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Detective Constables –

Professional Standards Investigators

Vacancies

  • x3 Detective Constable Investigators – MDP HQ Wyton, Cambridgeshire

Successful applicants will be required to travel throughout the UK when necessary.

Eligibility

  • You must be a currently qualified Detective Constable, with experience of working in a Professional Standards environment. Officers who have left policing in the previous 24 months, and still hold a valid nationally recognised qualification, may also apply.
  • Current PIP2 Investigator or equivalent qualified.
  • You must be a sole British National and hold a British Passport.
  • You will be required to meet the level of fitness specified in the College of Policing National Role Profile applicable to the post. In the case of non-AFO roles, including posts in Professional Standards, the level of fitness required is 5:4 on the Multi-Stage Fitness Test (MSFT). As a force with such a high percentage of AFO CTs, all officers should, however, maintain their ability to achieve the fitness level for that role, when required to operate as an AFO CT to meet the needs of the Force. It is therefore desirable for all applicants to demonstrate their capability to attain Level 7:6 on the MSFT.

Take a look at Entry Requirements for further information, including residency, financial status, tattoos and piercings, and vetting.

How to apply

If you consider yourself eligible to apply, follow ‘How to apply for PC and PS vacancies’ below, see Step 2 – Apply to join us.

Closes: 23:59, 30 May 2022

Applications received after this date will not be processed.

Next steps

  • Applicants who pass the paper sift will be invited to attend for interview on a date to be confirmed, either at MDP HQ Wyton or via Microsoft Teams video link (to be advised). Successful applicants will be invited to attend for a medical and fitness test at a later date.
  • Upon commencement of employment, you will be required to complete a 5-day New Entrants from Other Forces (NEOF) training course.

For further information regarding the roles or to request a copy of the role profile, please contact MDP-RecruitmentEnquiries@mod.gov.uk

Special Escort Group (SEG)

Inspectors and Chief Inspectors

Vacancies

  • SEG Inspectors and Chief Inspectors (Escort Commander and Convoy Commander) – AWE Aldermaston, Berkshire

About the SEG

The MDP Special Escort Group (SEG) delivers armed protection for the safe and secure transportation of Defence Nuclear Material throughout the UK, providing a vital function in support of national and international Defence interests.

Take a look at Our operational groups and units for more information on the SEG.

The roles

Following appointment, you will undertake specialist training and, upon successful completion, you will become qualified to perform the duties of Convoy Commander and Escort Commander on one of the largest pre-planned, cross-border policing events within the UK.

This is a demanding role which frequently requires officers to work throughout the country and flexibility is therefore required, with regards to duties and working patterns.

In this role you will have responsibility for all SEG personnel, including officers based at our stations in Barrow-in-Furness and Derby. The MDP provides bespoke policing services to two commercial sites at these locations, managed by the MOD via the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA).

You will be assigned to either Operational Delivery or Operational Capability portfolios, as directed by the Head of SEG.  Within these portfolios there is also group responsibility for: finance, performance and capability, training and development, intelligence, and operational planning, resourcing and support functions. These responsibilities are in addition to the core roles of Escort Commander and Convoy Commander.

Eligibility

  • You must be a substantive Inspector or Chief Inspector, ideally with experience of managing officers within complex multi-agency operations. Officers who have left policing in the previous 36 months may also apply.
  • You must be a sole British National and hold a British Passport.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance to ‘Developed Vetting’ level.
  • You will be required to meet the level of fitness specified in the College of Policing National Role Profile applicable to the post. In the case of non-AFO roles, the level of fitness required is 5:4 on the Multi-Stage Fitness Test (MSFT), and whilst the mandated fitness standard is level 5:4 for these SEG posts, it is desirable for all applicants to demonstrate their capability to attain Level 7:6 on the MSFT.
  • If not already a qualified Tactical Firearms Commander, you must be capable of successfully completing both the Initial and Cadre Tactical Firearms Course.

Desirable qualifications include:

  • Counter Terrorist Security Coordinator (CT SecCo)
  • Public Order Bronze Commander
  • Level 3 (or higher) Award in Educational Training

Take a look at Entry Requirements for further information, including residency, financial status, tattoos and piercings, and vetting.

How to apply

If you consider yourself eligible to apply, follow ‘How to apply for vacancies’ below, see Step 2 – Apply to join us.

Closing date: 23:59, 3 June 2022

Applications received after this date will not be processed.

