During the process you will be asked to identify which division you would prefer. Your preference will be accommodated where we can, but this may not always be possible and you could be posted to anywhere in the county. We review preferences, home address and current vacancies to determine a posting.
Stage one – application form
Once you have submitted your application form, we will review this to understand your expertise and experience.
If you previously worked as a specialist or you were in a specialist command, please ensure you include this within your application, as there is the potential to work within the same or a similar role.
As part of this, we'll check you meet our eligibility criteria and advise you if you are able to progress to the next stage. We'll quickly guide you through our pre-employment process including fitness, medical, DNA/fingerprints and vetting.
Stage two – shortlisting
Your application will be reviewed and shortlisted by a panel including representatives from performance and innovation unit and professional standards department. We will also review your personal development reviews and request reference checks.
Stage three – interview and pre-employment checks
We will conduct a competency based interview followed by our pre-employment checks which consist of a medical, vetting, biometric vetting, substance misuse and a fitness test.
fitness test – you will need to obtain level 5.4 in the bleep test
medical – you will be required to complete a questionnaire about your medical history which will be reviewed by our occupational health team
biometric vetting – we will take your fingerprints and DNA and check them against the appropriate databases
substance misuse - we will also test for the presence of inappropriate substances
vetting – this will check you and your families’ criminal record, financial status and business interests. View further information about vetting.