PCSOs are all about providing that vital link between the community and the police service to help make sure everyone has the support they need. Being a PCSO can be challenging but it is also a role that includes variety, meaning and excitement.

You will be supporting frontline policing by undertaking tasks such as stopping speeding outside our schools, reporting vandalism, or reducing anti-social behaviour, your work will make a real difference in keeping South Wales safe.

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.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for the role of a Police Community Support Officer, you will need to:

  • Be aged 18 years or over (on the day you submit your application)
  • Have lived in the UK for three continuous years immediately prior to application
  • Not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) plus other relevant organisations, such as Combat 18 or The National Front

Candidates with visible tattoos may be eligible for appointment. Each case will be considered on its own merits, taking into account the number, nature, size, prominence, appearance and location of the tattoos.

Tattoos must not be offensive to colleagues or members of the public or undermine the dignity of your role within the Force.

Tattoos on the neck, face or hands are still deemed to be unacceptable but consideration may be given in some circumstances considering the size, nature and prominence of the tattoo.

What can South Wales Police offer you:

  • A place on the 10-week training course
  • Your starting salary will be £20,115– £22,275 plus shift allowance and weekend enhancement
  • Annual Leave of 24 days (increasing to 29 days after 5 years’ service)
  • 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.