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 Chief Inspector

Substantive or on Promotion

Salary: £61,227 p.a on appointment (Upper pay point £63,666 p.a)

Locations: Various

The Chief Constable invites applications for anticipated Chief Inspectors vacancies within the Ministry of Defence Police, from substantive Chief Inspectors and those who have served for at least 12 months at substantive Inspector, to be considered for promotion to Chief Inspector.

Applications are invited from eligible officers in order to identify suitable candidates for posts which are expected to arise within the 12 months following the interview stage.

Eligibility

  • Serving police officers and police officers who have left policing no more than 36 months ago at point of application are invited to apply.
  • Applicants applying as a substantive Chief Inspector must have served in the rank of Chief Inspector or higher. Applicants should be able to evidence a credible and relevant policing record.
  • Applicants must be a sole British National and British Passport holder and be willing to undergo security vetting clearance to Developed Vetting level. Applicants will also be subject to police vetting and pre-employment medicals prior to an offer of employment.
  • Applicants must hold a valid UK manual driving licence and be able to satisfy all other elements of the recruitment eligibility criteria.
  • Applicants will be required to pass the multi stage fitness test to level 5.4 (15m test) in line with the National Role Profile fitness level applicable to the role/rank.

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

Further details on the skills and qualifications required are included in the Candidate Information Pack that all applicants will receive with the application form.

How to apply

To request the application and information pack, and for further details on how to apply, please email MDP-Resourcing@mod.gov.uk by the date stipulated below.

Information Session

Chief Superintendent Spiers and Superintendent Higgins will be hosting an on-line Teams information session on Wednesday 6th March 2024 at 13.30hrs, for those interested in applying for this process. If you would like to attend, please register your interest by 12 noon on 1st March 2024 by completing the form on the following link.

An email with a link to the session will then be sent to you by 5pm on 5th March 2024.

Closing date

Request application and information pack by: 12 noon 8th March 2024.

Submit completed application forms and documents by: 12 noon 15th March 2024.

Further information

Any questions regarding the application process and information session should be directed to the Recruitment Team on: MDP-Resourcing@mod.gov.uk  

Police Constable

Authorised Firearms Officers

Locations

We are a national force, and the areas we operate within provide unique working environments. Take a look at all our locations.

We anticipate vacancies in the following regions:

  • Operational Support Unit (South) – MDP HQ, RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire

Region 8 – England (Central South)

  • Aldermaston
  • Burghfield
  • Special Escort Group
  • Tactical Firearms Unit

You will be asked to state a preference of region/station in your application however, no location can be guaranteed and you will be allocated a post based on business needs.

Applicants may state a second preference from our locations, should these stations become available during your application process. However, these are not guaranteed and if successful you should expect to be posted to your first preference.

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, SEG and Menwith Hill posts.
  • Selection to the SEG will be based on availability of posts and skill set.
  • You will be required to pass the MDP Physical Employment Standards Job-Related Fitness Test (PES-JRFT). 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

 Police Constable

National Firearms Instructor

Locations

  • York, Yorkshire
  • Clyde, Argyll and Bute
  • Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • AWE, Berkshire

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

Eligibility

  • Applications are invited from currently qualified Constable National Firearms Instructors. This includes those officers that have retired in the previous 36 months and still hold a valid qualification.
  • You must have completed a National Firearms Instructor Course and maintained an annual peer assessment booklet as a regular Constable with a UK Home Department Police Force or other UK Civilian policing organisation (i.e. BTP/CNC/PSNI/Police Scotland).
  • You will be required to pass the MDP Physical Employment Standards Job-Related Fitness Test (PES-JRFT).
  • 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 posts.

Take a look at our 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 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 sift will be invited to attend for interview either via remote link using Microsoft Teams or at MDP HQ Wyton, on a date to be confirmed. Successful applicants will then be invited to attend a
    medical and a fitness test at a date/location to be confirmed.
  • Upon commencement of employment, you will be required to complete a New Entrants from Other Forces (NEOF) training course which takes place over one week at DSPG Southwick Park.

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 4 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: We are unable to accept applications from anyone with foreign or dual nationality status. To be employed, all applicants will be required to achieve full security clearance without restrictions.

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

Fitness: To join the MDP as an AFO or NFI, you must pass the MDP Physical Employment Standards Job-Related Fitness Test (PES-JRFT). 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 request an application form by emailing: MDP-Resourcing@mod.gov.uk.

Complete the form electronically and return it, with copies of required documentation to: MDP-RecruitmentEnquiries@mod.gov.uk.

Once we receive your application form, you will be sent an acknowledgement email. Add MDP-Resourcing@mod.gov.uk and MDP-RecruitmentEnquiries@mod.gov.uk as favourites or trusted contacts 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.

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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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