JOB APPLICATION PACK FOR JOB
TECHNICAL SUPPORT UNIT TEAM
COVERT POLICING DEPARTMENT
Recruitment & Selection Dept
Telephone: 01772 410385
Facsimile: 01772 410395
Our Ref: HR/TB
Job Ref: S5/02/G9 (Ext)
Date: As Postmark
VACANCY: TECHNICAL SUPPORT UNIT TEAM LEADER
Thank you for your enquiry regarding the above vacancy within the Technical Support Unit based at Lancashire Police
Please find enclosed an application pack consisting of: -
Guidance notes for completing the application form
Equal opportunities monitoring form
The completed form should be submitted to the Recruitment & Selection Department, at the above address no later than
5pm on Friday 25th September. (Please note – late applications will not be processed). If we have not responded to
your application form within 6 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application was not
Please note: The Association for Chief Police Officers National Vetting Policy recommends that in order for candidates
to apply for vacancies within the Police Community, they should have a minimum of three years UK residence, prior to
their application. As we apply these guidelines, any applicants who have not been constantly resident in the UK for the
last three years cannot be considered for employment by Lancashire Constabulary.
Recruitment & Selection
Human Resources Team
Guidance on the completion of an Application Form
The purpose of this guidance is to clarify how applicants should provide evidence to support their suitability. The
information you supply on the application form is the basis for considering your initial suitability for the post for which
you are applying. Whether you will be shortlisted for further consideration will depend on the information and evidence
you have supplied. Therefore, you should be careful to ensure that you have completed the application form with all the
relevant information and provided necessary evidence of the skills and / or experiences outlined in the candidate
specification. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet the essential requirements of this post then you will NOT be
shortlisted for interview.
1. The length of the application, addressing the criterion identified in the “Candidate Specification”, should not
exceed 150 words for each criterion. You may find it beneficial when completing the additional information
section to use separate paragraphs for each of the essential and desirable criteria.
2. Applications may be typed or hand-written (but legible please.)
3. In respect of each criterion identified on the “Candidate Specification” as requiring evidence at the
“application stage”, provide one example to support your application.
4. The examples that you provide should be relevant, demonstrating your ability in the relevant areas.
5. Statements saying that “I am good at” or “my supervisors say I am good” are not appropriate. The following
structured approach may assist you:
Set the scene
When and what is the example about? What was the scenario situation that you faced?
What did you identify needed to be done? What were you tasked to do? What was your role?
What did you do? Why? Were there options? Why did you select that particular course of action?
How did it go? Was it successful? Why? With hindsight, would you have done things differently?
6. The format outlined in „5‟ provides you with a structure to provide your best examples, demonstrating that you
have the qualities required to perform the role.
7. Should the selection process necessitate an interview, many applicants find that time spent in completing the
application will assist in their preparation.
8. Completing the full details for both referees, including telephone number, fax number and email addresses will
significantly speed up the recruitment process, should you be successful.
Thank you for the interest you have shown in this post and good luck with you application.
CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS - GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS
The provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 provides that the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974 shall not apply to the police service and applicants are therefore required to declare:
All convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings
Driving Offences (including details of any relevant disqualification)
Fixed Penalty Notices
Any involvement with the military authorities on disciplinary matters (whether involving courts martial or not)
Involvement in a criminal investigation (whether or not this has led to a prosecution) or association with
1. Applications will not be accepted from those who have been convicted or cautioned for a serious arrestable
offence such as:
Incest/intercourse with a girl under 13
Buggery with a person under 16 or a person who has not consented
Hostage taking, hi-jacking or torture
Involvement in espionage, terrorism, sabotage or any actions to overthrow/undermine parliamentary democracy by
political, industrial or violent means or association (past or present) with any organisation advocating such
Death by reckless driving
Racially motivated or homophobic offences.
