Merseyside Police jobs you can apply for right now

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Merseyside Police currently has vacancies in a number of roles, ranging from forensics staff to media relations workers, and from uniform roles to non-uniform jobs.

There is also an opportunity to join the team as a Special Constable, a voluntary, part-time role which you can carry out alongside your main career.

The force is one of the region's biggest employers, with more than 6,000 people in a wide variety of occupations, so it is not surprising it is constantly on the look-out for new recruits.

Merseyside Police serves a population of 1.5 million people, and covers a geographical area of 647 sq km. Its principal aims are to prevent crime, protect people and pursue offenders.

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So if you would like to become part of the organisation, the following vacancies are currently available.

Assistant forensic support officer

Salary: £21,135 – £23,406

Closing date: May 28

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This job in the police's forensic services department involves assisting in enquires from investigators, police officers and staff, and the criminal justice system.

Other responsibilities include receiving and processing DNA; providing advice, guidance, awareness and mentoring in relation to your area of forensic activity; and being responsible for the completion of witness statements in relation to your involvement in the forensic process and attending court to present evidence.

A forensics officer at work in Old Swan recently

You will need to be educated to A Level or equivalent in a scientific subject, or have relevant experience in a forensic environment. You will also have a methodical approach with attention to detail and the ability to work effectively under pressure to deliver within tight deadlines.

The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting all levels of investigations working Monday to Friday on a flexi time basis (7am– 7pm), although working for the 24/7 emergency service may require additional duties to meet the needs of the service.

For more details and to apply, please visit here.

News officer

Salary: £32,673- £38,376

Closing date: May 28

As part of a team of five news officers and a news team leader, the post holder will be jointly responsible for the media management of serious crimes and incidents across Merseyside to help the force tackle crime and increase public confidence.

You will identify newsworthy stories to promote Merseyside Police at regional and national levels, at times working with the wider team to create dynamic material for print, web and social media channels.

The Liverpool Echo sends newsletters on a wide range of topics – including our daily news bulletin, now going out three times a day.

There are others on what's on, politics, court news, Knowsley, Wirral, and arts & culture, as well as both Liverpool FC and Everton FC.

Signing up is free and it only takes a minute for you to get the biggest stories, sent straight to your inbox.

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1) Go to our dedicated newsletter page at this link.

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You must be able to react quickly to manage critical and major incidents and be able to negotiate effectively with the media; and to demonstrate experience of working in a busy press office environment for a large organisation and of planning and delivering news activity to support the force in engaging and working with its communities.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills to represent the force to the media and other stakeholders, with an excellent knowledge and understanding of media and publishing laws.

You will be part of an on call rota (one in every six weeks), as well as occasionally working weekends, or evenings.

For more information and to apply, please visit here.

Special Constable

Closing date: December 31

Special Constables are volunteer police officers who play a vital role in supporting the work of the police and making the community a safer place.

They have the same powers as regular officers and work alongside police officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) in all aspects of policing including: local policing, emergency response, investigations and specialist departments such as Roads Policing and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Many Specials go on to lead long careers as a Special Constable alongside their current career, committing to more than the required minimum of 16 hours voluntary per month.

For more information and to apply, please visit here.

Police officer transferees

Salary: £24,780 – £41,130

Closing date: December 31

The force is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to transfer to Merseyside Police for the role of Detective Constable and Constable.

There are vacancies across the force in the following strands: local policing, investigations, response and resolution, and criminal Justice.

Applications are being accepted from candidates still in their probation period.

For more information and to apply, please visit here.

Although the closing date for receipt of completed applications for both of the above is currently December 31, lines will remain open with a view to review each application on a case by case basis.