We have a simple transferee process which includes the following stages:
1. Online Application Form 2. Initial Suitability Check 3. Vetting, Medical, Fitness Test, PDR /Skill verification 4. Final Offer and confirmed start date/posting details
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas of employment, including recruitment. The Police Service welcomes people with disabilities and will do its best to make reasonable adjustments to the working arrangements and/ or the working environment providing it is possible to do so.
If you have a disability and you require support with your application, please let us know so we can consider and support you with any reasonable adjustments you may require. Should you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the selection process. For further information, please contact the People Services Contact Centre at [email protected]
Why choose Merseyside Police?
Hundreds of officers have transferred to us during the last three years. We asked them why:
22% said it was our culture.
23% said it was the location of Merseyside itself.
36% said it was the career progression opportunities.
If you want to know what makes each of those reasons so compelling then keep reading.
Our force culture
Our people are our greatest asset. But it’s only by equipping everyone with the right tools and creating the right working environment that we can expect them to flourish and achieve.
We’re all unique at Merseyside Police. We have different life experiences, think differently and have different ethnicity, religion, sexuality and gender. Some of us have disabilities, some of us work flexibility, some of us are carers. None of us are an exact model of the person next to us and we understand, respect and value difference to ensure that everyone who works here is accepted for who they are and what they can do.
We all share one common goal: an overwhelming desire to improve the lives of our communities. Every day we work together to make that happen.
To help us we have processes in place to predict future demand: cyber, County Lines, human trafficking, fraud. But when the unexpected happens, we also adapt and mobilise, relying on leadership, experience and a can-do attitude.
We’re looking over the horizon not just to see what new challenges are heading towards us, but also what great new opportunities are coming our way that we can seize.
We are early adopters, pioneers, triallists, testers, boundary-pushers, innovators. Serving a more tech-savvy public and battling more tech-savvy criminals means we must look forwards to the next challenge.
It's an approach that has seen us embrace mobile technology to help officers stay out on the beat and do their paperwork on the go, not back at the station. It's the approach that’s seen us develop new, state-of-the-art buildings where teams from different departments with one common goal can work together as one team. And it's the approach that has seen us continue to invest in the areas we need to despite the financial challenges facing policing.
Our technology gathers us data which we use to inform and educate, help individuals, teams and the wider organisation make sound decisions, solve problems, and set priorities. And as we embrace new technology and apply it every day, we’ll keep aiming to attract the very best people for the job, the people who believe in a diverse, equal and inclusion workforce, and who believe in putting the community first.
The location of Merseyside
Situated in the North West of England, Merseyside has a population of over 1.8 million, and has the thriving metropolitan city of Liverpool as its capital.
Liverpool is the commercial, educational and cultural capital of Merseyside, and is the second largest city in the North West of England.
Located 56 km (35 miles) west of Manchester and 31 km (19) miles north of Chester, Liverpool’s status as a port city has contributed to its diverse population, which historically were drawn from a world-wide range of cultures and religions.
The city was awarded European Capital of Culture status in 2008. Its historic waterfront and mercantile district was awarded World Heritage Site status in 2004 by UNESCO, sharing this honour with 850 other cultural and national World Heritage sites, including the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza.
Liverpool John Lennon airport is the fastest growing regional airport in the UK, with 5.5 million passengers per annum servicing more than 70 destinations.
The Merseyrail passenger network is one of the most intensively used commuter rail networks outside South East England, and is the top performing rail operator in the UK, making a car free commute a popular choice for people throughout the region.
Because of its four universities, Liverpool has a thriving Knowledge Quarter. It also has a vibrant and thriving Pride Quarter and The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool’s answer to Shoreditch, for artisan coffees, vegan street food, and live music.
Considered the ‘golf-coast’ of the north, Sefton has hosted numerous Open Championships at the Royal Birkdale, as well as the Ryder Cup.
Sefton spans a sweep of beautiful and varied coastline. Formby woods are home to the endangered red squirrel, and its stunning forests and shores are protected and managed by the National Trust, while Crosby beach is the permanent residence of sculptor Sir Antony Gormley’s modern masterpiece Another Place, known locally as ‘The Iron Men’. Further north, the vast beach at Ainsdale is ideal for watersports, where you can enjoy such thrilling activities as kite-surfing and paracarting.
