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Police Officer - Policing PLUS (Police Constable) - HC610778






Police Officer - Policing PLUS (Police Constable) - HC610778


** Please note you do not need to add a CV or covering letter as part of this application **


What stops you joining policing?


In Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary (HIOWC), who YOU are as a person is far more important to us than what qualifications you hold. We know that people who have life experience and a thirst to make a difference make great police officers.


You don’t have level 3 qualifications? If you have worked in a job where you’ve had to use your judgement, solve complex problems, built relationships you might be able to join us without qualifications. Do you have any previous work experience in the Armed Forces or in a role in law enforcement, this might be all your need to become a police officer.


Worried about your level of fitness? Whilst it is your personal responsibility to maintain your own health and fitness, we are very keen to support where we can. Please see here for ideas on how you could improve your current fitness level to achieve the required standard.


We are looking for people who want to help us make HIOWC safe and feel safe. You will focus on a community area, getting to know people, picking up intelligence and solving crime. The type of policing in HIOWC is looking for every opportunity to investigate crime and bring criminals to justice.

You will join as a Police Officer and learn the basic skills of the job before considering where you specialise. In HIOWC every officer has a responsibility to investigate crime, whether that is part of your local neighbourhood role or as a Detective Constable focused entirely on investigations. This truly is a job where no two days are the same and one that brings satisfaction, support and challenge.


Policing isn’t just for college leavers. There’s no degree or university study required, your training programme will be practically focused to give you the very best skills for the job. Even if you’ve never thought about policing before, talk to us about your skills as there might be a secure but exciting career just waiting for you.


If you want to learn more about the force and our mission, you can watch this video.


We have entry routes that will allow you to become a Police Constable or a Detective Constable.


For further information and insight into the role, please click here.


Salary and Benefits


It’s making a difference that motivates our people the most, but it is also important to do as much as we can to make sure that police officers are paid fairly. That’s why Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary has chosen to have the highest starting salary of any force in the South East, with new recruits currently joining on more than £28,000 per annum plus allowances and benefits. The force’s wellbeing offer is rated one of the best in the country.


As you develop your skills, your salary can rise to more than £46,000 per annum after seven years as a police constable. We encourage and support opportunities for promotion and development where you could progress through the ranks, to Sergeant, Inspector and beyond. As an example, as an Inspector you would earn more than £58,000 per annum.  




Positive Action


Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary recognises that being representative of all the communities we serve will help us to deliver a more effective operational policing service.  We, therefore, welcome and encourage applications from people from all backgrounds.  


To ensure every potential candidate has an equal opportunity, we offer support and guidance from the start. Whether you are just thinking about a role within Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary or have already applied, our Positive Action Team can assist you. For more information please email:


Entry Requirements



In addition to being able to demonstrate a good standard of Maths and English (written and spoken), you must meet at least one of the following criteria at the point of application:


  • 2 x Level 3 qualification passes 
  • A combination of Level 3 qualification equivalent to 2 A-levels (Or Higher)
  • A qualification from outside England and Wales which the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) recognises as a Level 3 qualification equal to 2 A-Levels.
  • Have completed and passed the Level 3 certificate in Knowledge of Policing or Police Law and Community Certificate.
  • Have previously served in the military or armed forces, or similar law enforcement agency, and successfully completed the minimum term of service and have an exemplary reference (previous service in military or armed forces is a minimum of 2 years within the last 5 years).
  • Have previously served in another emergency service (this includes Special, PCSO or other operational role in Hampshire or another Police force) and have an exemplary reference. (Previous service in an emergency service is a minimum of 2 years within the last 5 years and have worked in an operational role).
  • Have at least 2 years recent experience in digital forensics-discovery and cybercrime investigations and a relevant qualification/training.


To check the levels of your qualification please click here


Other Information and Application Criteria


You won’t get a degree from our new scheme but if you already have one you are very much still encouraged to apply.


A full manual driving licence is required upon application.


Contact details for an informal discussion


Please contact the Recruitment Team at or call 023 8045 1611.




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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