Everyone benefits

We aim to make the CNC a rewarding place to work for everyone and we also offer a range of non-financial rewards.

The CNC offer the following benefits depending on your role, where you are located and if you are a Police Officer or Support Staff will determine which allowances are within the package of offer and therefore to which you are entitled. This will be confirmed in your contract of employment.


All new CNC employees are automatically opted into the pension scheme and with a fixed employee contribution and a generous employer contribution. The scheme includes provision for life assurance and ill-health support.

Enhanced occupational health schemes

  • Maternity
  • Adoption
  • Parental absence
  • Sickness absence

Salary sacrifice and payroll giving options

  • Cycle to work scheme

Working hours

Standard working hours for police officers are normally a 12-hour shift pattern. Standard working hours for Police Staff are normally 37.5 hours per week, 5 days per week for non-shift workers.

We are keen to develop a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. So we also have a flexi-time and flexible working scheme which offer opportunities for part-time working and job-sharing.


Everyone is eligible for eight public holidays, normally be taken on:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • May Bank Holiday
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • August Bank Holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

If you have a shift that falls on one of these holidays, you will be expected to work that day and take another day as holiday instead. If these holidays are not 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.

Other benefits, which some roles may be eligible for include:

  • Job specific allowances
  • Performance Based Payments
  • Career/Development Opportunities
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Recognition Awards
  • Inhouse Occupational Health, Wellbeing and Fitness provisions