South Wales Police Diolch Card for Staff

There are many benefits to working for South Wales Police from learning and development opportunities to schemes which aim to improve your lifestyle and wellbeing.

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous Local Government Pension Scheme / Police Pension Scheme
  • Paid Annual leave - 24 days on joining rising to 29 after 5 years' service (pro rata for part time) plus bank holidays / 22 days for police officers increasing with length of service plus bank hols or TOIL
  • Generous sick pay scheme
  • Shift / weekend allowances and enhancements depending on working pattern

  • Care First - 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme
  • In house dedicated Counselling and Welfare Team
  • Full occupational health provision
  • Annual flu vaccination programme
  • Couch to 5K programmes
  • Subsidised gyms throughout force area
  • Health and fitness incentives such as 'Lighten Up','Move More' and 'Mo Your Own Way'
  • Wellbeing Champions - Blue Light Champions, Welfare Champions, Pregnancy Champions
  • Chaplaincy service

South Wales Police offer various avenues of Continual Professional Development (CPD) to invest and develop officers and staff to their fullest potential including: 

  • Tailored personal development programmes
  • Apprenticeship opportunities for existing staff (inc leadership) - SWP encourage and support development with gaining work based qualifications
  • Policing Futures – opportunity to network and take part in guided organisational projects to develop and improve force practices and improve your personal skills in relation to project management, presenting skills, research, facilitation and team working.
  • Coaching and Mentoring - SWP provide coaching for all employees to support people in their career and development needs.
  • Perform - quarterly conversations you have with your Line Manager to identify and agree development opportunities and help you achieve your goals
  • Development Hub and Talent Management Programme

  • Exclusive SWP Diolch card offering discounts and savings on high street purchases
  • Cycle to work scheme - obtain a new bike to travel to work through your salary, saving on tax and national insurance
  • Travel subsidiaries, eye care scheme and many more
  • Police lottery with weekly prizes and special Christmas Advent Lottery
  • Access to a Group Insurance Scheme including critical illness cover, home breakdown cover and travel insurance
  • Access to Police Mutual and No1 Copperpot Credit Union

  • Annual Team SWP Awards Ceremony - Our Team SWP Awards is an opportunity for us to come together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of officers and staff, volunteers and partner agencies.
  • Diolch from the Chief Constable – nominate your colleagues / teams for their efforts and enjoy a chat with the Chief Constable to say “Diolch” – thank you on behalf of SWP.
  • Local and departmental awards ceremonies and commendations recognising outstanding work

  • Join our exclusive Team SWP facebook group to stay up to date with everything SWP
  • Exclusive Team Space pages
  • Opportunities to join various Staff Associations such as LGBT+, Black Police Association, Gender Equality Network, Unison, GMB and Police Federation
  • Access to Police Sports South Wales offering a wide variety of sports and social events plus many discounts on holidays, trips to theatre and more

  • Agile working with up to date technology. Opportunities to work from home, depending on role
  • Flexi time (depending on role)
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • Flexible Working and family friendly policies - enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Career break opportunities (subject to 2 years' service)