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

3849 Customer Contact Advisor - Cirencester

Closing Date:          Close of business on 22 September 2020

Location:                 Cirencester Police Station

Department:           Incident Management Department

Full time:                37 hours per week based on a shift pattern which includes Saturday and Bank Holiday working


Scale                      4

Salary                    £20,619 to £22,833

Shift Allowance:    5.57%

Interview Date:     To be advised

Role Profile

Are you motivated by serving the public ensuring you provide the best service possible? Are you clear and comprehensive when communicating with others? Can you enhance the reputation of the Constabulary through your actions and behaviours?


Gloucestershire Constabulary believes in delivering a first class service to the residents of Gloucestershire. If you are interested in joining our team and keeping people safe, we have a vacancy for a Customer Contact Advisor based in our local stations, being the face of the Police in the community.


If you join us, you will be given a unique training course learning how to respond to enquiries from the pubic whether in person, by email or in person.

Completed applications should be sent to the resourcing inbox:- resourcing@gloucestershire.police.uk


3856 - File Builder X 5 Roles

Closing Date: Close of Business Tuesday 29th September 2020

Location: 3 Based within the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Division at either Cheltenham or Tewkesbury Police Station & 2 Based within the Cotswolds and Stroud Division at either Cirencester or Stroud Police Station

Department: Crime Management and Investigative Standards Department

Hours: Full Time 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Scale: Scale 5

Salary: £23,235 - £25,380

Interview Date: Wk Commencing 12th and 19th October 2020.

Additional Information:

Applications are sort for crime file builders to support local policing investigations. The role will involve the preparation of case papers for the crown prosecution service in line with the national file standards.


There are 5 vacancies across the force area, the candidate will be permanently stationed in one area, but maybe required to support colleagues in other areas. There will be 3 vacancies in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury division and 2 in Cotswolds and Stroud division.  Please state your preferred location on your application form.


Full training will be provided along with a period of mentoring.  Training course for successful candidates will be held at the Sabrina Centre, Berkeley in March 2021.


Role Profile


Completed applications should be sent to the resourcing inbox:-


3857 Forensic Analysis Officer

Closing Date:  Close of Business Monday 28 September 2020

Location:          Police Headquarters Waterwells

Department:     Forensic Analysis Bureau

Full time:          37 hours per week

Contract:          Permanent

Scale:               Starting at Scale 3 if no previous experience -

                        up to Scale 6 if previous experience (see Role Profiles)

Salary:             £18,951 to £28,023 (experience dependant)

Interview Date:  To be confirmed

Role Profile Scale 3-4

Role Profile Scale 5-6

Additional information about the role:

Is successful at shortlisting this will be a two phase recruitment process.

Phase One. Invite to assessment.

Phase Two. If successful at Phase One you will be invited to interview.

Completed applications should be sent to the Resourcing In box:



3860 Victim and Witness Support Officer

Closing date:       28 September 2020

Location:              Police HQ Waterwells

Department:        Criminal Justice Department

Full Time:             37 hours a week

Contract:              Permanent

Interview Date:    TBC

Scale:                   5

Salary:                 £23,235 - £25,380

Role Profile

Completed applications should be sent to the resourcing inbox :-



3861 Phoenix Bureau Operator

Closing Date: Close of business on Wednesday 30 September 2020

Location:                HQ Waterwells

Department:           Governance and Compliance

Part-time:               25 hours a week 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday, with some occasional weekend working 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday, with some occasional weekend working37 hours a week, Monday to Friday, with some occasional weekend working


Scale                      4

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

Additional Information: 

Working 1 weekend in 4 – equivalent of half day Saturday, half day Sunday pro rata).

Role Profile


Completed applications should be sent to the resourcing inbox :-



3862 Alcohol Licensing Assistant

Closing Date: Close of business on Wednesday 30th September 2019.

Location:           Hucclecote Police Station

Department:     Community Harm Reduction

Full time:             22 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract up to 12 months

Scale:                   4

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

Interview Date:   TBC

Role Profile


Completed applications should be sent to the resourcing inbox:




3864 Stores Assistant and Tailor

Closing Date:      Close of business on 1 October 2020

Location:             Phoenix House, Waterwells

Department:       Support Services

Full time:            37 hours per week (Part Time applications will be considered)


Scale                  4

Salary                 £20,619 to £22,833

Interview Date:  TBC

Role Profile

Completed applications are to be forwarded to the Resourcing inbox:



3865 Handyperson - Sabrina Centre

Closing Date:          Close of business Sunday 4th October 2020

Location:                Countywide based at Quedgeley & Berkeley,


Department:           Estates and Support Services Analysis, Research and Planning

Full Time:                37 hours a week

Working hours are between 08:00 and 18:00 (working 08:00-16:00 or 10:00-18:00) Monday to Friday, however there may on occasion, with adequate notice, be the requirement to work outside of normal hours.


Scale:                      3

Salary:                    £18,951 - £20,199 per annum plus an anti-social hours payment

Interview:                To be confirmed

Role Profile

Completed applications should be sent to the resourcing inbox: