Police step up Northumberland recruitment drive

Northumbria Police are looking for you! They want to know if you’ve got what it takes to look after one of the largest rural areas in the country.

By Tony Gillan
Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 12:18 pm
Polioce officers in Northumberland are hosting two events to speak to those thinking of joining, and answering any questions about the role.
Polioce officers in Northumberland are hosting two events to speak to those thinking of joining, and answering any questions about the role.

Carrying on the success of the force’s ongoing recruitment drive, officers across Northumberland are hosting a number of recruitment events, to give potential candidates a chance to speak to those already in the role.

The idea is for potential officers to find out if tackling crime, bringing down criminals and serving the community is something they might want to consider as a career.

There are a number of roles to look at and consider, which can suit the various skill sets of individuals.

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Currently, Northumbria Police are trying to enlist people who are passionate about helping others and protecting the vulnerable, to become part of the policing family.

Officers in Northumberland will be hosting two events in February to speak to those thinking of joining. They will also be on hand to answer any questions from those thinking of taking up the role.

The first event will be hosted on Tuesday, February 18 at the Coquetvale Hotel, on Station Road in Rothbury. The second is in Bardon Mill near Haydon Bridge on Thursday, February 20 at the Twice Brewed Inn.

The force offers benefits including healthcare and pension provision. The salary progression means that officers could be earning a basic salary of over £40,000 in seven years.

Superintendent Craig Metcalfe said: “All who join Northumbria Police are able to develop a wide range of skills and we’re dedicated to looking after the mental and physical wellbeing of all staff.

“We are passionate about supporting both the professional and personal progression of our colleagues and offer flexible working options to cater for people’s work-life balance.

“With lots of opportunities to specialise and try out new roles, a job with Northumbria Police can be just the diverse and passionate career you’re looking for.

“I look forward to welcoming all of our new recruits.”

For more information about the varied roles within the Northumbria Police force, visit the force’s website on www.northumbria.police.uk.

Register for the event in advance by visiting https://careers.northumbria.police.uk/police-constables.html