West Midlands Police have a host of exciting new roles, including retail, customer service and, remarkably, even ghost hunting.
But these aren’t for bobbies on the beat – these are the opportunities at the new West Midlands Police Museum at the Steelhouse Lane Lock-up in Birmingham.
And there’s a catch – the roles are all voluntary – meaning successful applicants won’t be paid for their services.
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Despite this, the jobs offered promise an interesting working day. Jobs available include “retail sales, admissions, interacting with visitors, assisting with school tours, and helping organize after-hours events such as conferences. , tours and ghost hunts”.
A statement from West Midlands Police said: “The West Midlands Police Museum has existed in various formats since the 1960s, but is set to reopen in its largest and most accessible location yet – The Steelhouse Lane Lock-up.It is dedicated to telling the story of policing in the West Midlands from the early days of law and order until today.
“We need volunteers who can regularly commit to helping us at least once or twice a month. You don’t need policing experience or a deep knowledge of policing history, we are looking for friendly people with enthusiasm, a desire to learn and the ability to work in a team.”
The force has promised a range of training for those taking on the roles.
They said: “In return, we offer training in customer service as well as health and safety, the chance to meet new people and develop your social skills and the chance to visit other museums.
“The museum will launch later this year and will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We are hosting a walk-in session at Lloyd House on Wednesday January 12, 4-6pm, for anyone interested in learning more.
You can also email helen.t[email protected] or find out more on our website.”
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