If you have previously worked for us or another police force as a PSCO, you may be able to re-join.
To re-join as a PCSO, you must:
have worked for Avon and Somerset Police or another police force as a PCSO
have previously completed your probationary period
live within the boundaries of the Avon and Somerset policing area by the time you begin the process of returning to service with us.
You must complete the application in full via our applicant portal below.
If you did not serve with Avon and Somerset Police then you will be required to upload the following: Copies of your last PDRs (personal development records), a print out of your sickness record covering at least the last 2 years of service from your Force HR records – please note that your full sickness record will be assessed as part of the selection process, and print outs of your complaints and misconduct record and any awards and commendations from your personnel record.
Once we have received your application form, we will consider current and anticipated vacancies, and contact you to advise on recruitment timelines.
An interview will be arranged with a representative from Neighbourhoods along with a representative from HR/Learning, where your reason for leaving and returning will be discussed.
Throughout the process we will assess your suitability to join through the re-joiner route and where a training needs analysis highlights further development prior to re-joining, you will be invited to apply via one of our initial learning programmes.
A Fitness test, medical review, and biometrics testing will be conducted along with Professional Standards checks and security vetting. We will also request references including a HR reference from your previous Force.
On successful completion of the recruitment checks we will look to place you on the next available course. Please be advised that the process from applying to start date can take approximately 6 months.
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We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.
We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country.
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Role Profile for PCSO.doc.pdf – 155KB
Policing Professional Framework PCSO Core Competencies.pdf – 106KB
Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)
You will require the following detail to complete this application form:
National Insurance Number
Identification Detail e.g. passport
Address information including proof
Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
Tattoos – you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have
If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos.
Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants
The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes.
Please ensure you allow time to complete your application fully as part complete pages do not save.
If the role has evidence questions you may wish to save these remotely and paste your answers into the boxes at time of submission.
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