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Staff rewards and benefits

As well as the obvious career development potential that comes with joining the force at such an exciting and pivotal time for us, and the satisfaction from making a real difference to the communities that we serve, you'll also enjoy a package of more immediate benefits.

 

These include 24 days' holidays, rising to 33 days over time and in line with your grade and length of service, discounts from major retailers and the opportunity to join different networks, associations, sports and social clubs.

Your rewards and benefits package also includes: 

  Shift allowances (if applicable to the role)

These will depend upon the span of hours and frequency of shift working. Police staff working shifts that involve weekends (7am on Friday to 6:59am on Monday) may also be entitled to a weekend working allowance.

  Flexible working

For most roles we encourage and provide flexible working arrangements.

  Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

An important and valuable part of your package, the scheme is one of the best ways to plan for retirement with an excellent range of benefits that include a tiered ill health retirement package, early payment of benefits, the right to retire voluntarily, flexible retirement, secure benefits, employer's contributions, life cover and family cover - find out more here.

  Health and wellbeing

Our Employee Assistance Programme is provided by PAM Assist, is free to all and available 24 hours a day all year round, providing confidential support for problems that can affect performance, health, mental and emotional wellbeing. The Occupational Health team aims to support attendance and effectiveness by working proactively to minimise health risks and to promote individual responsibility for health, fitness and wellbeing. You are also eligible for a free eye test, and we offer sports clubs and competitions and gym facilities at various police stations.

  

Staff support networks

We host a range of staff support networks, including B-ME Network, PRIDE Alliance and Women's Network, plus you will have the opportunity to join a range of Trade Unions and associations.

  

Finance and discounts

Staff and officers may access Emergency Services discounts at a range of retail, leisure and entertainment outlets. You can also sign up for a Blue Light Card, offering online and in-store discounts, while the Police Motorsource Group provides discounts on new vehicles. Police Mutual provides a range of financial services and advice on everything from savings to investments to protection products