Have completed all mandatory training. It must be in date at the time of appointment.
Meet vetting requirements.
Be fit for the role. This will be assessed by medical questionnaire should you be successful at the interview stage of the process.
Completing your application
We recommend that you retain a copy of your completed application to refer to later.
When submitting your form, you must include the following:
Copies of your last three personal development reviews/appraisals.
Line Manager Support Form (if happy for this to be completed at this stage)
Copy of your completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.
Photographs of any tattoos as requested in Section 5 of the application.
It is important that you complete the training section of the application in full. It must include dates each area of training has been completed. Any mandatory training must be completed before appointment so it is important you ensure that any out of date training is completed
Once a formal offer is made, a copy of your training schedule will be requested from your Human Resources department.
You must declare any business interests you have.
Any business interest needs to be approved and registered by the Head of Professional Standards Department (PSD) in order for you to continue with your application.
Tattoos and facial piercings
All tattoos and piercings must be in line with the Appearance Standards policy and are assessed by the Head of Professional Standards Department (PSD). Photographs must be provided with your application where applicable, as detailed in Section 5 of the application form.
Once you have submitted your application it is important that you make the HR Resourcing Team aware if you are considering any new tattoos and these will be referred to PSD.
Any new tattoos that do not fall in line with the policy will lead to your application being withdrawn.
Disability and health
You must be in good health, of sound constitution and able both physically and mentally to perform the duties once appointed.
Police officers are covered by the Disability Discrimination Act and if you have a disability, we will make adjustments where it is reasonable to do so. Please provide any relevant information about any disability with your application. Disability is defined as 'a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities'.
If successful at application, you will need to complete a medical questionnaire before any offer of appointment is made. In some cases you may also need to undertake a medical examination.
How to send your application to us
Completed application forms and supporting documents should be email to [email protected].
If you have any questions regarding the process or any general enquiries about joining Lincolnshire Police, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01522 212327 or by email at the above address.
Once you have submitted your application, it is important that you make the HR Resourcing Team aware of any changes to your circumstances. This includes changes to your address, phone number, misconduct and complaints issues, health, tattoos, mandatory training updates and business interests.
Recruitment and selection process
The transferee recruitment process is as follows:
Completion and shortlisting of application
A competency based interview
Completion of vetting to the level relevant to the role applied for
Completion of a medical assessment
The process after a successful selection process and checks is:
Issue of a formal offer letter
Collation of information from your existing force
Issue of collar number
Uniform fitting appointment
Completion of payroll information (on receipt of information from existing force)
Contact made by line manager
Initial induction course (usually 2 weeks) then start on shift
Competency and Values Framework for Policing (CVF)
The selection process includes assessment against the CVF. It is important that at interview you do not simply provide statements but that you provide clear evidence and examples to demonstrate how you meet the competencies set out in the CVF. The competency level for Constables is Level 1. For Sergeants and Inspectors it is Level 2.
The evidence you provide should be from the last two years unless you have extenuating circumstances in which case you should make it clear when submitting your application what these circumstances are.
The level of vetting is determined by the position you are being offered. It includes checks with your current force for any misconduct and complaints. Your application will be put on hold if you have any open complaints within your current force and will be reviewed once the case is closed.
For some positions which are deemed to be potentially vulnerable to corruption, the vetting process includes checks to determine and verify your financial position. Most debts, such as mortgages, undischarged student or other loans, credit/store card debts and debts, which are within your means and are manageable, are not a bar to appointment.
Offer of appointment
If successful through the recruitment process, you will be given one offer for an induction course. If you do not accept this offer for any reason, you will remain in the “pool” of successful candidates. If you decline a second offer of appointment then the application will be withdrawn.
You can reapply six months from the date your application was withdrawn.
If there are exceptional circumstances for declining two offers, you can put the reasons in writing to the Resourcing Manager stating why you should still be considered for appointment.
Although we will consider your posting preference, you must be prepared to work anywhere in the county. Organisational needs and priorities determine where the vacancies are and the Chief Constable reserves the right to post you anywhere in the county.
You must remain in your initial posting for at least 12 months before you can apply for other positions but the Chief Constable reserves the right to change your posting should there be operational demands to do so.