Re-joiner transferee - Detective Constable - CID Gatwick Airport

Posted on 17th Jun 2022

Re-joiner transferee - Detective Constable - CID Gatwick Airport

Vacancy Information

Chief Constable Jo Shiner: I am immensely proud and privileged to lead Sussex Police. Every day I see our teams achieving phenomenal results - preventing crime, leading successful operations and complex investigations, making arrests, and often putting themselves in danger in order to go the extra mile to keep our local communities safe. Together, we work on the following three priorities that underpin everything we do. As a member of our policing family, you will play your part to:

• Protect our communities
• Catch criminals
• Deliver an outstanding service to victims, witnesses and the public

To protect our diverse communities, we listen and engage. Whether people are in our cities, our towns or in our villages, in person or online, residents or visitors, we work to understand community issues and concerns and demonstrate we are acting on them in both our words and actions.

We catch criminals, with prevention and deterrence as the starting point. With additional officers, skills and capacity, and working with our partners, our teams are empowered to put the public first.

We strive to deliver an outstanding service, getting it right first time, to grow trust and confidence in Sussex Police. It is only with the help of our local communities that we can succeed in our duty to keep people safe, starting with our very first interaction, right through to the quality of the evidence we present to secure a conviction or positive outcome.

This is underpinned by a professional, healthy, diverse and inclusive workforce that take pride, and are valued, for the work they do.

We are going through considerable modernisation to transform what we do, how we operate to the highest standards and how we improve our service to local communities. Our Investigations roles have been re-modelled and as a result of the precept increases over the past two years, you will be joining us in a period in of transformation and growth. It is an exciting time to return to policing.

We welcome applications from former Detective Constables who wish to re-join and have the desire to help keep communities safe and feeling safe, identify and protect vulnerable people and prevent and respond to harm.

If you were an accredited Detective Constable and are thinking about re-joining policing, then we want to hear from you.

The Role

This is an advert for DC’s at Gatwick. However, there may be other detective opportunities within Operations Command for successful applicants.

We are looking for officers who see themselves as risk managers and can make difficult decisions that stand up to scrutiny. For this, officers will need to be comfortable in using tools such as the National Decision Model and THRIVE, which help you to understand the problem, assess the risk and tackle the issues.

The problem solvers, the curious and the tenacious. People who have the desire to follow every lead, discover the truth and seek results. Emotionally resilient and compassionate, you will need to stay calm in the face of adversity and build relationships with those who may be the victim or witness of a serious or violent crime. You will have to critically analyse the evidence, establishing the facts which will be used to obtain justice in court.

Our CID teams carry out proactive investigations into complex and serious crimes across the county. There is currently an opportunity to work within the CID at Gatwick Airport.

Your application form and learning needs questionnaire will be reviewed prior to being offered an interview and will help determine the most suitable entry route. If you have been out of policing for more than 5 years, your application will be reviewed and only considered if you have specific skills the force requires or have evidenced working in an investigative role since leaving policing.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply you must:

- Have served in a Home Office Force or British Transport Police (BTP)
- Have completed your probation period and achieved independent patrol status prior to leaving the force
- Have had no disciplinary, integrity or performance issues
- Pass the necessary vetting, occupational health and fitness checks; such checks will not be carried out until after a successful interview
- Be able to show commitment to achieving high levels of attendance
- Demonstrate a passion and commitment to Sussex Police
- Not have made an application to join any other force at the same time
- Have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application, or be able to provide a certificate of good conduct from the relevant country
- Have a full UK manual driving licence Not be a current or previous member of a proscribed terrorist organisation or group
- Declare any business interest
- Declare any membership or involvement with the reserve Forces
- Not have tattoos which could cause offence
- Not have any existing County Court Judgements (CCJs) outstanding against you or have registered bankrupt and not have been discharged for at least three years

Please complete and upload the TNA Form to your application before submitting. The document can be found at the bottom of this page.

What Sussex Police can offer you...

- National Salary plus £1,500 per annum South East allowance
- A detective payment of £850 per annum (for all detectives in agreed detective posts, up to detective chief inspector rank)
- 22 days per year annual leave, rising to 30 days (based on a working day of 8 hours) a year depending on your length of service
- Opportunity to progress through the ranks and/or specialise in an area of policing that interests you most
- Highly competitive pension scheme
- An Employee Assistance Programme for advice and counselling covering a range of health, well-being and lifestyle topics
- Access to discounts, savings and cash back rewards including travel subsidiaries, an eye care scheme and more
- Flexible benefits
- Progressive approach to flexible working, enhanced maternity and paternity leave and potential for a career break (after two years’ service)
- Opportunities to join various support networks, staff associations and sports clubs
- Access to subsidised gym (depending on location)
- Incredible colleagues who will support your return

Contact Details

Should you have any queries please contact:

Diversity Statement

We are only as good as our people. It's really important that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we know that as an organisation we'll grow from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity brings; all of which help us deliver a better policing service. We strive to ensure how we deliver our services, provide information and how we recruit is open and accessible to all.

We have multiple staff support groups who help to improve our understanding of minority issues and ensure they are reflected in our work. We are proud members of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Disability Confident, a signatory of the Race at Work Charter and aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement.

We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities. Regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you.


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