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Transferees - Police and Detective Constables

Closing date for applications: 8th October

Police and Detective Constables

We are currently recruiting for a transferee intake for February and July 2018 - apply here

If you have completed your probationary period as a Police or Detective Constable in a Home Office Force, you will discover a wide range of rewarding and challenging opportunities with Northamptonshire Police. Right now, we are recruiting to four specific areas of the organisation, each specialising in a different area of policing.

About the Force

Northamptonshire Police has a vision of a Safer Northamptonshire, with the purpose of Protecting People from Harm.

The Force values consist of:

  • Our communities will experience a quality policing service.
  • At the heart of the service we deliver we will be honest, fair, approachable and reliable.
  • We will take responsibility for delivering a service that is effective, efficient and legitimate.
  • We will be confident and clear in making decisions that are professional and ethical and ensure we apply the Code of Ethics in our behaviour and professional practice.

Northamptonshire Police are committed to:

  • High quality service delivery
  • Improved public and victim satisfaction
  • Reduced reoffending and repeat
  • Victimisation
  • Greater trust and confidence in policing
  • Swifter resolution of cases
  • Improved staff well-being
  • Continued focus on emerging
  • CT security threat

Our Approach is:

  • Victim-focused with emphasis on early intervention, prevention, investigation and prosecution, with support to victims throughout.
  • Proactively identify offenders and challenge or change perpetrator behaviour
  • Involve the community in decision-making relating to services we provide
  • Promote and support good physical and mental health across the workplace
  • Effective partnership working

Our Priorities are:

  • Child exploitation
  • (CSE/CSA)
  • Rape and sexual violence
  • Domestic abuse
  • Gangs and gang violence

Current Opportunities

Public Protection

“Working within the Safeguarding arena offers you an opportunity to safeguard Northamptonshire's most vulnerable children, young people and adults. The command is dedicated to partnership working and bringing offenders to justice. This is a role where every child and adult matter.”

DCI Lorraine Gordon, Safeguarding Children Detective Chief Inspector.

For more information about detective roles within Public Protection, please email lorraine.gordon@northants.pnn.police.uk

Crime Investigation

“In Northamptonshire Crime Investigation Department (CID) you will get to use all your skills and experience dealing with a wide range of serious and complex crime including serious sexual, violence and property related offences. You will see these cases from their report to prosecution putting the victims at the centre of your investigations.”

Temp DCI Paul Rymarz, Crime Investigation Detective Chief Inspector

For more information about detective roles within CID, email paul.rymarz@northants.pnn.police.uk


“Working in the Response Team in Northants Police will place you at the operational heart of our objective to protect people from harm. You will have the challenge of often being the first officer to attend and resolve a huge variety of incidents across a diverse rural and urban county‎. You will be part of a large team, working from hubs at Daventry, Northampton, Wellingborough and Kettering. Officers may have the opportunity to be trained as a Specialist Taser Officer (currently held STO and driver skills can be transferred).”

Further information on the Response roles can be sought from the operational response lead, CI Dave Lawson at dave.lawson@northants.pnn.police.uk

Proactive Policing

“Working in the Proactive Team in Northants Police will give you an opportunity to test your problem solving skills whilst working on our forces tasking priorities‎. You will be part of a force proactive team working from Northampton or Kettering. You will be part of a well-equipped and motivated team. Currently held skills in proactive Policing can be transferred.”

Further information on Proactive roles can be sought from the operational response lead, CI Dave Lawson at dave.lawson@northants.pnn.police.uk

What we are looking for 

Good communication skills, a collaborative approach and a commitment to the community and protecting people from harm, are all vital. We look for personal drive and initiative, with a flair for making reasoned decisions in complex situations. You’ll also be aware of equality and diversity issues, and keen to play a positive role.

How to Apply

Northamptonshire Police is currently recruiting for a transferee intake in February 2018 and July 2018.

Applicants are invited to undertake and pass the following recruitment and selection process:

Paper-sift, PSD checks and review, a competency based interview (against the Police Professional Framework (PPF), vetting and home force checks, a medical screening and fitness test. Applicants must also be able to provide satisfactory references.

In order to effectively tackle crime and bring offenders to justice, the police service must reflect, understand and enjoy the trust and confidence of all the diverse communities we serve.

To enable the delivery of effective frontline policing, Northamptonshire Police seeks to recruit, develop and retain from the widest pool of talent.For these reasons the force actively encourages minority group and female officers to consider applying.

Northamptonshire Police has a strong commitment to equality and diversity being an equal opportunities employer, with an aim of employing a workforce that reflects the diverse communities it serves.

For further information please email laura.pettitt@northants.police.uk

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