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 Constabulary.

Current job opportunities at Cheshire Constabulary

Police Staff

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 information.

Police Constable

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 Option 3.

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.

Police Transfers

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 throughout 2014.

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.

Special Constabulary

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 pages.

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.

Equal Opportunities

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.