Next steps

  • Applicants who pass the paper sift, will be invited to attend for interview on a date to be confirmed either at MDP HQ Wyton or via Microsoft Teams video link (to be advised).
  • Successful applicants will be invited to attend for a medical and fitness test at a later date.
  • Upon commencement of employment, you will be required to complete a 5-day New Entrants from Other Forces (NEOF) training course.

For further information regarding the roles or to request a copy of the role profiles, please contact MDP-RecruitmentEnquiries@mod.gov.uk

Assistant Chief Constable

Vacancy

  • Assistant Chief Constable, Nuclear and Marine – MDP HQ, RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire

The role

Responsible for protective armed policing of key Royal Navy establishments, and sites critical to the maintenance and deployment of the UK’s nuclear deterrent.

Eligibility

  • The MDP Chief Constable is seeking exceptional leaders, with strong and credible professional policing records and change management skills.
  • Serving police officers who have held the rank of Chief Superintendent, ACC/Commander or a more senior rank in a civilian UK Police Force, or those who have held those ranks but left the police service no more than 3 years ago, may apply.
  • You must be a sole British National and British Passport holder.
  • Prior to taking up appointment, all applicants are required to have successfully completed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and Strategic Command Course.
  • In exceptional circumstances, candidates from outside policing, with comparable qualifications, will be considered.

How to apply

For a candidate information pack, and details on how to apply, please contact: MDP-Resourcing@mod.gov.uk

Closing date: 23:59, 3 June 2022

Next steps

  • The sift will take place during week commencing 6 June 2022
  • Interviews are anticipated to take place during week commencing 20 June 2022, at MDP HQ, RAF Wyton.

Operations Detectives – Crime Command

Vacancies

  •  Detective Sergeant Investigator, Abbeywood
  • Detective Constable Investigator, MDP HQ, Wyton

Successful applicants will be required to travel throughout the UK when necessary.

The role

MDP Crime Command Operations detectives investigate economic crime (fraud, bribery, corruption, POCA 2002 and theft), where the MOD is the principal victim.

Look at our specialist roles, for more information on Crime Command.

Eligibility

  • You must be a currently qualified Detective Constable or Detective Sergeant with experience of working in operations. If you’ve left policing within the past 24 monthsand still hold a valid nationally recognised qualification, you may also apply.
  • Current PIP2 Detective Investigator qualified.
  • You must be a sole British National and hold a British Passport.
  • You will be required to meet the level of fitness specified in the College of Policing National Role Profile applicable to the post. In the case of non-AFO roles, including posts in Crime Command, the level of fitness required is 5:4 on the Multi-Stage Fitness Test. As a force with such a high percentage of AFO CTs, all officers should, however, maintain their ability to achieve the fitness level for that role, when required to operate as an AFO CT to meet the needs of the Force. It is therefore desirable for all applicants to demonstrate their capability to attain Level 7:6 on the MSFT.

Take a look at Entry Requirements for further information, including residency, financial status, tattoos and piercings, and vetting.

How to apply

If you consider yourself eligible to apply, follow ‘How to apply for PC and PS vacancies’ below, see Step 2 – Apply to join us.

Closes: 23:59, 10 June 2022

Next steps

  • Successful applicants will be invited to attend MDP HQ for an interview, medical and fitness test, on a date to be confirmed.
  • Upon commencement of employment, you will be required to complete an 8-day New Entrants from Other Forces (NEOF) training course.

For further information regarding the roles, please contact MDP-RecruitmentEnquiries@mod.gov.uk

Police Constable

Authorised Firearms Officers

Vacancies 

PC, Authorised Firearms Officers 

  • AWE Group, Berkshire
  • Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
  • Easington, Humberside
  • Garlogie, Aberdeenshire
  • Porton Down, Wiltshire
  • St Fergus, Aberdeenshire

PC, Special Escort Group 

  • Special Escort Group (SEG), Berkshire

Other vacancies may arise at different locations to those listed above and no station is guaranteed, although preferences will be captured in the application process. Post-holders will be required to travel throughout the UK when necessary.

