Special Constable - Volunteer Police Officer Ref:3008570

Special Constable - Volunteer Police Officer
Merseyside, United Kingdom
Special Constable Vacancies

Are you passionate about working in the heart of our community?

Would you be proud to offer a visible and accessible uniformed presence in the community, focusing on improving quality of life for the public?

Then the role of a Special Constable may be the opportunity you have been looking for…

The Special Constabulary is a voluntary body, whose officers form a vital part of the police family, working alongside their regular colleagues to police the communities of Merseyside. Specials perform a variety of police duties to support regular officers with the day-to-day policing of Merseyside – they have the same powers as regular officers, wear the same uniform and carry the same equipment as regular officers.

About the role of a Special Constable

People become a Special Constable for a variety of reasons and from different backgrounds – some individuals have free time and have a desire to work with the community; or are happy in their present job but want to do something totally different in their spare time and only volunteer 16 hours per month. Others may have wanted to work in the police, and for different reasons have gone down a different career path.

In all these circumstances the Special Constabulary gives you the opportunity to have a second and fulfilling career. This is a great opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and gain experience in a wide range of policing duties.

To find out more about the role and hear from current Special Constables about their experience, please visit the Specials information page on our website.

About Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police is a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding place to work: we take pride in everything we do.

The best performing urban Force as graded by HMICFRS to date, our strategy is simply to put the communities of Merseyside first. We have a strong focus on continuous improvement in the areas we’re passionate about: ending Violence Against Women and Girls; tackling Serious Organised Crime and County Lines; strengthening our approach to Diversity and Inclusion; building trust and confidence through Community Engagement.

Our Recruitment Process

Our process consists of a number of stages and we are wishing to progress any new applicants for four set training start dates in the next financial year

Training consists of 12-14 weekends over a 26 week period and you will be required to commit to all dates. Dates will be given you to you before your start date is confirmed.

Once training is completed, you will only be required to volunteer 16 hours per month in your spare time

The stages of our recruitment are below:

Initial sift – Eligibility criteria can be found here
College of Policing National Sift - Details can be found here
In Force interview and assessment evaluating your values and behaviours aligned to the expected standards of a Special Constable
Pre-employment checks which include fitness test, medical, biometrics and vetting
Click here to view the forces Leadership Framework

If in the event you have any questions, or you have trouble uploading your qualifications / tattoo images, please send them to careers@merseyside.police.uk at the time of application.

Join us and you'll be on the ground, preventing crime and making a real difference to people's lives. It's not always easy, it's not always predictable, but the sense of reward and excitement is like nothing else.

Nothing beats being a Merseyside Special Constable
Closing date
How to apply
Applicants to apply online https://jobs.merseyside.police.uk/jobs/#en/sites/CX/requisitions/preview/1061/?mode=location

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