Police Constable (DHEP) - DP22

Operational Policing

£26,679 - £43,032

Not Applicable
The Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) is for people who already have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent level 6 qualification) and would like to be trained to be a first-class police officer.

Join us as an operational officer, you’ll get to learn both 'on the job' and by studying at university over a two-year period, where you’ll be able to gain a diploma in policing. It doesn’t matter what subject your degree is in. The important thing is that by earning one you’ve already shown that you have the ability to research, evaluate and present evidence.

It's a unique role with unique demands that are ever-changing. You need to be adaptable to change and ready to think on your feet. Being a Police Constable means never knowing what's going to happen next. You'll be working long hours, typically :

6 days on, 4 days off. Days - 7am-4pm, Lates 3pm-12pm and Nights 10pm-7am or (Friday and Saturday) 3pm-3am.

You'll be in contact with the widest variety of people, and you'll be expected to act with integrity at all times - even when you're out of uniform. At the same time, it's a role that can give you some of the best and proudest days of your life. From protecting the vulnerable and saving lives to just making your local community feel safer, it's exciting, diverse and vitally important.

In return, you will have the benefit of working for a creative, forward-thinking force that is dedicated to keeping Derbyshire a safe place to live, work and visit.

Our community is incredibly diverse, so we should be, too. That’s why we’re working hard to build an inclusive workforce, where you can be yourself. Whoever you are. Wherever you’re from. We are currently under-represented in a number of areas and recognise that this message needs to reach talented individuals who can add diverse skills and experiences to our organisation.

When will I start?
* You are anticipated to start in cohorts from May 2023 onwards.
* Your training will last for 31 weeks and throughout this period your leave will be pre-booked. If you have any
prior holidays or arrangements, throughout this period, please do not apply for this campaign we will be open
again in Autumn 2022.

* We are accepting transferred national sift and online assessment centre scores.
* You must hold or be in your final year of study for a level 6 bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Please review the
qualification guidance attached, prior to submitting your application to ensure you meet the requirements.
Your qualifications will not be checked until the final stage of the process.
* Hold a driving licence prior to offer which is typically 6 weeks prior to the cohort start date.

Below are some important dates setting out the timeframes for this recruitment process
* Recruitment open: 15 August 2022 at 09.30am
* Recruitment close: 14 September at 11.59pm
(* Submit your application as soon as possible. The application window may close early if we receive a high
number of suitable applications.)
* National Sift: Will be confirmed with you
* National Online Assessment Centre: 17-24 October and 21 – 29 November 2022
* National interview and assessment: December 2022 and January 2023
* Pre-employment checks: Will be confirmed with you
* Cohort start dates: May 2023 onwards

How to apply
* We would also encourage to attend one of events before applying, to meet the team and learn more about
the process and also review our careers pages. All of the events can be found on our events page. Please
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The vacancy will close on 16th November 2022 at 23:55.

Once we have sufficient applications, we may close this campaign earlier than expected.

Best of luck!

This opportunity is closed to applications.