Policing here in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is a genuinely rewarding experience – not just for the satisfaction you get from helping make the diverse community safer for everybody, but for the pay and benefits you’ll receive too.

Pay and pension

Salaries vary depending on the role you’re applying for.

Pension

All new entrants to the police service automatically join the Local Government Scheme.

Although membership of the scheme is automatic it is not compulsory and you can elect to opt out at any time. The amount of contribution you pay depends upon the level of your pensionable earnings.

The employee and employer contributions are set out below:

Annual pay bandings
from 1 April 2020

Employee Contribution Rate
(Main Section)

Employee Contribution Rate
(50/50 section)

Up to £14,600

5.50%

2.75%

£14,601 to £22,800

5.80%

2.90%

£22,801 to £37,100

6.50%

3.25%

£37,101 to £46,900

6.80%

3.40%

£46,901 to £65,600

8.50%

4.25%

£65,601 to £93,000

9.90%

4.95%

£93,001 to £109,500

10.50%

5.25%

£109,501 to £164,200

11.40%

5.70%

£164,201 or more

12.50%

6.25%

Joining us as a police officer entitles you to a highly competitive benefits package that includes everything from staff restaurant facilities to on site gym and high street discounts.

You'll have access to a wide range of discounts and special deals including:

  • Discounts at major high street stores, retail outlets, food establishments and other organisations nationwide
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Canteen
  • Gym facilities*
  • Eyesight vouchers
  • Sports & leisure clubs
  • Holiday playscheme discounts

(* small monthly fee)

You can expect to have a minimum of 23 days of paid holiday each year. This is in addition to public holidays.

We make provision for a number of other forms of leave, including:

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Special leave with and without pay
  • Carers leave
  • Parental leave

You can apply for flexible working arrangements.

However, each case is looked at individually and on its own merits. We will consider all requests and will try to accommodate them provided they fit with the operational demands of the organisation.

We expect you to be flexible and we strive to be a flexible employer. The good news is that you'll be advised of your shifts at least three months in advance, allowing you to plan your work-life balance accordingly.

We pride ourselves on being a caring employer, and provide a range of support initiatives to help with both your personal welfare and that of your family:

  • Support for employees with caring responsibilities, such as flexible working arrangements
  • Occupational health and welfare counselling, ranging from psychotherapy to financial guidance
  • A range of development and mentoring schemes
  • Membership of staff associations to support and represent your needs

We offer our employees a range of subsidised leisure and sporting activities/ opportunities.

From swimming to sailing and football to fishing, a wide range of sports groups are available.  Many members compete at regional, national and international levels.

All standards welcome from beginners to seasoned competitors.