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08 September 2023 14:32:00
Closing Date:
13 October 2023 17:00:00

Opportunities are now open for officers to directly transfer into Durham Constabulary as an ARV officer working on the Roads Policing department. Transferees will be expected to conducted both Firearms and Roads Policing Duties.  

You will need to be currently:

• Accredited to national standards for the relevant ARV role, with proven level of competence in training and operational deployment. 

• Attain the minimum national fitness levels – ARV

• Medically fit for role profile

• Serving in a recognised Home Office Force

• Further evidence to demonstrate performance, attendance; ethical standards and professionalism will be required.

• Show commitment and enthusiasm to serve the community within County Durham and Darlington.

• Successfully completed probationary period.

• Display full competence against the Competency and Values Framework for the rank of constable

• Additional skills such as Tactical Advisor; OFC, SFO, CBRN, Rifle and Advanced Driving are desirable. 

There may be future opportunities to up-skill with additional Firearms skills, but this is not guaranteed and will be subject to a competitive selection process.

In addition, Officers are expected to be flexible in terms of accepting occasional short notice duty changes, plus any on-call requirements; although these are managed to minimise impact on our officers work life balance.

Selection Process

Once you have submitted your application form, along with all relevant documentation listed, your application will be subject to an eligibility sift. 

You may then be invited to attend for an interview/assessment, and if successful you will progress to a standard medical assessment, a substance misuse test and a job related fitness test (JRFT) which may be held on a separate day. 

The interview is based on the police professional framework and will incorporate Durham Constabulary values. The fitness test will comprise an endurance test.

Full details of this selection process will be confirmed on receipt of your completed application form.

All transfers must be vetted to a minimum of CTC level by Durham Constabulary regardless of your current vetting status.

Our force takes part in Positive Action which aims to increase recruitment applications from all underrepresented groups. People with language skills, different cultures and backgrounds are encouraged to apply our organisation. We are committed to building our relationships with minority communities and encouraging them to join our policing family.

We value people from all diverse areas of the community and work closely with internal and external support groups to ensure our staff have access to the most appropriate support and career development needs possible to be able to positively contribute to the policing of our communities.

How to apply

Location: Based Spennymoor, Co Durham & Firearms training at the Tactical Training Centre, Urlay Nook

To apply, please complete the Transferee Application Form and return it to .  

Completed applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 13th October 2023.

For further information and details on the role please email