Constable Armed Response Transferee DE19
Derbyshire Constabulary has an exciting opportunity for constables, who are existing authorised firearms officers, trained to meet the Armed Response Unit Constable role profile, to transfer to Derbyshire.
About the unit:-
The Armed Response Unit provides the central armed response for the county, whilst the Firearms Support Unit provides all firearms training and tactical advice for the force.
The Armed Response Unit is an evolving group of professional officers who are highly trained and motivated. The teams have access to the most up-to-date equipment and training to ensure they can carry out their role, and also receive support and development within the unit. They have exposure to a state-of-the-art firing range which was completed in December 2017.
The unit is currently working a four-on, four-off 12 hour shift pattern. There will be the opportunity for candidates to discuss their possible transfer to Derbyshire, in order to answer any queries they may have.
This is a challenging role that requires the successful candidates to demonstrate:
• A proven ability to undertake all duties outlined in the national Armed Response Unit Constable (shooting and tactics) role profile.
• Candidates must be able to produce a training record endorsed by their chief firearms instructor.
You must be:-
• Substantive in the rank of Constable
• Serving with a Home Office Force
• Be an occupationally and operationally competent Armed response officer trained to a minimum of the National ARV role profile as detailed in the NPFTC Module A2
• Be able to pass the JRFT to level 9-4 on application
• Be a current police advanced driver
• Be able to evidence occupational and operational competence at interview
• Have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues with current force.
The Recruitment Process
Stage 1: Your application – you will need to provide evidence that demonstrates your competency to be an Armed Response Unit Constable
Please ensure you review the Competency and Values Framework document before applying. So as an experienced officer you will have had a wealth of situations from which to draw your evidence.
Stage 2: Interview – this will be with two senior officers who will be assessing you against the personal qualities required for an Armed Response Unit Constable, and also your commitment to Derbyshire Constabulary and the challenges that we face as a County.
Stage 3: Firearms Assessment
Stage 4: Pre–employment checks – If you are successful at the interview you will be invited in for a medical and fitness test. If you pass both the medical and fitness test we will also carry out vetting checks and contact your current force HR department and line manager for employment references.
Stage 5: Final Offer – If all of the above checks are met satisfactorily, we will write to you offering you a position with Derbyshire Constabulary.
Please do not serve your notice to your current force until you have received your final offer letter in writing.
Please check the website www.derbyshire.police.uk for more information.
The application form and job description are both available on our E-Recruitment website which allows you to track the progress of your application.
The 'Recommend Derbyshire' scheme applies to this vacancy. Please see the attached document for full details of the scheme.
Successful applicants for this post will be able to apply for reimbursement of relocation expenses. Full details of the package available is attached.