What we offer as an employer

What you can expect as an employee joining the College.

Benefits of working for the College

Employee benefits

The College is a great place to work. We're passionate about our people and offer a wide range of benefits. The benefits we can offer include:

  • defined benefit civil service pension scheme
  • up to 30 days holiday (this is in addition to 8 public holidays and 2.5 privilege days)
  • educational funding and study leave
  • enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • flexi-time (for certain grades)
  • flexible working hours
  • healthcare and dental plan options
  • employee discount scheme
  • interest free loans for travel

You will also have the opportunity to join our employee-run networks to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be heard. There are currently 6 staff networks covering;

  • diversity champions
  • LGBT
  • carers
  • women
  • parenting
  • diverse ethnic action 
  • enabling (disability)
  • religious networks including Christian and Sikh

Develop your career at the College

We provide our staff with a range of learning and development opportunities including:

  • on the job training
  • formal study
  • e-learning
  • work shadowing and mentoring

Staff and managers share responsibility for the development process and are assisted by human resource business partners and the organisation development team.


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.

For existing College or civil service staff  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.

Childcare vouchers

Any move to the College of Policing from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including tax-free childcare.

Check if you are eligible for childcare vouchers 

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