Special Constable - Transferee, Rejoiner, Former Officer

Special Constable Campaign
Forcewide- Avon and Somerset area

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

31/10/2024, 23:55

Everyday people doing extraordinary things

Are you looking to re-join or transfer as a special constable or are you a former officer who has resigned or retired from the police service but wishes to volunteer as a Special Constable?

Why not use your policing skills and experience to be the difference in our community?


Re-joiners and former officers who have resigned from a police force and are seeking to return after a break in service of less than five years.

Transferees are special constables who wish to transfer from one force to another without a break in service.

To apply please complete the application in full via our applicant portal below.

Recruitment process:

Application, familiarisation event, Interview, fitness test, medical review and biometric testing will be conducted along with Professional Standards checks and security vetting, we will also request references.

Your previous service record will be requested and may be discussed at interview along with any training needs.  The interview panel will normally consist of representatives from HR, the Special Constabulary and Training.

On successful completion of the recruitment checks we will look to place you on the next available course.

Officers will normally be posted within a 15 mile journey of their home location, although we will also take into account previous skills and experience when making postings decisions. Where possible those requesting a specific posting will be allocated that patrol base as long as it is within a reasonable travelling distance from home. We hope to make it easy and convenient for officers to report for duty and to post you in a way that reflects the value we place on your support.



About us

Diversity is a strength and individuality is an asset.

We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

Find out more about our benefits and culture

Click the video link below to see why our colleagues feel they can "Be the Difference"

Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants

The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes.

Please ensure you allow time to complete your application fully as part complete pages do not save.  

If the role has evidence questions you may wish to save these remotely and paste your answers into the boxes at time of submission.