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Police Officers

Gwent Police are accepting transfer of Police SEARCH Assessment Centre results, to recruit new probationer Constables.

The criteria for transferring your results is as follows:

  • You must have attended a Police Assessment centre with a Home Office Force (national SEARCH process).
  • You must have sat your assessment centre within the last 12 months (i.e. not prior to March 2016).
  • Your assessment centre pass must be an overall score of 50% or above. (Please note all minimum scores must have also been achieved).
  • Candidates must hold a full manual driving licence, prior to an offer letter being issued.

Please send a copy of your official SEARCH feedback and a copy of your driving license to: [email protected] 

Please be aware if successful at the sifting stage you will be required to be available for further assessments, the following dates (**estimated and therefore subject to change):

Compulsory Awareness Session3rd, 13th and 19th May 2017
InterviewWeek Commencing 17th July 2017
Drugs and Biometric Testing14th August 2017
Fitness Test14th August 2017
Health CheckWeeks Commencing 21st and 28th August 2017


For information 

Offer Letter Issued15th September 2017
Intake Date23rd October 2017

Location: Forcewide

Salary:  Commencing on £22,896 The Chief Officer of Police shall assign to pay point 1 any candidate who meets at least one of the following criteria

  • Possesses a Policing Qualification as defined by the Chief Officer as at least a Certificate in Policing NVQ Level 3
  • Was, prior to appointment, serving as a Community Support Officer who has been signed off as competent to perform independent patrol and who have served a minimum of 18 months in the role
  • Was, prior to appointment, serving as a Special Constable who has been assessed and has achieved ‘Safe and Lawful’ attainment to National Standards

    Candidates not meeting the above criteria will start on Pay Point 0 - £19773

Closing Date: 23/06/2017 at 4pm

Gwent Police are pleased to announce we are currently recruiting applications from:

Current serving Chief Inspectors wishing to undertake new opportunities at the same rank.

It is desirable that officers are occupationally and operationally competent Tactical Firearms Commanders as our current vacancies would require this skill. Those not trained in this area must be willing to undertake a course.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a committed and forward thinking leadership team in protecting and reassuring the communities of Gwent. We are looking for exceptional leaders that can strategically lead teams to improve performance and public confidence within the communities of Gwent Police.

As one of the four forces within Wales, we have a diverse mix of rural and urban environments and we know what today’s policing challenges are all about. With its mix of city life and rural scenery, this is quite simply one of the best places you could choose to live and work.

If you are ready for a challenge and have a range of skills to bring to our Force then why not apply for a transfer to Gwent Police.

Applicants are sought from other Home Office Forces and must be substantive Chief Inspectors All applicants will be required to demonstrate competency at their current rank through production of their most recent PDR

The application process will close on the 7th June 2017 @ 4pm.

The Interviews and presentations will take place in June.

For an informal discussion please contact Central Recruitment ([email protected]) and we can arrange for a Chief Superintendent to contact you.

You are advised to spend some time reading the framework before attending the briefing sessions. You will be asked to evidence three competency areas of the framework under Level 2 on the application form.

In addition to the application form, applicants will be required to undergo vetting and references, pass an interview, fitness test, drugs test and a Health Check.

Anyone wishing to apply, who requires reasonable adjustments for the interview process, should email: [email protected] by the closing date advising of their requirements.

Click Here for the Competency Framework

Click Here for the Application Form

All completed application forms should be emailed to: [email protected]

Gwent is a culturally diverse area and to ensure that our service is fully representative of the communities we serve, we welcome applications from all backgrounds and ethnic groups.

Police Staff

Gwent Police are looking for a Translator to join the Force’s new Welsh Language Team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a vital role in supporting Gwent Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent’s commitment to providing a fully bilingual public service.

The post holder will lead the delivery of written translation services for Gwent Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent.

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Location: Police HQ, Croesyceiliog

Salary: £27,519 - £29,307

Closing Date: 14/06/2017 at 4pm

Gwent Police offers many benefits to staff including an attractive pension and annual leave package. We also support an agile working policy and support continual professional development.

This is a full time post however those interested in a job share are welcome to apply.

If you require any further information please contact Heather Powell 01633 247907.                                                  

Mae Heddlu Gwent yn chwilio am Gyfieithydd i ymuno â thîm iaith Gymraeg newydd y Llu. Dyma gyfle cyffrous i chwarae rhan allweddol wrth gefnogi ymrwymiad Heddlu Gwent a Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd i ddarparu gwasanaeth cyhoeddus cwbl ddwyieithog. 

Bydd deilydd y swydd yn arwain y ddarpariaeth cyfieithu ysgrifenedig ar gyfer Heddlu Gwent a Chomisiynydd Heddlu a Throseddu Gwent.

  • Cliciwch yma ar gyfer y Disgrifiad Swydd
  • Cliciwch yma ar gyfer y Ffurlen Gais

Cyflog: £27,519 - £29,307

Dyddiad Cau: 14/06/2017 am 4pm

Mae Heddlu Gwent yn cynnig nifer o fanteision i staff gan gynnwys pecyn pensiwn a gwyliau deniadol. Rydym hefyd yn cefnogi polisi gweithio hyblyg, gweithio o adref a datblygiad proffesiynol parhaus.

Mae hon yn swydd llawn amser ond gwahoddir ceisiadau gan unigolion sydd â diddordeb mewn rhannu swydd.

Os hoffech gael rhagor o wybodaeth am y swydd cysylltwch â Heather Powell 01633 247907

Crime Scene Investigator (x2)

We are looking for a new member of the team to join our Joint Scientific Investigations Unit, a collaborative Unit with South Wales Police and based in Ystrad Mynych. You will be responsible for examining crime scenes, suspected crime scenes or other incidents by collecting, recording and preserving evidence to assist in the investigation of crimes.

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Location: Ystrad Mynach

Hours: 1x 37 hours (full time)        1x 18.5 hours (part time)

Salary: £24813- £29307 (pro rata)

Closing Date: 14 June 2017, 4pm

Gwent has beautiful surroundings and is within easy access of the motorway (M4) plus many other benefits including:


  • Free Parking
  • Free Gym Facilities (at selected police sites)
  • Effective Well-being package










Special Constabulary Chief Officer

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For further information regarding our Volunteering scheme, please visit our Volunteering with us page.

Location: Force Wide – Please contact [email protected]

Salary: N/A – Expenses can be claimed where agreed


Closing Date: 31/05/2017 at 4pm

Shortlisting Date: W/C 05/06/2017

Interview Date: W/C 12/06/2017


Gwent has beautiful surroundings and is within easy access of the motorway (M4) plus many other benefits including:

  • Free parking
  • Free gym facilities (at selected Police sites)
  • Effective Well-Being Package


The Force Communications Suite is no ordinary call centre.  Communications Suite Operators deal with all emergency and non-emergency calls.  If you are looking for an exciting, rewarding career where you are at the heart of the action, making a real difference and no two days are alike, then an Apprenticeship in the Centre may be the career for you!

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For further information regarding our Apprenticeship scheme and answers to FAQs, please visit our Apprenticeship page.

Location: Police Headquarters, Croesyceiliog (some training may also take place at Vantage Point, Cwmbran)

Salary: £17,943 - £21,999 plus 20% shift allowance and eligible for weekend enhancements

Hours: 37 per week

Closing Date: 17/05/2017 at 4pm

Gwent has beautiful surroundings and is within easy access of the motorway (M4) plus many other benefits including:

  • Free parking
  • Free gym facilities (at selected Police sites)
  • Effective Well-Being Package