Special Constable

Job reference: 005869

Closing date: 31/12/2021

Job start date: Not specified

Salary: Voluntary

Employment type: Voluntary

Department: (CEU) Community Engagement Unit

Hours per week: 16 hours per calendar month

Working Days: By Agreement

Special Constable (Volunteer Police Officer)

“Be Part of Something Special”

Merseyside Police currently have an exciting opportunity to join the team as a Special Constable. Special Constables are volunteer Police Officers who play a vital role in supporting the work of the Police and making the community a safer place. They have the same powers as our regular officers and work alongside Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in all aspects of Policing including; Local Policing, Emergency Response, Investigations and Specialist departments such as Roads Policing and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

The experience gained as a Special Constable is invaluable and many of our Specials go on to lead long, fulfilling careers as a Special Constable alongside their current career, committing to more than the required minimum of 16 hours voluntary per month. In return for your commitment, you will benefit from ongoing learning and professional development as well as gaining transferable skills to your chosen career.

It’s easy to apply to become a Special Constable. We understand your time is important to you, so we have amended our process to be as quick and efficient as possible. Apply today and we'll be in contact with more information about becoming a Special Constable with Merseyside Police.    

Equality Act 2010

Any candidate who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is required to inform us, in order to ensure that ‘reasonable adjustments’ can be made.  Our policy, at the stage of interview, is that we will ask all candidates whether we need to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.  Under the Equality Act, a disabled person is someone with a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.

Positive Action

Merseyside Police are proud to use Positive Action to redress the balance of under representation our team will offer advice, guidance and support throughout the recruitment process to candidates from under-represented groups.  For more information please refer to our Positive Action page https://www.merseyside.police.uk/police-forces/merseyside-police/areas/careers/join-us/positive-action-recruitment-team/