Police Constables: benefits, lifestyle, career progression
As a Police Constable with Cheshire Constabulary you’ll get the chance to make a difference and really contribute to the lives of the people in the community, build relationships and tackle crime. Your job will be to reduce crime and the fear of crime, and promote confidence among local people that the police understand and are prepared to deal with the issues that matter most to them.
If you’ve got what it takes, we can offer you a wide range of benefits and rewards.
Cheshire Constabulary is proud to offer a benefits package that provides a range of opportunities and options for all.
As a new Police Constable, you’ll receive a starting salary of £24,177, potentially rising to £39,150 within your first 7 years.
The starting annual leave entitlement is 22 days per year, rising to 30 days a year depending on your length of service. This is on top of public holidays in lieu. You can also expect other forms of leave, including maternity, paternity and adoption leave, special leave (with or without pay) and parental leave.
When you start as a new Police Constable you’ll receive automatic membership of the police pension scheme. This isn't compulsory, so you can choose to opt out if you want to.
Joining Cheshire Constabulary as a new Police Constable is the start of an exciting and rewarding journey that could take you anywhere.
During your first two years with the force, you’ll be working alongside experienced Response Officers and putting your training into practice where no two days are the same – dealing with everything from anti-social behaviour and burglary to missing people and domestic incidents.
After completing a 2 year probationary period as a student officer you will become a full police constable, where we offer a range of training and continuing professional development opportunities to help make the most of your skills.
After becoming a Police Constable, you will be able to build upon your experience or move into a variety of specialist roles dependent on your career aspirations and the vacancies across the force. There are also promotion opportunities for individuals who decide upon this as their career pathway.
In agreeing to start with Cheshire Constabulary you are agreeing to our Posting Principles, which mean that you can be posted anywhere across the County. Our workforce planning team consider a range of information when deciding on your posting. As a Police Constable with Cheshire Constabulary you can be posted anywhere across the county.
Cheshire Constabulary reserves the right to retract an offer at any stage of the on-boarding process.
As an employer, we strive to ensure that all of our processes around recruitment, progression and development are open and transparent and applied consistently and fairly.
We recognise that there is still a great deal of work to be done if we are to be fully representative and are addressing these gaps through a wide variety of work and initiatives including the development and roll out of more familiarisation events which provide useful information to potential applicants on not only the roles which they are interested in applying for but also the key stages of the application process with handy hints and tips on how to make a successful application.
The Insight Programme aims to increase the representation of females, BME, LGBT or members of the community with a disability.