Thank you for considering a career with us. In doing so you have taken your first step towards an important contribution to Keeping People Safe.
Information in the pods in this section and throughout the website will give you a feel for what’s involved, and what’s on offer to you as a member of police staff with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
We are keen to offer advice as you make the decision to apply – just contact us on PoliceStaffRecruitment@psni.police.uk.
Starting a new job is an exciting prospect. We will do our best to help you settle into your new job.
Upon appointment you will be supported by a committed Recruitment team that will help and guide you through the start of your career within the Police Service of Northern Ireland, alongside line managers as you commence your career in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Throughout your learning and development journey you’ll be encouraged to maximise your potential.
Furthermore, structures within the Police Service of Northern Ireland are designed to support you throughout your time with the organisation. For example, we take seriously matters pertaining to your personal security, health and wellbeing and HR matters. We’ll ensure that you are familiar with the support available to you from the first days and throughout your career in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
A career with the Police Service of Northern Ireland offers competitive pay and lots of other benefits. Police Staff roles, whilst specific in title, are graded against the pay and grading structures of the Northern Ireland Civil Service. All advertised roles will state the pay scale and additional allowances commensurate with that role on the job description. Some of our specialist roles will be paid against alternative pay scales and may attract additional allowances which will be stated in the advertisement and job description.
Click on the links below to find out more about pay and other benefits you can avail of as a police staff member in the Police Service of Northern Ireland:
Please also refer to Police Staff Guidance for Applicants to find out more about working in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Whilst starting a new career is exciting, we know that you will always have questions throughout your employment.
Don’t worry, you will have access to many different support systems to help you settle in, and also to support you as you develop your career with us.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland also has in place the following internal Minority Support Networks which are open to police staff – Disability Support Network, Ethnic Minority Police Association, Women in Policing Association, Catholic Police Guild and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Network.
These support networks offer advice and support, internal and external networking opportunities and mentoring to their members and aim to create a working environment where their members feel valued and respected.
In addition there are a number of Unions within the organisation which you may wish to join, such as NIPSA and UNITE.
Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA) is the biggest union in Northern Ireland and represents approx. 41,000 Public Servants from various departments and bodies.
In the Police Service of Northern Ireland, we have two seconded full-time Officers and an Office Administrator to NIPSA who work to secure the best terms and conditions for police staff. Our internal network consists of six local branches, with local reps to assist you. Additional benefits can be accessed as a member such as legal representation, a discount card, home and car insurance, training – to name but a few.
Working within any police service can involve risk. Applying for and working within the Police Service of Northern Ireland is no exception and the local situation can mean that police staff, or those applying to the Police Service of Northern Ireland, can be exposed to a higher level of personal risk than other people.
In order to minimize the level of risk that you or other people may encounter in applying to join the Police Service of Northern Ireland, you are advised to be discreet about your application (in particular, information relating to assessment/interview dates) and tell only people in whom you have confidence. Similarly you should keep secure all documents relating to your application.
Check you meet the eligibility criteria