Resource Deployment Officer

Posted on 3rd Aug 2018
Devon & Cornwall
Devon & Cornwall South West

Resource Deployment Officer

Owing to the nature of the role, candidates will need to have reached the age of 18 by the intake date. 

Resource Deployment Officers provide a vital link between members of the public and operational Police Officers, whilst making a key contribution to the lives of those across Devon and Cornwall when they are most in need.

You will work closely with our Police Officers, deploying them to both routine and emergency incidents via police radio channels whilst prioritising the vulnerable, assessing risk and responding appropriately according to needs.

The role will also require you to assist in taking 999 calls and calls from other agencies such as the ambulance service.

This is a unique job for a unique person which demands excellent communication skills, good attention to detail and a positive attitude. You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a close knit, supportive team, as well as make decisions in situations which may at times be distressing. The ability to listen effectively, multi-task and type information accurately is essential.

Although it is not essential, we would really welcome experience of those already working in a similar role within the emergency services.

Salary Including the 20% shift allowance the salary starts at £25,362 rising by yearly increments to a maximum of £28,087.20 per annum

This post also attracts a weekend working allowance (which is claimable) This accumulates to approximately an additional £2000 per year (pro rata for part time working).

Benefits Include:

  • Automatic enrolment in the Local government pension scheme
  • 22 days annual leave (30 after 5 years’) + bank holiday allowance
  • Free parking, Free Uniform, 24-hour Gym access (only £3.50 per month), Eyecare vouchers, Blue Light Card, Access to Trade Union

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Resourcing to arrange via

Recruitment timelines 

Friday 13 May 2022: Registration and completion of eligibility screen opens.

Friday 27 May 2022 - (noon): Registration closes.

Friday 27 May 2022: Invite to Situational Judgement Test sent.

Monday 6 June 2022: (noon) - Situational Judgement Test closes.

Monday 6 June 2022: Invite to virtual assessment sent.

Tuesday 7 June 2022: Information event 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Sunday 12 June 2022: (Midnight) closing date for virtual assessment

Sunday 19 June 2022: Interviews

Intake Date: Thursday 29 September 2022

Due to essential training no annual leave will be permitted for 29 September 2022 to 17 November 2022 and also 12 December 2022 to 21 December 2022.

Please read the shift pattern before applying to ensure that you will be able to undertake the shift pattern work.

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