We're looking for talented, enthusiastic people to join Gwent Police... 

Here you can find out all you need to know about our current career opportunities in Gwent Police, the different roles we offer, your eligibility and how to apply for a job with us.

Candidates should be aware that feedback will only be provided post interview. Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.

Candidate User Guide

Below is a guide on the Oleeo Job Application Portal for Gwent Police. Please use this guide for advice and guidance to help you through the application process using Oleeo.

Police Staff

Police Officers

Detective Constable (Transferee Opportunities)

Gwent Police are looking to recruit Detective Constables from all backgrounds, currently serving with other Home Office Forces, who have completed their probationary period.

We are looking to recruit qualified and experienced Detective Constables with skills and experience in managing a range of complex investigations, and/or experience of digital evidence gathering, dealing with cyber-enabled crimes, and an understanding of a range of vulnerabilities and the appropriate ways to respond.  As well as many staff benefits we provide a wide range of career opportunities, specialist posts, as well as development and promotion prospects.

If you think you have the skills and passion we are looking for, are able to show commitment to achieving high levels of attendance and performance then apply now. You will have the opportunity of working in a mixture of rural and urban communities, and will experience a wide range of different challenges on a daily basis. 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.

Gwent Police 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. You can access the application form, or further details, including closing date information, via the following:

Contact Email: [email protected]

Community Support Officers

Special Constables

Police Cadets

Volunteer Police Cadets

This is an exciting opportunity for young people aged between 14-18 years old to join Gwent Police. It’s an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the police, broaden your knowledge and learn new skills whilst supporting the communities of Gwent.

The Gwent Police Cadet Scheme is a Youth Volunteer programme and is part of the National Volunteer Cadet Programme.  The Gwent Police Cadet Scheme is a fun, inspiring and interactive programme contributing to the wider Policing objectives. The Cadet Scheme comprises of weekly unit sessions and several hours volunteering in the community.

The Cadet Scheme is also designed to develop your understanding of everyday policing and give you valuable experience in community engagement and developing your communication skills.

Are you enthusiastic and committed to the area that you live? If so, this is a wonderful opportunity to really make a difference.

The Cadet units are located-

  • Pontypool
  • Abergavenny
  • Newport
  • Ebbw Vale
  • Ystrad Mynach

Application forms must be electronically downloaded here and must be submitted via email only to [email protected]

Application window will close on 11/06/2020 at 13:00


Please complete all fields on the application form and the checks form, including the personal statement.  As noted on the application form, please describe in 300 words, why you want to be a Cadet, your hobbies, interests and any current youth club/scheme membership or involvement.

*Please note any missing information, may delay the processing of your application.


Shortlisted candidates will be processed through checks before being allocated to a unit and added to the ‘Portal’ where further details will be required from a parent or guardian including a health questionnaire, to allow for reasonable adjustments to be made.


Unfortunately, we are not currently recruiting for this role.


Unfortunately, we are not currently recruiting for this role.