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Chief Officer Special Constabulary



Bedfordshire Police

Did you know that as a civilian you can volunteer to become a Special Constable?

Bedfordshire Police Special Constabulary are seeking a strategic, motivational, dynamic, forward thinking leader of our Special Constabulary to join our Chief Officer team. You would lead our volunteer workforce providing strategic direction and business engagement with our communities and workforce, to ensure that Bedfordshire Police continues to deliver an exceptional policing service.

You should have a broad understanding of the role that the Special Constabulary and volunteers play in supporting day to day policing and the challenges that they are currently facing. Your experience as a leader in your field of expertise provides an opportunity to transfer your business and commercial skills into a new and challenging environment.

If you are not currently a serving Special Constable, we will support the successful candidate through the training programme, giving you full police powers and an in-depth understanding of the role the Special
Constabulary plays in keeping Bedfordshire safe.

The successful candidate will work with the chief officer team and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to:

- Undertake an ambassadorial role to ensure visible leadership and to inspire a progressive image of the Special Constabulary

- Provide strategic direction and leadership to the Special Constabulary senior management team to achieve the Vision 2020 strategic ambition

- Contribute to the development and delivery of an effective recruitment strategy

- Work effectively with operational commanders - including the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to ensure that the Special Constabulary supports the delivery of the Operational Policing Plan and the Policing and Crime Plan 2014-2019

- Assist with the development of a training strategy and delivery programme taking into account the varied deployment categories and sub-specialisms

- Implement outcome frameworks to measure impact and provide evidence for change


You will be assessed against the Competency and Values Framework for Policing Level 3. Click here to download the framework

The closing date for completed applications is: 27th March 2018 at 23:55

Shortlisting will take place: week commencing 16 April 2018

Interview dates: TBC

You are required to complete this online application form AND please submit your CV to:
Promotions@herts.pnn.police.uk .CVs alone will not be accepted.

For further information regarding this role, please email in the first instance to: Nicholas Lyall : nicholas.lyall@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk


The Special Constabulary plays an important role in providing additional officers at local events and weekday duties alongside peak times on Friday and Saturday nights.

People join the Special Constabulary for many different reasons, many wanting to give something back to the communities they live in.

Special Constables are expected to carry out the same duties as their regular Police colleagues. They are issued with the same uniform and equipment and are given full Police training.

You are required to volunteer for a minimum of 16 hours per month. The initial training is carried out on Tuesday evenings and three weekends during the training period which is completed at our HQ in Kempston.

Please note that some civilian posts are not compatible alongside the role of a Special Constable.

Deadline for application: 27/03/2018

How to Apply

By Email: Nicholas Lyall : nicholas.lyall@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk
By Website: click here

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