Police Staff External Application- Dec 2010 by mudoc123


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         Fixed Penalty Officer

        Central Processing Unit

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Human Resources
Recruitment & Selection Team 5
Police Headquarters, PO Box 77, Saunders Lane, Hutton, Preston PR4 5SB
Telephone: (01772) 410351      Fax: (01772) 410395

Job Ref: S5/49/Q11

Date: As Postmark

Dear Applicant,

VACANCY: Fixed Penalty Officer

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the above vacancy within the Central Processing Unit
based at Eastern Division, Blackburn.

Please find enclosed an application pack consisting of: -
       Application Form Help
       Criminal Convictions – Guidance for Applicants
       Supplementary Information Sheet
       Advert
       Candidate Specification
       Application form
       Equal opportunities form
       Monitoring form

Completed forms should be submitted to the address stated above no later than Friday 24th
May 4pm.Please note emailed application forms are not accepted, late or incomplete
applications will not be accepted. 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.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Robertson
Human Resources Assistant
Human Resources Department
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                               APPLICATION FORM HELP
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The information supplied in the application form is the basis for considering your initial
suitability for the role which you are applying.

1. This form will be marked by the department and the information you supply will determine
   whether you will be short listed for further consideration.

2. Ensure that you meet all of the essential criteria as you will be ineligible to apply if you do

3. You do not need to meet all of the desirable criteria as it is not essential for the role.

4. Your application form will be marked against the criterion on the candidate specification
   that are to be evidenced at “Application Form”

5. You should record your evidence under the “Personal Attributes” section of the
   Application Form.

6. You should structure the “Personal Attributes” section with a heading for each essential
   criterion. The evidence you provide under each heading should NOT exceed 150 words.

7. You should provide 1 example for each essential criterion.

8. Applications may be typed or hand-written (but legible).

9. The examples that you provide should be relevant, demonstrating your ability in the area.

10. You should try to use an example within the last 2 years.

11. 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
       What did you identify needed to be done? What were you tasked to do? What was
       your role?
       Action approach
       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

12. The STAR format above provides you with a structure to provide your best examples,
    demonstrating that you have the qualities required to perform the role.

13. If you are able evidence the desirable criteria that are to be identified on “Application
    Form” then record this in the same format.
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14. If there is an essential criterion under the heading “Qualifications” or “Other” ensure that
    you demonstrate this in the “Personal Attributes” section.

15. Read the guidance notes at the back of the application form prior to completing the form.

16. Make sure that you have completed your education and employment history in full as
    references will be sought to cover a 3 year period should you be successful in your
    application, and a conditional offer has been made and accepted.

17. If you have a disability, ensure you record it clearly on the form.

18. A hard copy of the application form needs to be sent to the Human Resources
    Department with a signed declaration by the set closing date. If you are unable to submit
    the hard copy on time contact the department to fax or email in the first instance.

Good luck with your application.

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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
        Binding over
        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 criminals.


1. Applications will not be accepted from those who have been convicted or cautioned
for a serious arrestable offence such as:

       Treason
       Murder
       Manslaughter
       Rape
       Kidnapping
       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 activities
       Death by reckless driving
       Firearms offences
       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 compelling circumstances):

       Offences involving serious violence or injury including Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and
        Actual Bodily Harm (ABH)*
       Offences involving unsolicited violence towards others
       Unlawful possession of weapons, firearms or going equipped to steal
       Gross indecency
       Acts of indecency
       Abuse or neglect of children
       Public order offences – involvement in riot, violent disorder, affray, causing intentional
        harassment, alarm or distress
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   Interference with the Administration of Justice or the investigation of offences
   Burglary
   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
   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 years.
    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
Recruitment & Selection Team 5
Police Headquarters
Ellis Building
PO Box 77
Saunders Lane

* 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

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address giving full details of the offence for consideration as to whether an application would
be accepted.

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

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.

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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)



Notice Period:

If you are not currently in the workplace, please indicate here (e.g. maternity)

Please send you completed application form, along with this supplementary sheet to: -

                                    Human Resources
                              Recruitment & Selection Team 5
                                   Police Headquarters
                                       Ellis Building
                                        PO Box 77
                                      Saunders Lane
                                         PR4 5SB

All applications should reach us on or before the closing date. Please note that late
applications WILL NOT be processed.

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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 date‟s 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.

     Thank you.

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                                CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION

Post Title:          Fixed Penalty Officer

Location:            Central Ticket Office

Responsible to:      Team Leader

Job Purpose:         Processing fixed penalty tickets and camera enforcement notices

Grade:               LC 2 - 4 (progression arrangements apply)


    To input, maintain and interrogate computer systems in order to ensure records are
     accurate and up-to-date

    To process appropriate results of traffic related offences within agreed standards and

    To ensure accurate completion of clerical and computerised records

    To provide advice and guidance to internal and external customers, in relation to fixed
     penalty tickets and enforcement notices

    To undertake varied routine administrative functions

    To deal appropriately with telephone enquiries, enhancing customer satisfaction

    Demonstrates a strong commitment to delivering a high standard of service with an
     emphasis on Quality at all times

    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.


