The first stage in the recruitment process requires you to complete an application form. GMP will then check your eligibility and assess two competency areas relevant to the role of a Special Constable.
Stage 2 - National Assessment Process
This stage consists of three separate tests:
- 1 Written Exercise (ability to spell words and construct sentences correctly) 20 minutes
- Situational Judgement Test (Multiple choice test on various scenarios) 75 minutes
- Interview (4 Random Questions, 5 mins for each based on competencies.) 20 minutes
Stage 3 – Job Related Fitness Test
- Test 1 - Endurance test (also known as the bleep test). You must reach level 5.4 to pass, this is an estimated running time of 3.30 minutes.
- Test2 - Dynamic Strength test. This is to simulate struggling with an assailant, you must push 34kg and pull 35kg to pass this test, equivalent to 8 reps in total with 3 being practise reps.
Stage 4 – Medical Assessment
The medical assessment stage of the recruitment process will require you to attend the Occupational Health Unit. You will have a full medical to confirm you are fit for duty as a Special Constable.
You will also need to have a medical history form signed by your local GP. (Cost will be out of your own pocket - usually around £15/£30).
Stage 5 – Background Enquiries
GMP will perform security vetting checks in line with Home Office policy and take up references from both current and previous employers and full-time education establishments.
Stage 6 - Offer
Once all of the above have been completed, you will be offered the position of Special Constable within GMP. From thereon you will be asked to attend Uniform Fitting etc, and will be given with a start date.
More information here on the GMP website.
Thanks to fripp2002 for pulling together this information