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South West Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit

Exciting new opportunities have arisen to join the South West Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit Dedicated Surveillance Team, providing support to the region and national network in the investigation of terrorism, domestic extremism and Allied matters.

Applications are invited from Police and Detective Constables, who have successfully completed the Q1 course and have attained competency under the College of Policing mentoring procedure.

Candidates who are successful at the application process will be required to attend an interview - date TBC.

Further information regarding the role, can be obtained by emailing either of the team Sergeants with your contact details:

  • A/DS Jon Prosser
    jon.prosser@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk
    07717 700543 
  • A/DS Jeremy Hope-Bell
    jeremy.hope-bell@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk
    07771 978827

Citizenship

You must be a British citizen to work for the department. If you hold dual nationality, one component of which is British, you may also be considered. However, if successful, you may be asked to relinquish your non‐British nationality (and any entitlement you may have to a foreign nationality) as a condition of your confirmation of appointment with the department.

One of your parents should also be British or have substantial ties to the UK. In the latter instance; substantial ties means that your parent is a citizen of a British Overseas Territory, a Commonwealth citizen, US citizen, EEA citizen, British national or citizen overseas, and they would need to have demonstrable connections with the UK by way of family history or have been resident here for a substantial period of time. 

If you're already married to, or cohabiting with, a person who isn't a British citizen, you may still be eligible for employment at the discretion of the department. You should note however, that marriage to, or cohabitation with, a person who isn't a British citizen after appointment may, in some circumstances, result in the withdrawal of security clearance and subsequent transfer to another department, or (if this is not possible or the officer does not wish to transfer) dismissal.

Each case will be considered on its merits, taking into account the ties between the person involved and the United Kingdom.

Successful candidates will be required to be vetted to Security Clearance (Enhanced) level.

Avon and Somerset

Avon and Somerset Police is one of the largest, most diverse forces in the country. We are looking for the highest quality officers to join our ranks. If you have an excellent attendance record, are high performing and are looking for a new challenge then we could be the place for you.

Avon and Somerset constabulary has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, as evidenced by the excellent rating in the HMIC ‘Valuing the Police’ report, which demonstrates how as a force, we’ve pulled together and innovatively made the savings asked of us, all the while reducing crime and increasing public confidence.

We take seriously our commitment to all of those who work for us and this year the Constabulary was awarded Gold Investors in People accreditation, which recognises our on-going commitment to support, develop and empower our people to deliver the best possible service to the public.

What Can We Offer You?

Bristol is the eighth largest city in the UK and is a lively and rapidly expanding city. Somerset is a beautiful county and includes the historic cities of Bath and Wells, coastal areas with high volumes of seasonal tourists and remote rural communities such as Exmoor. South Gloucestershire and North Somerset have rapidly expanding areas of new housing and commercial development attracting businesses and young families – all of which combines to provide different and challenging policing.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has also gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force which has led the way on a number of initiatives and was recently recognised as ‘outstanding’ in the HMIC ‘Valuing the Police’ report, which demonstrates how as a force, we have pulled together and innovatively made the savings asked of us – all the while reducing crime and increasing public confidence.

We are Gold Investors in People accredited which recognises our on-going commitment to support, develop and empower our people to deliver the best possible service to the public.

You must be able to commit to and deliver our force values in everything you do:

  • Public First
  • To be professional, friendly and interested
  • Today’s business Today
  • Quality counts

Rent/housing allowance

For those officers who currently receive housing or rent allowance in their existing force, our force equivalent allowance to our maximum will be paid. These amounts are as follows:-

  • Full transitional rent allowance - £263.67 per month
  • Flat rate transitional rent allowance - £131.84 per month
  • Standard housing allowance - £197.90 per month
  • Half standard housing allowance - £98.95 per month

Salary and leave

Officers in this Force are paid in accordance with the national rates. Salaries are paid directly into officer's bank or building society account on the 28th of each month.

Leave already booked by a successful officer will be honoured for this year, but officers must advise us of these dates in writing when invited to attend the interview.

If an officer has agreed carry over of leave with their current force for the previous year, we will honour the carry over of up to 5 days into the current period.

Under most circumstances pension rights are directly transferable from one force to another.

Fitness test

All applicants will be required to attend a medical assessment and a physical fitness test on the day of their assessment.
The fitness test will consist of the following elements:

  • Warm up to level 3 on endurance fitness shuttle run (bleep test) followed by two minutes of stretching
  • Endurance fitness shuttle run (bleep test) up to level 5/4

Applying

Before you complete an application form to transfer to the Avon and Somerset Constabulary, please be aware:

  • You will be required to remain in your first posting for a minimum of 2 years
  • You can be required to serve anywhere in the force area
  • You must reside within the force area

Required documents
Please complete and return all of the required documents:

  • Application form and declaration form
  • Copies of your last PDRs
  • A print out of your sickness record covering at least the last 2 years (if you are still in your probation this will be for the extent of your service) from your Force HR records – your full sickness record will be assessed as part of the selection process
  • Print outs of your complaints and misconduct record and any awards and commendations from your personnel record

Once completed, please send the documents above to:

Avon and Somerset Constabulary,
Recruitment Team,
Police and Fire Headquarters,
Valley Road, PO Box 37,
Portishead,
Bristol, BS20 8QJ

If you have any questions, contact the Recruitment team on 01278 645814.

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 15th February 2019.

Inclusive culture

Avon and Somerset Constabulary welcomes applicants from all minority groups, which reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We are a family friendly force and operate a positive equal opportunities policy.

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