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Police Support Volunteers Roles

Police Support Volunteers assist police officers, staff and other volunteers to address policing issues that matter most to people locally. They bring a wide range of skills and experience from all sorts of backgrounds.

They join the volunteering programme for many reasons – but they all have one thing in common - they want to help the Constabulary in making life better for communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Volunteers undertake various unpaid roles such as monitoring CCTV footage, delivering crime reduction advice and providing administrative support to Neighbourhood officers. There are many different opportunities to volunteer in both the City and County and new roles are constantly being identified where volunteers can assist police officers and staff.

Don’t worry if you do not have any formal qualifications, we are more interested in your ability to communicate effectively with a wide cross section of people and your commitment and enthusiasm to work in an environment where confidentiality, honesty and integrity are important.

We would also need you to meet our security vetting and eligibility criteria and be able to work as part of a team, with minimum supervision if required.

For all Police Support Volunteer roles please click here for an application form and forward to [email protected]

For more information, please contact the HR Service Centre during office working hours on 101 ext 2657.

Environmental Champion

Location: Force Headquarters, Mansfield House, Loughborough

The role reports to Corporate Services

It is primarily looking to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce energy bills within the organisation.

Our buildings such as FHQ/Mansfield House/Loughborough tend to have fewer staff working in the building outside of normal office hours and there is significant opportunity to reduce energy bills by turning off computers etc that are not in use.

The role requires:

- To have an interest in environmental issues
- To demonstrate excellent communication skills at all levels

In addition it would be helpful if applicant had experience of:

When can you volunteer?
- Evenings ideally between 1700-2200hrs
- Best would be a Friday evening or weekends but other days will be considered.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Support

Location: Force Wide
Role Purpose: To provide administrative and practical support to the Neighbourhood Team and protect our communities.

Main Tasks:
- Providing administrative support to the Neighbourhood Beat Teams e.g. data inputting, filing, updating notice boards
- Arranging Police neighbourhood meetings to include booking of venue, arrangement of refreshments, minute taking, clearing venue after use etc.
- Organise patch walks to include planning route, inviting participants, promoting walk etc
- Working with partners to solve locally identified problems
- Carrying out street surveys with the general public
- Distributing crime prevention literature & promoting the neighbourhood team & Leicestershire Police to the community in a positive light
- Conducting telephone call backs to assist with administration tasks relating to the JAGS, communication plans enabling the Beacon Officer to respond more efficiently to the needs of the local community

- No specific qualifications required
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Good organisational skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Appropriate dress and ID card visible at all times
- Language skills an advantage

Beacon Officer Support

Location: Force Wide
Role Purpose: To support the Beacon Officer to effectively manage neighbourhood policing

Main Tasks: - Support the Beacon Officer - Be able to communicate and work with members of the community - Organise and facilitate public meetings and events - Develop and maintain close working relationships with partnership agencies - Working with partners to solve locally identified problems - Supporting effective and efficient use of resources - Use social media to improve confidence through community safety related messages, crime prevention etc.

Skills/Qualifications: - No specific qualifications required - Good oral and written communication skills - Good organisational skills - Ability to work as part of a team - Appropriate dress and ID card visible at all times

CCTV Operator

Location: Melton Mowbray police station

Working at Melton Mowbray station, a number of volunteers are required: - To monitor a minimum of eight CCTV screens and take appropriate action as required;
- To maintain a tape catalogue;
- To dispose of tapes in accordance with Force Policy;
- To write statements to accompany tapes to be used as Court exhibits;
- To maintain a record of faults reported within the CCTV system.
Minimum age criteria: 18 years old

There may be a requirement to attend Court to give evidence relating to CCTV monitoring.

For more information on the role please contact Paul Appleby on 101 asking for extension 4578.

3 x PSV Programme - Support Officers (LPU)Based: Charnwood, Hinckley

This position is intended to provide support to the PSV Programme at the LPU level. It provides the link between the LPU Commander and Deputy and the volunteers.

It will undertake a variety of tasks that support both the volunteers and the commanders.

Skills Required:
- Good communication skills
- Previous experience of team leadership is necessary or ability to evidence team leadership skills
- Ability to work as part of a team

2 x Support to Specials Initial Training Programme

The purpose of the role is to provide administrative support to the trainers delivering the above programme.

There are 5 courses per year and they each cover 7 weekends. A degree of flexibility will be required to ensure that each course has the necessary support in place throughout the training period.

Tasks will include:

To have a working knowledge of the Special Constabulary
To have good organisational skills
To have some level of administrative experience
To be able to work on own initiative
To be used to working in a confidential environment
To be able to work to tight deadlines on occasions

When can you volunteer?
Flexible to match course dates. These are known up to 12 months in advance and can be supplied on request

Where? Force Headquarters

Volunteer NHW at Syston (Charnwood) | Volunteer NHW at Loughborough

The purpose of this volunteer role is to support the Safer Neighbourhood Teams by supporting the development and activity of Neighbour Watch and other ‘Watch schemes.

This is done by visiting streets/homes and canvassing residents to form a NHW scheme and then handing over the scheme to the Leicestershire Neighbourhood Watch Network once established.

It involves:
- The maintenance of information relating to existing Watch schemes - The development of new schemes in conjunction with the SNT and District Council where appropriate
- Attending meetings with SNT and Council where appropriate
- Sharing of relevant information with NHW and others via newsletters, Neighbourhood Link and similar means.
- Promoting NHW at events etc in conjunction with existing Police Support Volunteers

To have a working knowledge of computers and using a computer.
To be willing to learn new computer skills i.e. to use Neighbourhood Alert
To be willing to work as a team
To work on their own with a minimum of supervision
To be willing and able to talk to residents
To be able to plan and work methodically
To be willing to attend and organise meetings

When can you volunteer? Flexible between 8am and 10pm

Where? LPU Based