Vacancy Information

Chief Constable Jo Shiner: I am immensely proud and privileged to lead Sussex Police. Every day I see our teams achieving phenomenal results - preventing crime, leading successful operations and complex investigations, making arrests, and often putting themselves in danger in order to go the extra mile to keep our local communities safe. Together, we work on the following three priorities that underpin everything we do. As a member of our policing family, you will play your part to:

• Protect our communities
• Catch criminals
• Deliver an outstanding service to victims, witnesses and the public

To protect our diverse communities, we listen and engage. Whether people are in our cities, our towns or in our villages, in person or online, residents or visitors, we work to understand community issues and concerns and demonstrate we are acting on them in both our words and actions.

We catch criminals, with prevention and deterrence as the starting point. With additional officers, skills and capacity, and working with our partners, our teams are empowered to put the public first.

We strive to deliver an outstanding service, getting it right first time,to grow trust and confidence in Sussex Police. It is only with the help of our local communities that we can succeed in our duty to keep people safe, starting with our very first interaction, right through to the quality of the evidence we present to secure a conviction or positive outcome.

This is underpinned by a professional, healthy, diverse and inclusive workforce that take pride, and are valued, for the work they do.

We are going through considerable modernisation to transform what we do, how we operate to the highest standards, and how we improve our service to local communities. We see a Police Officer's role as a role which is more than working to reduce crime. It is now just as much about reducing the fear of crime, working in partnership with communities to make a real difference and improve the quality of life for everyone.

Sussex is one of the largest counties in the UK, and is divided into three Divisions, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex. The vibrant City of Brighton & Hove is a lively, diverse and rapidly expanding city, which boasts good transport links to the capital. The county also has a varied mix of smaller coastal towns and different rural communities, with some of England's most attractive countryside. Towards the north of Sussex the UK's second largest airport, Gatwick, can be found, which sees millions of passengers each year travelling to around 200 destinations worldwide.

If you're an experienced Police Constable from a Home Office force and would like to work in Response, particularly in Brighton or Crawley, then we'd like to hear from you.

The Role

We're looking to recruit experienced Police Constables, who have completed their probationary period and would like to work in our Response Teams, particularly in Brighton or Crawley.

We are looking for response officers who see themselves as risk managers, and can make difficult decisions that stand up to scrutiny. For this, officers will need to be comfortable in using the tools available; the NDM and THRIVE, which will help you to understand the problem, assess the risk and tackle the issues.

Eligibility Criteria:

To apply to transfer to Sussex Police, you must:
- Be a substantive officer (at appropriate rank) and not subject to a probationary period - Be a serving police officer in a Home Office Force or BTP
- Pass the necessary vetting, occupational health and fitness checks; such checks will not be carried out until after a successful interview
- Have no outstanding discipline, integrity or performance issues
- Be able to show commitment to achieving high levels of attendance
- Demonstrate a passion and commitment to Sussex Police
- Not have made an application to join any other force at the same time
- Have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application, or be able to provide a certificate of good conduct from the relevant country
- Have a full UK manual driving licence
- Not be a current or previous member of a proscribed terrorist organisation or group
- Declare any business interest
- Declare any membership or involvement with the reserve Forces
- Not have tattoos which could cause offence
- Not have any existing County Court Judgements (CCJs) outstanding against you or have registered bankrupt and not have been discharged for at least three years

Role Information :

What Sussex Police can offer you…:
- National Salary plus £1,500 per annum South East allowance
- 22 days per year annual leave, rising to 30 days (based on a working day of 8 hours) a year depending on your length of service
- Opportunity to progress through the ranks and/or specialise in an area of policing that interests you most
- Highly competitive pension scheme
- An Employee Assistance Programme for advice and counselling covering a range of health, well-being and lifestyle topics
- Access to discounts, savings and cash back rewards including travel subsidiaries, an eye care scheme and more
- Flexible benefits
- Progressive approach to flexible working, enhanced maternity and paternity leave and potential for a career break (after two years’ service)
- Opportunities to join various support networks, staff associations and sports clubs
- Access to subsidised gym (depending on location)

Contact Details

Should you have any queries please contact:

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Diversity Statement

We are only as good as our people. It's really important to us that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we believe that as an organisation we'll benefit from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity can bring; all of which helps us to deliver a better policing service.

We have worked really hard to create a safe, open and inclusive culture. We have a range of staff networking groups to provide specific support and advice and we are proud to be members of Stonewall and Disability Confident, and to be aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement.

We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities so, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to