2. Applicants are likely to be rejected if they have been involved in any of the following (unless there are exceptionally
Offences involving serious violence or injury including Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and Actual Bodily Harm
Offences involving unsolicited violence towards others
Unlawful possession of weapons, firearms or going equipped to steal
Acts of indecency
Abuse or neglect of children
Public order offences – involvement in riot, violent disorder, affray, causing intentional harassment, alarm or
Interference with the Administration of Justice or the investigation of offences
Offences which involve elements or acts of dishonesty, corruption, substantial financial gain or serious loss to
anyone including theft, fraud and deception
Serious involvement in drugs including possession of a Class A drug (heroin, morphine) or more than one Class B
drug (amphetamines) and/or supplying drugs of any kind
Reckless or Dangerous Driving within the last ten years
One offence of drink driving or drunk in charge or drugs driving within the preceding ten years
More than one offence of drink driving or drunk in charge or drugs driving
Other serious motoring offences such as convictions within the last five years of driving without insurance, failing
to stop after an accident or driving whilst disqualified
More than three endorseable traffic convictions (including fixed penalties) within the last five years (for offences
on different dates)
Two or more convictions for regulatory offences such as failure to renew vehicle excise licence within the last five
Any offence committed as an adult or juvenile which resulted in a prison sentence (including custodial, suspended
or deferred sentence and sentences served at a young offenders‟ institution or community home)
Cautions (including reprimands and final warnings) for recordable offences within the last five years
Juvenile convictions within the last five years for any recordable offence
Any recordable offence other than listed above within the last five years.
NB: A recordable offence is any offence held on the Police National Computer as specified in the National Police
Records (Recordable Offences) Regulations 2000.
Anyone with such convictions who wishes to apply to join Lancashire Constabulary must, before completing the
application form, write to the following address giving full details including the ‘exceptionally compelling
circumstances’. A decision will then be made regarding whether or not an application will be accepted and you
will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible:
Human Resources Department, HQ Operations
* Applicants should note that historically the infliction of a minor injury would lead to a charge of ABH. The criteria
for charging in such events has changed with the result that such a minor injury would now attract a charge of common
assault and would not necessarily lead to the rejection of a candidate. Any applicant with such a conviction should
write in to the above address giving full details of the offence for consideration as to whether an application would be
3. An applicant’s age at the time of an offence and the aggravating circumstances surrounding the offence will all have
a bearing in the following cases:
Drunk and Disorderly – no more than one offence and only after 2 years have elapsed following a caution or 3
years have elapsed following a bindover / conviction
Minor drugs offences or substance abuse – no more than one offence and only after 2 years have elapsed following
a caution or 3 years from conviction
Common Assault – no more than one offence as a juvenile and only after 2 years have elapsed from end of
bindover / conviction.
4. Where relatives and/or associates of an applicant are found to have unspent convictions or cautions for recordable
offences, the following will be considered:
The likelihood that the applicant‟s performance and discharge of duty will be adversely affected e.g. through
adverse pressure or a conflict of interests
The nature, number and seriousness of the offences or involvement in criminal activity and the time over which
these took place
Whether the circumstances are likely to bring discredit to or embarrass the police service or police force.
If you have any relatives or associates who have unspent convictions or cautions for recordable
offences this may affect your vetting. Please provide full details of these individuals and any
relevant information that may have a bearing on your application on a separate sheet and attach it to
the completed application form.
5. Undisclosed Convictions
Where it is suspected that an individual has failed to declare a conviction or caution, enquiries will be made to ascertain
whether the conviction or caution is attributable to the individual. Where it is established that an individual has
deliberately failed to disclose a conviction or caution his or her application will be rejected.
6. Outstanding charges and summonses
Where an individual discloses an outstanding charge or summons the application will be put on hold until the outcome
is known, at which time it will be considered in line with the above criteria.
7. HM Forces
Serving members of the armed forces who are convicted of any criminal offence by a military tribunal will have any
such offence recorded on the PNC. This will include any aspect of a conditional discharge.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION SHEET
In order to assist us in processing your application, please complete the following information and submit it with you
completed application form.
Post Applied For:
Leave / commitments over the next two months (from closing date)
Lancashire Constabulary have received the Positive About Disabled People Award and as part of our commitment we
guarantee selection in the first stage of the recruitment procedure for every disabled application that meets the essential
Please send you completed application form, along with this supplementary sheet to: -
Recruitment & Selection Dept
All applications should reach us on or before the closing date. Please note that late applications WILL NOT be
CHECKLIST FOR RETURNING APPLICATION FORMS
Please return ONLY the information requested below and retain all other paperwork
for your information.
Application Form – Please check that you have signed the back page *Please
note we cannot accept unsigned or typed signatures. Please also check that any
supplementary sheets are named and attached to the application form.