The roles

The roles

Find out more about Life in the MDP, and our specialist roles and operational groups and units

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be serving police officers or have left the police service no more than 36 months ago.
  • Although we welcome applications from currently qualified AFOs, you do not need to be a currently qualified AFO to be eligible to apply. Full training will be provided.
  • You must be a sole British National and hold a British Passport.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain full Security Check clearance and, Developed Vetting clearance for AWE and SEG posts.
  • Selection to the SEG will be based on availability of posts and skill set.
  • You will be required to achieve 7.6 on the Multi-Stage Fitness Test (bleep test) in line with the College of Policing National Standards for the AFO role profile. Find out more about being #MDPfit for the job.

Take a look at Entry Requirements for further information on residency, financial status, tattoos and piercings and vetting.

How to apply

If you consider yourself eligible to apply, follow ‘How to apply for PC and PS vacancies’ below, see Step 2 – Apply to join us

Closes: This campaign currently has no closing date. This will, however, remain subject to review, in accordance with level of interest and business needs.

Next steps

  • Applicants who pass the paper sift will be invited to attend for interview on a date to be confirmed, via Microsoft Teams video link. Successful applicants will then be invited to attend for a medical and fitness test at a later date.
  • Upon commencement of employment, you will be required to complete a 9-week New Entrants from Other Forces (NEOF) course, which includes the initial 8-weeks of firearms training. Officers who are currently qualified AFO’s will have a gap analysis undertaken by the Firearms Training team and may be eligible for a shorter conversion course, where this can be accommodated.

Further information 

To find out more about these vacancies, email the Recruitment Team: MDP-RecruitmentEnquiries@mod.gov.uk

How to apply

Step 1 – Initial eligibility and suitability check for Authorised Firearms Officer posts

Policing status: To join us as a new entrant from another police force, you must have completed your probation period (with a minimum of 2 years’ service) as a regular Constable with a UK Home Department Police Force or other UK Civilian policing organisation (i.e. BTP/CNC/Ports/PSNI/Police Scotland). You will be required to provide evidence that you have successfully completed your initial training, if you have less than 3 years’ service.

If you meet the criteria outlined above and you have left the police service, including service with the MDP, no more than 3 years ago, you may also apply to join us.

Driving licence: You must hold a full UK manual car driving licence with no more than six penalty points.

Qualifications: Although we welcome applications from currently qualified AFOs, you do not need to be a currently qualified AFO to be eligible to apply, unless the job listing specifies otherwise. Full training will be provided.

Residency: You must have resided continuously in the UK for a minimum five-year period immediately prior to your application to join as a new Police Constable with MDP, with any absences from the UK being no more than six months cumulative during this time. The qualifying UK residency is ten years for postings to the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) and any location requiring Developed Vetting clearance. If you have resided abroad due to serving in the British Armed Forces or on UK Government service, you are considered to have been resident in the UK.

Nationality: There is currently a review being undertaken which could result in all new applicants to join MDP being required to have full British Nationality and be British Passport holders. Until that review concludes, we can only accept applicants who hold British passports and full British nationality. We are unable to accept applications from anyone with dual nationality status.

To be employed, all applicants will be required to achieve full security clearance without restrictions.

Fitness: To join the MDP as an AFO, you must achieve 7.6 on the multi-stage fitness test (bleep test). You will then be tested to that standard throughout the training process, and upon completion of training, officers will be required to meet the Force fitness standard for AFOs on an annual basis, as a contractual requirement.

Financial status: You must not be registered bankrupt with outstanding debts or have any outstanding County Court Judgements against you. If you have previously been registered bankrupt, at least 3 years must have passed from the date the debt was discharged and you must be able to evidence this.

Further questions will follow, to confirm your eligibility to apply, as part of the full application process. Take a look at Entry Requirements for more information.

Step 2 – Apply to join us

If you consider yourself eligible to apply, you can now complete your application.

Save the MDP NEOF Application Form. Complete the form electronically and return, with copies of required documentation, to MDP-RecruitmentEnquiries@mod.gov.uk

On receipt of your application, you will be sent an acknowledgement email. Add MDP-RecruitmentEnquiries@mod.gov.uk as a favourite or trusted contact on your email account, to avoid correspondence being moved automatically to your Junk Mail folder.

It may take up to 6 weeks before you will hear back from us. If you do not hear from us within that timeframe, contact MDP-RecruitmentEnquiries@mod.gov.uk  Please also remember to check your Junk Mail folder.

You will receive further information on the recruitment process going forward, in line with COVID-19 guidance and requirements.

We value difference in our force with a difference

We’re committed to ensuring that the MDP is representative of modern Britain, and we welcome and support applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

Read more on our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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