PS/1145/H Children and Young People PCSO

Crime Reduction and Community Safety
Hertfordshire Constabulary
£21,342 starting
Full Time
There is an exciting opportunity to work within the Children and Young People team dedicated to keeping children and young people from being victims and to prevent them entering into, or escalating up, the criminal justice system.

We currently have vacancies within the Children and Young People team. These roles are based at Watford and Stevenage Police Station but cover a variety of districts within the county. In this role you would support the police constables in their work with offenders and victims, assist in running reparation activities such as workshops and projects, design and deliver appropriate diversionary activities, and work with partners to keep children and young people from offending.

The CYP PCSO role does involve some shift work, to enable the reparation activities and to enable children to be dealt with when parents are home from work. The shift pattern involves some evening shifts and occasional Saturdays.

The CYP PCSO role is very rewarding as you will see the benefits of your work in the short term as well as becoming skilled in long-term problem solving and decision making.

You will need to hold a full UK driving licence, and be willing to use your vehicle to travel between locations if required to do so.

Overview of the Selection Process; You should complete the on-line application to apply for the role of PCSO, if you are successful following short listing you will then be invited to undertake further police selection processes in order to be invited to the final stage which is a competency based interview.

If successful following these three stages you will have to undergo a number of pre-employment checks including vetting, health-screening medical and references. Successful candidates will also be required to pass a fitness test as they are expected to be on active patrol (on foot or bicycle) for their shift of 8 hours.

Due to this role involving shift work, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment by the Occupational Health and Safety Department.

Start dates are dependent on a number of factors including all pre-employment checks being completed and satisfactory.

If you are interested in applying for the advertised role please ensure you read the attached information, including role profile, context sheet (if applicable) and recruitment information for applicants.

For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidence against the personal qualities below and the entry requirements:

 We are collaborative
 We are innovative and open-minded
 We take ownership

There is a word count limit of 500 words per section.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be expected to evidence against all personal qualities and the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

Further information for applicants:

For more information on the role of a PCSO please visit our website and read through the role profile attached.

Internal Applicants: If you are currently protected under the multiple impact mechanism, please contact your HR prior to applying for this post to see how it may affect your salary.

Police Officers who accept an offer of a Police Staff role will need to retire as an Officer. Police Officers considering retirement and being re-employed as Police Staff should contact HR to request important tax information regarding retirement and pension payments.

Further information on the post can be obtained from Louise Pope

**Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. They will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.**
30 June 2019