As a police officer your job will be to reduce crime and the fear of crime. You will promote confidence among the community and show that the police understand and are prepared to deal with the issues that matter most to them. Policing will enable you to work in partnership with the public and other organisations and make a real difference.
You will have a key role in supporting victims and witnesses and providing reassurance to individuals who have been subjected to crime and antisocial behaviour. Many people will look to you for guidance and protection. To provide this effectively you will need to be able to see things from their perspective, tailoring your approach to address their particular needs and fears.
How policing services are delivered needs to be in harmony with public expectations, in order to find solutions which are right for that particular individual. Being able to effectively engage with, and harness the energy and support of, partners and people to implement these solutions is a key skill for all police officers.
You will be trained to manage and communicate information and intelligence effectively, in order to ensure that people are kept informed about what you are doing, and to support successful prosecutions in court.
As part of a professional team, you will be committed to providing a quality service that appropriately meets the needs of individuals and our community, as well as maintaining public confidence in the effectiveness of the police.
The Royal Gibraltar Police serve the community in many ways, it is important that our police officers are in a position to provide the best possible service to the community. As such we are looking for people who are both eligible for the job and capable of doing it effectively, as defined by the following criteria.
Nationality and Residency Requirement Vacancies are open to British Citizens who have been resident in Gibraltar for at least three years. If a candidate has not resided in Gibraltar for the three years prior to submitting an application, the application cannot be accepted.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or over on the closing date for receipt of applications.
The office of police constable is a position of responsibility and trust, given only to law‐abiding people with proven good character and integrity. As such, while consideration will be given to individual circumstances, any previous criminal convictions could impact on your suitability for the role.
While you don't need to be an athlete to be a police officer, you must be able to cope with the physical and mental demands of the job. You will be assessed during the selection process.
Qualifications and Entry Examination Applicants will need to take an entry examination unless they are in possession of:
(a) 5 GCSE passes at grades A, B or C, to include a pass in English Language, or
(b) 5 GCE passes at 'O' Level at grades A, B or C or 5 CSE grade 1 or 5 CEE grade 1, 2 or 3,in each case to include a pass in English Language, or
(c) A full GNVQ (Intermediate), BTEC (Intermediate) or BTEC (First Diploma), OCR National (Level II award), NVQ (Level II award) together with two GCSE passes at grade A, B or C, GCE 'O' Level at grade A, B or C, CSE grade 1or CEE grades 1, 2 or 3in each case in English Language.
Applications from persons who are eligible to apply will be vetted. Short‐listed applicants will then be asked to attend a selection process and if successful, will be offered an interview.
Evidence of qualifications/ Nationality and Date of Birth All original relevant certificates must be produced when the application form is handed in, together with evidence (e.g. a passport, identity card and birth certificate) of the applicant's name and date of birth. Original documentation will be examined and verified and immediately returned: it will not be retained.
An offer of employment will be made on satisfactory completion of all medical, reference, vetting and selection procedures.
The appointment will be for an initial probationary period of two years. During which you will be continuously assessed. Should you not meet the RGP standards of competence the Commissioner of Police reserves his right to terminate your contract of employment at any time during the probationary period. On successful completion of the probationary period, you will be confirmed in post.
What are we looking for in a police officer? These are the key competencies we are looking for. You should be able to:
Speak with confidence and authority, be able to communicate ideas and information in writing, adapting your style of communication to meet the needs of the audience. You must be able to make others understand what is going on.
See things from the customer's point of view and encourage others to do the same. Be able to build a good understanding and relationship with the community.
Display initiative, be focused and self motivated, taking action on tasks to resolve problems and fulfil own responsibilities.
You should be reliable in a crisis, managing conflicting pressures and tensions in a calm and confident manner.
Take in information quickly and accurately, remain impartial and avoid jumping to conclusions and identify causes and effects offering solutions.
Work effectively as a team member and help build relationships within the team.