Special Constable (Volunteer Police Officer)
“Be Part of Something Special”
Merseyside Police currently have an exciting opportunity to join the team as a Special Constable. Special Constables are volunteer Police Officers who play a vital role in supporting the work of the Police and making the community a safer place. They have the same powers as our regular officers and work alongside Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOS) in all aspects of Policing including; Local Policing, Emergency Response, Investigations and Specialist departments such as Roads Policing and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
The experience gained as a Special Constable is invaluable and many of our Specials go on to lead long, fulfilling careers as a Regular Police Officers or continue to balance being a Special alongside their current career, committing to the minimum of 16 hours voluntary per month. In return for your commitment, you will benefit from ongoing learning and professional development as well career progression through the ranks of Merseyside Police.
It's easy to apply to become a Special Constable. We understand your time is important to you, so we have amended our process to be as quick and efficient as possible. This process includes an initial sift once your application has been submitted and if successful, a pre-recorded Online Video Interview to complete any time within 14 days of receiving your interview preparation information via email. If successful here, you will be invited to an on-site assessment day where all necessary tests are completed in the same day and you have the opportunity to meet our team and ask any questions you might have about the role of a Special Constable.
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Equality Act 2010
Any candidate who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is required to inform us, in order to ensure that 'reasonable adjustments' can be made. Our policy, at the stage of interview, is that we will ask all candidates whether we need to make any 'reasonable adjustments' in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Under the Equality Act, a disabled person is someone with a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.
Merseyside Police are proud to use Positive Action to redress the balance of under representation our team will offer advice, guidance and support throughout the recruitment process to candidates from under-represented groups. For more information please refer to our Positive Action page https://www.merseyside.police.uk/police-forces/merseyside-police/areas/careers/join-us/positive-action-recruitment-team/
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