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Essential                                 Desirable                      To be identified
                                          Customer Service               Application Form
                                          Qualification or proof of
                                          attending an in-house
                                          training course in
                                          customer service
                                          Intermediate typing/word       Application Form
                                          processing qualification
                                          i.e. RSA II, ULCI III, IBT2,
                                          ECDL &/or ability to type
                                          at 35 wpm
Experience of working in an                                              Application Form /
administrative/clerical role within                                      Interview
a busy office environment dealing
with confidential information.
Experience of inputting, updating                                        Application Form /
and maintaining computerised                                             Interview
and manual filing/recording
Experience of dealing with                                               Application Form
members of the public and
working in partnership with other
departments and agencies
Experience of working on own                                             Application Form
initiative, investigating problems,
developing solutions and taking
appropriate timely action to
resolve them
Experience of working with                                               Application Form
minimal supervision, organising
and prioritising own workload
Experience of working effectively                                        Application Form
as part of a team
Experience of working to                                                 Application Form
deadlines and tight timescales,
within a busy environment
Experience of producing accurate          Experience of composing Application Form
written information and                   letters and memos and
demonstrate a high level of               responding to routine
attention to detail                       correspondence.
Knowledge of Health & Safety,                                     Interview
Equal        Opportunities,      Data
Protection         and       Diversity

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A flexible approach to working                                      Interview
hours and practices.
An acceptable level of sickness                                     AC1 Form (internal
absence                                                             applicants)
                                                                    Application Form
                                                                    and Reference
                                                                    (external applicants)
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 racial
Teamworking – C                                                    Interview / PDR*
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 /
Speaks clearly and concisely, does not use jargon. Uses            Assessment / PDR*
plain English and correct grammar. Listens carefully to
Planning and organising – C                                        Interview /
Plans and carries out activities in an orderly and well-           Assessment / PDR*
structured way. Priorities tasks, uses time in the best
possible way, and works within appropriate policy and
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
Problem solving – C                                                Interview /
Gathers enough relevant information to understand specific         Assessment / PDR*
issues and events. Uses information to identify problems
and draw logical conclusions. Makes good decisions.
Community and customer focus – C                                    Interview / PDR*
Focuses on the customer and provides a high-quality service
that is tailored to meet their individual needs. Understands the
communities that are served and shows an active
commitment to policing that reflects their needs and

                                   Date last updated: May 05

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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 (NCF).

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                          FIXED PENALTY OFFICER (JOB NO 90)

                                           LC 2 -4

Appointments will be made to be specific grades within the range as follows:-

LC 2/3        on basic level appointment

LC 4          after one year‟s satisfactory assessable performance at LC 3 level, or sooner by
              management appointment, subject to being substantially employed on higher
              level duties working with minimum supervision e.g.:-

             Making decisions on actions in respect of offence files in the Central Ticket
             Fully undertaking a wider range of administrative duties commensurate with the
             Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of the Central Ticket Office
              functions and demonstrating the ability of assist team members by sharing that
             Ability to make decisions within set guidelines with the minimum supervision

Assessable performance is via PDR and achievement of performance priorities.

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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 marked N/A.

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.

                                             External Applicant

Post Applied For: (inc. reference number)

Division / Department:

Please read the guidance notes at the back of this form before completion.

Personal Details (See NOTE 1)

Surname(s):                                             Forename(s):

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.)

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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 delayed.

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*)

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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

Tel No:
Fax No:

Previous Employment
You are now asked to provide full details of employment covering at least the last 10 years. Include full-time
part-time and voluntary 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

Tel No:

Tel No:

Tel No:

Tel No:

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Referees (See NOTE 4)

If successful in the process references will be sought from employers/schools/colleges/universities covering the
last 3 year period before a formal offer of employment is made.

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 3 years.

Please use additional sheets if you have had more than 2 jobs during the 3 year period.

Referee 1                                              Referee 2

Name:                                                    Name:

Full Address:                                            Full Address:

Postocde:                                                Postcode:
Current Occupation:                                      Current Occupation:

Relationship to You (i.e Employer, Manager, Friend)      Relationship to You (i.e Employer, Manager, Friend)

Telephone:                                               Telephone:
Fax No:                                                  Fax No:
Email:                                                   Email:

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

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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, along
with details of any relevant qualifications. (Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary)

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Nationality (See NOTE 5)

(You will be asked to evidence your identity, nationality, residency and your eligibility to work in the UK at the
interview or assessment stage should your application be progressed)

Are you eligible to live and work in the UK?

                                                                    Yes                       No

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?

                                                                    Yes                       No

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)?

                                                                    Yes                       No

If YES, please give full details.

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The Equality Act 2010 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

Lancashire Constabulary has 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 criteria.

Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

                                                                  Yes                      No


If you are successful in your application you will be required to meet the Constabulary‟s attendance policy prior
to any formal offer of employment. If a conditional offer is made you will be asked to complete an Attendance
Record Sheet.

Flexible Working Arrangements

Are you wishing to apply for this post on a job share basis:

                                                                 Yes                          No

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:

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 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, security vetting, satisfactory attendance
      record and continued good conduct.
     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.
     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.
     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)

 Signed:……………………………………………………………………Date: ……………………

 Print Name: ……………………………………………………………...


If successful in your application you will be required complete a vetting form, outlining any criminal
convictions or cautions you may have received, prior to a formal offer of employment being made.
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 result 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.

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 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 :

                                                                  Male             Female

 Ethnic origin - Please tick as appropriate
 White                                               British
                                                     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

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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

Careers office/School/College/Library

Job Centre (please state which)

Internet Site (please state site)

Recruitment campaign

In local press (please state publication)


Other advertisements, articles, interviews

In national press (please state publication)

At local event (please state venue)

Recruitment Literature

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.

Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………………...……………………

Division applied for: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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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 (See NOTE 4)

Once a conditional offer has been made and accepted references will be sought from
employers/schools/colleges/universities covering the last 3 year period.

A reference authorisation form will be sent to you to indicate your consent for us to contact
the referees.

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 evidence this.

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:

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    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.

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.

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