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Date Added: Mon 05/09/2022

Police Officer

Cardiff, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £22556 - £28932/annum

Job Title: Police Officer

Location: South Wales

Salary: £21,654 - £27,030

Job type: Full Time

Would you like a career like no other?

South Wales Police brings together thousands of people with the same aim - to keep South Wales safe.

We want to be the best at understanding and responding to our community's needs. To do this we need the very best candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to become part of our policing family.

We are looking for Individuals with skill, compassion, leadership, initiative, and a genuine desire to make a difference to society.

We work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, across an area of about 800 square miles from Swansea to Merthyr Tydfil to our capital city, Cardiff.

It's a job but where no two days are the same - and it offers a variety of fulfilling and exciting career.

The role can be challenging, and you will need to be resilient and resourceful, but we are here to support you. You will need to be committed to a journey that requires balancing academic requirements and a new role within a 24/7 policing service. It is a job like no other and we are looking for people with diverse skills and experiences to join our successful team.

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

This is a 3-year professional degree apprenticeship. Upon completion, successful candidates will achieve a Degree in Professional Policing Practice this route means that you have the opportunity to earn while you learn and achieve a degree.

Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP):

The Degree Holder Entry Programme is for those who already hold a degree in any subject area but want to join the force. This is a two-year programme combining on-the-job practical learning and operational competence with academic learning. Upon completion, successful candidates will also achieve a Diploma in Professional Policing Practice. The force covers all course fees relating to this entry route.

Whichever route you choose, you will be expected to reach the same level of professional competence by the end of your probation period.

Additional Info:

We will be holding our assessment centres in August and September depending on application dates, all information on the application and assessment process can be found here.

All candidates will undertake eligibility and vetting checks click here for more information.

Pay and Rewards:

Generous Local Government Pension Scheme / Police Pension Scheme
Paid Annual leave - 24 days on joining rising to 29 after 5 years' service (pro rata for part time) plus bank holidays / 22 days for police officers increasing with length of service plus bank hols or TOIL
Generous sick pay scheme
Shift / weekend allowances and enhancements depending on working patternSouth Wales Police offer various avenues of Continual Professional Development (CPD) to invest and develop officers and staff to their fullest potential including:

Tailored personal development programmes
Apprenticeship opportunities for existing staff (including leadership) - South Wales Police encourages and supports development with gaining work-based qualifications
Policing Futures - opportunity to network and take part in guided organisational projects to develop and improve force practices and improve your personal skills in relation to project management, presenting skills, research, facilitation and team working.
Coaching and Mentoring - SWP provide coaching for all employees to support people in their career and development needs.
Perform - quarterly conversations you have with your Line Manager to identify and agree development opportunities and help you achieve your goals
Development Hub and Talent Management ProgrammeLifestyle Benefits:

Exclusive SWP Diolch card offering discounts and savings on high street purchases
Cycle to work scheme - obtain a new bike to travel to work through your salary, saving on tax and national insurance
Travel subsidiaries, eye care scheme and many more
Police lottery with weekly prizes and special Christmas Advent LotteryWork/Life Balance:

Agile working with up to date technology. Opportunities to work from home, depending on role
Flexi time (depending on role)
Tax free childcare scheme
Flexible Working and family friendly policies - enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
Career break opportunities (subject to 2 years' service)Please click on the APPLY button to apply directly on our website.

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