Kent Police Constable

  • Job Reference: 00426492-1
  • Date Posted: 27 September 2021
  • Employer: Kent Police
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  • Location: Kent
  • Salary: £26,158 to £43,630
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Law enforcement & Security
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Kent Police is the only UK police force to have been graded ‘Outstanding’ four times for Legitimacy by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services, Officers, staff, volunteers and specialist teams who work at Kent Police pride themselves on rising to every.

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 here

Information about current/future job vacancies:/ What do the job roles involve;

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, 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 will interact with the public regularly some of whom might be distressed or might benefit from help form partner agencies, which you will sign post them to.

Through our constant support and dedicated police training school where you will receive first class training from experienced trainers, and you will 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 values as we do.

Who would they be suitable for/skills/qualities/:

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 less)?

What qualifications are required:

Two or more A levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification or a vocational qualification equivalent.  Or a minimum of four years military service.

What benefits does the company offer:

  • You’ll receive a starting salary of £26,158 rising to £43,630 within your first 7 years.
  • 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.
  • Become a member of the Police Pension Scheme (police officers).
  • We pride ourselves on our ongoing skills and development programmes.
  • 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.
  • Be part of The Kent Police Recreation Association (KPRA) who offer a variety of financial services.

Why should a Service leaver consider applying?:

Kent is a unique and diverse county which borders four counties (including London). It is the gateway to Europe through several large ports and train terminals.

It’s home to one city; Canterbury as well as urban towns and small rural villages, all linked by strategic road networks which include M25, M2, M20 and M26.

The county also contains Europe’s largest retail and leisure centre, Bluewater, which attracts over 28 million visitors a year. And nestled in the heart of Kent is one of the country's most famous cathedrals in Canterbury.

No two days are ever the same within a county as diverse as Kent and specialist teams help us protect victims, residents, visitors and businesses across the county.

After two years' service you can also apply for any available specialist roles. Such roles could be in teams such as firearms, the dog unit or you could train to become a detective.


Why would Service leavers be a good fit for the organisation?

It is recognised that candidates with military experience often possess transferrable skills to conduct the role of 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 to deliver high standards of service. Kent Police is committed to supporting the military community.