Pay & Benefits2020-09-16T13:37:16+01:00

A rewarding career

When you join Northumbria Police as an officer we’ll make a wide range of benefits available to you including a competitive pension, flexible working, discounted gym memberships and health and wellbeing support.

Salary

All new Police Constables join Northumbria Police at pay scale 1;

Annual Salary

1 £24,780
2 £25,902
3 £27,030
4 £28,158
5 £30,411
6 £34,950
7 £41,130

As you are promoted through the ranks, you can expect to receive an increase in salary, as indicated below.

Constable £24,780 – £41,130
Sergeants £43,965 – £46,227
Inspectors £52,698 – £57,162
Chief Inspectors £58,332 – £60,732
Superintendents £70,173 – £82,881
Chief Superintendents £86,970 – £91,749

Police Federation

As an officer, you can become a member of the Police Federation. Members receive support and advice from fellow officers who are elected workplace reps on a whole range of issues, including conduct, equality, performance, health, welfare and more.

Members also benefit from discounts on financial, health, travel, legal, home, and vehicle products. There’s also group insurance and healthcare schemes to take advantage of.

The core role of the Federation is to:

  • Represent and promote the interests and welfare of its 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 its members.
  • Maintain and improve conditions of service and pay for the federated ranks by actively participating in national, force and local negotiations.

Visit the Northumbria Police Federation website for further information.

Annual Leave

You will receive an annual leave allowance that starts at 22 days, and rises to 30 days, dependent on your length of service.

In addition to your annual leave entitlement, you will be entitled to between 8 and 11 public holidays each year (when Christmas, Boxing Day or New Year fall on a weekend, officers are entitled to both the original public holiday and substitute bank holiday). With the exception of Christmas Day, you may request to substitute the standard public holidays for a day of your choosing. This is to recognise and accommodate if you have different needs and requirements regarding public holidays.

Travel

Whether you are on or off duty, you’ll enjoy free travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro seven days a week once you have reached Independent Patrol Status. Additionally, you can travel for free on Northern Rail Services when travelling to and from your place of work, or in connection with police duties. This comes with the expectation that positive action is taken if an incident occurs whilst using you’re these transport services.

Flexible Working

We will always try to take your individual, religious and cultural needs into account so you can fit your work around your personal commitments.

Officers in their probationary period are able to submit a flexible working request. If approved, this should not commence before the three year probation is observed, in order to fully support the induction and learning of student officers and minimise any risks to the force, the officer, colleagues and the public.

We are an emergency service however with a 24/7 responsibility to the people of Northumbria and requests will always be considered in this context.

Pension

When you start as a new officer, you’ll automatically become a member of the New Police Pension Scheme 2015. This is a CARE (Career Average Revalued Earnings) pension scheme which offers a guaranteed pension with an optional lump sum, based on the earnings you receive during your career.

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
  • Health and wellbeing framework
  • Development and mentoring schemes
  • Membership of support associations to support and represent your needs
  • Time and facilities during the working day to practice faith where possible e.g. to pray
  • Childcare scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A subsidised convalescence home

Below are our internal support associations:

  • Northumbria Police Association for Women in Policing
  • LGBT+ Association
  • Northumbria Police Ethnic Minority Association
  • Health and Wellbeing Support Association
  • Disability and Carers Association

Maternity Benefits

Family comes first at TeamNP and we support new mothers with a generous police maternity pay package. Provided you have 63 weeks continuous service you are entitled to full pay and allowances for the first 18 weeks of maternity leave. New fathers are also entitled to take up to two weeks off work. We also have support available for adopting parents too.

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 through schemes such as the Blue Light Card.

Salary

All new police constables join Northumbria Police at pay scale 1;

Annual Salary

1 £24,780
2 £25,902
3 £27,030
4 £28,158
5 £30,411
6 £34,950
7 £41,130

As you are promoted through the ranks, you can expect to receive an increase in salary, as follows:

Constable £24,780 – £41,130
Sergeants £43,965 – £46,227
Inspectors £52,698 – £57,162
Chief Inspectors £58,332 – £60,732
Superintendents £70,173 – £82,881
Chief Superintendents £86,970 – £91,749

Pension

When you start as a new officer, you’ll automatically become a member of the New Police Pension Scheme 2015. This is a CARE (Career Average Revalued Earnings) pension scheme which offers a guaranteed pension with an optional lump sum, based on the earnings you receive during your career.

Annual Leave

You will receive an annual leave allowance that starts at 22 days, and rises to 30 days, dependent on your length of service.

In addition to your annual leave entitlement, you will be entitled to between 8 and 11 public holidays each year (when Christmas, Boxing Day or New Year fall on a weekend, officers are entitled to both the original public holiday and substitute bank holiday). With the exception of Christmas Day, you may request to substitute the standard public holidays for a day of your choice. This is to accommodate you if you have different needs regarding public holidays.

Travel

Whether you are on or off duty, you’ll enjoy free travel on the Tyne and Wear Metro seven days a week once you have reached Independent Patrol Status. Additionally, you can travel for free on Northern Rail Services when travelling to and from your place of work, or in connection with police duties. This comes with the expectation that positive action is taken if an incident occurs whilst using you’re these transport services.

Flexible Working

We will always try to take your individual, religious and cultural needs into account so you can fit your work around your personal commitments.

Officers in their probationary period are able to submit a flexible working request. If approved, this should not commence before the three year probation is completed, so that you can take full part in the induction process.

But as an emergency service with a 24/7 responsibility to the people of Northumbria, requests will always be considered in this context.

Police Federation

As an officer, you can become a member of the Police Federation. Members receive support and advice from fellow officers who are elected workplace reps on a whole range of issues, including conduct, equality, performance, health, welfare and more.

Members also benefit from discounts on financial, health, travel, legal, home, and vehicle products. There’s also group insurance and healthcare schemes to take advantage of.

The core role of the Federation is to:

  • Represent and promote the interests and welfare of its 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 its members.
  • Maintain and improve conditions of service and pay for the federated ranks by actively participating in national, force and local negotiations.

Visit the Northumbria Police Federation website for further information.

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 through schemes such as the Blue Light Card.

Personal Support and Advice

We provide a whole range of support initiatives to enhance the welfare of you and your family, these include:

  • Occupational health support
  • Health and wellbeing framework
  • Development and mentoring schemes
  • Membership of support associations
  • Time and facilities during the working day to practice faith where possible e.g. to pray
  • Childcare scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A subsidised convalescence home

Below are our internal support associations:

  • Northumbria Police Association for Women in Policing
  • LGBT+ Association
  • Northumbria Police Ethnic Minority Association
  • Health and Wellbeing Support Association
  • Disability and Carers Association

Maternity Benefits

Family comes first at TeamNP and we support new mothers with a generous police maternity pay package. Provided you have 63 weeks continuous service you are entitled to full pay and allowances for the first 18 weeks of maternity leave. New fathers are also entitled to take up to two weeks off work. We also have support available for adopting parents too.