Our Force Control Room Call Handler recruitment is now closed.
You can find out more about the role and how to apply below.
Do you have what it takes to be at the front-line of policing and help Gloucestershire Constabulary deliver our mission to keep people safe from harm? Do you share our values of integrity, impartiality and transparency? Can you be dedicated to work in the public's interest, engaging and listening to their needs and concerns?
We are looking for individuals with exceptional communication skills and a passion for public service to become Force Control Room (FCR) Call Handlers within Gloucestershire Constabulary.
About the role
As a Call Handler, you will be part of an inclusive team of professionals delivering an excellent service to the public.
You will work in an environment which changes from minute-to-minute. No two days will be the same as you ensure that the public feel valued; helping to build confidence in the police service. You will be dealing with emergency and non-emergency contact via a variety of channels.
Often callers can be distressed and in a time critical situation. You will need to take control, gain relevant information and make dynamic decisions whilst being empathetic, compassionate and supportive.
There are a variety of shift patterns for successful candidates; full time, part time, day shifts or late shifts. All shift patterns will be working 24/7 and includes bank holidays and weekends.
Full-time FCR Call Handlers receive a 32.06% shift allowance on top of their basic full time salary of £21,837 - £24,156 (pro-rata for part-time positions). Shift allowance commences after the completion of the initial training course when the successful applicants start working the 24/7 shift pattern.
As you'd expect from one of the largest employers in the county, you'll enjoy an excellent benefits package. Located at our HQ, which is just off Junction 12 of the M5, you'll have access to an on-site gym and sports facilities, a comprehensive well-being package and receive recognition of excellence through our internal awards programme
Being a people person, having first class communication skills, treating people with dignity and respect as well as having the ability to handle complex and sometimes volatile situations are the key attributes for a Force Control Room Call Handler. To apply for one of our Force Control Room Call Handler, you'll also need to:
Be 18-years-old or over
Have four GCSE's at C or above (including Maths and English) or transferable equivalents
Be computer literate
Have effective communication skills
Ability to work under pressure
Disciplined approach to work
Ability to manage people and information
Ability to use own initiative
A flexible attitude to working and shift rostering
Please note that successful candidates will be required to attend an 8 week training programme at our training venue, predominantly at the Sabrina Centre in Berkeley with some variations, to equip them with all of the skills they'll need for the role. Training will be full time Monday to Friday for all roles, including part time roles.
There are four working patterns available as a Gloucestershire Constabulary Call Handler. The patterns include full time, part time, day shifts (part time) or late shifts (part time). All shift patterns work a 24/7 rota and this includes bank holidays and weekends.
Please note that for your application you will need to state which shift pattern you are applying for.