Femal police staff member sat at her desk smiling at a colleague.

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, 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. As this is an essential part of the application process, it is in your own best interests to complete the application form in full to convey to the panel your suitability for the post.

Police Staff Application Form – MS Word Format

Police Staff Application Form – PDF Format

Vetting Privacy Notice – This privacy notice applies to vetting checks undertaken by Gloucestershire Constabulary. It explains how we intend to collect, store and handle your personal data and that of third parties in the course of conducting police vetting checks.

How to submit your application

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: Resourcing@Gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk 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 8am to 5pm, Monday to 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

Current vacancies

3870 Infrastructure Engineer Level 4

Closing Date:          Open until filled

Location:                Police HQ Waterwells

Department:           ICT Analysis, Research and Planning

Full Time:                37 hours a week

You will be required to work weekends, evenings or bank holidays if part of the on call rota, there is an on call allowance of up to £4k.


Scale:                      S02

Salary:                   S02 £31,875 - £33,732 per annum - up to £45,909 per annum (inclusive of 14 Market Force Factors)

Interview:              Week commencing 19th October 2020 onwards.

Gloucestershire Constabulary are recruiting an ICT Infrastructure Engineer who has an excellent understanding and hands-on experience of Windows Server 2012R2 and above, Active Directory, Group Policy, SCCM, Exchange 2013 and Office 365, Azure Infrastructure administration, VMware ESXi, server and storage array technologies.


We are looking for a highly motivated and proactive individual who is willing to bring their ideas and provide appropriate challenge to the departmental approach to an infrastructure service. Ideally, the successful applicant would bring the minimum equivalent of 2 years’ experience of supporting and enhancing IT infrastructure.


This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced technical team, installing and maintaining infrastructure services in line with defined practises and standards, ensuring acceptable levels of performance are maintained.  The successful candidate will report to the Infrastructure Team Leader and will work closely with the Networking, Security, DBA and Development teams to provide services to 2000 users.


The role requires good communication skills, the ability to liaise with others in the Constabulary to provide both technical support and advice. The candidate will be expected to work with others, including 3rd party vendors on delivering technical projects.


The role will be based at the Gloucestershire Police HQ which is just off junction 12 of the M5 and offers benefits including Local Government Pension, flexible working within core hours, free parking, on-site gym, canteen and many active Sports and Social Clubs.  


Candidates must be willing to undergo the relevant security vetting for this role and contribute to 24/7 Infrastructure on call rota.


Role Profile

Completed applications should be sent to the resourcing inbox:


3873 Force Armourer

Closing Date:   01 November 2020

Location:        GTEC Waterwells

Department:  Specialist Operations

Full Time:      37 hours a week


Scale:           6

Salary:         £26,208 - £28,023

Additional Information:

This post is part of the Tri Force Collaboration, and will require occasional travel to and from any armoury within Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Avon and Somerset force areas.

Applications are invited for the post of Force Armourer, predominantly based at Gloucestershire Armoury, currently situated at GTEC.  This post is part of the Tri Force Firearms Training agreement, and as such the post holder will also be required to travel to any armoury within the Tri Force area on occasion.  A Driving Licence is required, and duties include responsibility for security, cleanliness, maintenance  and repair of all weapons, ammunition and other munitions.


The successful candidate will be already qualified to service force weapons or be willing to achieve the necessary qualifications within 6 months.


Role Profile


Completed applications should be sent to the resourcing inbox:



3879 Mobile Camera Enforcement Team Leader

Closing Date: Close of business on Tuesday 03 November 2020.

Location:             HQ Waterwells

Department:       Criminal Justice Department

Full time:             37 hours 


Scale                   6

Salary                 £26,208 - £28,023

Interview           TBC

Role Profile

This role forms part of a small team operating as team leader to ensure best use of mobile camera enforcement in support of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s safe and social driving strategy.

The role will ensure the team are well supported and appropriately directed making the best use of their skills. We are looking for someone with strong supervisory skills to support the team who work largely on their own but also to promote the fantastic and vital job they do.

Completed applications should be sent to the resourcing inbox:



3880 Recruitment Officer

Closing Date: Close of business on Sunday 8th November 2020

Salary/Scale Scale 5: £23,325 to £25,380

Location:             Police Headquarters Waterwells

Department:       HR

Full time:             37 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract up to 18 months

Scale                   5

Salary                  £23,325 to £25,380

Interview Date:   TBC

Role Profile

Completed applications should be sent to the resourcing inbox:





3885 Alcohol Licensing Assistant

Closing Date: Close of business on Wednesday 04th November 2020.

Location:           Hucclecote Police Station

Department:     Community Harm Reduction

Full time:             37 hours per week


Scale:                   4

Salary:                 £20,619 - £22,833 pro rata

Interview Date:   13 November 2020

Role Profile


Completed applications should be sent to the resourcing inbox: