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Representative Workforce

At Avon and Somerset Police, we want you to see us as an employer of choice and encourage people to become familiar with the many opportunities across the force area - irrespective of background, beliefs, culture or sexuality.

We want to widen the talent pool of applicants and would especially like to see more applications from black and minority ethnic communities.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups and our Representative Workforce Team can provide prospective candidates with advice on the various stages of our recruitment and selection processes.  For our larger campaigns we also run additional workshops to support candidates from under-represented groups.

A dedicated team is working hard to increase the diversity, inclusion and difference of our workforce, so that it reflects the communities we serve.

We currently have a range of support networks within our service, including Avon and Somerset Black Police Association, Disability Group and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Support groups plus others.

We recognise that as a service we have some way to go to truly reflect the communities we serve and we are always looking at new ways to encourage people to join us. Much of our work is dispelling the myth that people feel that a career in policing may not be for them.

“We want you to join us to achieve our ambition of a workforce that reflects our communities”

A diverse police service benefits everyone, as it improves greater co-operation from all communities, better relationships with communities and promotes equality of opportunity for everyone.

We have a team of people who can help you through the process.  If you need additional support, please email us at or follow us on Twitter

Related documents

  • PDF icon Representative Workforce Booklet
    Last updated: 30 March 2017