The CNC’s frontline operations are supported by a network of support functions, departments and specialisms. The Constabulary Headquarters is located in the Culham Science Centre in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and acts as a central hub from which our support network is organised and managed.

Police staff provide vital support for front-line operations.

Find the role for you at the CNC in:

People & Organisation Development

Human Resources, Corporate Learning & Development
Occupational Health & Wellbeing, People Diversity & Inclusion

Governance, Compliance & Legal

Facilitating good governance & Assurance
Supporting the Organisation to discharge its legal obligations
& the processing of data fairly

Corporate Services

Commercial & Procurement, Estate Management, IT Services,
Risk Management, Finance, business efficiency and continuous improvement

Operational Capability Services

Firearms Training Unit, Operational Support & Development,
Capability Improvement Programme

 

Police staff provide vital support for front-line operations.

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Give our front line the support

to be their best.

Being in our Capability Department will give you the experiences of providing operational support you simply couldn’t find anywhere else. Working with a team of police officers and staff, you’ll play a vital role at the CNC. In fact, you’ll plan and deliver a wide range of professional and progressive support services to our front line policing in Operational Policing Units around the country.

Because of the nature of the CNC, the environment here can be very different to other organisations, and the work can be very challenging. However, our dedicated team will give you the support you need to enhance your skills and knowledge.

While you’ll be based at our Headquarters in Oxfordshire, your work is likely to involve travel to some of our Operational Policing Units. This will give you the chance to see the policing activity you support.

We’ll give you the skills

to train a vital policing service.

Corporate Learning and Development at the CNC comprises of three main functions.

Professional Development - which serves new and experienced police officers and police staff.

Firearms Training - which focuses on the weaponry training needs of all police officers.

The Dog Training School - which trains dogs and police officers who want to develop their career in this most rewarding of police activities.

There’s an increased emphasis on security and safety at nuclear sites, particularly in the arena of counter-terrorism. So you’ll help us deliver high-quality training that supports our front-line police officers to fulfil their role. Not only do we provide tactical firearms training for Authorised Firearms Officers, we also have training around other, non-lethal options of defence and attack, including unarmed tactics.

In addition to our ever-evolving arms and equipment training, we regularly review our range of internal courses. Where appropriate, we’ll refer learners to external training in specialist knowledge and skills. This could involve educational sponsorship for relevant professional qualifications.

Provide financial support,

And we’ll help you to become your best.

At the CNC, our Finance team provide support to budget holders, and cover all aspects of accounting. This includes everything from preparing budgets and forecasts to producing monthly performance reports and annual statutory accounts. We also undertake accounts payable and treasury functions in-house.

To join, it’s important you’re flexible and imaginative to provide creative solutions that support our budget holders and their delivery of corporate objectives. This can involve looking at new ways of working, establishing processes and developing new strategies to cope with different challenges.

You’ll discover a very supportive environment at the CNC, and be encouraged to gain relevant professional qualifications. As well as your financial skills, you’ll depend on your ability to communicate with people at different levels, and to convey complex information clearly and simply. If you’re willing to be accountable for your work, and have a real focus on quality, accuracy and meeting deadlines, then this could be the team for you.

Whatever level you join us,

you’ll help people at all levels excel.

Our HR team covers a wide range of activities that creates the framework for fair and consistent management of all our employees. This includes Workforce Planning, HR People Performance, Staff Recruitment, Police Officer Recruitment, Equality and Inclusion and Pay, Reward and Employee Lifecycle.

Our HR team forms part of our People Directorate, which covers People Change, HR, Corporate Learning and Development, Pensions and Occupational Health, Fitness and Wellbeing.

Add value to CNC,

and contribute to a nationally vital service.

At CNC, our IT & Communications department work closely with the business to delivery effective projects, all within the constraints of the police, security and regulatory authorities.

As a result, we’re supported by a variety of suppliers, including a global IT outsourcer. The majority of the work is aimed at adding value, saving time and managing cost on behalf of our organisation.

Values & Code of Ethics

The aim of the Code of Ethics produced by the College of Policing is to support each member of the policing profession.

