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PS/224/B Radio Agent

Police Staff
Bedfordshire Headquarter FCR Kempston
Bedfordshire Police Force
FCR and Crime Bureau
Scale 4
Full Time
Maximum 20% (£3,904.20)
Maximum 14.28% (£2,787.59)
*** Please note that this vacancy has now closed and is available to redeployees only; it will not be checked on a regular basis by the recruitment team. It is therefore essential that if you apply for this role, you e-mail to notify us that you have submitted an application. We will then process it for shortlisting. If you do not notify us by e-mail that you have submitted an application, it will not be picked up. Please also ensure that you notify your allocated Change Advisor of any redeployee applications that you have submitted.
Redeployees who apply will be given priority over any other internal applicants for permanent roles up until the point that an offer has been accepted either verbally or in writing.
If a role is not filled by an internal candidate and is advertised externally, redeployees will continue to get priority over external applicants until a successful candidate has received a final offer of employment.***

We are currently welcoming applications for full time Force Control Room (FCR) Radio Dispatch Agents.

As a radio agent you will be required to deploy appropriate Police resources to incidents, monitor radio channels and respond to the needs of Officers. Co-ordinate emergency services and partner agencies, dynamically risk assess incidents to ensure public and officer safety and in the event of large scale operations work with senior commanders. Excellent listening and customer service skills are vital for this role other skills that are required are the ability to multi task and use IT systems effectively.

As an FCR Radio Despatch Agent you will work variable 12 hour shifts 4 days on and 4 days off (shift hours of 2 shifts 0600-1800 and 2 x shifts 1800 – 0600). PLEASE NOTE that the shift allowance and weekend working allowances quoted in this advert are maximums, and are awarded for people working the full shift pattern; if you negotiate a different pattern, or work part-time, you will receive less. The actual amount awarded will depend on your specific shift pattern.

Successful applicants will be expected to attend an assessment as part of the recruitment process, followed by an interview if successful at assessment.

If you are interested in applying for the advertised role please ensure you read the attached information, including role profile, context sheet (if applicable) and recruitment information for applicants.

For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidence against the four personal qualities below and the entry requirements:

• We take ownership
• We deliver, support and inspire
• We analyse critically
• We are innovative and open-minded

There is a word count limit of 500 words per section.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be expected to evidence against all personal qualities and the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.
Further information on the post can be obtained from name of recruiting manager and telephone number/e-mail.

If you have applied for this role in the last 2 months and been unsuccessful at any stage please do not reapply.

Please note that this advert will be live to Redeployee's through out the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. They will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.

Please note that if your application is submitted prior to the closing date, it may be shortlisted prior to that date also.
18 April 2018

This opportunity is closed to applications.