Supplementary Information Sheet – Please check you have informed us of any
holidays, or dates that you will not be available for Aptitude Tests or
Monitoring Form – This is not mandatory. We request this information so that
we can monitor the number of applications per role.
G DIVISION – COVERT POLICING DEPARTMENT
TECHNICAL SUPPORT UNIT TEAM LEADER
LC 9 – 10 (PROGRESSION ARRANGEMENTS APPLY)
SALARY: £29,034 - £36,033
37 HPW (INCLUSIVE OF CONCESSIONARY TIME)
CLOSING DATE: 25th September 2009
Applicants should note that this post is subject to an enhanced level of vetting
Applications are invited for the post of Technical Support Unit Team Leader within Lancashire
Constabulary. This post will be based at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters, Hutton, Preston.
This role will involve managing a specialist team providing covert technical solutions to support all
levels of investigation into crime within Lancashire along with creating an operational strategy
based on technical deployments and authorities to all levels of the force producing operational plans
which include deployment exit strategies, technical feasibility studies and risk assessments.
It is essential that applicants have extensive experience of managing within a workshop
environment and can evidence experience of risk assessments, health and safety, COSHH and tool
It is also essential that applicants have significant knowledge/experience of
electronics/imaging/electrical installation, radio communications and information technology
including wide and local area networks.
The selection process for this vacancy will involve a practical assessment/presentation and
For further information on this role please contact Martin Banton TSU Manager on 01772 413970.
To download an application pack please go to www.lancashire.police.uk
Lancashire Constabulary welcomes applications from all sections of the community and operates a
No Smoking at work policy.
Please return completed applications to:
HR Recruitment Team 5
Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters
PO Box 77
Post Title: Technical Support Unit Team Leader
Responsible to: Technical Support Unit Manager
Job Purpose: To manage a specialist team providing covert technical solutions to support all levels of
investigation into crime within Lancashire
Grade: LC 9-10 ( Progression Arrangements Apply)
KEY RESULT AREAS
To support the Unit manager in the following areas and deputise for him/her in their absence.
To provide a comprehensive technical support service to the Force which embraces areas of specialist imaging,
covert video, CCTV, Photography, audio, and tracking
Manage the response to customer needs by creating an operational strategy based on technical deployments
and authorities to all levels of the force, to produce operational plans which include deployment exit strategies,
technical feasibility studies and risk assessments.
Provide regular expert advice and guidance to all levels of the force to ensure a credible intelligence and
evidence gathering service, based on compliance with National and European legislation regarding levels of
authority and intrusion.
Ensure a cost-effective service and that activity is coordinated with the department and force planning process.
Manage national standards for all levels to ensure compliance with National and European legislation for
equipment type approvals and levels of deployment authorities.
Manage all technical operations to ensure the monitoring effect / efficiency and safe deployment of human
resources and technical equipment.
Monitor and evaluate equipment and resources to ensure value for money and the effective deployment of
Manage and evaluate technical equipment and concepts to all levels (nationally as well as locally), to develop
best practice and manage the full technical inventory.
Provide professional advice on issues of frequency planning, equipment, deployments, Home Office
Directives, PACE, Police Act and European legislation, to ensure compliance with them.
Manage the Unit‟s staff, which includes undertaking performance reviews, dealing with minor disciplines and
grievances, identifying training / development needs and any personnel related issues. In particular welfare
considerations for officers engaging covert operations and insertions for long periods.
Identify local and national training requirements to comply with legislation and operational needs to maximize
the effects of technology deployments and retaining / improving standards.
Represent the force at local, regional and national level, to ensure all technical advancements are implemented
and enforced and relevant information is conveyed to appropriate parties.
Conduct briefings at all levels of the force and outside agencies on relevant matters, i.e. compliance with
National and European legislation / best practice issues, to provide advice and relevant information regarding
Manage and administer the Unit‟s budget, to enable effective use of resources, to stay within monetary
confines and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.
Compile and co-ordinate technical evidence and produce at court when required.
To promote and comply with Lancashire Constabulary‟s policies on equal opportunities and health and safety
both in the delivery of service and the treatment of others.
To be responsible for improving your performance by participating in the Performance Development Review
(PDR) process with your manager.
