POLICE STAFF/1371/H - (CYP) Children & Young People Team PCSO - Crime Reduction and Community Safety

Posted on 29th Apr 2022
Hertfordshire Eastern

POLICE STAFF/1371/H - (CYP) Children & Young People Team PCSO - Crime Reduction and Community Safety

There is an exciting opportunity to work within the Children and Young People team dedicated to keeping children and young people from being victims, and to prevent them entering into, or escalating up, the criminal justice system.

We currently have vacancies within the Children and Young People team. These roles are based at Watford and Stevenage Police Station but cover a variety of districts within the county. In this role you would support the police constables in their work with offenders and victims, assist in running reparation activities such as workshops, projects and delivery of key messages within educational establishments. Additionally, you would be involved in the design and delivery of appropriate diversionary activities, and work with partners to keep children and young people from offending.

The CYP PCSO role does involve some shift work, to enable the reparation activities and to enable children to be dealt with when parents are home from work. The shift pattern involves some evening shifts and occasional Saturdays. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have experience of working in schools or those who feel confident to deliver presentations within a school environment.

The CYP PCSO role is very rewarding as you will see the benefits of your work in the short term as well as becoming skilled in long-term problem solving and decision making.

You will need to hold a full UK driving licence, and be willing to use your vehicle to travel between locations if required to do so. For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidence against the personal qualities below and the entry requirements:

 We are collaborative
 We are innovative and open-minded
 We take ownership

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For further information regarding the CYP PCSO role, please contact;

Sergeant Louise Pope (louise.pope@herts.police.uk) or Sergeant Pete Kendall (pete.kendall@herts.police.uk)

Overview of the Selection Process; You should complete the on-line application to apply for the role of PCSO, if you are successful following short listing you will then be invited to undertake further police selection processes in order to be invited to the final stage which is a competency-based interview.

If successful following these three stages you will have to undergo a number of pre-employment checks including vetting, health-screening medical and references. Successful candidates will also be required to pass a fitness test.

Due to this role involving shift work, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment by the Occupational Health and Safety Department.

Start dates are dependent on a number of factors including all pre-employment checks being completed and satisfactory.

Further information for applicants:

For more information on the role of a PCSO please visit our website www.hertspolicecareers.co.uk and read through the role profile attached.

Internal Applicants: If you are currently protected under the multiple impact mechanism, please contact your HR prior to applying for this post to see how it may affect your salary.

Police Officers who accept an offer of a Police Staff role will need to retire as an Officer. Police Officers considering retirement and being re-employed as Police Staff should contact HR to request important tax information regarding retirement and pension payments.

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