HP - Armed Response Constable

Posted on 30th Jan 2021

HP - Armed Response Constable

Role: HP – Armed Response Constable           

Department: SOU        

Location: Melton

Rank: Constable

Hours:  40 hours per week       

Contract Type: Permanent         


We are recruiting for an Armed Response Constable to work within our busy SOU department, based at Melton. This is a unique opportunity to work within the heart of Local Policing, assisting police officers and members of the public on a daily basis.


Role Purpose:

As an Armed Response Constable you will Provide an armed capability to the Force in respect of spontaneous and pre-planned incidents. Provide support for Command and Force activity through the application of specialist skills and by collaborating with other assets as required. Undertake intelligence led tasking’s and maintains high visibility policing, providing a response to calls for service in order to prevent crime or disorder, preserve life, keep the peace and enhance the quality of life of the communities we serve.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide an armed response capability to spontaneous and pre-planned incidents where a firearms authority is granted.
  • Meet obligations around national threats including pro-actively policing specific sites of interest in line with the Contest Strategy and conducting high visibility patrols under existing standing authorities.
  • Positively deals with tasks which support the wider SOU and Force threat and risks, this includes roads based criminality, casualty reduction and activity to protect vulnerability members of communities.
  • Support Command and Force activity through use of specialist skills.
  • Attend and preserve scenes of crime to ensure that initial investigations are efficient and effective.
  • Reassure victims of crime and identify vulnerable victims, liaising with relevant agencies to provide help and support in accordance with the victim code.
  • Gather, analyze, report and act upon criminal intelligence to maintain a pro-active approach to policing.
  • Participate in National or intelligence driven campaigns, initiatives and operations as directed to target specific types of offences in conjunction with other agencies as appropriate.
  • Must be willing to undertake any specialist role in support of the overall armed response function; Operational Firearms Commander, Firearms Tactical Advisor are two vital roles. Other supporting roles include Rifle Officer, CBRN Armed Officer, Dedicated Specialist Patrol (DSP), Close Protection Officer, Firearms Trainer, CAT A Escort Trained. Selection for any of these roles would be dependent upon experience, support from line managers and discussion with individuals.
  • Perform such duties as reasonably correspond to the general character of the post and are commensurate with its level of responsibility.


Skills and experience:


  • Is an Authorised Firearms Officer.
  • Has a sound knowledge of the Armed Policing Approved Professional Practice, General Risk Assessments and relevant Standard Operating Procedures/policy in relation to firearms.
  • Is of the rank of constable and has successfully completed the student police officer programme and has a minimum of 2 years Police service.
  • Is willing to become a qualified Operational Firearms Commander and/or Firearms Tactical Advisor.
  • Is confident, resourceful and able to accept responsibility in the appropriate circumstances.
  • Works with a minimum level of supervision and has the ability to use own initiative to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrates a sound working knowledge of all basic policing legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Maintains a level of fitness by pursuing a personal fitness programme. Is able to pass the firearms fitness test.
  • Must possess exceptional communication and decision making skills to be able to deal with people at all levels, often in confrontational, delicate or distressing circumstances.
  •  Effectively uses the National Decision Model in their decision making process.
  • Appreciates the need for and displays flexibility, responding positively when situations change unexpectedly.


For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position please refer to the attached role requirement.



Humberside Police have polices in place to support a good work-life balance and employee well-being.


Further benefits are;

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Employee assistance service ( accessible 24/7)
  • Flexible working where applicable
  • Generous pension scheme


Further information:

-          Internal applicants MUST of completed a successful probationary period before applying for another role within the force.

-          Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria of at least 3 years in order to apply for a role within Humberside in any capacity.

-          Successful candidates will undergo a vetting procedure pre-requisite of employment.


Contact point for applicants:
If you would like to know more about the role, what it entails and the opportunities it presents, please contact: Ch Insp Andy Maultby

Please DO NOT contact this person about the online application and recruitment process. 

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact us at recruiting@humberside.pnn.police.uk

How to apply for the role:

To apply for the role, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.


PLEASE NOTE: You must have your line manager’s approval to apply for this post. The attached Internal Reference Form will need to be completed, endorsed and attached to your application before submission.  Your application will not be considered for shortlisting for interview if you have not submitted the Internal Reference Form.


Closing Date:

Friday 12th of February 221 at 23.55


It is not likely that closing dates will be extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and would need to be with the permission of the HR Manager, Recruitment and the Line Manager for the role.



  • Role Requirement
  • Line Manager Support Form
  • Guidance for completing your application


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