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South Wales Police

Police Officers

Are you looking for a new, exciting and varied career, where no two days are the same? If so, then the role of a Police Officer could be the job for you!

As a Police Officer, from day one you will be helping make South Wales safer, as well as helping us to make a difference in the communities that we serve. We are looking for people with enthusiasm, dedication and passion for this exceptional role, and who are committed to our vision and commitment to protecting those most vulnerable, catching criminals, keeping the public safe and living and working by the Code of Ethics.

To be successful you will meet our minimum entry requirements, together with demonstrating a passion and commitment to providing a first class policing service to the people of South Wales.

Our vision for policing in South Wales is achieving a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve, and in doing so, we encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures to consider our recruitment and career opportunities.

If you are from a diverse background and culture and would like to speak with someone about forthcoming recruitment campaigns, opportunities and support available to you, please contact our representative workforce team via e-mail or call 01656 762995.

South Wales Police prides itself on our exceptional people so if you feel that you would like to come and join us keep an eye on our current vacancies.

Please be aware that on appointment and during your service you may be posted to any location in South Wales based on operational need.

Eligibility Criteria
To apply for the role of police constable, you will need to:
• Be aged 18 years or over (on the day you submit your application)
• Have completed a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP)
• Have lived in the UK for three continuous years, immediately prior to application
• Have leave to enter or leave to remain in the UK for an indefinite period
• Have achieved a standard of education equivalent to Level 3 or above (see below for full details)
• Not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) plus other relevant organisations, such as Combat 18 or The National Front
• Not have tattoos which are visible when wearing uniform or which could cause offence
• Not have motoring offences
Qualifications – Examples for Wales, England and Northern Ireland
You must have achieved one of the following qualifications or achieved Independent Patrol Status (IP) as a Special Constable or PCSO.
A Level / AS Level / Advanced Diploma / National Diploma / National Certificate / National Award / Level 3 Diploma / Level 3 Certificate / Level 3 Award / Level 3 International Certificate in Computer Studies / (ICCS) NCC Education UK / Level 3 NVQ / City & Guilds, Level 3 / NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety / Access to higher Education Diploma
What South Wales Police offers you…
• Our starting salary for student officers is £19,773 per annum or £22,896 for currently serving Special Constables with Independent Patrol Status or PCSOs who have completed 2 years’ service at time of appointment.
• Annual Leave of 22 days (increasing with length of service), plus bank holidays in lieu.
• Police pension.
• Training and development opportunities.
• Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
• Career Break – Staff can apply for a career break (after 2 years’ service)
• Support and advice from Occupational Health and a range of staff associations and access to a range of services – Charitable Trust and Police Mutual.
• Childcare Vouchers – exchange part of your salary for tax and NI free childcare vouchers
• Access to subsidised gym
• Cycle to work – obtain a new bike to travel to work through your salary saving tax and national insurance
• Lifestyle Discounts which include travel subsidiaries, an eye care scheme and many more.
• Staff Support Networks which include: Female Police Association, Gay Staff Network, Black Police Association, Christian Police Association, Ability Support Network, Police Federation, Unison, GMB.
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