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When you join us a Police Community Support Officer, you can expect a range of benefits including:

  • The starting salary is Scale 3 (£23,984), including allowances. However, after successful completion of the Level 4 HE qualification and your 12-month probationary period you will move to the Scale 4 salary band, starting £26,059 (including allowances).
  • Leave: annual leave of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 31 days after 5 years' continuous service.
  • Pension: enjoy the advantages of a local government pension scheme.
  • Unison benefits (as a member).
  • Training and development opportunities.

Living and working in Durham

Durham is a non-metropolitan, picturesque county in North East England. The county's population is just over half a million people and is made up of towns, villages and more rural areas.

We have vacancies for the right candidates throughout our force area and these include Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Consett, Crook, Durham, Darlington, Ferryhill, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee, Seaham, Stanley (Not all locations/posts will be available on appointment).

Working Hours

As part of the role of a will be working an average 37 hours per week on the attached shift pattern.

Find out more about the shift patterns here.

Support networks

At Durham Constabulary we have several internal support networks which provide help and support to under-represented groups:

  • Durham Ethnic & Minority Support Association (DEMSA)
  • Star Network
  • Durham Chaplaincy Team
  • Disability Support Group Network
  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Menopause Support Group
  • Durham Autism Association
  • Durham Muslim Association

For more information visit our Positive Action page.