To carry out any other duties which are consistent with the nature, responsibilities and grading of the post.
Essential Desirable To be identified by:
Significant knowledge/experience Knowledge of police operational Application
of the following disciplines: procedures as they apply to the form/Interview/
electronics, imaging, electrical covert deployment of technical Assessment
installation, radio surveillance equipment.
technology including wide and
local area networks.
Extensive experience of managing Application
within a workshop environment; form/Interview/
including risk assessments, health Assessment
and safety, COSHH, tool control
Experience of managing, Experience of covert technical Application
motivating and developing teams surveillance operations and the form/Interview
to achieve business objectives and management of associated
budgetary requirements. activities comprising of the covert
deployment and use of equipment.
Experience of providing a Experience in financial Application
customer-focussed service; based management to manage the Units‟ form/Interview
on identifying customer needs budgets, business plan and specific
and brokering potential solutions operational plans and large project
in dynamic situations. development
Experience of identifying training Application
and development needs across a form/Interview
multi-skilled team; and
coordination of training delivery.
An acceptable level of sickness AC1 Form (internal
Application Form and
Experience of maintaining strict Application
confidentiality, using tact and form/Interview
diplomacy where applicable.
The successful candidate will
need to be fully vetted
Personal responsibility-B Interview/PDR*
Takes personal responsibility for own actions and for sorting out issues
or problems that arise. Is focused on achieving results to required
standards and developing skills and knowledge.
Planning and organising-C Interview/PDR/
Plans and carries out activities in an orderly and well-structured way. Assessment
Prioritises tasks, uses time in the best possible way, and works within
appropriate policy and procedures.
Strategic perspective - B Interview/PDR/
Concentrates on issues that support the broad organisational strategy. Assessment
Maintains a broad view, and understands and considers the interests and
aims of other units or outside organisations.
Maximising potential-B Interview/PDR*
Encourages others to learn and develop, giving them clear and direct
guidance and feedback on their performance. Encourages and supports
staff, making sure they are motivated to achieve results
Works effectively as a team member and helps build relationships within
it. Actively helps and supports others to achieve team goals.
Effective communication-C Interview/PDR/
Speaks clearly and concisely, and does not use jargon. Uses plain Assessment
English and correct grammar. Listens carefully to understand.
Negotiation and influencing - B Interview/PDR*
Uses logic and reason to influence others. Persuades people by using
powerful arguments. Identifies clear aims in negotiations and achieves
Respect for race and diversity – A Interview/PDR*
Understands other people‟s views and takes them into account. Is tactful
and diplomatic when dealing with people, treating them with dignity and
respect at all times. Understands and is sensitive to social, cultural and
Date last updated: July 2009
Please note that the use of the terms “Assessment & Interview” is based upon candidates being successfully short-
listed. In addition, the Division reserves the right to select the most suitable candidate based upon any combination of
assessments that it deems appropriate.
*Performance Development Review (PDR) refers to the ongoing internal appraisal scheme that Lancashire
Constabulary employ to monitor and develop its employees.
Grades A, B & C indicate the level of competence required and is taken from the National Competency Framework
Technical Support Unit Team leader
Covert Policing Department
After 6 months assessable performance and having displayed full experience of the essential disciplines evidenced
under the knowledge and experience criteria of the job specification. To be assessed by the line manager.
Undertakes supervisory responsibilities within the unit. Provides advice and guidance to other staff within the TSU.
Attends strategic meetings and makes policy decisions relating to the TSU.
APPLICATION FORM – POLICE STAFF
It is essential that you read all the guidance notes. You should complete all sections of this form in
person, either in black ink or typeface. Use continuation pages only where allowed and clearly
mark which questions they refer to. Please put your full name at the top of each continuation
sheet. Do not leave any empty spaces, sections that do not apply to you should be clearly
DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998
The information you provide in this application form will be entered into both a manual and computerised
filing system. The data will be used to assess your suitability to join Lancashire Constabulary and may be
shared by other forces in the United Kingdom in respect of any recruitment applications you make.
Post Applied For: (inc. reference number)
Division / Department:
*Internal applicants need only complete sections 1, 4 and 6 and attach a copy of their HRS record sheet
(which can be obtained from local HR departments). If anything has changed since you commenced your
employment with Lancashire Constabulary, or is not included in the HRS record sheet please complete the
relevant section of this application form to inform us of this.
