Police Community Support Officers
£21,837 - £24,156
Warwickshire Police Community Support Officers
Applications will be continuously reviewed
Full time and part time vacancies available
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) inspire confidence on the streets of Warwickshire. They strive to make our communities safer and stronger yet perform one of the most demanding roles in the modern police force. PCSOs can't make arrests and they don’t carry handcuffs or a baton. They rely on their ability to understand and communicate with some of the most challenging people in some of the most difficult situations.
No two days are ever the same; working with a diverse group of colleagues; people get to know you, talk to you and share their concerns with you.
We have vacancies across Warwickshire for both full time and part time positions as a PCSO. Please indicate/list which position(s) most interests you within your application form when requested.
The main purpose of the usual role of a PCSO is to work within identified communities to enhance safer neighbourhoods and provide reassurance in order to reduce both crime and the fear of crime.
We sometimes also have vacancies available within the Youth Engagement Team:
The main purpose of this role is to work within identified communities to enhance safer neighbourhoods and provide reassurance in order to reduce both crime and the fear of crime. In this role, you will work closely with the Youth Engagement PC to utilise and create opportunities for engagement with young people who are potential victims, witnesses or at risk of offending – in order to promote their safety and wellbeing. You will also help deliver initiatives such as Police Cadets and Youth IAG’s.
The main responsibilities of each role variation are listed on the attached job profiles.
All post holders are expected to know, understand and act within the ethics and values of the Police Service. These nationally recognised behaviours and values are set out in the Competency and Values Framework (CVF).
The CVF has six competencies that are clustered into three groups:
- Resolute, compassionate and committed
- Inclusive, enabling and visionary leadership
- Intelligent, creative and informed policing
Under each competency are three levels that show what behaviours will look like in practice.
This role requires the post holder to be operating at or working towards Level 1 of the CVF.
- Grade A-C GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics
- Dealing with members of the public including dealing with confrontational and conflict situations
- Gathering and analysing information in order to solve problems
- Good customer service skills and excellent interpersonal skills
- IT Literate
- Ability to work on own initiative
The focus of these duties may vary according to the specific posting
The duties of this role involve Shift working, prolonged periods of walking and cycling and a requirement to wear a uniform and protective clothing.
The post holder must hold a current, full driving licence.
We are asking candidates to complete an application form, this would be followed by shortlisting, and if successful invited to an interview. Those successful at interview, the recruitment team will proceed with all pre-employment checks including references, vetting and medical checks. Following the completion of all pre-employment checks candidates will then be notified when a vacancy becomes available with a verbal offer of employment.
You should expect to join Warwickshire Police as a Police Community Support Officer in Spring 2023
Recruitment and selection support for under-represented groups
We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves.
We welcome applicants from all sections of the community and are currently under-represented in Warwickshire Police by females, minority ethnicity and LGBT communities, and individuals with disabilities. If you hold any of these protected characteristics, please contact our Positive Action Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to discuss the role and your suitability for this post, answer any questions you may have, support you with your application and/or provide you with interview guidance.
Why work for Warwickshire Police?
Warwickshire Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.
If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Warwickshire Police is the force for you.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Warwickshire Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.
All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.
Recruitment and Selection Policy
Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.
Police Barred and Advisory lists
Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.
Vetting and safeguarding
Warwickshire Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.
This vacancy is closed to applications.