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Belfast Harbour Police - Recruitment Campaign 2015

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  • Registered Users Posts: 504 ✭✭✭ Johannes_Cabal


    Thanks for moving, I wasn't sure if I should start a separate thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭ Homer01




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 184 ✭✭ WannabePC



    I would apply just in case C2 doesn't work out for but I don't have this;

    "at least two of which must be continuous, in a responsible role where the post holder has regularly provided directions/guidance to the public, using an appropriate convincing and influencing style to ensure such advice is followed"

    I'm sure that will rule a lot of people out too.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 8,917 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Shield


    Any experience working with the public would do though. If you're working in a call centre, you fulfil the requirements easily enough. I suppose it's all in the wording.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,696 ✭✭✭ Mop a top


    It's the being employed for so many years out of the past 5. That rules me out. God damn kids lol!!! Tbh I find that really awful. I have the qualifications and more than enough relevant experience but couldn't apply, I wonder if there's many suitable candidates out there who are in the same position. Just sounded wrong to me, what's wrong with hiring someone whose been unemployed for a number of years through no fault of their own. They could be missing out on some awesome recruits pulling a stunt like that :-/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭ Homer01


    No mention of fitness levels required or even age limits.
    Massive difference in pay from PSNI officer.

    I do think the inclusion of an interview is essential as it should be with the PSNI process.

    I'll be giving it a go. Although I do wonder if they're just looking for current and former PSNI.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9 UsidoreTheBlue


    Mop a top wrote:
    It's the being employed for so many years out of the past 5. That rules me out. God damn kids lol!!! Tbh I find that really awful. I have the qualifications and more than enough relevant experience but couldn't apply, I wonder if there's many suitable candidates out there who are in the same position. Just sounded wrong to me, what's wrong with hiring someone whose been unemployed for a number of years through no fault of their own. They could be missing out on some awesome recruits pulling a stunt like that :-/

    Mop a top wrote:
    It's the being employed for so many years out of the past 5. That rules me out. God damn kids lol!!! Tbh I find that really awful. I have the qualifications and more than enough relevant experience but couldn't apply, I wonder if there's many suitable candidates out there who are in the same position. Just sounded wrong to me, what's wrong with hiring someone whose been unemployed for a number of years through no fault of their own. They could be missing out on some awesome recruits pulling a stunt like that :-/

    Apply anyway. You'll give yourself a chance and it costs nothing. As you say, you know you can do the job. Give them the chance to hear you make your case.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 horselover1986


    Have many people on here applied for this?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 184 ✭✭ WannabePC


    Have many people on here applied for this?

    I applied for it just in case c2 doesn't go my way. Medical this week so let's hope it does! My application was very rushed before I had to leave for work last night so hopefully they'll still process me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭ Life_On_Mars


    WannabePC wrote: »
    I applied for it just in case c2 doesn't go my way. Medical this week so let's hope it does! My application was very rushed before I had to leave for work last night so hopefully they'll still process me.

    I did an application for the same reasons, but it wasn't my finest work and with medical coming, it was a bit half hearted if honest.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28 horselover1986


    Best of luck to you both I hope you both get accepted in the PSNI. Least you both as far as the medical that is great news :-) I doubt the Harbour Police will be taking on many and no doubt there be over 1000 applicants if not more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 504 ✭✭✭ Johannes_Cabal


    Best of luck to you both I hope you both get accepted in the PSNI. Least you both as far as the medical that is great news :-) I doubt the Harbour Police will be taking on many and no doubt there be over 1000 applicants if not more.

    Someone asked on their Facebook page and they said 3 or 4 to be taken on this time round.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 horselover1986


    Very small number. Not much different to the student airport police who are rocking out at 2 posts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 504 ✭✭✭ Johannes_Cabal


    Someone asked on their Facebook page and they said 3 or 4 to be taken on this time round.

    Yeah, I think with these types of positions, once someone is in, they very rarely leave. I think someone else post that previously the average age of officers in the Harbour Police was 40.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭ Homer01


    I didn't apply. Didn't leave myself enough time to complete the application form.
    They appear to progress applicants based on a good application so rather than rush I just left it.

    I got the impression the application is as important as any other part of the process. Basically the opposite to the PSNI application lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 horselover1986


    Try will probably weed out a high number even before the questionnaire. I could be one of those said weeds!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 Sheepsy


    I'm at the medical stage for C2 but stuck in for this as an added opportunity. I could of put more effort into the application but had to work around available time due to work atm. I'd say with only a few posts available and the amount of current/ former PSNI that will go for it that I'd not get a look in.

    The process time scale is unreal when you've been going by PSNI standards. It's a bit unclear about when you'll be doing fitness etc as it's not mentioned in the breakdown but it is mentioned at other times in the literature.

    Hopefully we'll get a yes or no about moving to the next stage shortly.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 184 ✭✭ WannabePC


    Sheepsy wrote: »
    I'm at the medical stage for C2 but stuck in for this as an added opportunity. I could of put more effort into the application but had to work around available time due to work atm. I'd say with only a few posts available and the amount of current/ former PSNI that will go for it that I'd not get a look in.

    The process time scale is unreal when you've been going by PSNI standards. It's a bit unclear about when you'll be doing fitness etc as it's not mentioned in the breakdown but it is mentioned at other times in the literature.

    Hopefully we'll get a yes or no about moving to the next stage shortly.

    You'll probably end up getting a call for the next squad at GV before the end of January anyway bud if you're at the medical stage now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭ rndj


    Has anybody that applied for the Harbour Police received a response other than the HR email thanking you for the application? The closing date was last Sunday and the workstrengths questionnaires start Monday 21st.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 horselover1986


    No got nothing . Not holding my breath that I actually will either.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭ rndj


    I wouldn't even mind if I've not been progressed. It's not knowing that's the pain


  • Registered Users Posts: 40 Sheepsy


    rndj wrote: »
    Has anybody that applied for the Harbour Police received a response other than the HR email thanking you for the application? The closing date was last Sunday and the workstrengths questionnaires start Monday 21st.

    I haven't heard anything since then either. I thought they'd of sent a not successful email if nothing else just to be professional


  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭ rndj


    Just got an email to say that I've progressed to the next stage. Happy days!


  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭ PCWannabe


    rndj wrote: »
    Just got an email to say that I've progressed to the next stage. Happy days!

    Brilliant! Well done. I've heard nothing so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28 horselover1986


    Well done on getting to the next round

    I just got the Dear John


  • Registered Users Posts: 73 ✭✭ Life_On_Mars


    Well done on getting to the next round

    I just got the Dear John

    Me too. Never despair, Christmas soon:-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭ rndj


    Sorry to hear that guys, and thanks for the good luck


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 184 ✭✭ WannabePC


    Dear John for me too. I'm not surprised as I had to rush the form before starting nightshift on the closing date. Fingers crossed C2 goes my way and I get the call for the next squad in February!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 248 ✭✭ D4z


    I got the old "regrettably, I am writing to advise you that on this occasion", although I'm not exactly sure why as I met all the criteria and made sure my application was well wrote.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 gazf84


    D4z wrote: »
    I got the old "regrettably, I am writing to advise you that on this occasion", although I'm not exactly sure why as I met all the criteria and made sure my application was well wrote.

    Same with me mate. I don't know why either I'm in the forces and have had plenty of relevant experience. It could be anything people with degrees, in management roles etc stand a better chance, with only 4 or 5 jobs on offer its very tough.


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