commissioners Office, it is essential that they have good inter-personal and communication skills. The job holder will often be asked to re-prioritise their workload at short notice, therefore it is essential that the job holder has a flexible approach to change in order to ensure that the needs of the business are met.

The job holder will be IT Literate, with a good working knowledge of MS Office and IT Bespoke Systems used by Essex Police.


Analyse Critically (Level 1)

I recognise the need to think critically about issues. I value the use of analysis and testing in policing. I take in information quickly and accurately. I am able to separate information and decide whether it is irrelevant or relevant and its importance. I solve problems proactively by understanding the reasons behind them, using learning from evidence and my experiences to take action. I refer to procedures and precedents as necessary before making decisions. I weigh up the pros and cons of possible actions, thinking about potential risks and using this thinking to inform our decisions. I recognise gaps and inconsistencies in information and think about the potential implications. I make decisions in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.

Collaborative (Level 1)

I work cooperatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues. I am approachable, and explain things well so that I generate a common understanding. I take the time to get to know others and their perspective in order to build rapport. I treat people with respect as individuals and address their specific needs and concerns. I am open and transparent in my relationships with others. I ensure I am clear and appropriate in my communications. Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 1) I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that  ould prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.

Emotionally Aware (Level 1)

I treat others with respect, tolerance and compassion. I acknowledge and respect a range of different perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express themselves clearly.

Innovative and Open-minded (Level 1)

I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I constantly reflect on my own way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to change and am flexible as the need arises while encouraging others to do the same. I learn from my experiences and do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.

Take Ownership (Level 1)

I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.


Impartiality (accredited)

I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.

Integrity (accredited)

I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.

Public service (accredited)

I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.

Transparency (accredited)

I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.

Technical skills:

Customer Services (Level 3)

Responds promptly and effectively to requests for assistance from customers, establishing and checking their service requirements.Understands the importance of completing accurate customer records and provides them with accurate and up to date information. Works well with others to improve standards of service and gathers information on customer feedback both positive and negative. Confident in face to face and telephone encounters with customers, accurately gauging needs and feelings through observation of behaviour and sensitive questioning. Is helpful and courteous at all times and remains calm, minimising potential conflict situations.

Driving (Level 3)

Can drive police vehicles following an authorisation test. Undertakes checks to ensure roadworthiness of vehicles before use including, tyre pressures, lights, fuel, oil and water. Completes vehicle mileage logs. Ensures that the vehicle is kept clean and tidy. Ensures security of police vehicles when leaving unattended. Conforms to all relevant legal requirements for the use of motor vehicles.

First Aid (Level 3)

Can take charge of a situation and render basic life support, if an injury or illness should occur, having satisfactorily completed (BLS) training covering choking, CPR, effective control of bleeding and the recovery position. Demonstrates competence to an approved standard and holds the required certificate. Retention of competence will be subject to basic refresher training and re-assessment every three years.

Health and Safety (Level 3)

Has a basic understanding of Health and Safety issues affecting the current role and working environment. Takes responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others. Aware of hazards and reports problems identified to line manager. Understands and minimises the physical risk of injury through the use of proper manual handling procedures.

Know. of Police Environment and Policy (Level 3)

Has a basic awareness of current policing issues, the environment in which Kent Police and / or Essex Police operate and developments in the way the County is policed. Possesses sufficient knowledge of the roles of the various Areas / Departments, organisation structures and police systems to operate effectively. Understands appreciates and adheres to working procedures, practices and policies relevant to the current role. Familiar with Force goals and local business plan objectives.

Management of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 3)

Has a basic understanding of the APP for Information Management (incorporating MOPI guidance) and its practical application. Recognises when there is a policing purpose to record information. Is familiar with the NPCC Retention Schedule. Takes personal responsibility to ensure information is recorded accurately and is retained for as long as it has a policing purpose and is stored in such way to allow it to be accessed by those with legitimate reason. Securely disposes of material which no longer has a policing purpose. Has successfully completed all standard relevant Information Management and Security, training package(s). Accurate use of Government Security Classification (GSC). Ensures physical and digital records are stored with appropriate security relevant to the sensitivity of the documents.

Office Organisation (Level 3)

Has a good understanding of office routines and procedures, and possesses skills in planning, organising and monitoring work. Understands record keeping, filing and data storage systems, and can ensure that information is stored accurately / logically, within Force guidelines. Able to organise the provision and storage of office supplies, stationery and consumable items etc. to ensure that appropriate stock levels are maintained. Able to undertake basic research and supply information in a well presented manner. Can draft and prepare routine documents.

Office Technology (Level 3)

Able to utilise relevant Force standard office software products such as word- processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and desktop publishing packages to a standard that matches the requirements of the current role in terms of quality and speed. Can operate other items of essential office technology such as photocopiers, facsimile machines, answerphones, shredders, in order to effectively undertake the requirements of the current role. Aware of the implications of Data Protection and acts appropriately in this respect.

Risk Management (Level 3)

Demonstrates an awareness of personal risk management issues, challenges or difficulties likely to affect the post holder in the execution of their duties. Able to anticipate risks likely to affect their work and knows how to communicate the likelihood and possible impacts of such events to line managers or supervisors.