Special Constables assist BTP in providing an increased uniform presence for the rail network. They are expected to serve on a regular basis and serve for at least sixteen hours per month, usually broken into eight hour shifts.
Although Specials aren’t paid, they are bestowed with the same powers as regular Police Constables and carry out a varied role which could include foot and vehicle patrols, assisting at incidents, helping passengers, policing events or simply acting as a reassurance to the travelling public.
At first, Special Constables will be asked to spend some time training at weekends and sometimes during the week. They must be thoroughly grounded in the basic aspects of police work before they can begin to carry out any police duties, so they are trained in police service, self defence, powers of arrest, common crimes, and preparing evidence for court.
Once Special Constables have completed their training, they have the same powers as regular Officers and wear the same uniform.
Special Constables come from all walks of life and give up as much time as they can spare, knowing they are making a difference to the safety of people on the railways. They soon discover that working within a fast paced and ever changing environment can be a rewarding experience. Many talk about intangible benefits that being a volunteer gives them, such as assertiveness and confidence which are transferable to their ‘day’ jobs, and of course it can also be added to your CV.
Please see the Special Constables section of the website for information on eligibility and details of the recruitment process. In addition to the outlined process, applicants who are successfully short-listed will be required to complete an Assessment Day.
Training will commence on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2012 and will run for 10 alternate weekends. You will be required to attend each of these weekends.
If you are not contacted within 21 days of the closing date for applications please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
We are currently recruiting for Special Constables for various locations in the Scotland Area.
Please indicate on your application form the location to which you would prefer to be posted to should you be successful throughout all stages of the recruitment process.
Please see the role profile for further information.
We want our organisation to be as diverse as that community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
CLOSING DATE: 1ST JUNE 2012
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Edited by Shadow16, 16 May 2012 - 08:17 pm.