Please read the guidance notes at the back of this form before completion.
SECTION 1 ABOUT YOU
Personal Details (See NOTE 1)
Title (Mr, Ms, Mrs, Miss, Dr, Other): National Insurance Number:
Current Address: Email Address (if applicable):
Home Telephone Number (including area code):
Postcode: Work/Mobile Telephone Number:
(Please note: The information provided on this page will be used solely for administrative reasons and will
not be considered as part of the selection process.)
SECTION 2 ABOUT YOUR EDUCATION AND SKILLS
Your Education (See NOTE 2)
Please give details of all secondary schools, colleges, universities or other institutions attended. Start with
the most recent and work backwards. Continue on a separate sheet if necessary and attach to this page.
Please ensure that dates of study are completed, as failure to do so will result in your application being
Full name & full address of Attendance Full / Part-time Course
school/college/university From/To Completed
Your Qualifications and Training
Please list all your qualifications including vocational and professional qualifications, short courses and
relevant in-house training. Also include details of examinations/qualifications due to be taken. Start with
the most recent. Continue on a separate sheet if necessary.
Examination type & subject Date passed / Grade
(e.g. GCSE Geography) due to be taken (e.g. Merit, 2:1, A*)
SECTION 3 ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYMENT
Present or most recent employment (See NOTE 3)
Name, address and Position held, date Brief description of duties / Reason for
telephone number of present started and date left key responsibilities leaving/
or most recent employer Wanting to leave
Your current employer will not be contacted until the latter stages of the recruitment process.
You are now asked to provide full details of employment covering at least the last 10 years. Include full-time
and part-time work and answer the questions in each of the columns. Please ensure that dates of
employment are completed, as failure to do so will result in your application being delayed. Start with the
most recent first. Continue on a separate sheet if necessary.
Name, full address, Position held, date Brief description of duties / key Reason for
postcode, telephone number started and date left responsibilities leaving
and nature of business
Referees (See NOTE 4)
Please give the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees and state their relationship to
you. Ideally one referee should be your current or most recent employer, although personal references can
be used. If you are still in, or have recently left full time education, references may be sought from the
relevant school, college or university. References must cover a period of at least 5 years.
Referee 1: Referee 2:
Full Address: Full Address:
Current Occupation: Current Occupation:
Relationship to You (i.e. Employer, Manager, Friend): Relationship to You (i.e. Employer, Manager, Friend):
Fax No: Fax No:
May we contact this referee now? May we contact this referee now?
Yes No Yes No
Previous Applications to, or service with, a Police Force
a) Please give details or any previous service in any police force, in any capacity, for example as Police
Constable, Special Constable, Police Staff, Cadet or Volunteer etc.
Dates of service Force address Role Reason for leaving
b) Other than as above, please give details of any previous applications made to any police force, for example,
as Police Constable, Special Constable or Police Staff etc.
Month/year of Force address Post applied for Result
SECTION 4 PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Using the ‘Essential’ and ‘Desirable’ criteria outlined in the Candidate Specification, please provide relevant
examples of your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities applicable to the post you are applying for.
(Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary)
SECTION 5 GENERAL INFORMATION
Nationality (See NOTE 5)
(You will be asked to evidence your identity, nationality, residency and your eligibility to work in the UK at a
later stage should your application be progressed)
Are you eligible to live and work in the UK?
Driving Licence (See NOTE 6)
Do you hold a full UK driving licence?
N/A Yes No
Outside Employment and Financial Interests (It is important you read NOTE 7 before you
complete this section)
Do you currently have any employment, business or financial interest which you intend to continue should you
become a member of police staff?
If YES, please state the nature of this job or business and the extent of your involvement (e.g. actively
involved, non-executive director). Include hours spent on it.
Do you or your spouse/civil partner/co-resident partner or any co-habitee or relative living with you own or run
a shop or business, which requires a licence (e.g. liquor, gaming, refreshment house or entertainment)?
If YES, please give full details.
Health, Eyesight and Disability (See NOTE 8)
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas
of employment, including recruitment, and defines disability 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’.
Lancashire Constabulary welcomes people with disabilities and will do its best to make adjustments to the
working arrangements and/or the working environment provided it is reasonable in all the circumstances to do
Do you consider yourself to have a disability?
