On Friday, 3 March 2017, the West Mercia Police Special Constabulary Recruitment Team will take part in the third free Bromsgrove Jobs Fair, organised by the Right Honourable Sajid Javid, who is Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government and the MP for Bromsgrove.
The event, which brings together local organisations to assist people looking for a job, an apprenticeship, a career change or volunteering opportunities, takes place from 10:00am to 2:00pm at North Bromsgrove High School Sports Hall (School Drive, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 1BA).
The Special Constabulary Recruitment Team will be promoting the opportunities available to local people who volunteer to become Special Constables with West Mercia Police.
The team will provide advice on applying to the Special Constabulary, the roles and responsibilities of Special Constables, and the opportunities available to develop volunteers’ skills and abilities.
Special Constables are unpaid, part-time police officers who work in some of the most important areas of policing, using their spare time to make a difference. Fully-trained Special Constables have full police powers, wear police uniforms and work alongside regular police officers and police staff. They can choose to be a Special Constable in their area or choose to work as part of another local policing team.
Special Constables are expected to commit to a minimum of 16 hours a month, although many people do significantly more. The hours can be flexible to fit around home life and other commitments, and it is guaranteed no two shifts will ever be the same.
The event follows on from the second Bromsgrove Jobs Fair in 2016, which was attended by 45 employers and more than 1,000 people.
More information about the Bromsgrove Jobs Fair is available by visiting the dedicated website.
Information about West Mercia Police Special Constabulary and how to apply can be viewed at www.westmercia.police.uk/specialconstables
Issued: 9:20am Wednesday, 1 March 2017: Dave Hollands, Corporate Communications.