Discover the broad range of benefits available at Leicestershire Police
You are able to access a fantastic range of benefits as listed below (some benefits are dependent on role, location and length of service):
The LGPS is one of the largest pension schemes in the UK. It is a defined benefit pension scheme which means your pension is based on your salary and how long you pay into the Scheme. The LGPS is administered locally by 86 local pension funds in England and Wales. Across England and Wales the LGPS currently has 6.1 million members.
Your employer pays the balance of the cost of providing your LGPS benefits. Every three years an independent actuary calculates how much your employer should contribute to the Scheme, after taking into account investment returns. The amount will vary, but on average employers will pay two thirds of the Scheme’s costs, with employees paying one third.
The police officers pension scheme is a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme. This means that for each year you are an active member you will earn a fraction of your pensionable earnings for that year as earned pension and this will be revalued for each subsequent year until you retire. In addition to your own contribution, your Police Pension Authority makes a significant contribution towards your pension. A public service pension is a tax efficient and an effective way to save for your retirement. Police officers can choose whether to join the police pension scheme or not at any point in their service - they are not automatically enrolled.
Leicestershire Police is committed to considering flexible working applications for all police staff and officers who wish to request to change their standard working arrangements. Some posts lend themselves more easily to flexible working than others and ultimately the core business of policing is paramount and must not be made vulnerable. However, where possible all reasonable requests will be agreed.
Allows individuals to split their working time across different locations including police workplaces, other suitable working areas and home. Hybrid working may not be operationally practical for certain jobs. Each departments line manager has the discretion to choose what % of time can be split across locations based on job requirements and individual considerations.
Discount card available for emergency services workers. £4.99 for 2 years provides savings on hotels, theme parks, restaurants, retail and more (price of card and offers may be subject to change).
Force gym membership costs only £7 per month. Membership consists of 24-hour access, 365 days a year to all 4 force gyms. These are located at FHQ, Loughborough, Keyham Lane and Beaumont Leys.
After six months service, staff are eligible for a car salary sacrifice scheme. You give up a portion of your gross salary for a selected period, in return for the use of a brand-new car and other car benefits.
Opens twice a year and some of the benefits include savings of up to 42% on a new bike and accessories.
Your gym membership also entitles you to go to a number of fitness classes held at force headquarters at 7.15am and 4.30pm.
Membership at £4.33 a month provides access to a number of police sports clubs including basketball, football, netball, rugby and many others. You will also have access to a number of external gyms and leisure facilities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
(Force headquarters only) On site, offering both a breakfast and lunch menu. The canteen serves a selection of hot, cold and healthy options at subsidised prices.
(most police buildings offer free car parking but there are a few, such as Mansfield House in the city centre that have very limited parking and staff may have to pay a subsided daily parking fee)
With weekly, monthly and bi-annual prizes of up to £1,000, you can purchase tickets in the force private lottery. Proceeds go to the Sports Association Development Fund.
Dedicated support around welfare from our Occupational Health Unit, Wellbeing Champions and online counselling and support from Health Assured. We also offer private medical cover, life insurance and group insurance schemes.
There is a prayer room at force headquarters, Wigston, Keyham lane, Mansfield House and Euston Street.
The force has a wide range of networks there to offer support, camaraderie, advice and events that might be of interest.
Leicestershire Police is currently one of only two police force to be recognised nationally as a Menopause Friendly Employer for the huge amount of focus on engagement to create a culture where menopause is easy to talk about.
Represents Police Staff within in the force, including clerical, admin staff, Police Community Support Officers, Call management staff, Scenes of Crime Officers. They negotiate for better pay and conditions, help individuals in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer society.
The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is the staff association for police constables, sergeants and inspectors (including chief inspectors). It is one of the largest staff associations in the UK representing more than 145,000 rank and file officers.
Police Officers/PCSOS – require glasses with safety lenses so are entitled to an optical car voucher which covers a sight test, a VDU test and spectacles with safety lenses from the £45 range.
Police staff – are entitled to a VDU test only and spectacles with safety lenses from the £45 range.
Police Officers - The annual leave entitlement, expressed in 8-hour days, for officers up to the rank of superintendent.
Length of Service
Leave entitlement in days
Leave Entitlement in hours
Less than 2
2 or More
10 or More
15 or More
20 or More
Police Staff - The number of days' annual leave entitlement for police staff per year is based on grade, length of service and contracted hours. Part time police staff annual leave is based on the same criteria but pro-rata to the contracted hours.