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Volunteer vacancies

To volunteer for the following roles you must be aged 18 or over, and have been a UK resident for a minimum of three years. If you are under 18, you may be interested in volunteering as a Police Cadet.

You must disclose any previous convictions, and consent to Sussex Police doing a standard National Police Vet Level 2 check (please note that having a criminal record will not necessarily exclude you from being considered for volunteering. Failure to disclose a criminal record which later becomes known will lead to instant dismissal from a volunteering role).

Location: Police Headquarters, Communications Department, Church Lane, Lewes

Is there training?: Yes

What does the role involve? You will be key in ensuring that our operational CCTV cameras are in tip top condition working alongside our CCTV professionals.

You would be responsible for scanning through our operational CCTV cameras looking for overhanging vegetation, lighting issues and obstructions that may be obscuring the camera lens effecting the view and the impeding the camera’s use.

You may be asked on occasion to help with CCTV review requests for police officers and staff to look at the captured footage. There may also be some basic administration required.

What training do I need? You will receive on the job training by one of our friendly and experienced team.

Desired criteria:

  • Confident using technology
  • Basic understanding of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Be a team player yet happy to work on your own initiative
  • There is a need for confidentiality and accuracy

 

Application Process

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to Volunteer Admin, The Local Policing Branch, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

Sussex Police will be conducting a large scale community survey in 2018 in support of an important research project currently being conducted in partnership with Cambridge University. 

We are looking for a volunteer to help us with the logistics of this survey, including the identification of postal addresses in the target areas via a mapping exercise and then preparation of all mailing materials (labels, envelopes, questionnaires).

We will also be subsequently looking for assistance with the data inputting of returned completed questionnaires.

The role will be based at Police Headquarters, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DZ.

This would be an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in market and academic research, and the successful applicant will benefit from working alongside both the Sussex Police and Cambridge University teams.

Desired criteria:

  • Confident using technology
  • Basic understanding of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Be a team player yet happy to work on your own initiative
  • There is a need for confidentiality and accuracy

Sussex Police are committed to providing quality in the service we deliver, the career opportunities we offer our people and to increase the diversity of our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

We value diversity and inclusion and want to attract the best people for the roles available, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, disability, social status and religious beliefs.

We want to do all we can to encourage fair and inclusive opportunities, helping us to ensure that all individuals are properly supported and represented.

We are committed to the elimination of unfair discrimination and we are determined to ensure that all our employees receive fair and equitable treatment.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who are from different ethnic backgrounds and experiences.

Application Process

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to The Local Policing Support Team, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

Southwater Police Office is currently looking for volunteers to join their team. Their office is run very successfully by a team of twenty volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to support the Community, liaising between the Public and the Police.

The volunteer role consists of answering the telephone, data entry on the Police computer, a point of contact on the front counter, filing and relaying information from the public to the Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

If you would like to know more about the role please contact the Southwater Supervisor David Scott on 01403 734417 david.scott.01@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Please note, volunteers are generally sourced locally so they have a strong understanding of the local community and travelling expenses are not reimbursed.

Location: John Street Police Station, Brighton

Is there training?: Yes

What does the role involve? You will help our busy police officers transport suspects to custody centres. You will be responsible for driving our prison van to the place where our police officers have arrested the suspect and transport the suspect to a nearby custody centre.

You’ll work with our dynamic Response team and report to the Section Sergeant at the beginning of each shift.

Please note that as the driver you will not be expected to become directly involved in any incident. The police officers will always deal with any conflict.

What training do I need? You will receive classroom based training on how to use a police radio and complete our three hour practical van driving course. Previous experience of van driving is an advantage but not necessary. Our van driving course consists of a licence check, eye sight test, Highway Code test and van driving assessment with coaching.

Essential criteria:

  • Have a full valid UK driving license
  • No current penalty points
  • No previous criminal record (please note that failure to disclose a criminal record which later becomes known, will lead to instant dismissal from a volunteering role)
  • • There is a force vetting requirement, that you have been a resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years
  • Due to the nature of the volunteer role and vehicle insurance regulations applicants must be between 18 and 69 years of age

Desired criteria:

  • Be familiar with the roads in and around Brighton
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the Highway Code

Sussex Police are committed to providing quality in the service we deliver, the career opportunities we offer our people and to increase the diversity of our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

We value diversity and inclusion and want to attract the best people for the roles available, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, disability, social status and religious beliefs.

We want to do all we can to encourage fair and inclusive opportunities, helping us to ensure that all individuals are properly supported and represented.

We are committed to the elimination of unfair discrimination and we are determined to ensure that all our employees receive fair and equitable treatment.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who are from different ethnic backgrounds and experiences.

Application Process

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to Volunteer Admin, The Local Policing Branch, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

Billingshurst Police Office is currently looking for volunteers to join their team. Their office is run very successfully by a team of volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to support the Community, liaising between the Public and the Police.

The volunteer role consists of answering the telephone, data entry on the Police computer, a point of contact on the front counter, filing and relaying information from the public to the Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

If you would like to know more about the role please contact Sergeant Chris O@Leary at chris.o'leary@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Please note, volunteers are sourced locally in Billingshurst, so they have a strong understanding of the local community and priorities, also travelling expenses are not reimbursed.

Ideally candidates will be able to volunteer on Mondays and Fridays and other days when required.

Community​ Speedwatch is looking for volunteers across the district​.

