Our Offer

Date published: 24 March 2023 08:31

Be the future of resilience

Joining the police force is a life choice. There will be a lot expected of you, especially when it comes to working nights and unsociable hours, but no day is the same. This is a career that will keep you on your toes; it’s a challenge, but the reward is immense.

Our offer

  • On appointment to PCDA, your starting salary will be £23,556 or £26,682 depending on qualifications or exceptional quality rising to £43,030 as well as a degree which is funded by the force so there are no fees to pay.
  • On appointment to DHEP (Police Constable and Detective), your starting salary will be £23,556 or £26,682 depending on qualifications or exceptional quality rising to £43,030.
  • To qualify for the higher salary, the following must be demonstrated:

    a) Qualifications/accreditation in one of the following(evidenced during the application process via job history and qualifications/education):
    - Investigation
    - Specialist- firearms/counter terrorism
    - Teaching/audit education
    - Special Constable (if achieved IPS)
    - Prison Service
    - PCSO (with more than 18 months service)


    b) Exceptional quality in the following competencies (evidenced during the selection process):
    - Community - we are collaborative
    - Leadership and management - we deliver support and inspire
    - Problem solving - we are innovative and open minded
  • Adjustment grant where applicants who can demonstrate a reduction in salary on starting with the force can apply for an allowance to reduce the reduction in salary.
  • Annual leave of 22 days increasing with length of service plus bank holidays.
  • Access to a generous pension scheme.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Career opportunities for specialist roles and promotions.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) covering a wide range of health, wellbeing and lifestyle issues.
  • Support and advice from our Occupational Health Support Unit and a range of staff associations and access to a range of services including Charitable Trust and Police Mutual.
  • Access to established staff support groups for all members of the policing family.
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