Benefits and rewards
Working at Gwent Police is both rewarding and exciting. There are lots of career development opportunities and you get a chance to make a real difference to the communities we serve. Coupled with this, there are a range of immediate benefits.
When you join Gwent Police, we'll make a wide range of benefits available to you.
- Annual leave - For an administration role, annual leave starts at 23 days, and rises to 28 days, dependent on your length of service. In higher graded roles, the annual leave allowance is increased.
- Bank holidays - Gwent Police allows leave for eight statutory public/bank holidays, pre-determined by the UK Government.
- Part-time employees have bank holidays on a pro-rata basis.
- Annual leave - 22 days, increasing to 30 days with length of service.
- Bank holidays - 8 Statutory public/bank holidays, taken on the designated day or, if this falls on one of your working days, you will be entitled to take an alternative day. Part-time employees have bank holidays on a pro-rata basis.
Gwent Police offer a range of training and development to ensure staff reach their fullest potential:
- Tailored personal development programmes
- Coaching and mentoring opportunities
- Perform – Performance appraisal system to identify and agree development opportunities and help you achieve your goals
- Talent management programme
- Post entry training funding available
To promote healthy journeys to work, Gwent Police and Cycle Solutions have working together to provide staff and officers with the opportunity with a new bike and safety equipment, with big discount off the total price, spreading the cost over 18 months.
Lifestyle and organisational discounts including gym memberships (as well as on-site gyms), restaurants, takeaways, travel, financial products, an eye care scheme and more.
Staff and officers can access emergency services discounts at a range of retail, leisure and entertainment outlets via a Vectis Card.
A card will be issued to use at induction, offering online and in-store discounts, while it also provides discounts on new vehicles. Police Mutual provides a range of financial services and advice on everything from savings and investments to protection products.
At Gwent Police, we care about our employees' wellbeing and realise the importance of a work/life balance. We provide a range of flexible working options, including agile working and part time working.
Our employee assistance programme is provided by CareFirst, is free to all and available 24 hours a day all year round, providing confidential support for problems that can affect performance, health, and mental and emotional wellbeing.
We offer an Occupational Health and Welfare Unit to help maintain both your physical and psychological health while at work. The service is confidential and includes a counselling service.
The Occupational Health team aims to support attendance and effectiveness by working proactively to minimise health risks and to promote individual responsibility for health, fitness and wellbeing. You are also eligible for a free eye test.
There are many sports teams for you to join from running, hockey, fishing and football. There are also free gym facilities at a number of our sites.
There are a range of associations, networks and groups supporting our workforce and Gwent Police has a range of initiatives and schemes to help colleagues develop.
Our staff networks offer support and friendship to our officers, staff and the local community alike. They work to support and advise colleagues nationally and we are proud of the active part they play in influencing policing across the UK.
The networks and associations include:
- The Disability Support Network
- The Women in Policing Network (GWiP)
- The Gwent Police Ethnic Minority Association (GEMA)
- The LGBT+ Network
- The Christian Police Association
- The Mental Health Support Network
- Police Sport Gwent
- Police Superintendents Association
- Welsh Speakers and Learners Network
- Unison and
- The Police Federation.
Only Police Officers can join the Police Federation, if you opt to join the Police Federation, you can choose to join a life insurance scheme with awards payable to your spouse or partner, and to any dependents. In addition to accessing crucial illness and sickness cover, you can take out insurance, at a preferential rate, to cover any legal expenses connected to your job, and also benefit from the best rehabilitation facilities.
You'll enjoy the advantages of a contributory pension scheme, which is a Career Average Revalued Earnings Scheme (CARE).
If applicable to the role, these will depend upon the span of hours and frequency of shift working.
Police staff that work shifts and weekends will be entitled to a shift percentage and weekend enhancements.
Gwent has a variety of sports and social clubs where employees of all abilities are welcome, from a choir to rugby, football, and clay shooting sections that often compete nationally with other Police forces, giving an opportunity for networking and moral boosting.