Transferee and Re-Joiner Police Constables - Talent Pool (B Division)

B Division
Ashford, Bromley, Colchester, Euston, Finsbury Park, Gatwick, Greater London Area, Guildford, Hammersmith, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, London, London Bridge, Luton, Maidstone, Southampton, Southend, St Pancras, Stevenage, Stratford (Ilford), Victoria, Waterloo, Wembley Park, West Ham
Police Constable (PC)
Full Time
Constable Rank

British Transport Police (BTP) are looking to recruit current or previous serving Officers to join our Talent Pool for Police Constable covering various locations across our B-North & B-South Subdivisions. 

Are you a current or former police officer seeking a dynamic and impactful role? The British Transport Police (BTP) is recruiting individuals to join our Talent Pool for Police Constables, covering various locations across our B-North & B-South Subdivisions.

If you transfer to us, you'll play a critical front-line role in the prevention and detection of crime within our unique railway environment. Working in partnership with local communities, stakeholders, and colleagues, you'll promote law and order, reduce the fear of crime, provide reassurance, be visible and improve public trust and confidence.

The British Transport Police offers a supportive and inclusive work environment where you can make a real difference in the communities we serve. Join us and be part of a team committed to safeguarding the public and ensuring a safer railway network for all.

If you're ready to take on this rewarding challenge and contribute to the safety and security of our railways, apply now to join our Talent Pool for Police Constables at BTP.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

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

Why join BTP?

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 work hard to protect the public and those who work in and around our transport hubs by promoting law and order on the rail network, preventing crime and providing a reassuring presence.  We are a Force that cares and strives to meet the ever-changing demands of our key stakeholders and partners. We are a modern and inclusive workforce offering geographical flexibility, better work/life balance and a commitment to our staff and Officer development.

Here at BTP you will have the chance to excel in your career and broaden your skillset.

How to apply?

The recruitment process is simple! Please select the ‘apply’ button below where you will be directed to our application form.

During the process you will be asked to upload a copy of your latest PDR. If you are unable to provide this due to length of time away from previous Force, then please upload a blank document in its place. 

Please note this is a talent pool vacancy and successful applicants may not be immediately offered positions with us. We will keep candidates' details on hold for a maximum of 12 months. 

When selecting your preferred postings, please ensure that you select only the locations that you are willing to travel to, as you may be posted to any of the locations that you select. There is a B-DIVISON map attached with all of our police locations.  


Initial Eligibility Criteria

    • We welcome applications from Officers who are serving or have served in a Home Office Police Force 
    • Those applying on a transferee basis must be substantive in the rank of Constable, having completed the full probationary period
    • Those applying to re-join service must have satisfactorily completed their probationary period and resigned or retired from their previous force
    • Applicants must have lived in the UK for 3 consecutive years prior to application
    • Applicants must not be currently subject to any unsatisfactory performance reviews/ action plans or live warnings. We are unable to vet someone who is currently under investigation at their current Force therefore we would ask you to apply to BTP once the matter is resolved
    • Applicants with an existing CCJ or unmanaged IVA will not be able to apply. We are also not able to accept applications from those currently bankrupt
    • We do not accept applications from Officers who have been dismissed from their previous Force

    Please note: There is currently no time limit restriction in place for re-joiners, however, all ex Officer applications will be considered on a case by case basis with consideration to length of time away from policing and recent relevant experience. Re-joiners may be subject to a training needs analysis on joining BTP which might include an extended induction programme and possible Work-Based assessments. 


    Role Specific Eligibility Criteria

    • It is desirable but not essential that applicants for our outer London vacancies will be Response Driver qualified or least hold a valid UK driving licence.


    Further information?

    Attached you will find our Transferee/Re-joiner recruitment pack which offers vital information on pay and pensions as well as other FAQs! The recruitment team also welcome any questions via email on If you would like to speak to a member of the recruitment team please leave your name and number on your email and we will contact you as soon as possible.

    Some of our locations attract an allowance in addition to basic salary, attached you will find a breakdown of these allowances by station.

    Positive action

    At BTP we are proud guardians of the railway and it is crucial that we represent the diverse communities we serve and protect. As ‘One BTP’ across the UK, we know that diversity, inclusion and belonging help us improve our decision making, foster creativity and drive innovation so all our people can thrive.

    Our vacancies are open to everyone and all appointments are made based on merit. So that we can become more diverse we encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, women, people who have a disability, those who are neurodiverse and  persons who identify as LGBTQI+. We use positive action to encourage potential candidates from underrepresented groups through targeted workshops or advice sessions.  If you have the skills, experience and values that here in BTP we pride ourselves on then we would welcome you to apply.

    For more information on Positive Action please click here or email the team on