PO/421/BCH - PC - Road Policing Unit (Transferee)

Police Officer - Transferee
Joint Protect Services Uniform
Bedfordshire Police Force
Road Policing Unit

Applications are invited from Constables to join the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Road Policing Unit, which is part of the Joint Protective Services.  The unit currently has two bases, Cambridgeshire Police Headquarters, Huntingdon and Stevenage Police Station, Hertfordshire. 


Please Note: This advert is for external transferees into RPU on Bedfordshire terms and conditions, with the majority of our vacancies at Stevenage Police Station, Hertfordshire.

Road Policing officers provide a vital service across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire as part of the JPS Strategic Alliance and police a mix of rural and urban environments that comprise Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. With a combined population of over 2.5 million people, it is a particularly diverse and challenging environment for the Road Policing Team, who deal with around 80 fatal road traffic collisions per year.


The team provides 24 hour cover across the three counties, working towards Casualty Reduction and Road Safety objectives to make people safe on our roads.


The successful candidates will develop skills in a vital area of specialist policing including Roads Policing Traffic Law Course, Advanced Driver Training, Tactical Pursuit and Containment (TPAC) and become a Family Liaison Officer (FLO).


Applicants are required to have at last two years’ experience, have completed their probationary period and hold at least a response driving permit; however it is a role requirement that all RPU officers attend and pass an advanced driving course with a maximum of two courses.


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


Interested applicants should provide evidence against the four Competencies below. Please also consider the entry requirements:-


- Collaborative

- Analyse Critically

- Innovative and open minded

- Take ownership


Please note that there is a word count limit of 500 words per section.


Those applicants who are successful will then be required to attend a medical, fitness test and an advanced driving assessment, prior to an interview board. 


Any offer would be subject to satisfactory complaints and discipline checks, references, medical, vetting and security checks.


Road Policing expect a return on investment from successful candidates for this role of 36 months.

We are committed to improving diverse representation within the department, not only to ensure it is representative of our public, but also to improve its operational effectiveness within the communities we police.


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 Inspector Rebecca Rowley-Smith (rebecca.rowley-smith@herts.pnn.police.uk)


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

** All applicants must print off a copy of the BCH application approval form and pass this onto their line manager and head of department for sign off. As this is a PDF document this will need to be wet signed. Though we will accept an audit trail of emails from your line manager and Head of Department if this is not achievable.

*** The completed approval form needs to be returned to the BCHCareers@herts.pnn.police.uk as close to the closing date as possible.  Application forms will not be progressed to the shortlisting stage until the Recruitment Team has received a completed approval form.

3 September 2019