2. Pay and benefits

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

Pay

On appointment with no previous Police Community Support Officer experience -  £18,486

Weekend working and shift enhancements are available, depending on the hours worked.

Successful applicants would normally be appointed on the bottom of the salary scale and will progress, via annual increases, up to £22,275.

Discounts and benefits

Joining us a PCSO 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)

Leave

You can expect to have between 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

Flexible working

After your training period 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. This does mean that you can't suddenly stop and go home in the middle of an incident just because you're scheduled shift has ended. The good news is that you'll be advised of your shifts a year in advance, allowing you to plan your work-life balance accordingly.

Personal support and advice

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 the Police Federation and staff associations to support and represent your needs

Sports and social

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.