Community Speedwatch is a scheme where local communities can help reduce people speeding through their local area. The scheme enables volunteers to work within their community to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally.

To find out more about the scheme in Sussex ​visit www.communityspeedwatch.co.uk or if you are interested in taking part please email stephen.oconnell@sussex.pnn.police.uk

All volunteers are given full training in use of the speed monitoring equipment, are fully insured and approved to work with the scheme. There is a minimum time requirement for all volunteers of just 1-2 hours per week once training is completed.

There are currently 407​ approved, risk assessed, and trained groups across East and West Sussex​, the scheme works in partnership with Sussex Police providing support and helping to bring the problem of speeding under control​ by educating drivers to reduce their speed.

Sorry, we are not recruiting at this time. Please keep checking for future opportunities.

Location Fire Station, Bohemia Road, Hastings

What does the role involve? As a community safety volunteer you’ll become an engagement champion representing both East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) and Sussex Police. You will undertake targeted activities including leaflet distribution, generating Home Safety Visit (HSV) referrals, attending station open days and community events aimed at different groups within the community. These include young people, disability groups, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) and BME (Black Minority Ethnic).

It is likely that in carrying out this role volunteers will identity areas where further community safety activity/advice is needed or specific individuals who may benefit from additional support. A key part of the volunteer role will be to bring these concerns to the attention of a supervisor and/or signpost those needing extra help to other agencies.

You may be asked to carry out other tasks in addition to those described above such as property marking such as cycle and horse tack and assist in seeking community feedback on events to promote community safety.

In the future this role may evolve into incorporating practical support to members of the community who may have been victims of scams or who need additional help to keep themselves safe. This means assisting police officers and staff when they visit people who have been victims and helping them to deal with the on-going implications of the crime.

The practical support offered may include: the installation of prevention items at a person’s home. Perhaps the instillation of a simple telephone call-blocker device (known as trueCall), which prevents unsolicited phone calls fixing a door security chain or the application of stickers on a window to discourage ‘cold calling’.

What training do I need? Training will be classroom based and on the job practical training with a member of the team.

Essential criteria:

  • Good interpersonal skills and be confident speaking in front of an audience.
  • Ability to work well within a team, on your own initiative and follow instruction.
  • Ability to acquire and develop (with training) a good understanding of crime prevention, road safety and fire safety issues.
  • An awareness of obligation under the Data Protection Act.

Application Process

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to Volunteer Admin, The Local Policing Branch, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

Sorry, we are not recruiting at this time. Please keep checking for future opportunities.

Locations: Brighton, Horsham, Eastbourne and Hastings

What does the role involve? You will provide essential administrative support at one of our specialist Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH). You will work alongside this dynamic team by ensuring that records and databases relating to vulnerable people are up to date, provide accurate information to inform appropriate risk assessment and record the support received by victims. The MASH team is a challenging environment to be a part of but is rewarding.

Each MASH is at different stages of implementation, therefore you are essential in helping our staff to implement new processes and update previous records.

What is the MASH? There are five MASH teams across Sussex and each team brings together multi-agency partners to protect the most vulnerable people in society.

The MASH is made up of our colleagues from children’s social care, domestic abuse services, health and education to respond to referrals and identify children and adults at risk of abuse.  Within the MASH, appropriate safeguarding steps are agreed and plans to support and protect the child or adult are put in place.

What training do I need? You will trained on the job by one of our team in the use of IT systems.

Desired criteria

  • Be passionate about supporting vulnerable people
  • IT literate
  • An awareness of your obligations under the Data Protection Act

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to Volunteer Admin, The Local Policing Branch, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.

Sorry, we are not recruiting at this time. Please keep checking for future opportunities.

Locations Haywards Heath, with limited travel to police stations within Surrey & Sussex as required

What does the role involve? With a passion for Cyber Security and IT, you’ll use your specialist skills and knowledge to support our Cyber Crime team, working in partnership with experienced officers to help investigate Cyber Crime and to support our divisional colleagues with advice on how to handle, store and submit IT equipment that may be connected to a local investigation. In addition you’ll play an active part in helping safeguard vulnerable members of our community, but contributing to, and assisting in delivery of cyber-awareness materials.  The Cyber Crime Team operate jointly between both Surrey and Sussex Police. Their work is often challenging but extremely rewarding.

What is the Cyber Crime Unit? The Cyber Crime Unit is a joint team, working across the force areas of both Surrey and Sussex Police.  The team provides specialist investigative capability, taking on complex cases involving the use or misuse of IT systems, whilst also acting as a specialist advisory team in support of volume crime investigations that may have IT elements that will aid divisional investigators.

The team is made up of staff and police officers drawn from both forces.

What Skills do I need? You will have a demonstrable set of specialist skills one or more of the following areas:

  • Digital Forensics.
  • Network Analysis.
  • Coding and Programming.
  • Cyber Security, including penetration testing / red team work.
  • Malware Analysis.
  • Open Source Threat Intelligence.

Desired criteria

  • Be passionate about Cyber Security and IT Systems.
  • Be passionate about supporting your community and helping people stay safe online.
  • An awareness of Digital Evidence and relevant legislation would be advantageous.

Application Process

Complete our online application form; or,

Download the short application form and complete and return to us by email at suspol.volunteers@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by post to Volunteer Admin, The Local Policing Branch, Police HQ, Arundel Block, Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ.