22 Jan 2018

Dyfed-Powys Police is, for the first time, recruiting Direct Entry officers to bring new talent, perspective and experience into the force.

The force is working in partnership with the College of Policing (COP) to offer civilians the opportunity to enter a career in policing, without them having to work their way through the ranks from constable level.

It is looking to recruit two Inspectors and one Superintendent. They will receive up to two years training, including coaching and mentoring, to equip them with the skills and knowledge of policing required to inspire confidence in officers, staff and the public.

Assistant Chief Constable Claire Parmenter, of Dyfed-Powys Police, said:

If you have proven leadership and management skills and want a new, challenging and rewarding career, then this is your chance to help make an impact on policing, the local community and wider society in a way you never thought possible, as well as gain real policing skills in a prestigious management career.

“Direct Entry supports the National Policing Vision and Leadership Review recommendations, calling for greater career flexibility in policing through better routes of entry, exit and re-entry. We are committed to the continuing development of the organisation and adapting to the changing demands in today's society.

“The Direct Entry Programme aims to attract existing exceptional leaders into the police service from the widest range of both private and public sectors. Much can be gained from bringing in new talent into policing as similar programmes in other professions have shown. We hope to attract successful individuals who will bring new skills, perspectives and a breadth of experience to Dyfed-Powys.”

The deadline for Direct Entry applications is 11.55pm on Monday, February 26, 2018.

For more information and to apply visit www.leadbeyond.police.uk.