Wiltshire Police will be accepting applications to become Police Constables from 10am on Friday 30 September until 11pm Sunday 16 October.
Applicants will have to apply online; details will be available on the Wiltshire Police website.
Chief Constable Mike Veale said: “It is a pleasure to be able to say that Wiltshire Police will soon be accepting applications from prospective Police Constables.
“Taking on the role of a police officer is a great career choice that offers individuals the opportunity to really make a difference within local communities.
“We have a strong ethos of equality and inclusion not only in the service we aim to provide but also within the organisation. We are looking for talented people who can put people first and engage with the increasingly diverse communities we serve.”
Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson said: “We want to recruit people who are dedicated to serving the public and who can embody the Values and Behaviours that are integral to Wiltshire Police.
“Police officers are frequently called upon to deal with a range of people, sometimes the most vulnerable in our society, and these are often in times of personal crisis.
“For that reason I hope that the Force is able to select candidates with emotional intelligence that can carry out their duties conscientiously.
“Wiltshire and Swindon is a diverse community with different life experiences, genders, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and sexual orientations. I want Wiltshire Police to reflect this diversity and be a part of keeping our communities safe.”
“I particularly encourage people in minority communities to apply for roles in Wiltshire Police.”
Police officers work closely with the community and undertake a variety of activities which relate to the prevention and detection of crime and the prosecution of offenders against the peace. The key tasks of a Police Officer are to:
• Liaise with external agencies/departments and members of the community to develop better working practices and improve the safety of the local community
• Respond to calls for assistance from the public, record and investigate crime and non-crime issues and participate in the long term resolution of community problems
• Undertake mobile and foot patrol, seeking to reassure the public and proactively work towards the prevention and detection of offences
• Attend and investigate traffic collisions, working with other agencies to improve road safety
• Interview suspects, witnesses and victims, establishing facts and compiling case files for prosecution and other further action
• Arrest and detain suspected persons, gathering evidence to enable the fair and just prosecution of offenders.
There is an initial assessment that prospective applicants will need to pass before they can complete an application form.
Applicants must be able to prove the following qualifications:
Level 3 qualification (A Level Grade A*- E) or above, in any subject or equivalent
GCSEs A*- C in English Language or Literature or equivalent, CSE English Grade 1, O Level English Grade C or above
GCSE Maths A* – E, or functional/numeracy skills Level 2 or equivalent.
Wiltshire Police will also accept some key criteria or relevant experience instead of the Level 3 qualification. However applicants must still have the GCSEs as detailed above.
Applicants will be required to submit original copies of their educational qualifications, these will be returned.
There have the opportunity to access a pre-assessment preview until 5pm Thursday 29 September, available on the Wiltshire Police website.
For more information and to access the pre-assessment preview, please visit www.wiltshire.police.uk.