What we can offer you
Working for Surrey Police offers you a unique opportunity to make a difference and really contribute to the safe policing of our community. We’re a smaller force than many meaning we have a personal feel and want to help you be the best you can be.
If you’ve got what it takes, we can offer you the opportunity to train, progress, specialise and feel valued in our organisation.
What you can expect from us as an employer and what we expect of you:
We aspire to be a healthy and professional workplace where we deliver the best policing service to our communities. So that working here feels like a place where:
- We work effectively with each other and our key partners, and hold ourselves and others to account delivering a high level of policing service
- We can be honest with colleagues, irrespective of their rank or role
- We enjoy coming to work and are committed to and take pride in doing our best
We are the best we can be.
What else you might like to know about us
We really value diversity and appreciate the value that staff from different communities can bring to our Force. Surrey has been recognised for its continued dedication to workplace diversity, ranking as the fourth highest force in the inclusive top 50 UK Employer’s list in 2016 and we are members of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions Programme.
We know that you have a life outside of work and we are invested in supporting people who work here balance personal commitments with work, as part of support for overall well-being.
We are good at recognising people’s efforts and remembering, and taking the time, to say thank you.
We are a fast moving and dynamic force able to offer opportunities to move roles and/or progress. Working for Surrey Police you’ll have the opportunity to specialise and develop your career.
We offer a competitive benefits package, including more traditional benefits, including, supported development, flexible working, a highly competitive pension scheme and a competitive flexible benefits (including salary sacrifice schemes, discounts including for a healthcare scheme, savings and cash back rewards), as well more unique benefits, such as, as opportunities to join various sports clubs which aim to promote health, friendship and fun.
What some of our officers and police staff say about working here
“Surrey Police is a fantastic LGBT inclusive employer to work for and has been hugely supportive of me since I transferred in. As a senior manager am passionate about building a diverse service, as well as building links with our LGBT communities.” Clinton, Superintendent
“I enjoy running several incidents at once – it keeps me on my toes. There is definitely a feeling of accomplishment when everything falls in to place. I like the teamwork involved between us and the crews on the ground, working together to try and resolve incidents.” Rusty, Operator, Force Control Room
“Once you’re a police officer, there are so many different directions you can go in. The job keeps you interested and is definitely living up to my expectations. It’s a smaller force so it’s more personal, you can make an impact, learn a lot more and it’s easier to progress” Gavin, Detective Constable
“Balancing family life and shift work is easier than I thought it would be. The shift pattern is structured and planned well in advance so you can arrange your life around it.” Rosie, Contact Handler, Contact Centre
“When I joined, I assumed I would be a response officer forever, but I have had many careers within a career since. If you ever get to the point where you need a change, there’s such a wide range of roles, there’s something for everybody. As a detective you have the ownership to be able to investigate a case and it can take you all over the country. When you get a good result in court, it’s such a satisfaction because you can tell a victim they are safe.” Dee, Detective Inspector.
✔ Free bus travel across Surrey, plus a fuel card worth £110 per month or up to £1200 per year for a rail season ticket for those with two or more years’ service and in Constable to Inspector rank.
✔ Starting annual leave entitlement of 22 days per year, rising to 30 days a year depending on your length of service. This is on top of public holidays and an average of two rest days each week.
✔ Membership of police pension scheme.
✔ Paid annual leave entitlement of 25 days rising to 29 days after five years' service plus public holiday leave.
✔ 36 hour working week.
✔ Generous local government pension - see www.lgpsmember.org
✔ Excellent career development opportunities: Mentoring and career coaching, established talent pool schemes, supported attachments and secondments (internally and externally).
✔ The importance of recognising efforts of individuals and teams is part of Force culture whether this is as simple as saying thank you through to Commendation ceremonies and other recognition schemes.
✔ Flexible working arrangements: Surrey Police recognises the benefits of flexible working and is committed to equality of opportunity, the promotion of well-being and balancing home and work life.
✔ Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
✔ Tommy’s – advisory service for expectant and new parents.
✔ Career break – all staff can apply for a career break between 1-5 years (after 2 years’ service).
✔ Employee Assistance Programme for advice and counselling
✔ Healthcare cash-plan scheme at preferential rates.
✔ Targeted physiotherapy treatment for operational officers and staff.
✔ Financial Assistance with eye tests and glasses.
✔ Free gym facilities at main locations and fitness classes at Headquarters.
✔ Opportunities to join various sports clubs: The aim of each sports and social club is to promote health, friendship and fun amongst police officers and staff.
✔ Support network of Staff Association.
✔ Discount schemes – access to discounts, savings and cash back rewards.
✔ Police staff insurance scheme – life assurance, accident and illness cover and more at a competitive cost.
✔ Cycle to work – obtain a new bike to travel to work through your salary, saving tax and National Insurance.
✔ Free parking for roles based at Headquarters.