THE TRAINING AND BENEFITS TO MAKE EVERY DAY EXCEPTIONAL

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About us

The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is a specialist armed police service dedicated to protecting the civil nuclear industry.

The nature of our work is of national importance.

Which is why we’ll give you the training to excel.

We are responsible for the protection of nuclear facilities and civil nuclear material – whether it’s on a civil nuclear site or in transit. We work with local police services, nuclear regulators and central government. Counter terrorism is also a major part of our role.

To do this, we employ over 1,500 police officers and staff at sites throughout the UK. In return, we give our people everything they need to become exceptional. In fact, we provide a whole breadth of benefits, training and development opportunities. Find out more, below.

Benefits

Pension
  • From our officers through to our support staff, everyone at CNC is automatically opted into the CNC pension scheme
  • It’s based on a fixed employee contribution, and you’ll receive a generous contribution from CNC
  • The scheme also includes provision for life assurance and ill-health support
Wellbeing
  • We are committed to ensuring wellbeing is seen as the golden thread that runs through all that we do within the CNC by supporting people to help themselves perform at their best  
  • We have an inhouse Occupational Health Department which includes doctors, nurses, a psychologist and technicians who offer comprehensive annual medicals for safety critical posts, health checks for all employees as well as bespoke case management support 
  • We have bespoke wellbeing and fitness provisions, including gyms and fitness instructors at all sites; dyslexia workplace assessors; EAP service and fast track physiotherapy. There is also a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
Lifestyle
  • Standard working hours are normally a 12-hour shift pattern for our officers and 37.5 hours (FTE) per week for staff
  • We're also keen to develop a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance, which is why we also have a flexi-time and flexible working scheme
  • These offer you the opportunity for part-time working and job-sharing
Training
  • Learning & Development starts from the moment you join CNC. We continuously invest in our Learning & Development to ensure our people remain the best at what they do, and are prepared for future roles
  • You’ll get the chance to acquire nationally recognised qualifications, as well as external qualifications from professional institutes. We also have a highly experienced training team at our centre for Learning and Development at our Culham HQ, who are always on hand to provide advice and support
  • All our frontline police officers and sergeants carry firearms at the licenced nuclear sites we protect. As a result, we provide every new recruit with world-class firearms training. You’ll also get the support to maintain the fitness levels required to be a CNC officer
Holidays
  • When you join the CNC as a police officer, you are entitled to 22 days annual leave a year, rising to 25 when you complete your two year probationary period
  • As a police staff member, you will receive 27 days annual leave a year
  • Whether you’re an officer or member of police staff, everyone at CNC is eligible for eight public holidays
  • Normally, these are taken on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Bank Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday, August Bank Holiday, Christmas and Boxing Day
  • If your shift falls on one of these days, you’ll be expected to work. However, you can take another day as holiday. If any of these holidays aren’t related to your faith, you can also arrange with your line manager to take them on occasions that are more appropriate for you to celebrate on
  • From our officers through to our support staff, everyone at CNC is automatically opted into the CNC pension scheme
  • It’s based on a fixed employee contribution, and you’ll receive a generous contribution from CNC
  • The scheme also includes provision for life assurance and ill-health support
  • We are committed to ensuring wellbeing is seen as the golden thread that runs through all that we do within the CNC by supporting people to help themselves perform at their best  
  • We have an inhouse Occupational Health Department which includes doctors, nurses, a psychologist and technicians who offer comprehensive annual medicals for safety critical posts, health checks for all employees as well as bespoke case management support 
  • We have bespoke wellbeing and fitness provisions, including gyms and fitness instructors at all sites; dyslexia workplace assessors; EAP service and fast track physiotherapy. There is also a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme
  • Standard working hours are normally a 12-hour shift pattern for our officers and 37.5 hours (FTE) per week for staff
  • We're also keen to develop a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance, which is why we also have a flexi-time and flexible working scheme
  • These offer you the opportunity for part-time working and job-sharing
  • Learning & Development starts from the moment you join CNC. We continuously invest in our Learning & Development to ensure our people remain the best at what they do, and are prepared for future roles
  • You’ll get the chance to acquire nationally recognised qualifications, as well as external qualifications from professional institutes. We also have a highly experienced training team at our centre for Learning and Development at our Culham HQ, who are always on hand to provide advice and support
  • All our frontline police officers and sergeants carry firearms at the licenced nuclear sites we protect. As a result, we provide every new recruit with world-class firearms training. You’ll also get the support to maintain the fitness levels required to be a CNC officer
  • When you join the CNC as a police officer, you are entitled to 22 days annual leave a year, rising to 25 when you complete your two year probationary period
  • As a police staff member, you will receive 27 days annual leave a year
  • Whether you’re an officer or member of police staff, everyone at CNC is eligible for eight public holidays
  • Normally, these are taken on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Bank Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday, August Bank Holiday, Christmas and Boxing Day
  • If your shift falls on one of these days, you’ll be expected to work. However, you can take another day as holiday. If any of these holidays aren’t related to your faith, you can also arrange with your line manager to take them on occasions that are more appropriate for you to celebrate on

Don’t just take our word for it.

Learn more by reading our employee stories below.

From inspectors and sergeants to dog handlers and IT support officers, we’re full of professionals with different skills, specialisms and stories. To give you an insight into what life’s really like at CNC, we asked a few of our people to tell us about their experiences. Now you can read them all below.

Employee Stories

A unique force in British policing.

Did you know...

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    CNC officers go through rigorous training.

    CNC officers are among the most highly trained and equipped officers in the country.

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    CNC officers conduct a wide range of policing activities and operations.

    As well as providing armed police protection to civil nuclear sites and nuclear material, CNC officers also help save lives, search for missing people, arrest offenders, attend road traffic accidents, counter hostile reconnaissance and provide armed police protection to the public in towns, cities and the countryside when needed.

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    The CNC operates to the same standards as any other UK police force

    Like all other police forces in the UK, the CNC abides by all the standards set out by the College of Policing for training, procedures, management and discipline.