Red Snapper Group

Red Snapper Group is the largest law enforcement focused recruitment services provider in the UK. I was wondering if you could assist us and share the below information and job link out to your network? Our client is looking for candidates from a police background. If you have any questions please let me know.

Calling all retired or former police personnel!

Red Snapper Recruitment are working in partnership with Parkguard Limited

We are recruiting Police Accredited Patrol Officers for Parkguard Safer Communities: Parks, Estates and Public Space teams.

As a Uniformed Officer you play a vital role in supporting the local community while preventing, detecting and deterring anti-social behaviour and crime in the community with live.

To find out more about this opportunity, please click the link below or email your Cv to Victoria Lakeman

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Thank you for your assistance


Joe Clifford
Senior Account Manager

Red Snapper Group, Whitecross Studios, 50 Banner Street, London, EC1Y 8ST
PHONE +44 (0)20 3119 3320   –   +44 (0)783 415 1697   SWITCH +44 (0)20 3119 3300

New NARPO Benefits Portal

New NARPO Benefits Portal

Dear Members,

Please find below some recent offers which may be of interest to you

Sue Heaton

NARPO Secretary
Chelmsford Branch

New NARPO Benefits Portal

The NARPO Benefits Portal is a new bespoke microsite developed for NARPO members by Hanson Financial Partners, with specially negotiated deals and personalised services for you and your family.

The site offers you an array of savings across:

High Street Discounts – join up through the portal today and enjoy until May 15th 2019 exclusive NARPO introductory offers from:

  • Caffe Nero – 15% saving
  • National Garden Centres – 13% saving, accepted in over 2000 garden centres across the UK
  • Naked Wines – £75 saving for new members on a spend of £149.99 or more

And regular savings on your weekly shopping bills with discounts at Sainsburys (4%) & M&S (4.5%) as well as at TKMaxx (8%) for those home and clothing purchases.

The savings are delivered to you either via a discount code or rechargeable prepaid discount cards.

  • Travel – the NARPO online search tool will trawl the websites of all of the internet booking firms to find NARPO members the best possible deals for both hotels and short breaks.
  • Insurances – You can search on the open market quotation facility for pet, motorbike, van and life assurance and see how much you can save by using your own comparison site.
  • Mortgage review – If you’ve still got a mortgage then you can ask for a free of charge review to ensure you’re not paying more than you need to each month.

These are just some of the offers and savings available from the new NARPO member benefits portal at

Terms and conditions apply.

NARPO Operation Banner 50

NARPO Operation Banner 50

NARPO Operation Banner 50

Dear Members,

Please see Branch Circular 12/19 below. I think the contents are self-explanatory but if you need any more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Roy Scanes

Secretary and Treasurer
Chelmsford Branch


NARPO House, 38 Bond Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2QP

Main Tel: 01924.362166 Fax: 01924 372088

Vat Reg No: 656.2938.04


To: All Branch Secretaries
NEC Members

20th March 2019

Dear Colleague,

OP BANNER 50 – 14 AUGUST 2019


The Royal British Legion has announced plans to host a commemorative event at 14:00 on Wednesday 14 August 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of the UK Armed Forces’ deployment on operations in Northern Ireland – the longest continuous operation in British military history.

The event will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum, home of the Armed Forces Memorial.

Event registration and accreditation

Please note that the event will be a closed, accredited event.

Invitations and accreditation will be managed using a similar process to the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph.

Invite process

To attend, individuals must have been awarded the GSM (NI) (or civilian equivalent in the case of the emergency services).

Please send details of your nominations by completing the below form by Monday 3rd June or details of your nominations to again by Monday 3rd June.

The nominations must include the following information to enable us to complete the online electronic application process:

15 + 12 =

For verification purposes, your details will be shared with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Civilian Services Contingent.

Tickets will be sent via email in the final week of July.

Please visit the British Legion website: British Legion – Operation Banner 50 for more information and event FAQs.

Yours sincerely

Alan Lees

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Continuing Healthcare Campaign Support

Continuing Healthcare Campaign Support

Continuing Healthcare Campaign Support


A message received from our National Chief Executive, Steve Edwards:

Continuing Healthcare funding is in many instances mismanaged by Clinical Commissioning Groups, leaving families emotionally and financially devastated when they should be spending quality time with loved ones who, as enshrined in law, should have healthcare free at the point of delivery.

Please support the call for an enquiry into the system which denies many of those who are entitled to free healthcare.

You can sign the petition using the below link.

Please Click here: Petition to start a public enquiry into NHS Continuing Healthcare


Widows Pension Entitlement NAPRO Important Notice

Steve Edwards
Chief Executive Officer

01924 331 251

Continuing Healthcare Campaign Support

NARPO New Horizons Newsletter – March 2019

New Horizons | March 2019

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Decorators, Trades and Handymen

Flexible Self-Employed Full Time & Part Time Opportunities

Decoratores – Carpenters – Electricians – Bricklayers – Plasterers – Handypeople

We are looking for community-minded individuals with extensive decorating, trade or other property maintenance experience. We exclusively recruit retired police officers to undertake decorating, adaptations, repairs and maintenance works within schools, care homes and in the homes of elderly and vulnerable people.

