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PCSO Recruitment

Northamptonshire Police is looking for individuals who are able to present a confident and assertive personal style when dealing with members of the public to diffuse potentially challenging and confrontational situations with highly effective verbal communication and problem solving skills and the ability to relate to a board spectrum of individuals. 

The main responsibilities of a PCSO include:  

  • Being responsible for increasing public reassurance and safety by independently patrolling the streets of Northamptonshire, exercising problem solving skills and designated powers in order to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, whilst supporting police officers in the execution of their duties.
  • Providing basic crime prevention, safeguarding and personal safety advice and undertaking environmental audits to support crime prevention.
  • Building relationships with the local communities, businesses, schools and other community groups/service providers, through proactive community engagement.
  • Attending crime scenes and, when necessary, giving evidence in court.
  • Gathering and passing on relevant information/intelligence about individuals, locations and events, making effective use of force systems.

Please note:

  • The PCSO job description, person specification and shift pattern are currently under review.
  • No annual leave can be accommodated during the seven week initial training programme.


In addition to a paper sift, interview and presentation you will be required to pass vetting, biometric vetting, substance misuse checks, fitness and medical tests and have satisfactory references as part of our recruitment process. 

Interview / Presentation – 9/11 or 12 May 2017

Fitness Test / Substance Misuse Testing / Biometric Vetting – 10th May 2017

Medicals –15-25 May 2017

Closing date for applications: 28 April 2017 at 12 noon.

Start date: 3 July 2017.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please email MFSS Resourcing at mfss.resourcing@cheshire.pnn.police.uk 

To enable the effective delivery of frontline policing, Northamptonshire Police seeks to recruit from the widest pool of talent, with the aim of employing a workforce that reflects the diverse communities it serves.

For these reasons, the force actively encourages BME and female applicants to apply.

Applicants, who require reasonable adjustments, as described by the Equality Act 2010, or who consider they fall within the two ticks scheme must notify MFSS Resourcing of their requirements. If an applicant falls within the two ticks’ scheme and demonstrates that they meet the stated minimum criteria, an interview will be given.

For more information and to apply, click here:

Police Community Support Officer

£19,519 to £24,028 with a shift enhancement

22 days annual leave plus bank holidays upon commencement.

37 hours per week, working a shift pattern, including weekend working.

Positions across the county.

*a 12 month select list will be created*


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