Transferee and Re-Joiner Constables - Liverpool CID (Recruitment Pool)

C Division
Liverpool Central
Detective Constable (DC)
Full Time
Constable Rank

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 are currently looking for qualified Detective Constables to transfer or re-join into our CID department in Liverpool. Successful applicants will be placed in our Transferee/Re-Joiner recruitment pool for 12 months from interview date awaiting suitable vacancies and intake start dates. 

Our CID officers conduct proactive and reactive investigations into complex and serious crimes, ensuring that the best possible evidence is secured and that cases are fully and efficiently investigated to allow a considered decision to be taken about the prosecution of offenders. They also act as a liaison officer for victims and witnesses of crimes being investigated, ensuring that they are made aware of the progress of the investigation with the appropriate support and reassurance.

Please download the role profile and candidates information pack below for more details

Initial Eligibility Criteria

BTP welcome applications from those who have previously served as a member of a Home Office police force.

In line with current College of Policing guidance on re-joiner applicants, there is no time restriction in place for those wishing to re-join service and we will consider all ex-officers on application.

A training needs analysis will be conducted as required and, depending on the length of time out of service or any notable skills gaps, training could be anywhere from 2 to 18 weeks and may include a period of Work-Based Assessment. Please be aware that training requirements cannot be assessed on a speculative basis and this will be discussed at conditional offer stage.

Before the BTP progresses your application, consideration will be given to a number of initial eligibility criteria. Therefore, please consider the following before completing an application:

  • Applicants must currently be serving in a Home Office police force or have previously served in a Home Office police force.
  • Those applying on a transferee basis must currently be serving in a Home Office police force and be substantive in the rank of Constable, having completed the full probationary service.
  • Those applying to re-join service must have previously served as a member of a Home Office police force, having satisfactorily completed the period of probationary service in the rank of constable and resigned or retired from that force.
  • Applicants must be a PIP 2 accredited Detective
  • Rejoiner members must sit the National Investigators’ Examination (NIE) at the earliest opportunity. This applies to all rejoiner members who have not already successfully achieved a pass at the required level, or if the currency of such a pass has lapsed.
  • Applicants must not currently be subject to any unsatisfactory performance reviews, action plans or live warnings.
  • Any other eligibility criteria listed within the role-specific Job Description

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 can be rejected from the process dependent on the date and nature of the conviction. Applicants are encouraged to email if they have any queries on previous convictions.

How to Apply

Please submit an online application form by clicking the Apply button, below.

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.