Benefits

  • Structured pay grades with competitive salaries which provide an initiative to develop in your role at the CNC and be financially rewarded as your knowledge and experience grows.
  • South East allowance for M1 grades and above of £1,500 per annum FTE. (At qualifying sites).
  • Bonus Scheme – police staff are normally eligible to a bonus payment depending on the organisation’s performance in any given financial year. The criteria are set so that employee’s performance has influence on the CNC’s performance in set areas. Bonus payments are paid on an annual basis as a percentage of salary (maximum 7%).
  • All our police staff are automatically opted into the CNC pension scheme.
  • The pension scheme is 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.
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies.
  • In addition to an on-site Occupational Health team, there is an Employee Assistance Programme, which is available to all staff by telephone, giving support, advice and counselling on a wide range of subjects such as: financial, personal or work-related matters and legal advice.
  • Access to Physiotherapy.
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.
  • Online virtual social space available 24/7 to help you stay connected.
  • Standard working hours are normally 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 have a flexi-time and flexible working scheme. These offer you the opportunity for part-time working and job-sharing.
  • Childcare Vouchers.
  • We are committed to supporting staff to achieve an appropriate work life balance alongside ensuring that it’s operational needs continue to be met. Given the style of working during the COVID Pandemic, the CNC Executive have fully supported adopting a hybrid working approach as our New Way of Working. Hybrid working gives employees more choice over deciding how, when and where to work best in a way which balances the needs of the CNC, your team and yourself. It’s about giving you more choices about how you do the right work, in the right place, at the right time. It offers a mix of working remotely at home and in the office environment for suitable roles which are able to work in this blended way.
  • Learning and Development starts from the moment you join the CNC. We continuously invest in our Learning and Development to ensure our employees 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.
  • When you join the CNC as a member of police staff, you are entitled to generous annual leave – starting at 27.5 days per annum (FTE) rising to 32.5 after 10 years – plus bank holidays.
  • Additional unpaid minutes worked within the normal week to accrue additional annual leave of up to 3 days.
  • If any of the public 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.

Please note that the organisation has the right to review these benefits at any time and they may be subject to change.

  • Structured pay grades with competitive salaries which provide an initiative to develop in your role at the CNC and be financially rewarded as your knowledge and experience grows.
  • South East allowance for M1 grades and above of £1,500 per annum FTE. (At qualifying sites).
  • Bonus Scheme – police staff are normally eligible to a bonus payment depending on the organisation’s performance in any given financial year. The criteria are set so that employee’s performance has influence on the CNC’s performance in set areas. Bonus payments are paid on an annual basis as a percentage of salary (maximum 7%).
  • All our police staff are automatically opted into the CNC pension scheme.
  • The pension scheme is 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.
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies.
  • In addition to an on-site Occupational Health team, there is an Employee Assistance Programme, which is available to all staff by telephone, giving support, advice and counselling on a wide range of subjects such as: financial, personal or work-related matters and legal advice.
  • Access to Physiotherapy.
  • Salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.
  • Online virtual social space available 24/7 to help you stay connected.
  • Standard working hours are normally 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 have a flexi-time and flexible working scheme. These offer you the opportunity for part-time working and job-sharing.
  • Childcare Vouchers.
  • We are committed to supporting staff to achieve an appropriate work life balance alongside ensuring that it’s operational needs continue to be met. Given the style of working during the COVID Pandemic, the CNC Executive have fully supported adopting a hybrid working approach as our New Way of Working. Hybrid working gives employees more choice over deciding how, when and where to work best in a way which balances the needs of the CNC, your team and yourself. It’s about giving you more choices about how you do the right work, in the right place, at the right time. It offers a mix of working remotely at home and in the office environment for suitable roles which are able to work in this blended way.
  • Learning and Development starts from the moment you join the CNC. We continuously invest in our Learning and Development to ensure our employees 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.
  • When you join the CNC as a member of police staff, you are entitled to generous annual leave – starting at 27.5 days per annum (FTE) rising to 32.5 after 10 years – plus bank holidays.
  • Additional unpaid minutes worked within the normal week to accrue additional annual leave of up to 3 days.
  • If any of the public 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.

Please note that the organisation has the right to review these benefits at any time and they may be subject to change.