Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a real difference?
We're looking to recruit Contact Resolution Officers to work in our busy Force Contact Centre, answering emergency 999 and non-emergency calls. Interested? We want to hear from you NOW!
At the heart of the action is our team of Contact Resolution Officers who come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common - they're the first point of contact for anyone who needs help or assistance from Merseyside Police.
Whether a serious crime is in progress as you take the call, a child's gone missing, or someone is reporting an abandoned car, you'll be on the frontline. It's unpredictable and sometimes challenging but you might be dealing with the most important call of someone's life.
We need people who can stay calm in often difficult and stressful situations and keep the callers calm too so you can get as much information as possible. You need to be able to communicate clearly, concisely and accurately - police officers need to have the right information so they know what they're dealing with and can get to the incident quickly - and you'll need to be able to extract the relevant information from the call which isn't easy if the caller is distressed or angry. A rewarding role changing and saving lives every day.
Daily duties will include:
To receive, manage & risk assess incoming emergency & non-emergency calls, ensuring the contact received is dealt with effectively and efficiently
Reporting incidents & crimes, requesting assistance or information from the public or internal or external customers to ensure a professional service is delivered
Questioning, listening & investigation skills to prioritise, determine & risk assess the needs of the caller
Determine the level of help & assistance required, based on the information provided by the caller in relation to their possible threat, harm, risk & vulnerability
Effective questioning to assist with resolution of enquiries, incidents & crimes to minimise unnecessary deployment of police resources
Operate, input & update a wide range of IT systems as required (must be computer literate)
Manage the expectations of external & internal callers
To ensure all data is accurately recorded in line with national policies & local force procedures.
Good standard of verbal & written communication skills with emphasis on listening & questioning skills
Ability to accurately extract & record information
Ability to interpret & apply policy & legislation
Good interpersonal skills & experience within a customer service environment, with direct customer contact
Ability to prioritise competing demands within a fast-paced environment
Ability to display resilience, planning & organisational skills.
Benefits of working for Merseyside Police:
Competitive Pension Scheme
Generous Annual Leave
Onsite parking facilities
Career & pay scale progression.
Hours: Various part time shift rosters available - Ranging from 22 hours to 29.5 hours per week. *The contact centre operates a 24/7 service so you will be required to work shifts* (Depending on shift this may include working evenings, nights & weekends. Duties will also include working Christmas, New Year, Easter & all other public holidays).
Click here to view shift paterns.
PLEASE NOTE: Different shift patterns equate to different pay equalisations
Daytime shift pattern equalisation allowance - 15%
Late shift pattern equalisation allowance - 38.24%
Monday-Thursday shift pattern equalisation allowance - 20%
Friday-Sunday shift pattern equalisation allowance - 53.3%
Core shift pattern equalisation allowance - 33.5%
Successful candidates MUST be available for the first 14 weeks of training to work FULL TIME (36.5) hours with a mixture of day duties in the classroom and 24/7 shifts for mentoring in the live environment.
Salary: £18,486 to £24,759 Pro Rata (plus shift allowance) - Career Graded progression subject to assessments, vacancies & completion of training.
Applicants will be required to complete the following:
To complete an online competency assessment & if successful they will be invited to an Assessment Centre.
All candidates who successfully pass the online competency assessment will then be invited to attend an open day seminar session prior to attending the telephone-based assessment centre.
The Assessment Centre consists of a number of telephone-based exercises designed to assess the full range of skills & personal attributes required for the role of Contact Resolution Officer.
All suitable applicants will be subject to financial sanctions check, security vetting & full medical history checks.
Upcoming Open Day
Merseyside Police will be at the Adelphi Hotel Careers Fair on Wednesday, 9th October 1000-1400hrs for those who wish to find out more about the role, you are welcome to come along and have a chat with one of the Trainers that will be running the assessments and the course. Whilst there, you will also be able to speak to a Contact Resolution Officer who has been doing the job for 11 years to find out about their experiences.
Equality Act 2010
Any candidate who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is required to inform us, in order to ensure that 'reasonable adjustments' can be made. Our policy, at the stage of interview, is that we will ask all candidates whether we need to make any 'reasonable adjustments' in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Under the Equality Act, a disabled person is someone with a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial & long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.
Merseyside Police are proud to use Positive Action to redress the balance of under representation our team will offer advice, guidance and support throughout the recruitment process to candidates from under-represented groups. For more information please refer to our Positive Action page merseyside.police.uk