Working for Cheshire Constabulary
Someone who serves in Cheshire Constabulary joins an
organisation with a proud and formidable history
and would be expected to maintain the high esteem in which the
public holds the Force.
To work at Cheshire Constabulary, you will also have to uphold
the Police Service Statement of Common Values.
Vacancies at Cheshire
Current job opportunities at Cheshire Constabulary
Cheshire Constabulary are one of the biggest employers in the
county, with around 1,900 support staff roles. You would be
surprised at the different types of roles available. Please visit
our Police Staff pages for more
Cheshire Constabulary is looking to recruit over 100 new Police
Constables for 2014/15. The window for Police Constable recruitment
across Cheshire is now open and will close
on Monday 4th August. The application form is available online. There will be a number of
support sessions including an online questions and answer session,
and familiarisation events will be held to help applicants through
the recruitment process.
To bring Cheshire Constabulary in line with other professions,
the force has accepted the College of Policing recommendation that
applicants must have or be willing to attain the Certificate in
Knowledge of Policing (CKP) when applying to be a Police Constable
with Cheshire Constabulary. In previous campaigns, applicants were
required to hold the CKP before being eligible to apply. However,
in order to assist us in recruiting the large number of officers,
we have reconsidered our current eligibility criteria and have made
a small amendment, which will hopefully allow more applicants to
progress through the recruitment process. For our latest campaign
we will be accepting applications from those candidates who are
either currently working towards or are willing to work towards the
attainment of the CKP. Candidates must be able to achieve the
qualification prior to us issuing final offers of employment on the
22 December 2014.
Due to this requirement, Cheshire Constabulary have
also reviewed the SEARCH Assessment Centre pass mark to align
it with the national recommendation and has adopted
the national pass mark of 50%. Therefore, anyone who has achieved a
SEARCH result of 50% or more within the past 12 months is now
eligible to apply to Cheshire Constabulary, subject to meeting the
minimum eligibility criteria of the CKP.
Cheshire Constabulary is fully supportive of equality &
diversity and strives to employ a workforce which is
representative of the communities which it serves.
Applicants are welcomed from all underrepresented groups and
support will be made available throughout the recruitment process,
please email any questions you may have in relation to equality
& diversity or any reasonable adjustments you may need to
For the information of those who are considering making an
application, when the recruitment window is opened applications
must be completed via the e-recruitment system and
all applicants must upload their relevant qualification to meet the
eligibility criteria. However, if you do not have regular access to
a computer then please contact MFSS Resourcing on 01606 362248
Cheshire Constabulary also has a number of Staff Support
Networks available to all staff. The networks available
are listed in the
attached information leaflet.
Applicants are requested not to phone any
emergency number in order to request application forms, or for any
query in relation to this process.
Cheshire Constabulary is looking to enhance its policing
capacity by recruiting a small number of
transferees, at the rank of Police Constable.
Applicants are welcomed from officers from Home Office
Forces only. Cheshire Constabulary is particularly looking
for officers of the rank of Detective Constable
and specifically PIP Level 2 qualified Constables however we are
welcoming applications from Police Constables as well.
Applicants who meet the required standard would be required to
commence 12th January 2015. This invitation for
applications will be closed when we have reached the required
number for our 2015 intake but will be reviewed regularly
The application form can be accessed and submitted via our
e-recruitment system. You will be required to bring your last
two PDRs and a copy of your sickness record if you are invited to
interview. Further details of the recruitment process are included
in more detail below.
Postings will be dependent upon vacancies at the time and could
be located anywhere in Cheshire.
Police Community Support Officer
The current window for PCSO recruitment across Cheshire is now
closed. Those interested in a career as a PCSO
with Cheshire Constabulary should keep in touch by watching the
Constabulary website for further information.
In Cheshire, we have over 400 people who have converted their
spare time into action by becoming a Special
Constable. They get involved in a wide range of
operational duties - patrolling city centres, visiting crime hot
spots and helping regular officers in a variety of activities. Find
out more in our Special Constabulary
Police Support Volunteer
Police Support Volunteers provide assistance and
support to the Neighbourhood Policing Teams, promoting
vital links between the organisation and the community it serves.
To find out more and the vacancies available, please visit our
Police Support Volunteers pages.
You can also get involved through the Band of the
Cheshire Constabulary. You do not have to be a member of
Cheshire Constabulary to join.
The Museum of Policing in Cheshire is also run
on a voluntary basis.
Cheshire Constabulary is an equal opportunities
employer and wants to have a workforce representative of
the communities that we police and serve. To find out more, please
visit our Equal Opportunities pages.