Positive Action Support
The Insight Programme
The Insight Programme offers individuals to attend a series of workshops to learn more about the force, improve their confidence, and provide awareness of the recruitment processes in relation to the various roles Cheshire Constabulary has to offer. The Insight Programme is aimed at potential future officers and staff who identify having a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
The Buddy Scheme
The Buddy scheme works in conjunction with the Insight Programme. The Buddy scheme offers a process whereby a Candidate will be matched with an appropriate Buddy. The Buddy Scheme aims to create a professional relationship offering candidates a critical friend who could offer advice and give the candidate the confidence to progress through their first 2-3 years of employment depending on career entry route.
Cheshire Constabulary is proud to be a Disability Confident ‘Leader’, the highest status which can be achieved by an organisation.
The Disability Confident Leader award raises awareness of the opportunities for a career in the Constabulary. It further demonstrates our commitment to inclusion and belonging for people from diverse backgrounds in the workplace, ensuring that those with disabilities and long term health conditions have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
Cheshire Constabulary also look to accommodate requests for reasonable adjustments where possible throughout the recruitment and promotions process and encourage anyone requiring reasonable adjustments to disclose this at the earliest opportunity.
Staff Support Networks
Staff Support Networks offer confidential support and guidance to all members of our Policing Family. The Networks organise events for their members and the members are also represented on the local, regional and national Police Network groups. The networks will support any candidate from a protected characteristic through their Police journey and provide a safe network for candidates to join promoting retention.
Our Staff Support Networks page has more information on the available networks.