Detective Constable Transferees and Rejoiners
Does the thought of transferring into another police force appeal to you?
Leicestershire Police is currently recruiting experienced detectives to work across our Crime and Intelligence Department and could offer you just the move you are looking for.
As a detective constable in the department, you will take responsibility for the whole investigation process, from initial report stage, planning the investigation strategy to court hearing and beyond. We also have vacancies in our Rape Investigation Unit and Child Abuse Investigation Unit for candidates with the appropriate experience.
To be successful you must have completed the initial Crime Investigators Development Programme (ICIDP) or equivalent (CID Foundation Course and be accredited investigators at PIP level 2.
At Leicestershire Police we pride ourselves on recognising people with real potential. That’s why we offer our officers so much support, motivation and training because, as they improve, so will our force. Whether you want to specialise in a particular area of policing, or progress through the ranks, our experienced leaders can help you to reach your goals. All you have to do is bring us your talent, dedication and enthusiasm and we’ll welcome you to the team.
If you have an excellent attendance record, are high performing and are looking for a new challenge, then this could be the place for you. In return, as a police officer transferee, you will earn between £20,370 and £39,150 a year and will retain:
• Your previous service and current levels of pay (excluding force specific benefits i.e. London Weighting).
• Annual leave entitlement, as long as there is no break in service.
• Your current pension arrangements.
Leicestershire Police is committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. All appointments will be made on merit.
We are nationally and internationally recognised as a hub of best practice for our PLOD team’s work with deaf and hard of hearing people. This year we have also been awarded our highest ever ranking in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers, coming in at number 17 in the definitive list of the best places to work in the UK for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.
• You must be serving (or have served) with a Home Office Force. Officers from non-Home Office Forces will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
• Officers wishing to transfer within their probationary period will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the training route being followed.
• If you are a re-joiner, you will be required to undertake a 6 month probation period. If you are re-joining at a different rank or you left your previous force more than 5 years ago, you will be required to undertake a 12 month probationary period.
• Re-joiners at the same rank will re-enter the service on the pay scale point at which they left their previous force. Officers re-joining at a higher or lower rank will have their pay considered on a case by case basis.
• Have a full manual driving licence.
• Be able to pass the necessary vetting and occupational health checks.
• Be able to pass the basic fitness test - shuttle run (bleep test) to level 5.4.
• Have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues.
The Recruitment Process:
Stage 1 Your application:
You will need to provide evidence of why you wish to transfer to Leicestershire Police and what challenges do you think you will encounter.
Stage 2 Interview:
You will be interviewed by two senior officers who will assess you against the personal qualities needed for a constable and also your commitment to Leicestershire Police and the challenges that we face as a county.
Stage 3 Pre-employment checks:
If you are successful at the interview, you will be invited in for a medical and fitness test. If you pass these we will also carry out vetting checks and contact your current force HR department and line manager for employment references. Vetting level is RV, NPPV and CTC for these roles.
Stage 4 Final offer:
Provided that you meet of the above checks, we will write to you offering you a position with us.
Please do not serve your notice to your current force until you have received your final offer letter in writing.
If you have any questions regarding any stage of the process, please contact HRR@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK.