This Transferee Police Officer recruitment process is open to any officer who is currently employed by a Home Office Force. If you are looking to apply to Cheshire Constabulary and you are currently employed as a police officer with a Non Home Office Force, please go to our Non Home Office Force Application information.
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.
Cheshire Constabulary is a good police force but the ambition is to be outstanding in everything that we do. Cheshire’s approach is based on neighbourhood policing with a strong ethos of evidence-based practice and problem solving. As a police officer here in Cheshire, you will be at the very heart of protecting local communities, driven by motivation to keep people safe and you will pride yourself on acting with integrity and honesty and have the highest respect for diversity amongst your colleagues and the communities you serve.
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.
To be eligible you to apply must:
Be a current serving Police Officer from a Home Office force (candidates who are not are from a Home Office force will be reviewed on a case by case basis)
Have completed your probationary period and be substantive in post
Have no live misconduct or performance investigation at the time of application
Declare any business interests at the time of application
Meet the force attendance standards (9 days and / or 4 occasions in a 12-month period)
Cheshire have an ongoing advert for transferees, which is always open and readily available for applicants to submit an application.
The following information is asked for:
Training and Skills
Qualifications and Experience
Performance, Absence and Discipline Issues
Details of your motivations for applying and reasons for seeking a transfer to Cheshire
Your preferred location and area of work/specialism for posting (please note this cannot be guaranteed).
If you pass this application process and the force has a need to recruit your particular skill set, knowledge and experience, you will be progressed through to the assessment stage of the process.
You will be invited to attend a competency and values based initial interview assessed against the Competency Values Framework and at a level appropriate to your rank.
In addition to the initial interview assessment, depending on your rank, you will be required to have a further competency-based assessment with the Deputy Chief Constable.
If you pass the Interview process and the force has a need to recruit to your particular skill set, knowledge and experience, you will be progressed through to the Conditional Offer stage of the process.
We will conduct the following pre-employment checks as part of the transferee recruitment process:
Vetting, Professional Standards, CCU and Financial checks
Cheshire Constabulary will reimburse any costs incurred from the medical stage of the recruitment process to Transferee officers who are successful through the recruitment process. As a Transferee to Cheshire you will be able to do this by submitting an expense claim once you have commenced in force. Please note you will need to keep the receipts so you can be reimbursed.
Those successful at pre-employment checks will be issued a formal offer and progressed to an intake date.
Preferences on posting will be considered. However, please note that whilst current role, specialisms and training will be considered when identifying postings we must also meet operational demand and so are unable to guarantee individual preferences.
If you are not able to accept the initial posting that is offered to you, a further posting may be considered however cannot be guaranteed. If after this you are still in a position where you are not able to accept your posting, your application will be placed on hold.
Please note that when considering your posting preference that Cheshire covers a range of areas where successful individuals may be posted:
Force Headquarters - Winsford
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.
You will transfer with the same leave entitlement you are currently entitled to as per Police Regulations 2003. When joining Cheshire Constabulary your leave entitlement will be calculated on a pro-rata basis in line with your start date for the remainder of the holiday year. You will not be able to carry over any ‘accrued’ leave, rest days in lieu and TOIL. So please ensure this is taken before leaving your current force.