Employer Supported Policing and Recruitment Support

Could you assist our Special Constable team by attending recruitment events to promote the Special Constabulary and to also develop our Employer Supported Policing Programme (ESP) across Lancashire?

Special Constables are volunteer police officers who come from all walks of life, bringing a vast range of skills and experience. They join from a huge variety of professions, including teachers, GPs, project managers, directors, retailers and just about any profession you can think of.

Specials are a vital and valued part of the Constabulary, with the same uniform and powers of arrest as Police Officers. Working on emergency response, duties could include providing a police presence in town centres on Friday nights, dealing with domestic violence incidents, helping people who are going through a mental health crisis, and giving evidence in court.

Specials may get some paid time off to volunteer if the company they work for is part of the Employer Supported Policing (ESP), a national Home Office scheme which partners employers with the police service. We are looking to expand our ESP programme across Lancashire.

This role is flexible and we are looking for a volunteer to assist for around 5 hours a week.

This role is subject to police vetting.





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  • Deliver the Employer Supported Policing (ESP) presentation to promote recruitment of Special Constables.
  • Deliver the ESP Business presentation to potential new ESP Partners (organisations/companies) to encourage them to join the Scheme
  • Look for recruitment opportunities developing new business partners.
  • Attend at community engagement events to assist in the publicity of the Special Constabulary Volunteer role
  • Attend recruitment events and promote Specials
  • Access the  ESP module on Duty Sheet and research and approve listed companies as required

Required Qualities:

  • Understanding / willingness to learn about the role of a Special Constable
  • Friendly outgoing personality
  • Be confident to promote the Specials and Employer Supported Policing to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work independently, using your own initiative but also be part of team
  • Flexibility to volunteer virtually but ability to attend on police premises on occasion
  • Demonstrating Respect and Compassion
  • Treating all our people partners and communities with respect and Compassion
  • Delivering excellent policing services to the people of Lancashire.
  • Experience of Corporate Social Responsibility practices, ideally in community affairs or employee volunteering
  • Undertake an induction to help you understand your role, and how the force works as well as receiving relevant IT training
  • Update Duty Sheet system with hours and activities
  • To promote and comply with Lancashire constabulary policies on Equal opportunities and Health & Safety both in service delivery and the treatment of others
  • To ensure the confidentiality of information, whether computer-based or otherwise in compliance with legislation and Force policies
  • Have a driving licence, making sure own vehicle is insured for business use to use to attend meetings and business. Mileage expenses can be claimed for travel across Lancashire.
  • There is the opportunity to undertake tasks from home


Volunteers will be required to undertake relevant training.

Required Age:

18 years +


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Police Headquarters
Saunders Lane

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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