Conditions of employment

As a PCSO, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • A starting salary of £18,909 rising to £20,940 plus weekend enhancements and a 14% shift allowance
  • A holiday entitlement of 24 days, with this increasing with your length of service
  • Full pay during absence from duties due to sickness or injury for the first month, with this increasing with your length of service

As a Police Community Support Officer with South Wales Police, you must be prepared to be posted and serve anywhere within the South Wales area.

You will also be required to work a shift pattern during a 37 hour week, with some shifts falling on weekends or unsociable hours. The police service as a whole is currently experimenting with a number of different shift patterns.

All new recruits must complete formal training following appointment.