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Contact Management Centre Officer - Apprenticeship Thames Valley Police

Our teams are the first point of contact for over 1000 emergency and over 2200 non-emergency phone calls and over 100 interactions via our digital platforms every day. As a Police Call Handler you will perform one of the most demanding roles in the modern police force and one which is key to inspiring satisfaction and confidence in the community.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £31,376.50

    Please see the Thames Valley Careers site for more information on our benefit schemes

  • Working week

    6 on 4 off shift pattern. 2 earlies ranging from 07:00 to 17:00. 2 Lates ranging from 10:00 to 02:00 (Sun-Thurs) or 03:00 (Fri & Sat). 2 Nights ranging from 21:00 to 07:00. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000083304

  • Positions

    30 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Handling emergency and non-emergency calls. You will have to be able to remain calm whilst taking control of a call and getting as much information as possible by asking the right questions and recording that information, so it is relayed to the officers responding.
  • Crime Recording – using our systems to take reports of crime and making sure everything is recorded according to guidelines.
  • Working with partner agencies to record other incidents in which the Police play a role.
  • Signposting members of public to more appropriate agencies when it is not a matter dealt with by Police.
  • Dealing with requests/queries via online platforms.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprenticeship takes approximately 18 months to achieve. Once complete, you will receive a level 3 apprenticeship in emergency service contact handling.

During the apprenticeship you will receive structured on and off the job development, which will include classroom training and personalised tutoring, to develop your competence in responding to emergency and non-emergency calls.

The on and off the job development includes the use of communication systems and software, communication skills, risk assessment and decision making, and technical knowledge and understanding of incidents relevant to policing.

The development is predominately delivered in blocks of learning. The first 5 weeks of training will most likely be based at Kidlington (HQ North or South). After this it will be at the location you apply for.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression opportunities include:

  • Those within the department and control room, such as becoming a supervisor or/and operational manager.
  • Becoming a Police Officer.
  • Applying for internal roles within Thames Valley Police.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Please note due to the sensitive nature of this role, you must be 18 years or over at point of application. For more information on this role and Thames Valley Police as a company please visit https://tvpcareers.co.uk/roles/contact-management-999-101-call-handler/

About the employer

Preventing and thoroughly investigating crime, supporting victims and bringing offenders to justice. This commitment can’t be achieved by any one person alone; it relies upon a team of over 8,000 staff, officers and volunteers, working alongside partner agencies and the public. Together, we aim to build stronger, more resilient communities, providing a modern police force which meets the needs of the public we serve. Exciting challenges lie ahead – new digital technologies and ways of working are transforming the way we protect our communities. To ensure we deliver a high-quality service, we require the very best talent to be a part of the TVP family. This is your opportunity to take on a role with pride and confidence, inspiring change in our communities. It’s a unique and rewarding career. A career worth living.

Employer

Thames Valley Police

Address

Police HQ

Oxford Road

Kidlington

OX5 2NX

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Training

Training provider

THE CHIEF CONSTABLE OF THAMES VALLEY

Contact

Recruitment Team

RecruitmentStaffCM@thamesvalley.police.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Emergency service contact handling

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2022