Police Staff

Durham Constabulary relies on the support and dedication of over 874 members of police staff including 159 Police Community Support Officers.

 

As a large organisation there are numerous departments which offer a myriad of careers in many disciplines and grades with the opportunity of promotion and lateral development.

​Job opportunities range from:

  • Accountancy, Administration
  • Clerical Work, Crime Scene Investigators, Communications,
  • Detention Officer, Driver / maintenance, Driving Instructors
  • Estates, Finance, Fingerprint Bureau, Fleet Management, Firearms Registration, Human Resources, Intelligence Analysts, I.T.
  • Kennel Hands
  • Legal Services Staff
  • Mechanics, Media & Marketing
  • Occupational Health and Welfare
  • Photography, Police community support Officers, Printing and Design Services, Procurement
  • Scientific Support
  • Traffic Management, Trainers

 

Please click to view the 2016 -2019 Durham Constabulary HR Strategy


Current Vacancies

All of our current vacancies are advertised on the Durham Constabulary Website under the Recruitment section.
 
We welcome applications from anyone who considers themselves to have a protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010.
 

Conditions of Service

Working hours
The standard working week is one of 37 hours Monday to Friday. Most posts are subject to a flexible working hours scheme.

Annual leave
 
Annual leave will be calculated on a pro-rata basis according to the number of hours worked per week.  Annual leave for a full time employee (37 hours per week) will be a minimum of 26 days (or 192 hours and 24 minutes) rising to a maximum of 31 days (or 229 hours and 24 minutes) after 5 years continuous service.
 
The maximum entitlement of 31 days (or 229 hours and 24 minutes) will also apply to those successful applicants who currently have 5 years continuous service as a member of Police Staff with a Police Authority; Scottish Joint Board; National Crime Squad; National Criminal Intelligence Service; Centrex; Police Service of Northern Ireland; non-Home Office Forces; the Metropolitan Police or as a member of a Local Government Authority. The foregoing leave is in addition to normal public holidays. 
 
The annual leave year runs from 1st January to 31st December.  Employees who commence employment during the year will be entitled to a proportion of the annual Leave entitlement.
Wellbeing
 
Durham Constabulary is committed to improving the wellbeing of its staff. Please click  for more information.
 
Pension
 
New employees will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) on appointment unless they choose to opt out.
 
Details of the Local Government Pension scheme can be found by visiting 
www.durham.gov.uk/lgps
 
Probationary Period

Substantive appointment is subject to a Probationary Period of six months. If you are required to attend a training course that exceeds 4 weeks during your probationary period then you probationary period will be extended accordingly. At the end of the Probationary Period, subject to a satisfactory report, you will be transferred to the established staff.
 
Smoking Policy

Durham Constabulary operates a "No Smoking" policy except in designated areas.

Job share

Most posts are considered suitable for Job Share.

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