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Armed Response Vehicle Police Constable Transferee - Isle of Wight - HC268211

Armed Response Vehicle PC Transferee - Isle of Wight - HC268211


Rank: Police Constable
Location: Isle of Wight

Vetting requirement: SC Clearance

Closing Date:  Sunday 5th June 2022 at 23:59hrs




Please note that you must be employed by a Home Office Force in order to apply.





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Applications are invited from substantive Constables who are qualified to ARV standard as AFOs for these challenging and rewarding posts within the JOU Firearms Department. The purpose of the role is to deliver a highly effective response to firearms incidents and support to Local Policing.


Main duties include:

  • Providing operational response at firearms incidents.
  • Performing duties in line with the JOU Delivery Plan, including support to local policing in line with force priorities.


Posting will be subject to the following:

  1. Passing the interview./ assessment process
  2. Passing the JRFT prior to appointment (9.4).
  3. Passing the minimum eye sight and hearing test requirements and full medical in accordance with the National requirements.  This includes Psychological Screening.  
  4. Attaining the required vetting standard, potential to pass the Advanced Driver training course and acceptable PSD and absence records.



AFO's spend a significant portion of time providing a visible police presence and responding to non-firearms incidents.  On the Isle of Wight this also includes fulfilling duties in a hybrid role with Roads Policing.  To enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds as well as female officers. You will need a wide range of skills and experiences which will enhance the services we deliver to the public including an understanding of cultural issues.



Applications from medically adjusted officers are welcome and this post is suitable for adjusted duties officers in categories A-B (not A1 or B1). If you are unsure of which category you fall under please refer to the Adjusted Duties Guidelines for more information.

Officers wishing to be considered will need to apply, providing evidence against the College of Policing’s Competency and Values Framework (CVF).


1)  We are emotionally aware - Level 1

2)  We take ownership - Level 1

3)  We analyse critically - Level 1

4)  We are innovative and open-minded - Level 1


Job Purpose

To be part of a team of Armed Response Vehicle (ARV) officers responsible for providing the Force with a spontaneous armed response to firearms incidents.  This team also provides essential services to the force through counter terrorism patrols and assisting Command Units via proactive policing towards achieving Tasking and Co-ordinating Group (TCG) objectives.

Essential Qualifications

Competent Constable from a Home Office Force.

To have successfully completed the initial firearms course.

Contact details for an informal discussion


Insp Ivan Marshman ivan.marshman@hampshire.pnn.police.uk or 07392289860


Sgt Neil Corby neil.corby@hampshire.pnn.police.uk


For application and system queries please contact the Police Recruitment Team by emailing:  police.recruitment@hants.gov.uk 









Hampshire Constabulary is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people. We value equality, diversity and inclusivity in our workforce and welcome applications from across our entire diverse community. In order to truly reflect the communities we serve we are particularly keen to recruit people from Black, Asian, Gypsy, Roma, Traveler and other minority ethnic backgrounds and under-represented groups. If you meet this criteria and would like support with your application and recruitment please contact

The Hampshire Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer to find out more information please click here Equality and Inclusion

Equality and inclusion forms a part of Hampshire Constabulary’s Core Values and this will therefore form an integral part of the recruiting and selection process. Although this may not be assessed or questioned as a stand-alone topic, it will be threaded throughout the recruiting and selection process. It is therefore advisable that you are able to provide positive evidence in this area.

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