Widows Pension for Life

n our centenary year we are reinvigorating our Widows Pension For Life Campaign. We will be hosting a Parliamentary drop-in reception in May in order to reach Members from both Houses.

We encourage NARPO members to write to their MP to highlight this important campaign. Please find a template letter for members to complete.

Our goal is to achieve parity with widows of former Northern Ireland officers who retain their pension even if they remarry or cohabit.

Celebrating a century

This year marks a significant milestone in NARPO’s history as we celebrate our centenary year. There are events taking place across the country throughout the year from lunches and afternoon teas to black tie dinners. Take a look at the centenary pages of the NARPO website to see what events your local branch has planned.

NARPO 100Years
NARPO 100Years

NARPO conference

NARPO’s annual conference will take place in Southport on Friday 6th September 2019. The theme of this year’s conference is wellbeing and pensions. A panel of invited guests will be discussing some of the key issues affected retired police officers with regards to wellbeing and pensions. Panelists include Chief Constable Andy Rhodes, who is the national lead for wellbeing & engagement.

TV licence concession

NARPO, alongside our Later Life Ambitions partners, has written to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to urge the government to continue funding the TV licence concession for over-75s

The letter notes that removing the concession will disadvantage many older people who suffer from loneliness and social isolation and calls on the government to prioritise implementing a revised funding formula that maintains the free TV license.

NARPO 100Years
NARPO 100Years

New regulations come into force

Police and Firefighters’ (Pensions etc) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2019 will come into force on 1 April 2019 and make amendments to various instruments relating to pensions payable in respect of police officers in England and Wales and firefighters in England. Provisions are also made to make provision for amendment to Police Federation Regulations.

NARPO House, 38 Bond St, Wakefield, WF1 2QR
Phone: +44 (0)1924 362166

Call Out to Normandy Veterans – D-Day 75

Call Out to Normandy Veterans - D-Day 75

Call Out to Normandy Veterans – D-Day 75

You might be aware that in response to a reported shortage of appropriate accommodation in Normandy over the period of the D-Day 75 commemorations, The Royal British Legion recently announced that they have chartered a ship via our travel provider Arena Travel, the MV Boudicca, to provide a fully funded tour for 300 Normandy Veterans; each with one carer.

We are respectfully asking ex-Service Associations to help us communicate this opportunity to their respective memberships. Our aim is not to compete with previously arranged travel plans but rather to ensure that every Normandy Veteran is aware of the opportunity to utilise the Legion’s fully-funded travel and accommodation option that includes travel insurance. Ideally, we seek to provide every Normandy Veteran with the opportunity to travel and share time with erstwhile comrades whilst attending major commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day on both sides of The Channel.

A comprehensive transport plan has been designed offering the collection of individuals from their respective homes to the Port of Dover and subsequent return at the completion of the tour. Following embarkation in Dover on Sunday 2 June 2019, the MV Boudicca will set sail on the itinerary outlined below, returning to Dover on Sunday 9 June 2019. A programme of activities specific to the Normandy Veterans has been designed that includes attendance at national level commemorative events, visits, demonstrations at-sea by the Royal Navy as well as historical briefings.

There are significant on-board medical facilities and the Legion will provide a cadre of additional, qualified care staff to support those travelling with us. The vessel’s itinerary allows sufficient time for the on-board veterans to take full advantage of what we hope will be a memorable experience for each of them and provide sufficient time for rest and times for reflection.

Below is the current outline itinerary for the MV Boudicca. This is subject to change.

Day 1, Sunday 2 June 2019

Depart Dover

Day 2, Monday 3 June 2019

At sea familiarisation and safety briefings.
Historical lectures.

Day 3, Tuesday 4 June 2019

Arrive in Poole Harbour for RN/RM displays & briefings.

Day 4, Wednesday 5 June 2019

National Commemorative Event on Southsea Common marking the assembly & embarkation of the Allied D-Day invasion force.

Day 5, Thursday 6 June 2019

Major national events at Bayeux Cathedral & the nearby CWGC cemetery.
Major Normandy Veteran Reception.

Day 6, Friday 7 June 2019

Coach visits to the Op OVERLORD beaches, SWORD & GOLD as well as the British Normandy Memorial and the Arromanches Military Museum.
Gala dinner on-board ship.

Day 7, Saturday 8 June 2019

Ship Homecoming into Portsmouth – 60k spectators anticipated.
Day 8, Sunday 9 June 2019
Arrive in Dover

To apply for a place on the MV Boudicca, we are inviting veterans or their carer to our website to download and print an eligibility form. British Legion

They will need to complete the eligibility form in its entirety and return to Arena Travel by Monday 4 February 2019 via post. They will also have access to our Frequently Asked Questions and the mobility policy for the ship from our website.

In the event that applications exceed availability, priority will be given to veterans who participated in the D-Day Landings, with the remaining spaces allocated to Normandy Veterans via a ballot.

If there is no oversubscription on the closing date, then all eligible applicants will be awarded a space on the ship. The results of the ballot will be confirmed by Arena Travel via post before the end of February 2019. A veteran who is unsuccessful in the ballot will have the option to remain on a reserve list in case a place subsequently becomes available.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Arena Travel on +44 1473 660800.
Yours aye,

Bob Gamble
Assistant Director for Commemorative Events
Registered Charity Number: 219279.
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Call Out to Normandy Veterans – D-Day 75