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£19,452 to £20,706 Per year Scale 3
09 May 2022 17:06:00
Closing Date:
23 May 2022 17:00:00

Location:               Bishop Auckland Police Office 

You will be employed at the new Constabulary Investigative Hub, DurhamGate, based at Thinford, from the Spring 2023, exact date to be confirmed.  Meanwhile, you will be temporarily based at Bishop Auckland Police Office site as your primary location. 

Salary:                   Scale 3: £19,452- £20,706 per annum                             

Hours:                   37 hours per week, based on working Monday to Friday

We are looking for candidates who possess enhanced communication skills (both written and oral) displaying excellent interpersonal skills relating to people at all levels. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to be understanding and sensitive to the needs of others. 

You will need to have an investigative mind-set, display the ability to ask questions, obtain relevant information and make informed decisions, presenting facts accurately and clearly.  

Candidates should be able to handle stressful situations and work under pressure.  You will be required to work alone as well as part of a team, accepting responsibility for your own tasks, prioritising your work and meeting deadlines. 

The role involves a requirement to work outdoors in all weather and/or in uncomfortable surroundings.

There is also a requirement to be in possession of a full current driving license to drive manual vehicles as there will be a need to drive police vehicles between work locations.  *Applicants should also note that there will be a requirement to pass a basic driving assessment prior to any offer of appointment being confirmed.

Should you have a disability which prevents you from possessing such a license reasonable adjustments will be made where appropriate.

Candidates will be contacted via email in relation to the recruitment process and are advised to also check Junk/Spam folders for email updates. 

Qualifications / Experience Test

Applicants must have 4 GCSEs including English Language or Literature and Mathematics (Grade 9 to 4/A to C) or an approved equivalent. An individual who possesses an equivalent e.g. NVQ must provide evidence of Maths and English. 

If you possess an equivalent qualification you must clearly outline this on your application.  Failure to do say may result in your application not being progressed. 

Further information regarding the relevancy of equivalent qualifications is available from the OfQual website at 

Successful candidates will be required to provide copies of all relevant qualifications.

How to apply

For further information please view the Job Description and Person Specification.  

To apply please complete the following Pers 198 Police Staff Application Form

Completed application forms should be returned to

Hard copy applications and CVs will not be accepted. 

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