Within the police staff, there are roles in four key areas:
Provides administrative, clerical and general support to teams across the Constabulary. Example roles include: Business Support Assistants, Intelligence Support Officer, and Research Officers.
Directly supports police operations. Example roles include: Communications Operator, Facial Imaging Officer, Fingerprint Trainee, and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO).
Provides technical support for the organisation’s machinery and equipment. Example roles include: IT Technician and Vehicle Technician.
Specialist roles requiring relevant professional qualifications.
We have flexible working arrangements, offering everything from part-time jobs and job shares to full-time roles. Whatever your skill-set we’d like to talk to you – and we’re looking for people who represent the community in which they live and work.
We welcome applications from people of all different backgrounds, cultures, religions, ages, gender and sexual orientation. However, there are some eligibility conditions that all applicants will need to meet, so you need to check that you meet our requirements before submitting an application.
You need to be 18 or over to apply, and applicants should be British Citizens, or passport holders from a full EU Member State. You can also apply if you’re a Commonwealth citizen or foreign national who is resident in the UK with indefinite leave to remain. All applicants must have a minimum of 3 years UK residency.
If you have a criminal record, this doesn’t mean you’re automatically ineligible; it depends on the nature of your conviction. Please declare any caution or conviction on your application form. If you have any questions on this, you can contact HREnquiries@Herts.pnn.police.uk for advice.
Each Police Staff role has its own minimum entry criteria, as shown on the role profile for each specific vacancy advertised. You will be asked to complete your application against the minimum entry requirements and personal qualities for the role. So, please ensure that you read the role profile and check you meet these requirements, before making your application.
If you’re successful in the selection process, you’ll receive a conditional offer, and you will be be required to pass a medical, provide a three-year reference history and pass a security vetting process. You can find more detail on this in our Applicant help section, and it’s essential that you read this.
Your pay level is dependent on the grade of your role, but several benefits are available to all our police staff. Please click here for full details of the pay scale at Hertfordshire Constabulary.
You will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a contributory Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) scheme to which the Constabulary as the employer contributes to as well.
As a full time member of staff, we’ll offer you 178 hours of annual leave (24 days), which can increase to anything up to 222 hours (30 days), dependent on your grade, hours of work and length of service. You will also receive 8 days of public holidays. Your annual leave entitlement will be confirmed when you begin your role.
Some Police Staff roles will require you to work a shift pattern, for which you may receive an additional allowance. Please refer to each advertised vacancy for more information.
We give people the support they need to make a positive contribution to our services. For all the benefits you’ll receive as part of Hertfordshire Police, see our Working with us section.
To apply for a Police Staff vacancy, you will need to complete an online application form. You will need to provide evidence of your ability against the minimum entry criteria for the role, as well as demonstrating that you have the specified personal qualities. See here for an example role profile.
Applications will then be shortlisted, and if you’re successful at this stage, you will be invited to an interview. For some roles there may also be additional assessments involved, and you’ll be notified about those if that’s the case.
For a thorough guide to our recruitment process and pre-employment checks, see our Applicant Help section. It’s essential that you read this.
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