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As a Police Community Support Officer you’ll work closely with communities and businesses to promote community safety. You will also identify and support vulnerable people through local engagement and working with partner agencies.
You'll be responsible for patrolling a specific neighbourhood, supporting the community by;
using your powers to deal with antisocial behaviour, alcohol and licensing offences and traffic management
working with them on longer term projects to tackle local problems.
Working closely with regular officers, special constables and partner agencies you’ll actively seek information and intelligence around criminal activity, disorderly or anti-social behaviour.
Your 37 hour working week will include variable shifts that could span any time between 7am and 11pm, any day of the week.
Salary £20,865 rising to £23,940 (after successfully completing a 12 month probationary period)
As a Police Community Support Officer you will be passionate about helping communities. You’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills when supporting members of the public. You will also be good at problem solving with the ability to develop an innovative approach to solving problems.
Please note: when appointed, where you're posted within the county will depend on our operational requirements.
There can also on occasions, be opportunities within specialist roles which may be of interest to you. Specialist opportunities can sometimes coincide with your initial posting if successful, or be an option for you to move to later in your PCSO career. There is a requirement to successfully complete a probationary period irrelevant of the role you commence in.
As a Youth Engagement Officer you’ll support children and young people both inside and outside schools; to build trust, confidence and building positive relationships.
You’ll be responsible for identifying vulnerability and risk amongst children and young people through intelligence gathering, information sharing, positive relationship building and multi-agency working.
You’ll provide support to victims and witnesses of domestic abuse by co-ordinating safeguarding plans designed to reduce the risk of further abuse and to protect children living with domestic abuse at home.
You will work with partner agencies to co-ordinate the ‘One Stop Shop’ programme which is a drop in centre for victims.
As a Crime Prevention PCSO, you’ll be uniformed and visible, engaging with your community and developing strategies with our partners to support: repeat callers, repeat locations and repeat victims, through the development of strong multi-agency working relationships and information sharing.
You’ll be key developing and driving bespoke crime prevention measures that can be used by our internal community safety units for identification, intervention, sign posting, prevention and enforcement. The main focus of the role will be on crime prevention specifically, but not exclusively for the most vulnerable and will involve providing education around high harm crime via schools, colleges and youth groups.
I'm not registered bankrupt or subject to CCJs or IVAs (IVAs will be considered on a case by case basis).
Any previous criminal convictions or cautions (including those spent), fixed penalty notices, traffic offences or any involvement with the police must be declared and they may affect your application.
*Commonwealth citizens and foreign nationals can also apply if you have leave to enter or remain in the UK indefinitely and you're free of restrictions. **Not applicable if you've been serving abroad with the military.