Police Officer Recruitment Open (External applicants only)
GBP25,124 (including GBP2,000 South East allowance)
Type of Contract
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Thames Valley Police are open for police officer recruitment.
The role of a police officer is like no other. It can be tough and unpredictable at times but it can also be extremely rewarding and no two days are ever the same. You will work towards making life safer and more secure for those living within your local community.
You will be fully trained to protect the public, provide a reassuring presence in the community, support victims of crime and investigate complex offences using a mixture of cutting-edge technology and time-proven traditional methods.
Eligibility Criteria for EXTERNAL Candidates
Amongst other criteria, external candidates must meet the following:
* Be aged 18 years or older
* Be a UK citizen or have indefinite leave to remain in the UK and have been resident in the UK for at least 12 months in the past 3 years (does not have to be continuous).
* Have two A Levels graded A-E, the equivalent or higher
* Have, or are willing to get, a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP)
* Have a full manual British or EAA driving licence (at formal offer of appointment).
* Reside within 20 crow miles of two of our main police stations (at formal offer); there is potential to accept candidates living up to 30 crow miles from two main Thames Valley Police based on operational need.
Applicants are reminded that a degree of flexibility is expected in terms of postings, although consideration is given to personal preferences the need of the organisation must be the priority.
What We Offer
To join Thames Valley Police as a police officer, the first stage of the recruitment process for external candidates is to email the People Services Recruitment Team at with the following information:
- Full Name
- Contact telephone number
- Your highest educational qualification
- CKP Yes/No
- Post Code of your home address
Emails will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis and a member of the People Services Recruitment Team will assess whether or not you are eligible to apply. If eligible to apply you will be sent a link to the application form. Any emails received with missing information will be returned and may therefore cause a delay in you being sent the link.
Police Staff Only
As a member of Police Support Staff, you are entitled to receive a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service including;
> generous annual leave - minimum 24 - 30 days per annum
> local government pension scheme
> 37 hour working week
> flexible working
> employee assistance programme (welfare services)
> cycle to work scheme
> childcare voucher scheme
> excellent maternity and paternity leave
> discounts on healthcare, transport, dining, days out etc.
> sports and social activities
> on site gym
> car parking
> reimburse eye tests
All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per National Policy. In order to pass vetting you must have been resident in the UK for at least the three years immediately prior to applying for any role. Exceptions to this will be reviewed on a case by case basis. If you're not a British citizen, member of the EEA or a Swiss National, you must have a visa entitlement to live and work in the UK for a period of time dependant on training requirements.Dependant on the role, additional vetting and/or nationality requirements may apply.
We serve diverse communities. To enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. You will need a wide range of skills and experiences which will enhance the services we deliver to the public including an understanding of cultural issues. If this is you, we want you to apply to join us.
We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.