Why transfer to Cheshire Constabulary?

Officers transfer to Cheshire Constabulary for a number of reasons, for some it is our reputation as a forward facing force, others are looking for promotion or specialist opportunities, our ‘family-feel’ appeals to some and of course plenty do so for personal reasons.

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Cheshire Constabulary is working to achieve the Chief Constable's vision of ‘Police Officers, staff and partners working together as a team to deliver even safer communities for the whole of Cheshire'.

Whatever your motivations for wishing to transfer you can be assured that the knowledge, skills and experience that you bring will be valued and welcomed from day one.

Sergeant Jo Green: “Within the first few weeks of being in Cheshire I saw the culture was different. It is a friendly force that cares about and values it staff and wants people to be happy at work”.

Eligibility

To be eligible you to apply must:

  • Be a serving officer with a Home Office force.
  • Have successfully completed your probationary period.
  • Not be subject to any outstanding disciplinary or integrity issues.

Not have any business interests which conflict with the work of the police.

Recruitment Process

Application Form

Individuals are required to complete an online application form consisting of personal information, eligibility checks and motivational questions.

Interview

Your interview will be based on the Competency and Values Framework (CVF) which will be measured at the level appropriate to your rank.

It is important that you consider if you would like to request arrangements that will assist you in completing the selection process. For example, in relation to disability, dyslexia, learning difficulties, pregnancy, menopause, religion or belief, injury etc. Any requests for reasonable adjustments will be considered and arranged where possible. This information will be treated with the utmost confidence. If you require any support or further information please email us at the earliest opportunity.

Those successful at interview will be progressed to pre-employment checks.

Pre-Employment Checks

Transferees will under the following pre-employment checks: Vetting, References, Medical, Fitness, Drugs Testing.

Those successful at pre-employment checks will be issued a formal offer and progressed to an intake date. Preferences on posting will be considered along with organisational demand and the needs of the community, therefore individual preferences cannot be guaranteed.

Cheshire covers a range of areas where successful individuals may be posted:

Force Headquarters – Winsford
Macclesfield
Crewe
Warrington
Ellesmere Port
Northwich
Chester
Runcorn
Warrington

Benefits

Salary

You will be paid in accordance with national levels of pay relative to your rank. You will transfer in at the same pay point as your current force.

Leave

You will transfer with the same leave entitlement you have currently.

Other

  • Occupational Health provider at HQ
  • Sports and Social Club
  • On site gym facilities
  • Wellbeing Zone
  • Sign up to the Blue Light discount
  • Membership of the police pension scheme
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Career Progression

Transfer opportunities

We are not currently taking transferees.