PS/542/BCH - SC4/5 - Vehicle Recovery Liaison Officer - Road Policing - Joint Protect Services

Police Staff
Joint Protect Services Uniform
Bedfordshire Police Force
Road Policing Unit, Vehicle Recovery Unit
£20,619 - £25,380
Full Time
**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.**

Joint Protective Services are seeking to recruit a positive and resilient Liaison Officer for the Vehicle Recovery Unit, working from Stevenage police station. The post is a full time Bedfordshire post, if the successful candidate is not a Bedfordshire employee they will be required to resign from their home force and take up new employment with Bedfordshire following successful vetting.

The successful candidate will be part of a team that oversees the day to day administration of the Contract Vehicle Recovery Scheme to deliver a quality service for the public and provide the best value for the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire tri-Force Alliance. You will work for the Vehicle Recovery Unit Manager to ensure staff with the Constabularies comply with Policy, and liaise with Vehicle Recovery Operators and other partner agencies. The role will also include the initial investigation of complaints from solicitors, insurance companies, members of the public and police officers working towards an efficient resolution. You will work as part of a team to facilitate the recovery and storage of vehicles to meet the requirements of the complex legislation and a variety of clients as well as assisting the Vehicle Recovery Unit Manager In making decisions to ensure the lawful disposal of vehicles at the appropriate time.

We welcome applications from officers who would like to work flexibly, for example job share applications would be considered.

Interested applicants should provide evidence to demonstrate behaviours and values in accordance with the Competency Values Framework for Policing.

We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment processes are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process or for any further information, please contact VRU Manager Kofi WEEKES on or 07860736127.

If you are an internal applicant working within BCH (Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary), please upload either your CV or a completed internal role summary form. This form can be found in the attached documents. Please note you will still be required to evidence against the minimum entry requirements.

If you are an external applicant, please ensure you upload your CV and evidence against the minimum entry requirements. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include any personal details on your CV, other than your name. An internal role summary form should not be completed.

If you are successful at shortlisting, you will be required to evidence against all personal qualities and the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below.

Please note, this vacancy is open to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire employees however, if you are on a Cambridgeshire or Hertfordshire contract you will need to resign from your home force Terms & Conditions and join Bedfordshire Police.

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 757777 or the manager contact for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees 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.
16 February 2020