Transferee Opportunities - Armed Response Vehicle Officer

Posted on 31st May 2024

Transferee Opportunities - Armed Response Vehicle Officer

Armed Response Vehicle Officer

Current Salary - Plus An offer of up to £8,000 relocation costs under the HMRC Scheme, plus a £1,000 Bonus Payment supplemented by a further £750 Target (further details and conditions within the advert)


About the Opportunity 

Are you a qualified ARV Officer? This a fantastic opportunity for ARV Officers both regionally and nationally looking for a fresh challenge within the world of Armed Policing. Staffordshire Police is a force that is passionate about serving the public and caring for its people and we strive to create and maintain an organisation with a culture that enables people to flourish. We are genuinely committed to the wellbeing of our staff and this is evidenced in our actions as we work hard to ensure our Armed Policing Teams are supported, engaged, feel valued and are motivated to do their best for the communities of Staffordshire.

As part of the Firearms team you will provide proactive and reactive assistance in support of all operational officers and specialist departments by appropriate use of firearms skills in accordance with the National ARV role profile as described within the National Police Firearms Training Curriculum and to enhance officer and public safety. Further opportunities to develop within the development available including close protection, tactile rifle officer, national firearms instructors and operational firearms commander. 


Main location will be Staffordshire Police Headquarters.


Up to 5 weeks training depending on skillset and experience.

Incentives, Terms and Conditions 

An offer of up to £8,000 relocation costs under the HMRC Scheme, plus a £1,000 Bonus Payment for Authorised Firearms Officers who successfully transfer to Staffordshire Police from another Home Office Force, supplemented by a further £750 Target Variable Payment which is paid in monthly instalments to the officer, falling in line with current AFO agreement. There is an additional £250 Target Variable Payment awarded to constables who hold the OFC role. 

**Please note there will be qualifying criteria for the relocation allowance**

Shift Pattern

Please see enclosed example of the shift patterns, the training is built into the pattern which negates any need for shift changes to accommodate training.  The training days are 8 hours. Each 10-week cycles gives 5 full weekends off to maintain work life balance. 

Am I eligible?

To apply as a Transferee as part of Alliance policing you must:

  • Be a serving Police Officer in a Home Office Force.
  • Have satisfactorily completed the period of probationary service in the rank of constable.
  • Have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues.
  • Qualified Authorised Firearms Officers trained to a minimum standard of the ARV role profile

Recruitment Process and Timelines

Virtual Live Q&A session will take place: 12th June 18:00 - 20:00 - please register your interest via the below link for teams link to be issued to you:

Transferee Opportunities - Armed Response Vehicle Officer - Live Q&A Event - Staffordshire Police (

Closing date for applications is: Midday 30th June 2024.
Selection Process will consist of a fitness test (Bleep test to 9.4) and CVF based interview.
Pre-Employment checks 

Subject to satisfactory checks final offer made

Course start date working towards January 2025 

Further details of the key tasks, responsibilities can be found within the role profile.

If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to contact Christopher Cotton direct either via email  or on the following number 07811 976874.

In addition to your salary, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

•    Police Firearms Officers Association: PFOA.– In which Staffordshire Police cover the costs 
•    Brand New state of the art Firearms facility in process 
•    Access to health and wellbeing support 
•    Eye care vouchers
•    Opportunities available in both Armed Response Vehicle and Tactical support team
•    Opportunities for personal development to specialise within Staffordshire Firearms
•    Opportunities include National Firearms Instructor (NFI) Operational Firearms commander (OFC) Close Protection and Tactical Rifle Officer (TRO).  These specialisms often assist with major national events and are deployed across the country.
•    On site Gyms 
•    Annual Leave entitlement.
•    Sick pay scheme
•    Fostering friendly policy
•    Family friendly policies – maternity, paternity, parental leave, adoption, disability leave and carers leave 
•    Reward and Recognition
•    Blue light Card 
•    Lottery
•    Free Parking at selected sites 
•    Onsite Catering facilities 
•    Federation Support
•    Financial Products and services 
•    Staff Networks to support 
•    Cycle to work scheme

As ‘One Force’ across Staffordshire, we know that Diversity and Inclusion help us improve our decision making, encourage creativity and embrace innovation so all our people can thrive.
Our vacancies are open to everyone and all appointments are made based on merit and achievements. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, gender, people who have a disability, those who are neurodivergent and persons of the LGBTQ+ community.
We use positive action to encourage potential candidates from underrepresented groups through targeted step-In support and advice sessions.  If you have the skills, experience and values, that here in Staffordshire Police Force we pride ourselves on, then we would welcome you to apply.
For more information on Positive Action please email the team on 

Please note if you are successful at interview and commence pre-employment checks this will include vetting, please see what this involves and the process via the below link: 

Police vetting process | Join The Police (

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