How to apply

To apply for a role at the College:

We have Guidance Notes for Applicants that will help you to complete the documentation.

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* The College of Policing is certified in the Disability Confident scheme and is committed to ensuring that all recruitment processes are inclusive and accessible.


Further information:

New entrants external to the College and Civil Service are normally appointed at the advertised pay scale minimum for the grade although there is some scope for negotiation based on skills and experience.

Existing staff (within the College and Civil Service) should note that, if successful, their salary on appointment would normally be determined by applying the College's usual salary progression rules. If the appointment is on level transfer, your substantive salary (excluding any allowances) will remain unchanged (unless it exceeds the maximum stated within the College pay band) and unless the successful candidate's current salary is below the relevant College grade minimum. If the appointment is on temporary or substantive promotion, the successful candidate's salary will be increased by the appropriate promotion percentage or moved to the relevant College grade minimum, whichever is the greater.

College posts are open to UK nationals, Commonwealth citizens, EEA nationals of other member states and certain non-EEA family members. There must be no employment restriction or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years, and in most cases five years preceding your application. All college posts are subject to both national security vetting and police force vetting and so there will be a requirement for all applicants to evidence a checkable address history in the UK for security vetting purposes. If you answer 'No' to the questions regarding nationality, then it is unlikely your application will be pursued. If you are unsure as to your eligibility on any of these points, please contact us for advice.



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