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Police staff work in a variety of essential roles in the Constabulary, providing valuable support to operational colleagues. These include Finance, HR, transport services, information communication technology, Force Control room and legal services and Criminal Justice.

All police staff vacancies are advertised on this page. Each position has a role profile detailing the minimum criteria required in order to perform the role, together with the main responsibilities of the position.

Applicants are required to provide evidence in support of all minimum criteria, as detailed on the respective role profile in order to progress to the next stage of the recruitment and selection process. Subsequent selection processes will follow. This evidence should be provided at the end of the application in the section entitled; knowledge, skills and experience. You may type this information on a separate Word document if you wish to. There is no maximum or minimum length for this section.

You are asked to consider how closely your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role profile. Applicants may also wish to submit a CV. However, as this is an essential part of the application process, it is in your own best interests to complete the application in full to convey to the panel your suitability for the post.

Applications can be completed electronically or can be printed and hand written. Completed applications must be returned to the Resourcing Unit by the specified closing date. Applications can be returned electronically via email to: in person or via the postal service to:

Gloucestershire Constabulary
Resourcing Unit
County Police Headquarters
No 1. Waterwells
Waterwells Drive

Reception hours for hand-delivered mail are 0800-1700, Monday – Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.

Residency criteria

The need for the residency rule arises from the requirement to vet all applicants in an equitable manner. This is because the UK police service does not currently have any means of facilitating vetting enquiries overseas to the extent required for those who are resident in the UK.

The purpose of the residency criteria is to ensure that applicants have a checkable history in the UK, so that meaningful vetting enquiries can be undertaken. The criteria provide reassurance when considering the health and safety of police personnel and the public. Effective vetting cannot be conducted if there is no way to assess the honesty, integrity, reliability and overall suitability for clearance of appointees against the information available.

The residency requirements refer to the period immediately before an application is made, and not any other three-, five-, or ten-year period, or any other accumulation of time spent in the UK.

Application of the residency criteria

If an individual resides permanently in the UK, they are considered to be a UK resident.

An individual who has moved overseas and severed major ties to the UK (e.g., closed bank accounts and sold property) is considered to have surrendered their residency in the UK. This would also apply to people who maintain bank accounts purely for the purpose of receiving regular payments, e.g., a UK pension.

An individual is considered to be on an extended holiday if they have:

• spent a significant period of time overseas without returning to the UK, but intend to return in the future
• taken a gap year before or following university
• travelled for a year
• spent time overseas visiting family.

This is not an exhaustive list.

Individuals who meet the above criteria maintain their UK residency and may therefore be considered for vetting clearance.

Serving with the HMG or armed forces

An individual who has been posted overseas as part of their service with HMG or the armed forces is considered to have been resident in the UK for the period that they were abroad.

Where an individual has been overseas as the spouse, partner or dependent of a member of the armed forces posted overseas, they can be considered to have been resident in the UK if their place of residence was within the confines of the establishment, e.g., a military base. If they were residing outside this, they are considered to have been resident overseas.

For the purposes of force vetting, the following residency requirements apply:

• recruitment vetting (RV) – three years 
• management vetting (MV) – five years 
• non-police personnel vetting (NPPV) – three years

3222 Application Developer ICT
Closing Date: Close of business on Thursday 01 March 2018
Salary/Scale Scale 6 to SOI: £24,813 to £29,307

Based at HQ Waterwells, Quedgeley        




Completed applications are be sent to the Resourcing inbox:

3225 ICT Infrastructure Engineer L4
Closing Date: Close of business on Thursday 01 March 2018
Salary/Scale SO2 : Up to £43,473 (inclusive of Market Force Factors)

Based at HQ Waterwells, Quedgeley

Full-time 37 hours per week


Interviewing week commencing 05 March 2018


Completed applications are to be sent to the Resourcing inbox:

3219 Workshop Supervisor
Closing Date: Close of business on Friday 23 February 2018
Salary/Scale S01: £27,519 - £29,307 per annum

Transport Services

HQ Waterwells, Quedgeley – Waterwells Workshop

Full-time: 37 hours per week


Completed application forms are to be sent to the Resourcing inbox

SWPCP & SWESC Communications Officer
Closing Date: Close of business on Friday 23 February 2018
Salary/Scale S02: £30,180 - £31,938 per annum


Portishead / negotiable

Full Time (37hpw)

Temporary until 31/03/2019

The 12 emergency service organisations* within the South West seek a Communications Officer with substantial experience of managing complex environments to deliver corporate communications for the South West Police Collaboration Programme (SWPCP) and the South West Emergency Services Collaboration Programme (SWESC).

Working with existing brands and communications strategies, the successful applicant will be directly responsible for planning and delivering a comprehensive communications plan. This will include use of on and off-line platforms and evaluating and adapting activity based upon the needs of a number of diverse audiences.

You will hold a relevant degree or equivalent qualification or equivalent experience as well as substantial experience of working in a corporate communications capacity within a large and complex organisation. You will also need previous experience of operating web and/or intranet based content management systems.

All applicants should have a full current driving licence or the ability to travel around the force area using alternative transport.

Working pattern – Flexible working, full time, part time and job share applications will be considered.

Interviews are scheduled to be on Tuesday 6th March 2018.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 23rd February 2018.

If an internal applicant who is at risk of redundancy / in need of redeployment has applied for this role and pass the selection process they will be offered the role over the remaining internal and / or external applicants.

Please be advised we are unable to supply any feedback after shortlisting.

For an application form please visit:

Page last updated: 11 January 2018