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Police Community Support Officer - HC615716


Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career?


As a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), you will work at the heart of the local communities across Hampshire, providing a visible and accessible presence. It is a role with the potential to send you home every day with a tangible feeling of pride, knowing you have made a real difference to the lives of people in our communities. You will be a key part in crime prevention and community support by building partnerships with residents, schools and other groups.  

For more information about the role of PCSO, take a look at our website

We are currently looking for PCSOs all over Hampshire and start dates for new applicants will be approximately early 2025.

The closing date for applications will be Sunday 7th July 2024 at 23:59 hours. 

Salary and Other Benefits


You will join us on a starting salary of £24,921, together with additional weekend enhancement and shift allowance payments of potentially around £4800 per annum (depending on your shift pattern), which is payable after the initial training period.

Hampshire Constabulary's other benefits are extensive and include:

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • An attractive contributory pension scheme
  • Childcare Voucher and Cycle to Work schemes
  • Access to Hampshire Police Leisure and Sport (providing a range of family and sporting activities)
  • Gym facilities at a number of our buildings
  • Access to retail and hospitality benefits via the Blue Light Card (Welcome to Blue Light Card)

We are pleased to offer this programme as an Apprenticeship and you will obtain a Level 4 diploma in Community Policing Practice within the first 12 Months of your PCSO role.

Essential Application Criteria

Before applying for this role, take a look at our website, which has lots of useful information and should answer any questions you may have.

To be considered for this role, you need to meet our eligibility criteria, including a review of any visible tattoos you may have. Our entry requirements for the PCSO role are:

  • Educated to QCF Level 2 (GCSE at grade A*-C or 4-9 or equivalent) passes in English and Mathematics. 
  • Desirable: Full Manual Driving Licence
  • Competence in basic office IT

For further information about the role of Police Community Support Officer and our requirements, please see our full Role Profile.

How to Apply


If you've got the skills and qualities we are looking for as a PCSO, please follow the online application link to apply. Please note that you will not need to attach a CV or Covering letter to your application.

To allow us to promptly review applications and determine eligibility, we ask you to upload  your Level 2 qualification certificates and pictures of your tattoos in the "My Documents" section of the application form so that they can be reviewed and approved.  Please note that if we are not able to review these promptly, there may be a delay to your application being processed.

For further guidance on completing our online application form, please see our Candidate Guidance for Completing Application Forms.

Thank you for your interest in working for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary. For further information about this role, or if you have any queries, please contact the Police Recruitment Team on or on 02380 451611

Please note that the email address you supply when submitting an application will be used for contact throughout the full lifecycle of that vacancy. You will not be able to amend your contact details. You should therefore ensure that you choose an appropriately accessible email address, being mindful that the process may take several months for some roles.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary is an inclusive employer and strives to have a workforce representative of the communities we police and serve. We recognise that we are not fully representative and are working to address this imbalance through a variety of initiatives.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer that positively promotes flexible working, enabling officers and staff to achieve a healthy work-life balance whilst meeting operational requirements of the constabulary. We actively encourage applications to be made on a full time, part time or flexible working basis.

The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary by adopting Positive Action to support people from under-represented groups. Our aim is to recruit talented people with a diverse range of skills and experience and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Positive Action team are available to provide support through the application and assessment process by contacting:

The Disability Confident campaign aims to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that people have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. We will accommodate requests for reasonable adjustments where possible throughout our recruitment and promotions processes and encourage anyone requiring reasonable adjustments to disclose this at the earliest opportunity.

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