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Police Constable in Kent

Category: Recruitment

Police Constable in Kent Kent Police are one of the largest county forces in the country and offer unique career opportunities to those who join our ranks. As the first force to receive an outstanding rating for Legitimacy in the PEEL assessments, and the only force to retain it for four years, we continue to push the boundaries for innovation and transformation.

Kent Police aims to provide a first-class policing service that is both visible and accessible - protecting the public from harm and allowing communities to flourish. The force puts victims and the vulnerable at the heart of what we do, while proactively tackling serious and organised crime and anti-social behaviour.

Find out more about our mission, vision and priorities by clicking here.

Police Constable role

The role of a police constable can be demanding but it's that variety which makes it one of the most rewarding jobs around. Every day presents a new challenge where you'll deal with different situations ensuring public order is maintained.

Working as part of a team, you’ll help to serve and protect the diverse communities and businesses of Kent.

The most important part of the job will always be to protect life. But you'll also be involved in many other areas of policing. This includes, but is not limited to: protecting property, preventing and detecting crime, giving evidence in court, supporting victims and witnesses, investigating burglaries and working with our partners to bring down serious and organised crime groups.

You’ll interact with the public regularly, some of whom might be distressed or might benefit from help from partner agencies, which you’ll be able to signpost them to.

Through our constant support and dedicated police training school where you’ll receive first class training from experienced trainers, you’ll be fully prepared as you begin your journey to become #MoreThanTheBadge - a Kent Police Officer.

We want to hear from those who have the ability to earn trust and respect from others and who share the same important valuesas we do.

Is this role suitable for me?

Are you good with people?
Are you passionate about helping others?
Are you a team player?
Do you have excellent communication skills?
Do you have a real belief in public service?
Do you hold a manual driver’s licence (with 6 points or fewer)?

What qualifications are required?

Armed forces personnel need a minimum of four years’ experience and an exemplary reference on discharge.

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What benefits do we offer?
  • You’ll receive a starting salary of £23,908 to £24,780 plus £2,500 South East allowance.
  • As a full-time police constable you'll have 22 days paid annual holiday, rising to 30 days a year depending on your length of service. This is on top of public holidays and an average of 2 rest days each week.
  • When you start, you'll automatically become a member of the Kent County Council Local Government Pension Scheme (police staff) or the Police Pension Scheme (police officers). We pride ourselves on our ongoing skills and development programmes.
  • We believe our workforce is our greatest asset and we're proud to be a caring employer.
  • We've worked hard to be recognised as a disability confident employer and to also provide a large range of support initiatives to help with you (and your family's) health and welfare.
  • The Kent Police Recreation Association (KPRA) offer a variety of sports sections which compete in the Police Sport UK (PSUK) framework against other forces around the country.

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Why should I consider applying?

Kent has an estimated population of 1.7 million, making it the fifth most populous county in England.
We’re unique in our position, bordering four counties (including London) as well as being the gateway to Europe through a number of large ports and train terminals.

We're home to a city as well as urban towns and small rural villages, all linked by a large strategic road network - M25, M2, M20 and M26.

We also have Europe’s largest retail and leisure centre - Bluewater - catering for 28 million visitors a year and one of the country's most famous cathedrals in Canterbury.

Needless to say, no two days are ever the same in Kent and we have a large number of specialist teams to help us protect victims, residents, visitors and businesses all across the county.

After two years (DHEP) or three years (PCDA) service you can also apply for any available specialist roles. These PC roles could be in firearms, our dog unit or you could even train to become a detective.

Plus, we have over 100 roles available at police constable rank alone, so there’s certainly plenty of choice.
To apply for the Police Constable role please visit Career Transition Partnership’s online job portal RightJob, and use reference: N411634

Why would I be a good fit for the organisation?

We recognise that candidates with military experience often possess transferrable skills that fit perfectly with the responsibilities of a police constable. The values of the police and armed forces align particularly in terms of public service, transparency, and integrity. Individuals with military experience are accustomed to high professional standards, a disciplined organisational structure, and a culture where you’re expected to deliver high standards of service.

And it’s because of this alignment that Kent Police is committed to supporting the military community.

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