In support of your application, please let us know if you believe there are any reasonable adjustments we
should be making to enable you to do the job or assist with your application.
If you are successfully short listed you will be invited to complete and return a medical questionnaire. You
will also undertake a medical examination prior to appointment, and for certain posts, hearing and/or
We will also contact your employer or school/college for verification of your sickness record when references
a) How many occasions you have been absent from work due to ill health over the last three years.
b) How many days sickness absence you have taken over the last three years.
For example, if you have been sick on three occasions and the total number of days sick was twelve, this
would be shown as: a) 3 occasions
b) 12 days
c) Please state whether any of the above was directly related in your opinion, to a disability as defined by
the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).
Are there any dates over the next 8 weeks (from the closing date for this post) that you would be unavailable
for assessment centre/interview (e.g. due to holidays)? If so please give any dates:
Flexible Working Arrangements
Are you wishing to apply for this post on a job share basis:
If YES do you have a potential job share partner with whom you wish your application to be linked? If so
please provide their full name below:
SECTION 6 DECLARATION
I declare that all the statements I have made in this application are true to the best of my knowledge and
belief and that no relevant information has been withheld.
I declare that I understand:
I must inform the recruitment office without delay of any change in my circumstances.
Criminal conviction and intelligence checks will be made against myself and family members and/or
associates and I have informed them of this.
Financial checks will be undertaken as required to verify my financial status (i.e. credit reference check)
and that all such information will be treated in confidence. I consent to these checks being made.
Any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and security vetting and continued
A member of a police force who has deliberately made any false statement or omitted information in
connection with his or her application or appointment may be liable to misconduct proceedings which
may lead to dismissal.
If I am appointed to a role, which requires attendance at crime scenes, my fingerprints and a sample of
my DNA will be taken and held on record for elimination purposes (and will be destroyed once my
employment with the Constabulary comes to an end).
The Chief Officer retains the right to reject any application at any stage of the recruitment process
without giving reasons.
The information I have provided may be held on manual filing and computer systems as part of the
recruitment process. I understand this information may be shared with other police forces.
Print Name: ……………………………………………………………...
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ PRIOR TO SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION FORM
If your application is progressed to the interview/assessment centre stage you will be asked to
complete a vetting form outlining any criminal convictions or cautions you may have received.
We will also want to know whether any of your close family or associates are involved in criminal
activity and we will therefore search for any criminal convictions or cautions recorded against them.
You must advise them that these enquiries will be made. We cannot disclose the results of
these enquires to you.
Additionally, the police service is committed to full compliance with the duty to promote race equality
established in the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000. It is unacceptable for any member of
police staff to be an active member of, or participate with, any organisation that promotes, as part of
its constitution, discrimination against any person by virtue of their race, creed, colour or religion.
For the purposes of this form, unacceptable organisations include the British National Party;
Combat 18 and the National Front.
THIS SECTION TO BE DETACHED UPON RECEIPT, AND RETAINED CONFIDENTIALLY BY
THE HUMAN RESOURCES/RECRUITMENT TEAM
The police service is an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that:
The workforce reflects the diverse society, which it serves, and that the working environment is free from
any form of harassment, intimidation, bullying or victimisation.
No job applicant or employee is treated more of less favourably on the grounds of age, colour, creed,
disability, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, nationality, race, religion, faith or sexual
No job applicant or employee is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be justified by
the requirements of the job.
The information on this form is for monitoring purposes only and will not be made available to those
assessing your application. The information supplied will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not
affect your job application in any way. Completion of this section of the application form is voluntary, but the
information will help us to ensure the equality of opportunity. This information forms no part of the
recruitment process. It will be detached from your application on receipt.
Date of Birth: Gender :
Ethnic origin - Please tick as appropriate
Any other white background
Mixed White and Black Caribbean
White and Black African
White and Asian
Any other mixed background
Asian or Asian British Indian
Any other Asian background
Black and Black British Caribbean
Any other black background
Chinese or other ethnic group Chinese
Any other please specify
Religious belief/faith - Please tick as appropriate
Christian (state denomination if you wish)
Other (please state)
Prefer not to say
To enable us to monitor our public relations and marketing activity, please indicate what prompted you to
apply to join the Lancashire Constabulary as a member of Police Staff.
