Transferees2022-05-23T08:59:50+01:00

Looking for a new challenge in a new force? We are now accepting applications from officers seeking a move to Northumbria.

Applications are open until 26 June for serving or previous serving officers at all ranks who have completed their probation. As well as experienced Response and Neighbourhood officers, we’re keen to hear from PIP2 detectives, firearms trainers or if you have any other specialist background.

Apply now for a transfer to Northumbria

Why choose Team NP?

Career progression
As the 8th largest Home Office force, there’s no end to the opportunities for progression and development. At Team NP our promotions process is not just a single annual event, but a pathway of development.

You’ve the flexibility to complete the pathway at a time that’s right for you and a portfolio of development allows you to make the work you do every day count towards your assessment. Our regular promotions support Q&A events and our wider skills programme, covering topics from leadership to interview skills and confidence building, give you the support you need to reach your goal.

First-rate wellbeing support
From our mental health first aiders to our 24/7 employee assistance line or even our suite of on-site gyms, we prioritise your wellbeing both in and out of work. Our family-friendly and flexible working policies allow you to take time out when you need it most, while our buildings improvement project means you’re working in spaces with bright and modern refreshment spaces.

Variety of policing challenges
Within our force area we have the vibrant hotspots of Newcastle and Sunderland, offering you the chance to get involved in fast-paced city centre policing and the night time economy. At the same time, we also police Northumberland, the least populated English county.  Here you’ll be working at the heart of rural policing, problem-solving community issues and targeting cross-county crime. With such diversity, there’s something for everyone to sink their teeth into.

A great place to live
Our force area offers city and countryside on your doorstep – making it a fantastic base to live and work. Cost of living and house prices are significantly more affordable in the North East than in other areas, meaning a great quality of life. Beyond the draw of the roaring nightlife of Newcastle, it’s an ideal location for families with some of the country’s best coastline on offer in Northumberland and exceptional schools throughout the region.

Frequently asked questions

Who can apply?2022-06-16T08:44:36+01:00

Officers who have passed their two year probationary period from any Home Office force, as well as those from British Transport Police and Police Scotland are welcome to apply to transfer to Team NP. Please refer to our additional eligibility criteria for more info.

Where will I be posted?2020-04-23T13:43:52+01:00

We will do our best to accommodate your wishes for location preference as part of the recruitment process but this will depend on the vacancies available at the time of posting, your skill set and the Force’s current priority areas. As a result you can be posted anywhere within the force area.

I am part time, can I still apply?2020-04-23T13:43:30+01:00

This does not prevent you from applying; however should you be successful you will be required to make an application for flexible working which will be based upon the shift pattern where you will be based.  Any application will need to be balanced with your needs and those of the force.

What training can I expect to receive?2022-05-17T14:34:12+01:00

To welcome you to Team NP, you’ll join a 4 day induction session alongside other transferees.

We will also arrange any relevant training courses for you to help you settle into your new position. Beyond your initial training, we aim to support the continuous professional development of our officers.

Will I receive removal or relocation expenses?2020-04-23T13:41:00+01:00

Unfortunately the Force is not able to meet removal or relocation cost for transferees.

What shifts do your Response teams work?2022-05-17T14:26:30+01:00

Our Response shifts operate on a four on, four off basis. Your shifts are 12 hours long, with some staggered start times.

Our Neighbourhood shifts also operate on a four on, four off basis. The shifts range from 8-12 hours, with staggered start times.

Can I apply for a transfer if I am currently on a career break?2022-05-17T12:15:26+01:00

Yes you may apply, however you must have returned to your force prior to any transfer taking place.

Can I apply if I am currently absent due to sickness from my force?2022-05-17T12:17:11+01:00

If successful at interview, you will be required to pass the fitness test. It is therefore expected that you will be fit and currently fulfilling your current role at the time of applying.

Should I inform my force that I have applied for a transfer?2022-05-17T12:17:58+01:00

If you have been successful at the interview stage we will contact your HR and Professional Standard Department, but other than this it is up to you at which point you inform your force of your intention to transfer.

If I am successful what formal notice do I need to provide to my current force?2022-05-17T12:19:19+01:00

Should you be successful at interview you should not provide any resignation to your current force until your pre-employment checks have been completed and you have received written notification of a transfer date. We will always endeavour to give you at least 28 days’ notice of your transfer date.

Get a local’s point of view

Whether you are looking to relocate with your family, partner or moving to develop your career, we have something to offer everyone. If you want to find out further information about the wide variety of staff and officer roles available as well as the area we police, please drop us a line and we will arrange a call back to share our local insight. Please email careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk – we are keen to help you make an informed decision.

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