Police Community Support Officer - Succession Planning

19719.00 - 21837.00 GBP Annual + GBP19719 - GBP21837/annum
14 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018
Public Sector
Contract Type
Police Community Support Officers (Succession Planning)
The closing date for this succession planning is 12 noon on Thursday 28th June 2018
Interviews will be held in July 2018

In line with our 2018 succession plan we are opening our doors for recruitment once again for Police Community Support Officers (PCSO), but on this occasion we would like to create a holding list in readiness for future full time and part time vacant positions.

Following the success of our last round of recruitment within the Warwickshire area, we now have a full waiting list of cleared candidates. We would like to enhance this succession plan to better provide for Warwickshire area, creating the perfect opportunity for candidates who would like to become a PCSO, within the next 12 months.

We are asking candidates to complete an application form, this would be followed by shortlisting, and if successful invited to an interview in July 2018. Those successful at interview, the recruitment team will proceed with all pre-employment checks including references*, vetting and medical checks. Following the completion of all pre-employment checks candidates will then be notified when a vacancy becomes available in their preferred locations with a verbal offer of employment.

*subject to approval from applicant.

Generic PCSO

The main purpose of the role is to work within identified communities to enhance safer neighbourhoods and provide reassurance in order to reduce both crime and the fear of crime.

Main Responsibilities:

Conduct high visibility uniform patrol in accordance with the National Intelligence Model (NIM)

Act as a focal point for the community, acting as a problem solver

Support regular police officers and community groups in building and maintaining community relations by providing a service that is responsive to local needs

Use powers of enforcement in a discretionary manner to enhance the quality of life of local residents

Provide co-ordination of crime prevention advice and techniques

Act as a focal point for the collection and appropriate dissemination of intelligence in line with the NIM Develop strong working relations both inside and outside of the police service and with partner agencies to achieve common goals

To undertake the duties of a Traffic Warden only in relation to exercising the power to deal with Obstruction Offences.

Ensure integrity, fairness and consideration or the needs of others are incorporated into the daily duties and relationships with colleagues

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.


Grade A-C GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics

Dealing with members of the public including dealing with confrontational and conflict situations Gathering and analysing information in order to solve problems

Good customer service skills and excellent interpersonal skills

IT Literate

Ability to work on own initiative

Special Conditions

The focus of these duties may vary according to the specific posting (e.g. Safer Schools).

The duties of this role involve Shift working, prolonged periods of walking and cycling and a requirement to wear a uniform and protective clothing.

The post holder must hold a current, full clean driving licence.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks