The purpose of the vetting unit is to carry out various background checks for job applicants for those who wish to work within the police community and to make decisions to their suitability. These checks are designed to ensure the integrity of the police service by minimising the risk of corruption.The expanding team currently consists of about 23 people who conduct this type of work but a crucial part of the unit’s success is to ensure that the main vetting database is up to date with changes and contains accurate information. The database is also used to provide management information statistics and to manage the workflow. It is this database work where you will spend most of your time, using your own initiative at times, so you will need to be self-managed, well organised and particularly keen on attention to detail and accuracy.You will spend time liaising by email and/or phone with internal departments and external companies to ensure they supply accurate information for the database. You will send and receive emails between departments in order for additional checks to be conducted. In addition, you will send and receive various forms from internal and external departments or similar.All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.
Internal applicants within Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Police or Hertfordshire Police (BCH), should upload either a CV or a completed ‘Staff internal role summary’ form, which can be found in the vacancy documents below. Please note you will be required to provide a statement no more than 500 words against the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.
External applicants should ensure that your current CV is uploaded and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 BCH (Beds, Cambs & Herts Police) take 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’.
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