On joining, police staff will be automatically enrolled into the Northern Ireland Civil Service Pension Scheme ALPHA which is a voluntary contributory pension scheme (NICS).

If you have a pension fund with another scheme, you may be able to bring these funds into your NICS pension. Each scheme has different deadlines linked to transfers. The type of pension you want to transfer in can also have an effect. For example ALPHA members have to apply to transfer within 12 months of being eligible to join the scheme. If it’s possible to transfer in your other pension fund, you’ll be told how much pension it will buy you in your new scheme. 

Check the scheme guides on the website for more information on transferring into your new scheme. It’s recommended that you seek some independent financial advice before transferring.

Full details will be provided to successful candidates.