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Chief Inspector – AWE Aldermaston: Substantive or on promotion

You are invited to apply for a Chief Inspector vacancy, as a Shift Commander, at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston, Berkshire.

Eligibility

Serving police officers and police officers who have recently retired (within 36 months) may apply.

Applicants seeking substantive level transfer must have served in the rank of Chief Inspector. Those seeking promotion must have served at Inspector rank. Applicants should be able to evidence experience as an exceptional leader, with a credible and relevant policing record.

Applicants will be required to achieve security vetting to DV level, due to the sensitive nature of the site and role. Applicants must also be capable of achieving a minimum fitness standard equivalent to 5.4 on the 15m Multi-Stage Fitness Test (MSFT) during the recruitment process and annually thereafter.

Further details on the skills and qualifications required are included in the Candidate Information Pack that all applicants will receive with the application form. To request the application and information pack, and for further details on how to apply, please contact our Workforce Development team.

Closing date: 28 June 2021.

Interviews will be held at either MDP HQ or via remote link during July (date to be confirmed). Medical and fitness tests for successful candidates will take place at MDP HQ on 5 August 2021. Successful candidates will be expected to take up appointment as soon as is practicable.

Inspectors: Substantive or on promotion

You are invited to apply for Inspector vacancies at the following locations:

  • Raynesway, Derbyshire – Senior Police Officer
  • Clyde, Helensburgh, Scotland – Shift Inspector
  • Clyde, Helensburgh, Scotland – Force Control Room Inspector
  • Special Escort Group, Berkshire – Escort Commander
  • Aldermaston, Berkshire – Shift Inspector
  • Aldermaston, Berkshire – Tactical Firearms Unit
  • Burghfield, Berkshire – Shift Inspector
  • MDP HQ, Wethersfield, Essex – Frontline Operations
  • MDP HQ, Wethersfield, Essex – Firearms Branch Policy
  • MDP HQ, Wethersfield, Essex – Assistant Chief Firearms Instructor
  • MDP HQ/OCC Wethersfield, Essex – Training Manager

To note: MDP HQ is due to relocate to RAF Wyton (Cambridgeshire). Posts will relocate during Autumn 2021. Further information will be provided when available and there will be full engagement with the Defence Police Federation and Trade Unions. In the meantime, if you have any questions please Contact Us (LINK).

Eligibility

Serving police officers and police officers who have recently retired (within 36 months) may apply.

Applicants seeking substantive level transfer must have served in the rank of Inspector. Those seeking promotion must have served at Sergeant rank. Applicants should be able to evidence experience as an exceptional leader, with a credible and relevant policing record.

Applicants will be required to achieve security vetting at SC level as a minimum and for specific posts (such as those located at Aldermaston and Burghfield, and on the Special Escort Group) DV level clearance is required. Applicants must also be capable of achieving a minimum fitness standard equivalent to 5.4 on the 15m Multi-Stage Fitness Test (MSFT) during the recruitment process and annually thereafter.

Further details on the skills and qualifications required are included in the Candidate Information Pack that all applicants will receive with the application form. To request the application and information pack, and for further details on how to apply, please contact our Workforce Development team.

Closing date: 21 June 2021.

Interviews will be held at either MDP HQ or via remote link during July (date to be confirmed). Medical and fitness tests for successful candidates will take place at MDP HQ on 5 August 2021. Successful applicants will be expected to take up appointment as soon as is practicable.

Detective Constables and Detective Sergeants (Operations and Intelligence)

You are invited to apply for current and anticipated Detective Constable and Detective Sergeant vacancies with MDP Crime Command in Operations and Intelligence roles at:

  • HMNB Clyde, Scotland – Detective Sergeant, Operations
  • RAF Northolt, West Ruislip, Middlesex – Detective Constable, Operations
  • MDP HQ, Essex – Detective Constable, Operations
  • MDP HQ, Essex – Financial Investigator – Detective Constable, Operations
  • MDP HQ, Essex – Detective Constable, Intelligence

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

To note: MDP HQ is due to relocate to RAF Wyton (Cambridgeshire). The timeline for the site relocation has not yet been decided, but it is expected that posts will relocate sometime during Autumn 2021. Further information will be provided when available and there will be full engagement with the Defence Police Federation and Trade Unions. In the meantime, if you have any questions please Contact Us (LINK).

The roles:

  • MDP Operations Detectives investigate economic crime (fraud, bribery, corruption, POCA 2002 and theft) where the MOD is the principle victim
  • MDP Intelligence Detectives manage all crime and Counter Terrorism intelligence on behalf of the Force

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

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be currently qualified Constable and Sergeant Detectives with experience of working in operations and/or intelligence. Officers who have left policing in the previous 12 months and still hold a valid nationally recognised qualification may also apply.
  • Crime Command Operations vacancies: applicants must be current PIP2/Scottish Detective Investigator qualified.
  • Crime Command Intelligence vacancies: applicants must be current IPP Intelligence qualified. A CHIS Handler qualification is also desirable.
  • For all Crime Command Intelligence roles, it is a requirement to achieve Developed Vetting clearance.
  • Applicants must be full British Nationals and hold a British Passport.
  • Applicants will be required to meet the level of fitness specified in the College of Policing National Role Profile applicable to their post. In the case of non- AFO role, including posts in Crime Command, the level of fitness required is 5.4 on the MSFT. As a force with such a high percentage of AFO CTs, all officers must maintain their ability to achieve the fitness level for AFO CT, when required to operate in that role to meet the needs of the Force.

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

If you consider yourself eligible to apply, follow Step 2 – Apply to join us .

Closing date: Applications to be received by the Resourcing Team no later than 30/06/2021. Applications received after this date will not be processed.

Next steps

  • Successful applicants will be invited to attend for assessment at MDP HQ on a date to be confirmed. The assessment will consist of an interview, medical and fitness test.
  • Upon commencement of employment successful candidates will be required to complete a 5-day New Entrants from Other Forces (NEOF) training course.

Find out more on the Application process.

If you have already applied, our Recruitment Team will provide regular updates and information on the progress of your application. If you are not a serving police officer or you left the police service more than 3 years ago, take a look at opportunities for new recruits.

Interested in joining us?

You can register for an email alert to be sent to you ahead of the go-live dates for any future campaigns, for vacancies at those ranks that we are not currently advertising.

Please make sure that you:

  • complete your details accurately, especially your email address – if your email address is incorrect, you won’t receive the email alert
  • only submit one form – if you’ve made a mistake and need to change anything, send us an email and we will update your details
  • familiarise yourself with our locations and where you’re most likely to serve

My move to the MDP is, for me, the best move I’ve made. My most memorable experiences include escorting the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales carriers, whilst having to negotiate a busy sea channel carrying passenger ferries and commercial shipping.

Kirsty

How to apply

Step 1 – Initial eligibility and suitability check

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 policing organisation (i.e. BTP/CNC/Ports/PSNI/Police Scotland). If you 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. Full training will be provided.

We also welcome applications from officers with specialist policing skills, such as marine and dog handling qualifications, should suitable future internal recruitment opportunities arise. Likewise, for those interested in those specialisms, but not yet qualified, upon completion of AFO training you will be able to apply to undertake respective training programmes (subject to availability).

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 absence from the UK being no more than six months 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: It is a requirement of some locations that you must be a British Citizen and hold a British passport.

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 Application Form NEOF Feb 2021. 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.

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