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ERSOU / ROCU - STAFF - Business Support Services Administrator - Newmarket - Ref:

Job at Bedfordshire Police in Kempston, Bedford, MK42


The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit, ERSOU, oversees and delivers a regional response to Serious and Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Policing in the Eastern Region. ERSOU is made up of police officers and police staff from across the region and works closely with the seven constituent forces, local and national partners. The departments are unique, in that they are able to offer opportunities to work and develop individuals professionally in specialist areas, often delivering capabilities that are not provided by local forces.


We are looking for talented and keen people to fill this interesting, varied and dynamic post. Administrators in the organisation get involved in a multitude of things such as building and maintaining records on systems, building management, purchasing and procurement, organising learning and development activities, reviewing induction manuals, booking travel.

We are advertising for a permanent role at Newmarket.

Experience & Qualifications: Requirements as per Role Profile

Key Responsibilities:

The general duties and responsibilities of the administrator will include planning, organising and administering day to day activities in the department. No two days are the same. The main daily activities will be, building management, purchasing and procurement, organising learning and development activities, reviewing induction manuals as well as booking travel and accommodation for operational teams and deliveries between sites. The post holder will be required to attend a number of operational meetings - noting action points for later follow up. The ideal candidate will need to be able to lift Operational equipment; stationery ie boxes of paper and IT equipment (manual handling training will be given). There will be a requirement to travel across the seven Eastern Region forces (a vehicle will be provided) to a number of locations and ports to collect and deliver fleet as well as delivering equipment and stationery.

Personal Qualities & Attributes:

Great attention to detailThe ability to remain calm under pressureExcellent organisational skillsTeam player

Hours of work: Mon – Fri 08:00 – 16:00 - This is correct albeit Friday till 15:30pm as 37 Hrs per week

Travel commitment: As per Role Profile


If you are successful you will be joining one of the most accomplished policing collaborations in the UK where ERSOU’s values of being Courageous, Inclusive and Professional are exhibited daily across the full breadth of the capabilities we deliver. In your application we will be looking for written evidence against the minimum entry requirements from the attached role profile; 500 words only.


If you are an internal applicant working within BCH (Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary), please upload either your CV or a completed internal role summary form. This form can be found in the attached documents. Please note you will still be required to evidence against the entry requirements from attached role profile (max 500 words).

If you are an external applicant, please ensure you upload your CV and evidence against the entry requirements from the role profile (max 500 words). To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include any personal details on your CV, other than your name. An internal role summary form should not be completed.

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the Redeployment Portal and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the entry requirements only. Please see attached role profile for guidance. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until conditional offer.


Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo Management Vetting (5 years residency criteria) and Security Clearance (5 years residency criteria) or Development vetting, if applicable, before taking up the post. Please be aware the Police Corporate Vetting Unit will undertake security vetting on successful candidates, their family and others that live at their home address, which will include financial checks. Due to the sensitive nature of these checks, we are not able to supply feedback should clearance be declined.


For further information about this role please email;

For mileage from your home address to the working location please contact:

This force is a Disability Confident Leader. Should you require any workplace adjustments for your recruitment journey with us which you have not informed us of, please contact us on 01438 757777 or email us on and we will be happy to support you. If you have a disability and you meet the minimum criteria for the position you are applying for, you will be entitled to an interview under the ‘Offer an Interview Scheme’.

Everyone at Bedfordshire Police takes personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish.

It is recommended that you download and store a copy of the role profile as this will no longer be available once the advert has closed. ‘Following the application deadline, if you have not been contacted regarding your application within 2 weeks then unfortunately, it is likely that you have not been shortlisted for the role’.

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

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