Police Community Support Officers- December 2024


Posted on 28th Jun 2024

Police Community Support Officers- December 2024

Join Wiltshire Police, where innovation meets public service.

Are you passionate about helping others? Join Wiltshire Police as a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and play a vital role in keeping our community safe.


About the Role:

As a PCSO, you will be a key member of our Community Policing Teams, often referred to as the eyes and ears of the Police. This role offers both professional and personal development, providing you with valuable skills in communication, problem-solving, and public service. As a Police Community Support Officer you will make a real difference to people's lives every day.

What Will I Be Doing?

No two days are the same as a PCSO. This demanding yet highly rewarding role offers a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • Patrolling the streets of Wiltshire, providing a visible and reassuring uniformed presence.
  • Attending local events and engaging with the community.
  • Assisting in resolving community challenges.
  • Providing advice to victims of crime and vulnerable community members.
  • Collaborating with Police Constables, Special Constables, and other partner organisations to build and maintain positive relationships.
  • Keeping Wiltshire safe while you learn on the job through a fully funded academic study programme.
  • Whether you aspire to build a long-term career as a PCSO or use this role as a steppingstone to other positions within the force, Wiltshire will be here to support you with your professional development. 

What Do I Need?

  • Effective communication skills across diverse situations and people.
  • Ability to handle difficult and confrontational situations positively.
  • A passion for helping others and being a team player.
  • A Level 2 qualification in English Language and Maths at GCSE grade C or above (grades 4-9) before joining.
  • A Level 3 qualification equivalent to 64 UCAS points. (If you do not hold a Level 3 qualification, please contact the Recruitment Team for further discussion.)

Are You Eligible?

  • You must have a FULL UK driving license.
  • You must be aged 18 or older.
  • You must be a British citizen, an EC/EEA national, or a Commonwealth citizen or foreign national with no restrictions on your stay in the UK.
  • You need a minimum of three years of continuous residential history in the UK to meet vetting requirements.
  • You must hold the required qualifications as described above for your desired entry route.

Additional Information:

Salary and Allowances:

  • Starting salary for a PCSO is £25,668, increasing to £26,868 with two annual increments.
  • Shift pattern includes days, evenings, and weekends with allowances for shift work.
  • Weekend Working Enhancement: £3,138.78 per annum.
  • Night Shift Enhancement: Calculated at a rate of 14% based on your shift pattern.

PCSO Apprenticeship:

  • Receive on-the-job training and a fully funded academic study programme in partnership with the University of South Wales.
  • Awarded a Level 4 Accredited Higher Education Certificate in Community Policing Practice upon completion.

Initial Training:

  • 16-week initial training period incorporating academic study.
  • Training timetable typically Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00.
  • No leave can be taken during the first 16 weeks except within scheduled breaks.

Join Us:

We want our police force to reflect the diverse communities we serve and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, genders, and ages. For help and guidance, contact our Positive Action team at Positiveaction@wiltshire.police.uk.


Ready to Make a Difference?

Click "Apply Now" and start your journey as a Police Community Support Officer for Wiltshire Police!

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Join us and play a vital role in keeping Wiltshire safe while developing your career in policing. Apply today!

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