All of this makes for stunning aerial views, which can be enjoyed by light aircraft enthusiasts at the Ince Blundell airfield.
At Sefton’s tip, bordering Lancashire, is the picturesque Victorian seaside resort of Southport. Boasting the UK’s largest man-made lake, overlooked by the smallest pub in Britain. With an indoor waterpark, beachside funfair, ornamental gardens, parks and iconic promenade, Southport is a year-round tourist destination. It also annually hosts the National Fireworks Championships, the North West’s largest air show and the much-feted famous Flower Show.
Home of the famous Saints, rugby league fans will already be well acquainted with St Helens. Formed in 1873, St Helens Rugby Club is one the most successful in the country. But the sporting character of this borough doesn’t end there.
St Helens Golf Club has a proud history dating back to 1973, and the region hosts both national and international powerboating competitions at Carr Mill Dam. The Powerboat Racing Club, established in 1923, is based there.
For those looking for a more gentle introduction to boating, Pennington Flashes Local Nature Reserve boasts calm lakes surrounded by quintessential northern vistas. Five species of RSPB red list birds can be spotted there alongside a host of other wildlife, including the endangered and enigmatic water vole.
‘The Wirral’ as it is known by locals is a borough of many proud and enduring firsts.
Birkenhead, in the region’s east, is home to Merseyside’s oldest standing building, a priory dating from the twelfth century. The resident monks were granted first rights to establish a strategically important ‘Ferry across the Mersey’ by royal charter. Birkenhead also boasts the world’s oldest publicly-funded civic park, designed by Joseph Paxton, which forms the basis for the design of Central Park in New York.
From coast to coast, Wirral holds diverse points of interest. On its north coast is historic Leasowe, home to Britain’s oldest brick-built lighthouse, where Britain’s first female lighthouse keeper lived and worked. On its west coast are the Hilbre Tidal Islands, overlooking one of Europe’s most critical wildfowl estuaries. The area is a site of scientific interest, where it is common for coastal walkers to see grey seals at rest and play.
The borough of Knowsley is probably best known for its famous Safari Park, situated in the old acreage of the stately home of Knowsley Hall – the ancestral home of the Earls of Derby since the reign of Henry VII. Knowsley Hall is a Grade II listed building and popular events venue. However, the region is also made up of many unique towns and villages.
In Prescot, the Shakespeare North Playhouse has been built to house a 470 seat timber Elizabethan-style theatre to host a mixture of classical and contemporary performances. Audiences and artists can come together in its open spaces to create vivid and visceral ways of seeing the world.
Every summer, Knowsley hosts the largest free horticultural show in the North West in a bloom of colour and creativity. Its enchanting annual Flower Show has over 120 different categories that are competed for, as well hosting a circus show and farmers market to delight all ages.
Opportunities to progress
We are looking for talented officers who have the drive and energy to support the force in providing a policing service that puts our communities at the heart of everything we do. The candidates will be active in their commitment to building a diverse and inclusive force that is representative of our communities. We have recently introduced a new leadership framework that outlines the expected values, behaviours and culture within our Force.
Providing you are confirmed/substantive in rank as a Sergeant, we welcome transferees to join any of our operational/specialist Policing teams within the following strands – Investigations, Protecting Vulnerable People, Criminal Justice, Force Intelligence, Local Policing (Neighbourhood Policing), Matrix (Specialist Uniformed Operations), Prevention and Response & Resolution. The vacancies in the areas may change due to redeployment and reorganisation by the time it comes to posting but we will try and accommodate your preferences wherever possible.
If you’re looking to find out if you have a chance to progress in Merseyside Police, ask yourself this:
Do I take pride in:
my work and environment
my attitude and behaviour
honouring my commitments
Do I accept responsibility for:
my job and my behaviour
the behaviours expected of me
sensitive to the needs of others
somebody people can trust
If you’ve answered yes to all those things, Merseyside Police is the place for you to develop and progress your career.
If you’re interested in a transfer, keep an eye on our current vacancies page and on one our force social media accounts below for updates.