Pay & Benefits2020-08-07T13:32:59+01:00

When you join

When you join Northumbria Police we’ll make a wide range of benefits available to you including pension, flexible working, discounted gym memberships and a range of support initiatives.

Salary

As a PCSO you will be paid as a Grade C member of staff: £18,873 to £20,169

You will also be working shifts and as such be entitled to an additional shift allowance on top of your basic salary.

For every grade you move up an increment on the scale within each year until you reach the maximum salary permitted for your grade. Of course, it is also possible to progress in your career and apply for different roles which allow you to move between grades.

Pension

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) provides for payment of pensions and other benefits.

The LGPS is a national scheme whose rules apply throughout England and Wales, broken down into regional Funds so it is administered at a more local level. The administration of the LGPS in this area is carried out by South Tyneside Council and the Fund is called the Tyne and Wear Pensions Fund.

The LGPS allows members to save while they are working in order to enjoy a pension once they retire.

Annual Leave

You will receive an annual leave allowance that starts at 23 days, and rises to 28 days, dependent on your length of service.

You will also receive an allocation of leave to account for bank holidays that you may be required to work.

Training

Following your appointment you will complete a specialist training course with People Development to gain the skills needed to be successful.

Trade Unions

UNISON and GMB are both recognised trade unions within Northumbria Police. As a member of police staff, you have the option to become a member of UNISON or GMB. Northumbria Police work closely with both recognised trade unions which aim to:

  • Represent and promote the interests and welfare of members and to support them to achieve the required professional and ethical standards.
  • Influence internal and external decision makers at local and national levels on matters affecting members.
  • Maintain and improve conditions of service and pay for members by actively participating in national, force and local negotiations.

On a practical level, UNISON and GMB, through trained representatives, provides support, guidance and representation in relation to a whole range of matters, including conduct, equality, performance, health, welfare, and other role related issues.

Subscribing members can also access a wide range of practical ‘member services’ designed to offer bespoke products and services for members of police staff and in some cases their families.

Personal Support and Advice

We provide a whole range of support initiatives to help with both you and your family’s welfare. These include:

  • Occupational health support
  • Development and mentoring schemes
  • Childcare scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health and wellbeing framework
  • Membership of support associations to support and represent your needs

Sports and Social

You will be able to access a number of sports facilities and discounted gym memberships as well as receiving discounts at local business and services.

Flexible Working

We’ll always try to take your individual, religious and cultural needs into account so you can fit your work around your personal commitments, however we are an emergency service with a 24/7 responsibility to the people of Northumbria, so this may not always be possible.

Salary

As a PCSO you will be paid as a Grade C member of staff: £18,873 to £20,169

You will also be working shifts and as such be entitled to an additional shift allowance on top of your basic salary.

For every grade you move up an increment on the scale within each year until you reach the maximum salary permitted for your grade. Of course, it is also possible to progress in your career and apply for different roles which allow you to move between grades.

Pension

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) provides for payment of pensions and other benefits.

The LGPS is a national scheme whose rules apply throughout England and Wales, broken down into regional Funds so it is administered at a more local level. The administration of the LGPS in this area is carried out by South Tyneside Council and the Fund is called the Tyne and Wear Pensions Fund.

The LGPS allows members to save while they are working in order to enjoy a pension once they retire.

Training

Following your appointment you will complete a specialist training course with People Development to gain the skills needed to be successful.

Annual Leave

You will receive an annual leave allowance that starts at 23 days, and rises to 28 days, dependent on your length of service.

You will also receive an allocation of leave to account for bank holidays that you may be required to work.

Flexible Working

We’ll always try to take your individual, religious and cultural needs into account so you can fit your work around your personal commitments, however we are an emergency service with a 24/7 responsibility to the people of Northumbria, so this may not always be possible.

Personal Support and Advice

We provide a whole range of support initiatives to help with both you and your family’s welfare. These include:

  • Occupational health support
  • Development and mentoring schemes
  • Childcare scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health and wellbeing framework
  • Membership of support associations to support and represent your needs

Trade Unions

UNISON and GMB are both recognised trade unions within Northumbria Police. As a member of police staff, you have the option to become a member of UNISON or GMB. Northumbria Police work closely with both recognised trade unions which aim to:

  • Represent and promote the interests and welfare of members and to support them to achieve the required professional and ethical standards.
  • Influence internal and external decision makers at local and national levels on matters affecting members.
  • Maintain and improve conditions of service and pay for members by actively participating in national, force and local negotiations.

On a practical level, UNISON and GMB, through trained representatives, provides support, guidance and representation in relation to a whole range of matters, including conduct, equality, performance, health, welfare, and other role related issues.

Subscribing members can also access a wide range of practical ‘member services’ designed to offer bespoke products and services for members of police staff and in some cases their families.

Sports and Social

You will be able to access a number of sports facilities and discounted gym memberships as well as receiving discounts at local business and services.