Transferee Special Constables

Greater London Area, B Division, C Division, D Division
Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Reading, Southend, Brighton, Southampton, Darlington, Derby, Doncaster, Grimsby, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, Carlisle, Crewe, Liverpool Lime Street, Bangor, Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester, Newport, Shrewsbury, Stevenage, Rugby, Greater London Area
Part Time
16 = 0.43

**This opportunity is for exisiting Special Constable ONLY - Please do not apply if you are not currently serving as a Special Constable with another force**

Experienced Special Constables Opportunities

Make a difference to the community

Meet new people.

Gain new skills and experiences.

We are recruiting for experienced serving Special Constables to transfer into the British Transport Police throughout the country in  Wales, London, North England, West England and South England areas. Joining the UK’s only national police force as a volunteer, you’ll take on a crucial frontline role in one of the most challenging environments there is.

British Transport Police is the national police force for Britain’s rail network, providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Wales and Scotland. Every day, over 10,000 miles of track, we keep more than 6 million people and 400,000 tonnes of freight safe and secure. It’s a massive task.

As a Transferee Special Constable with BTP you’ll play a key role in maintaining our extremely high standards of policing. It’s a hugely varied role, so you’ll need to be ready for anything - from patrolling by foot or vehicle, through providing a reassuring presence on trains or at stations, to assisting at incidents including theft, assault or illegal travel.

You’ll travel too. You might be carrying out your duties while moving at 125 miles per hour from one city to another and of course you’ll come into contact with people from all walks of life, often at stressful or emotional times for them. One thing is certain - no two days will ever be the same.

To join us, you’ll need outstanding resilience and dedication. We’ll expect you to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per month - the maximum number of hours you deliver is up to you. As a Transferee Special you will benefit from a you’ll benefit from unrivalled training which will bring you up to date on the BTP specific policing issues and certify in personal protection and track safety. 

Whatever your background, you’ll be truly valued as an integral member of our force. We’ll reimburse all your expenses. We’ll help you develop talents - from leadership to responsiveness - that will enhance every aspect of your life. You’ll wear the same uniform as our regular Police Officers and if you’re keen to become one of them, we’ll back you all the way.

We are recruiting for Special Constables in the following locations:

Midlands: Rugby, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Derby & Peterborough

North England: Carlise, Crewe, Liverpool, Doncaster, Grimsby, Sheffield, Leeds and Darlington

Wales: Bangor, Newport, Shrewsbury & Cardiff

West England: Bristol, Gloucester, Oxford and Reading

London: Multiple positions are available across the London area

South England: Brighton, Bournemouth, Southampton, Cambridge, Norwich, Stevenage, Pitsea and Southend

Eligibility - To apply you must meet the following criteria:

  • Achieved Independent Patrol Status
  • Received First Aid Training
  • Free from any convictions/cautions/reprimands and penalty notices (other then driving penalty notices) even if you are serving as a Special Constable at the moment with another force. 
  • Thoroughly grounded in the operational aspects of police work
  • Free from any ongoing investigation in your current force
  • Have completed your minimum required annual hours and live in or near the BTP policing area you wish to transfer to

Prohibited Occupations - Please download and check the document below before applying. If you do sit under any of the prohibited Occupations that BTP do not allow, then you will not be eligible to apply and will be sifted out at shortlisting stage.

Cautions & Convictions - You will not be eligible to apply to become a Special Constable if you have ever had any convictions, cautions, reprimands and penalty notices (other then driving penalty notices). This includes juvenile convictions.

If you have any queries or questions please contact the Recruitment team on:

Telephone: 0121 634 5630 

Closing date: Ongoing

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.


This opportunity is closed to applications.