Ipswich Central
Full Time (37 Hours) - Temporary to 31.03.2025
£26,232 - £29,433 per annum plus weekend working allowance
Closing Date: Monday 25.09.2023 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: C1383 on application form

Have you ever considered working as a Police Community Support Officer? If so, we have some exciting opportunities available working in Ipswich. 

Suffolk Constabulary is looking for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to join the Ipswich Central Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) as part of an exciting partnership with Ipswich Borough Council. 

These new roles will provide additional dedicated visibility, deterrence and community engagement within the heart of Ipswich, working closely with the local SNT.

PCSOs contribute to a problem solving approach to tackling issues in neighbourhoods, by focusing on reducing crime and disorder in public places and helping to manage demand on policing services, as well as being accessible to communities and working with partner agencies. 

The successful applicant will be able to work in diverse communities, be a good communicator and be able to make difficult decisions under pressure and remain calm in confrontational situations. 

You must be physically fit and in order to undertake the training and be able to perform extended foot/cycle patrol duties, often on your own, in all weather. This is to be able to provide public reassurance through high visibility patrols. 

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of different audiences both internally and externally whilst building and maintaining effective partner relationships 
  • Demonstrate effective early intervention and problem-solving skills 
  • Proven ability of working independently and collaboratively as part of a team including partnership and community
  • Evidence of using own initiative to meet deadlines with a high level of flexibility, integrity and motivation 
  • Good keyboard skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and internet-based systems
  • Ability to travel within Suffolk as required. 
  • Ability to work flexibly on a shift pattern which may include weekends and bank holidays
  • Ability to undertake the physical demands of the role including walking patrols and undertake low risk Personal Safety Training
  • Full driving licence with the ability to drive force vehicles as required 

It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Previous experience working with the public

Role profile: 

Hours of work are 37 per week on a shift pattern between 08:00 and 18:00 Monday to Sunday. This post is offered on a temporary basis.

Previous candidates need not re-apply.

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role. 

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together.

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected]