Warwickshire Police Special Constable 2022

Special Constable Campaign
Communities & Response
Alcester, Atherstone, Barford, Bedworth, Coleshill, Greys, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Leek Wootton, Nuneaton, Rugby, Shipston, Southam, Stratford, Warwick, Warwickshire, Rugby

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

30/06/2023, 12:00

Warwickshire Police Special Constable

This is a rolling recruitment campaign.  A member of the recruitment team will be in contact if we require any additional information to support your application.

After we have shortlisted your application you will then invited to complete a Values and Behaviours Assessment, and a Situational Judgment Test.  You can do these in any order and at your own convenience over a 7 day period. 

Please note that you can only complete these assessments with one police force and once registered with a police force and either not completing the assessment, or being unsuccessful, you will be unable to reapply for 3 months to any police force.

Your next stage will be an invite to interview with our current Special Constabulary members and other representatives of the force.

If you are successful at these selection stages, we will then commence pre-employment checks including vetting, medical and employment references.  You may find it useful to refer to our website to gain more information regarding eligibility at these stages:  Special Constabulary | Warwickshire Police | Warwickshire Police

Roles and responsibilities

Special Constables work across a variety of policing teams, and when fully-trained can do everything that a regular police officer does, including:

  • patrols on foot and in police vehicles
  • roads policing
  • searching people, vehicles and premises
  • investigating crime, arresting suspects and taking statements from witnesses
  • policing major events, such as festivals, marches and football matches
  • tackling local issues, such as anti-social behaviour and harassment.

After initial training, you’ll be attached to a Tutor Constable for approximately 9-12 months. During this time, you will complete a personal development portfolio covering various aspects of policing, and you are then signed off for independent patrol.

For those officers who commit the time and dedication, there are many opportunities available, and you are able to apply to work with the following teams when vacancies are available:

Patrol: these are the frontline, uniformed teams that respond to 999 and 101 calls, as well as proactively patrolling and dealing with any crimes they come across.

Safer Neighbourhoods Teams: these teams are based at local police stations across Warwickshire. They deal with community issues, anti-social behaviour and long-term problems in specific areas.

Operational Policing Units: these contain Roads Policing Officers working on the frontline, as well as being deployed with pre-planned operations.

Police Support Units: these are the public order units that support other police services at football matches, protests and marches. They also respond to incidents of major disorder

For any further queries, please contact the recruitment team at recruitmentsupport@warwickshire.police.uk

Why work for Warwickshire Police?

Warwickshire Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.
If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Warwickshire Police is the force for you.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Warwickshire Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.
All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

Warwickshire Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

Please note, you will require the following detail to complete this application form; NI Number, ID detail, address information, referee information, full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained.  You may also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have. The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes. Please therefore ensure you allow time to complete this fully as part complete pages will not be saved.