ESN Support Assistant - JRN 30383

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Digital Policing
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Salary Range
£19,146 to £19704
Closing Date


1 Year Fixed Term


The Role:

The Emergency Services Network is a national project to deliver a cutting-edge communication system to the Emergency Services. You will be responsible for carrying out coverage testing throughout the Force area and maintaining accurate test records.


In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  


What will I be doing?

The ESN Support Assistant will be responsible for carrying out testing and measurement of 4G ESN signal coverage throughout the Force area and the wider North East region. This will include in-building coverage surveys, external walk testing and drive testing of roads. You will be working to set procedures and plans and assisting in the production of test results. At times, you will be working alongside colleagues from the Ambulance and Fire services as well as other third parties.

What do I need?

• Good IT skills

Proficient in the use of mobile phone technology

Excellent attention to detail

The ability to follow and work to set procedures

Good planning and organisation skills 

Excellent communication skills

Full UK driving license


For further information please see the role profile: ESN Support Assistant.pdf


Vetting level: 

Recruitment Vetting (RV) 

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 


Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For further information please contact the Talent Acquisition Team


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All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.


All internal staff members must have supervision permission before applying for this secondment opportunity.

Vacancy ContactTo discuss the position in more detail please contact Martin Priestley, ESN Assistant Project Manager by email at


Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone