Do you want a career where the day job is like no other? Do you want to help others? Do you have a desire to make a real difference?
If so, a career within policing could be for you.
We are pleased to be accepting applications for the position of police constable new recruits! You have until 9am on Monday 1 August 2022 to submit your application. Our latest campaign will provide great opportunities if you interested in an exciting career with Lincolnshire Police.
Whilst we are currently accepting applications from all we are particularly keen to hear from those who live and want to work on the east of the county and who have language skills in addition to English. We currently have a number of intakes planned for late 2022 and 2023.
The role of a police constable is both challenging and exceptionally rewarding. You will face many different scenarios and situations, you will meet new people, and you will serve the public by building confidence and trust in the areas that you work. Thiis truly is one of the most rewarding and diverse careers available.
You’ll be highly trained and supported throughout your policing career. You will ensure that our communities are helped through some of the most difficult situations that they may face in the future, and be there to support victims and witnesses when required.
You’ll be paid from day one when you start your training, where you will begin your exciting journey as a new recruit. At the end of two years, you will have achieved a level 4 qualification in Policing Professional Practice. The starting salary for a Police Constable is £24,237, which after seven years in service has the potential to increase to £41,130.
In choosing Lincolnshire Police, you will be joining a unique organisation determined to provide its workforce with a positive experience. We strongly believe that wellbeing is vital, as people who feel good about themselves and happy in their environment will do great work. We are so proud of our people who do amazing things every day to serve the public and lead the way in many areas too through their passion, dedication and commitment. We look forward to increasing the size of the Lincolnshire Police family further over the years ahead.
If you have been inspired to join the Lincolnshire Police family apply now.
Are you eligible to apply?
You must meet at least one of the criteria below to apply.
Hold a level 3 qualification (or higher). This must be equivalent to an A Level qualification in two subjects; or
Possess a policing qualification approved by the Sector Skills Council for the Justice Sector; or
Be currently serving as a PCSO. You will have completed your PCSO Action Checklist, passed your probationary period at the time of application and be up to date with all mandatory training; or
Be currently serving as a Special Constable/VPCSO. You will have attained independent patrol status and will consistently have completed sixteen hours per month, You will need to be up to date with all mandatory training; or
Be currently serving with, or have previously served with the Armed Forces. You will have served for a minimum of two years, and your service must have been within the last five years (i.e. after 2017). You will have an exemplary reference; or
If you are able to demonstrate sufficient competence in Eastern European languages, Arabic, Far Eastern Languages, Romanian and Bulgarian we would be particularly interested in receiving an application from you; or
We are also keen to encourage applications from individuals who can competently communicate in British Sign Language and Makaton;or
If you are competent in any other languages, please contact the PC Recruitment team to discuss further.
Competence in a second language will be tested throughout the recruitment process.
In addition to meeting the above, you must meet all of the below criteria at the time of applying.
You can apply at the age of 17, although you won’t be appointed until you are 18.
You may apply without a full UK driving license but you must be working towards it. A full manual driving license is essential prior to an offer being made. You must not have 9 or more endorsable points on your licence at the point of applying or at any point throughout the recruitment process.
You must ensure that you are physically fit for the role. Endurance will be tested during the selection process.
You must not have been unsuccessful at Online Assessment with any police force within the last three months. If you have been unsuccessful you must wait three months from the date of your assessment centre before you can apply. This is three months at the date you apply.
You must have been a resident in the UK for the last three years continuously.
You must be a UK, EU or Commonwealth Citizen, with no restrictions on your stay in the
Applications will not be accepted if you do not meet the eligibility criteria.
How to apply
Make sure you are eligible to apply against the criteria above. Applications are pre-screened when received. If you do not meet the above criteria your application will not be progressed further.
Download and complete the Police Officer National Application Form and Posting Preference Form below.
You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. You will be notified once the pre-screening process has been completed. We will keep you updated regarding the status of your application.
If you have any queries regarding your eligibility or any of the information outlined above, please contact the PC Recruitment Team on (01522) 558235 or at [email protected]
We wish you well throughout the recruitment process and look forward to receiving your application.