Experienced Police Sergeant - Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

C Division
Birmingham New Street
Police Sergeant (PS)
Full Time

British Transport Police (BTP) police and protect 10,000 miles of track and 3,000 railway stations every day – a network that is at the heart of Britain’s community, commerce and industry. Join us and you’ll be providing specialist policing to a unique community in a unique environment, dealing with rewarding challenges that you won’t find in any other Force.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a substantive Sergeant to join our Suicide Prevention and Mental Health (SPMH) team in central Birmingham (B1).

Our Suicide Prevention and Mental Health teams bring together Police Officers, staff, support agencies, and psychiatric medical professionals to signpost people to support and to put in place prevention plans for those who are vulnerable. We also provide advice and guidance to operational officers and staff in relation to suicide prevention and mental health-related incidents to ensure the most appropriate follow-up is undertaken.

The successful candidate will supervise SPMH staff, ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources relating to all activities and incidents managed within the department. You will ensure that all activity is in accordance with local goals and Force strategy, maintaining a liason with higher management to ensure that information is passed upwards and that support is available.

For further information regarding the role please see the attached role profile

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must meet the below initial eligibility requirements:

  • Substantive in the rank of Sergeant
  • Candidates must currently be serving in a Home Office force, or have served in a Home Office force within the previous two years
  • Candidates who have a current unsatisfactory performance review and/or a performance action plan in place may be rejected during the initial eligibility screening process
  • Candidates must have no current findings of guilt in respect of any disciplinary actions or complaints
  • All mandatory training must be up to date

You will not be eligible to apply if you have an existing CCJ or IVA outstanding against you. Applicants who have been registered bankrupt will not be considered. Failure to disclose any of the above will lead to your application being rejected.

Applicants with a criminal record will be reviewed on a case by case basis, but may be rejected from the process dependent on the date and nature of the conviction. You are encouraged to email recruitmentteam@btp.pnn.police.uk if you have any queries on previous convictions.

How to Apply

Please submit an online application form along with a copy of your most recent completed PDR. Candidates who have not submitted this documentation with their application will not be considered.

Please be advised that we do not accept CV’s or prospective applications for areas not listed. All applications will be subject to a paper sift in line with the required competencies and criteria for the role.

This opportunity is closed to applications.