South Wales Police is delighted to have signed up to the Armed Forces Community Covenant as part of a government initiative to promote a greater understanding between the military and the general public.
A Community Covenant is a voluntary pledge to encourage charities, local authorities, businesses, communities and individuals to work together with the military to offer support to service personnel and their families as well as reservists and veterans.
The South Wales Police Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its Armed Forces community at the local level. It was signed by Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan and Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael on behalf of all in South Wales Police in May 2022.
The Armed Forces Community Covenant is made between the serving and former members of the Armed Forces and their families, working and residing in the South Wales Police geographical area: this includes Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, and Vale of Glamorgan County councils.
The purpose of this Community Covenant is to encourage support for the Armed Forces community working and residing in the South Wales Police geographic areas to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of this Armed Forces community. This includes in-Service and ex-Service personnel, their families and widow(er)s.
The community covenant has been developed and expanded to offer support to existing South Wales Police staff and officers, together with support for recruitment and selection for posts available in South Wales Police to serving or ex-serving personnel.
Our commitment within the Covenant
For those currently employed by South Wales Police as employees and officers, we aim to provide flexibility wherever possible in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment. South Wales Police has a special leave policy which upholds this.
For those seeking to join South Wales Police, we will support the employment of Service spouses and partners. We will do this by:
Partnering with the Forces Families Jobs Forum
Developing a mechanism to share vacancies with Recruit for Spouses
For those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the Crown we have engaged with Career Transition Partnership (CTP) in the recruitment of service leavers where all vacancies are advertised to support service leavers and ex service personnel.
Our commitment within the Covenant: recruitment
We will guarantee an interview or Assessment Centre supporting all those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the Crown if they meet the minimum essential criteria for the role - this includes the successful completion of the Behavioural Style Questionnaire (BSQ) and Situational Judgement Test (SJT), where applicable.
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
The Armed Forces was their last long-term employer (not including casual work)
A maximum of five years (60 months) has elapsed since they left the armed forces at the time of their application
Do you have existing skills or experience in electronics, RF, Engineering or Offensive Cyber Security? Yes! Over the next 12-18 months South Wales Police, alongside Gwent and Dyfed-Powys Police, will be looking for staff to join our Technical Surveillance Units.
If you would like to be contacted when these opportunities are live please email [email protected] and include:
Contact point (email and number)
Brief overview of your skills relating to the above
This information will be held by the South Wales Police Positive Action Team. Once the vacancies referenced above go live we will contact you to notify of their opening and provide application support where required. By providing this information you are consenting to your information being held for this purpose. You can email the team at any point to request your details are removed from our mailing list.