Tick any that apply
Police Constable or other police service employee
Friend/Family/Other word of mouth
Job Centre (please state which)
Internet Site (please state site)
In local press (please state publication)
Other advertisements, articles, interviews
In national press (please state publication)
At local event (please state venue)
Other (please specify)
Please give details of any other media, interviews or articles, which prompted your application.
To help us to monitor the return of applications please complete the following.
Division applied for: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Guidance notes for completion of this Application Form
Note 1 Personal Details
Please provide full contact details so that we can contact you, if necessary, regarding your
Note 2 Education and Skills
Where qualifications are a requirement for the post you are applying for you will be
requested to produce examination certificates if recommended for appointment.
Note 3 Employment
You are asked to provide details of employment covering at least the last 10 years.
Include full-time and part-time work and answer the questions in each of the columns.
Note 4 References
Give the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees and include the
position they hold and telephone number, if known. These should ideally be your current
and most recent employer but they may be personal referees, however they must cover a
period of at least 5 years. References will always be taken from HM Services and from
other police forces, covering performance, conduct and absence. If you are still in, or have
recently left, full-time education, we may also ask for a referee from the relevant school,
college or university.
We will not make enquiries with your current employer until you are recommended for
appointment unless you have agreed to let us approach them.
HM Forces: Applications from Service personnel will be accepted only if you have 12
months or less to serve before discharge. For those with between 6 and 12 months still to
serve (excluding those applying for Communications Operator posts) the progression of
your application will be considered with regards to operational needs. Please enclose
confirmation of your projected date of discharge (e.g. a letter from your Commanding
Note 5 Nationality
Police Forces must ensure that only eligible candidates are offered employment. To be
eligible for appointment to a post within Lancashire Constabulary you must be a British
Citizen or a member of the EC or other states in the EEA (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein).
Commonwealth citizens and foreign nationals are also eligible but only if they are resident
in the UK free of restrictions and are able to prove this through production of the
appropriate documentation. Should your application be progressed you will be required to
complete and bring with you to the assessment centre or interview, a Vetting Form and a
Nationality and Immigration Status Form, as well as your passport and/or other documents
verifying your identity, nationality, employment eligibility and residency qualification.
Note 6 Driving Licence
You need only complete this section if the post you are applying for requires the ability to
drive as outlined as an essential requirement on the candidate specification for the role.
Please note that if you are required to drive as part of your duties your personal motor
vehicle insurance policy must cover you for business use, and you may be asked to
Note 7 Outside Employment and Financial Interests
Applicants for police staff posts with a maximum grade of LC8 or above, must declare any
outside employment or financial interests that they hold, which include:
The holding of any office or employment for hire or gain (other than as a member of the
Constabulary) or carrying on any business;
Your spouse, civil partner, co-resident partner or any other co-habitee or relative living
with you keeping a shop or similar in the area of the police service in question;
You, your spouse, civil partner, co-resident partner or other co-habitee or relative living
with you holding, or having a financial interest in any licence or permit relating to liquor
licensing, refreshment houses or betting and gaming or the regulation of places of
entertainment in the area of the police service in question.
Police staff applying for posts with a maximum grade of LC8 or above, may be allowed to
undertake outside employment or to have financial interests provided that it does not
conflict with nor could it be seen to be detrimental to the Constabulary’s interest; or in any
way weaken public confidence in the conduct of the Constabulary. Staff applying for posts
with a maximum grade of LC7 or below, are recommended on a voluntary basis, to inform
the Constabulary of any form of outside employment or financial interest that they hold.
Note 8 Health, Eyesight and Disability
If you have a disability, we will make adjustments where it is reasonable to do so. Please
provide any relevant information about your disability and details of any reasonable
adjustment you think you may need to undertake the assessment process and the role you
are applying for.
Successful applicants will fill in a medical questionnaire and undertake a medical
examination prior to appointment, including a urine test to screen for illegal substance use.
Information about the medical and eyesight standards are included in your application
pack if applicable and you may be asked to provide a report from an optician.
A Final Word
What can hold up the process?
Your application will be processed as quickly as possible, however, these are some of the
more common reasons for holding up applications:
Failure to complete all parts of the application form or to sign the declaration;
Delays in obtaining references from referees.
Your co-operation can help avoid delays.