Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)
Join our ranks in the heart of the community
Whether you're already an active member of your local community or want to be, this is your opportunity to use your local knowledge and problem solving skills to reduce crime and Anti-Social Behaviour where it matters most to you. At the same time, you'll be starting a varied and challenging career with us in the heart of our close knit team. Join us and you'll focus on working within communities to provide an accessible and agile Neighbourhood Policing presence.
Approachable and professional at all times, you'll be highly visible during your uniformed patrols and take the time to build relationships and support local communities. You'll also take the initiative to organise Community Engagement events with the public and partner agencies. Our Neighbourhood Police Constables and Sergeants can look forward to the same support from you as well. A genuine people person, you'll actively engaging with Cadets, Special Constables and volunteers.
We'll make sure that you have all the training and support you need to be able to confidently respond to suitable incidents and act within the Force Deployment Policy. Then you'll also be able to be a credible witness, submit witness statements, conduct minor crime enquiries and follow up with victims of crime. Everything you do will be based on our core values and is the basis for a fulfilling career in which you will be encouraged to pursue your ambitions.
You won’t just find job satisfaction in Northamptonshire – you’ll find a great quality of life too. Enjoying an enviable location in the heart of the country with good transport links, we’re just an hour’s commute from the vibrant cities of Birmingham, Oxford and London. And with average house prices and rents so much lower than many cities, plus a thriving social and cultural scene, stunning countryside and plenty of local sports teams to support, our staff enjoy a quality of life that’s hard to beat.
Confidence and communication will be vital to your success. You'll be able to demonstrate this through your experience of asserting your authority in a balanced and appropriate manner. You'll have examples of when you've assessed and interpreted confusing situations. All of this will take a high level of emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills, everything else we can help you with. To make the most of this interesting opportunity, you will therefore be able to accept feedback and use it to improve your skills and knowledge. A decision-maker with the ability to work off your own initiative, you will also enjoy working as part of a tight-knit team that works collaboratively to achieve great results time and time again. It’s an exciting prospect, so consider joining us today.
Please note that you will also be required to pass:
•Paper sift (24 September 2019)
•Interview / Presentation – on the assessment day, you will have time before the Presentation to prepare (28 October – 1 November 2019)
•Substance Misuse Testing
To apply, please click 'APPLY' or for more information, please contact email@example.com
Please note that successful applicants will undertake seven weeks initial training before being posted onto their dedicated area. Regrettably during this period, no annual leave can be taken.
Closing date: 8 September 2019
Intake date: 20 April 2020
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