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What we offer

We offer varied and exciting roles, working as part of a team, with the opportunity to make a real difference to members of our community.

Benefits include:

  • Initial comprehensive training and mentoring programme
  • Starting salary for Call Handler and Dispatchers of £26,951 - £29,845 per annum, which includes a 20% shift allowance. In addition, there are weekend enhancements.
  • Starting salary for a 101 Switchboard Operator is £17,943 - £19,122 per annum, including a 12.5% shift allowance for full time works, with weekend enhancement for part time flexible workers.
  • Annual leave of 23 paid days plus public holidays, which increases after five years service
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Opportunities for development and promotion within the department and the rest of the force
  • Free parking at headquarters
  • Lifestyle benefits including sport and social activities, car share schemes, on-site gym, canteen and coffee shop
  • Employee Assistance Programme, Counselling Service
  • Support and Advice through our Occupational Health unit and a range of staff associations
  • The Police Staff Insurance Scheme for accident and illness cover
  • Career break opportunities
  • Access to the Force Club and Blue Light Card for discounts on various activities