Resource Planning Officer - Glasgow

D Division
Scotland Area HQ (Glasgow)
Full Time

Do you want to play a pivotal role in keeping the public safe and secure whilst working in a Unit that makes a difference 365 days a year?  

We are recruiting for one full time (37 hours per week) and one part time (18.5 hrs per week) Resource Planning Officer with British Transport Police Paying £24,490.39 (FTE) per annum based at Force Resource Planning Unit - Central Glasgow. This is an exciting opportunity for successful post holders to be responsible for resourcing the organisation’s most important assets, it’s people.   

BTP is the national police Force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast-paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing. As a Resource Planning Officer with BTP, you will play a key part in keeping the travelling public safe by ensuring our Police Officers and Support Staff are in the right place at the right time to serve the Public.  Your role will vary from resourcing high profile events, protests, football (both club and International fixtures) to maintaining 24-hour cover across the UK rail network.   

The Force Resource Planning Unit is operational 7 days per week between 0700 and 1900 hrs and to maintain this capability, employees within the Unit will be fully supported to work an agile approach utilising a roster that enables a blended approach of home and office-based working.

Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description.

Please note that the successful Resource Planning Officer will be required to evidence: 

  • Experience of working within a dynamic planning environment and/or prior experience organising employees/resources to cover events, projects or activities. 
  • Proven ability to horizon-scan and plan effectively, understanding the implication of each action. 
  • A successful track record of working as part of a team in a large, multi-disciplined operational organisation. 
  • An ability to multi-task, problem-solve and manage conflicting priorities, whilst working under pressure to tight deadlines. 
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong computer literacy and analytical skills. 

If you are interested in applying for the Resource Planning Officer role then please do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted.

In return for your experience, we can offer you: 

  • Technical training and continued development to support you in your role 
  • Salary up to £24,490.39 (FTE)
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme 

BTP has undertaken a review of Police Staff pensions and as a result of this the Police Staff pension will be changing. The current police staff pension is a Defined Benefit scheme which is administered by the Railways Pension scheme. The new pension scheme which is launching is a Defined Contribution scheme which is administered by Royal London. The new pension scheme is awaiting formal approval and an introductory date is not finalised. The earliest this will be is June 2021.  If you have any queries, please contact the recruitment team –

How to apply:

Please submit a Covering Letter and CV as part of one document - please note there is no separate option to upload cover letters, these need to be submitted together.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 3 years. You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.

Candidates internal to BTP must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance, that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date, that a ‘Competent’ rating, or above, was achieved on the last reporting year PDR and they have completed their tenure period (12 months) for current substantive posting.


This opportunity is closed to applications.