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RPU Constable Car Driver Transferee - HC613388

Police Constable Transferee Roads Policing - HC613388


Location: Totton (Southampton); Havant (Portsmouth); Whitchurch (North Hampshire)

Rank:  Substantive Constable

South East Allowance payment applies

Intake Dates: 28th October 2024, 27th January 2025



Transfer to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Constabulary!


This is an exciting and unprecedented opportunity to transfer directly to our Roads Policing Unit.  Working from one of three bases you will join a team of dynamic and motivated officers tasked with delivering to force and departmental priorities

We are seeking to appoint highly motivated, ethical and inclusive officers committed to delivering a high quality service and legitimate policing within our communities, promoting trust and confidence.

We want officers of all backgrounds and particularly encourage applications from female and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as we know these groups are underrepresented within the Roads Policing teams. 

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join Roads Policing and work within the Joint Operations Unit, one of the largest collaborative units in England & Wales. 

Roads Policing works to the National Roads Policing Strategy - Policing our roads together; preventing harm and saving lives, fighting crime, changing minds and driving technology and innovation. Our focus is on preventing and responding to incidents across our road network, our commitment to reduce serious and fatal collisions, delivering high quality investigations, disrupting criminals, protecting those in need and working together to support local policing.


Key accountabilities include but are not limited to:


  1. To deliver a high quality and effective public service across the road network and within our communities.
  2. To work as part of a team to provide twenty-four hour cover responding to incidents across the strategic road network and within districts, supporting local policing.
  3. To attend and investigate potentially complex serious injury and fatal road collisions You may be selected to perform the role of Investigating Officer or Family Liaison Officer for more serious collisions (once trained).
  4. To use intelligence in order to target both RPU, Force and local policing nominals in respect of both substantive and specialist offences.
  5. To develop specialist skills through training (eg. commercial and public service vehicles knowledge) and to maintain those skills through regular use and enforcement, in order to provide a range of support to colleagues and the public.
  6. To focus fatal #4 enforcement activity on high risk roads and routes, as directed by the RP Tactical and Coordinating Group [TCG].
  7. Consistently deliver effective, information and intelligence led patrol activity, working with internal and external partners to reduce harm and fight crime on the road network.
  8. Promote public confidence and satisfaction through high quality victim focused investigations and the effective communication of our work.



What we can Offer?...


  • Opportunities for development and progression within force


  • An abundance of support networks such as Wellbeing Support Champions, Dyslexia Support, LGBT+, Inclusion matters and many, many more.


  • Wealth of benefits such as On-site gym facilities and Membership of Hampshire Police Leisure and Sport, providing a wide range of benefits and sporting activities


  • Working with Chief Constable Scott Chilton who started as a PC and is now not only our Chief Constable but also the National Lead for Investigations.


  • Working for one of the largest forces in the country means there are always opportunities to progress and gain new skills, we are players on the national policing stage.

Why work in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight?


  • Hampshire is one of the most interesting places in the UK to police with national infrastructure, ports, four motorways, and a real mix of urban and rural challenges which provide a variety of policing experiences, encouraging growth as an officer.


  • Great access to London as well as the New Forest and the South Coast. 


  • Miles of beautiful coastline, with beaches, nature reserves and attractive seaside towns


  • Two international airports.


  • Critical national infrastructure sites to keep safe including the ports in Southampton and Portsmouth as well as crucial oil refineries.


  • Packed with heritage sites, from the classic and iconic Winchester Cathedral to the modern naval history at the Mary Rose Museum.


  •  Wide range of cultural and family friendly events, including festivals, theatrical performances and other outdoor events

Essential Experience and Qualifications



  • You must be a serving police officer from a Home Office Force with no current performance or conduct concerns.


  • You must have successfully completed the two year probationary period and the Policing Diploma, or your forces equivalent qualification at the point of application.


  • You must be trained and currently authorised to COP Advanced Driving level


  • You must be trained and currently authorised to COP standards in Tactical Pursuit and Containment


  • We especially welcome applications from applicants who are also qualified to ride police motorcycles

Successful applicants will need to;


Satisfy all the relevant eligibility criteria and pre-employment checks including, medical screening, vetting and a fitness test.


Be available to attend a 1 -2 week (dependent on your skills transfer) transferee course. 


Once you have completed this process and accepted our offer, we will contact your existing force for information including pension, salary, service, training and unpaid leave.

Essential Documentation Required


Please upload your last 2 PDR's and evidence of any promotion qualifications (OSPRE or NPPF) to the My Documents section of the form before submitting your application.


You can find out more about us, including our commitment to partnership working, innovation and technology.

Competencies and Personal Qualities


We are Emotionally Aware Level 1

We Take Ownership Level 1

We are Collaborative Level 1

We Analyse Critically Level 1


Please note: Our recruitment system uses a character count for your answer on each competency-based question.  If you answer a question and the system states too many characters have been used, please use this online calculator to help reduce the characters and to ensure your answer will fit.  In addition to letters, our system considers spaces, bullet points and other symbols (.”@) as characters.  The character calculator can be found via this link: Character count (

Please do not use MS Word as a character count guide as it does not use HTML like our online system does. 


** Please note you do not need to add a CV or covering letter, ignore that part of the application **

Contact details for an informal discussion


Please contact the Police Recruitment Team on 023 8045 1611 or by e-mail:


Please note that the email address you supply when submitting an application will be used for contact throughout the full lifecycle of that vacancy. You will not be able to amend your contact details. You should therefore ensure that you choose an appropriately accessible email address, being mindful that the process may take several months for some roles.


Hampshire Constabulary is an inclusive employer and strives to have a workforce representative of the communities we police and serve. We recognise that we are not fully representative and are working to address this imbalance through a variety of initiatives.


The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Hampshire Constabulary by adopting Positive Action to support people from under-represented groups. Our aim is to recruit talented people with a diverse range of skills and experience and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Positive Action team are available to provide support through the application and assessment process by contacting:


The Disability Confident campaign aims to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that people have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. We will accommodate requests for reasonable adjustments where possible throughout our recruitment and promotions processes and encourage anyone requiring reasonable adjustments to disclose this at the earliest opportunity.

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