Police jobs on offer in Merseyside right now

For those who've ever thought about joining the force, there's a whole host of jobs on offer at Merseyside Police right now.

Anyone looking for a career change or eyeing up a major change of pace, these vacancies could be the perfect opportunity.

With a range in salaries and responsibilities, there's plenty being advertised at the moment.

The force has listed six roles up for grabs, including a Special Constable.

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Hours on each job post vary, so there could be something for employees who want to have flexible working conditions.

We've listed below the jobs which are currently being advertised with Merseyside Police.

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Volunteer Chaplain (Multifaith)

The first role is a volunteer role.

Although no salary offered, the job requires just two hours of someone's time and could be hugely rewarding.

The role would include providing vocational care to police personnel and their families, regardless of religious affiliation.

The force said this "vocational care" would mean "holistic care of the person, within the context of their police role or family affiliation to the police."

Successful candidates need to be a good listener, resilient and able to commit to two hours a week.

The force said: "Candidates who are successful at shortlisting will be contacted via email to attend an informal interview. At this stage, you will be asked to provide two references – one of these from your Faith/Community Leader. Successful candidates will be subject to Management Vetting."

More information of the volunteering role can be found here.

Detective Constable and Constable

Offering a salary between £24,177 – £40,128, there is also the full-time position of Detective Constable and Constable.

The 40-hour a week job is available in the following strands of the force – Local Policing, Investigations, Response and Resolution, and Criminal Justice.

In the job description, Merseyside Police said: "Merseyside Police is a forward thinking well respected police force that recognises and rewards policing excellence – when joining us you can expect a range of career opportunities and continuous career growth."

The successful candidate must be "suitably qualified," the force said.

More information about the role can be found here.

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Vehicle Releasing Officer / Investigator

With a salary between £20,619 and £22,833, the role of Vehicle Releasing Officer/Investigator is also being advertised.

Based in Birkenhead, the job will see a successful candidate "provide a comprehensive professional customer service to members of the public through detailed scrutiny of their presented documents, relating to the release and retention of vehicles seized under the Road Traffic Act 1998."

The role will see people be responsible for scrutinising Motor Trade, Fleet and Commercial motor Insurance documents, and investigating documents.

You must also undertake investigatory checks on the Forces Intelligence System.

No experience is needed for the role either.

The force said: "Previous experience in dealing with Road Traffic Act matters is desirable or be prepared to undertake any training required for the role."

Full details about the job can be found here.

Special Constable

As part of the police's 'Be Something Special' movement, there is a another voluntary role up for grabs as a Special Constable.

The force said: "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 our 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."

This experience of volunteering as a Special Constable is "invaluable", the police said.

Many of these volunteers go on to lead "long, fulfilling careers as regular Police Officers".

Those who want to volunteer must be able to commit to 16 hours a month and it is "easy to apply".

More information about the role can be found here.

Occupational Health Nurse Advisor

Another full-time job with a promising salary is also on offer, in the form of an Occupational Health Nurse Advisor.

With a salary between £31,875 – £37,440, the force said the role is 36.5 hours a week.

The job description reads: "The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in our Occupational Health unit who provide a service to all members of the force overseeing to the health, safety and wellbeing of members."

The successful candidate must have a minimum two years working in Occupational Health, must have achieved a qualification in Occupational Health or is studying for a diploma or degree in Occupational Health.

Full details of the role can be found here.

Internal Communications Officer

The job of Internal Communications Officer is also being advertised.

The full time, 36.5-hour a week job offers a salary between £26,208 to £30,951.

The force said: "We are looking for a creative and talented internal communications professional to join our expanding News and Communications team in this newly created role.

"Under the direction of the Internal Communications Manager you will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating internal communications to support the Force in delivering its priorities, ensuring messages are communicated effectively and consistently to all staff members.

"You will be confident interviewing staff or stakeholders to produce engaging and accurate video and written content to assist with the Force’s internal messages, as well as taking photos when required for internal materials."

As part of the role, the successful applicant must have experience, though.

The job description says that whoever applies must have experience in "developing and delivering effective internal communications in a large organisation."

Full details of the role can be found here.