PCSO April 2022
West Yorkshire Police are recruiting Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs)
Are you looking for a new role to inspire you and make a real difference within your local communities?
The role of PCSO is exciting and varied. PCSOs are often the first contact that people have with the police, providing a visible and reassuring presence and building relationships between the community and the police. PCSOs need to be able to engage with members of the public in a diplomatic, confident and supportive way. If you care about communities, and respect the differences that make them unique, then this could be the role for you.
Every day is different and a PCSO’s work can vary from issuing fixed penalty notices to detaining someone until a police officer arrives. You need to possess an open mind, the ability to build relationships and the integrity to hold this position of trust. PCSOs play an important part in gathering intelligence from the community, and making people feel safe at large public gatherings, such as sport events and public demonstrations.
West Yorkshire Police values difference and recognises that people with a variety of skills, attitudes, and experiences, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, bring fresh ideas and perspectives to our workforce. West Yorkshire Police has a strong commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion that aims to achieve an inclusive workforce which reflects the communities it serves. Inclusive provisions such as multi-faith rooms or wellbeing support means the workplace offers a space that caters for everyone’s needs.
You must be aged 18 or over at time of applying, there is no upper age limit and you will be given all the training necessary to perform the role of a PCSO. Whilst no formal qualifications are necessary, pass grades in both English Language and Mathematics at Level 2/GCSE (A*-C / 9-4) or equivalent would be advantageous (should you hold these qualifications we ask that you upload these to your application).
As part of the application process, you will be required to undertake a medical assessment and vetting checks. Please note that any job offer will be subject to satisfactory references, attendance, and vetting checks.
Applicants who join on a job share/part time basis will be required to complete the initial training of approximately 10-weeks, which is full time.
The starting full-time salary is £21,837 rising incrementally to £24,156 per annum on completion of 4 years’ service. In addition, a 14.00% shift allowance and 13.89% weekend enhancement, is also payable if applicable. Any shift enhancements/weekend allowances are based on the published Force pattern any deviations from this could mean the enhancements/allowances may differ or not apply, full details are provided in staff Terms & Conditions. PCSOs follow a repeated working shift pattern throughout the year, comprising weekends and may include Public/Bank Holidays.
The application process will close at 23.55 on Wednesday 31st August 2022.
All applicants must meet the necessary vetting requirements but should be aware that it is not always possible to carry these out on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last three years. In these instances, applicants may be refused, where it is not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.
For a detailed description of the Personal Quality levels required please refer to the information included in the Role Profile under Practitioner. This document will assist you in completing the Evidence of Achievement section of the application form.
The Evidence of Achievement section will not be visible until the employment section has been completed.