Why Join Us


550 Opportunities To join Us This Year


Join us and you’ll be providing specialist policing across the country. This is your opportunity to work in a unique environment and deal with rewarding challenges that you won’t find in any other Force.

You’ll be joining some of the best people in their field. You’ll share their enthusiasm for exemplary customer service, both internally and externally, and be able to make the most of your good commercial acumen.

We’ll reward your ambition and drive with the expert training you need to excel and to protect six million people every day. Your career development opportunities will be second to none with the possibility of taking on more responsibility, transferring to specialist units or choosing to go on secondment.

Here, you’ll be able to deal with unique situations that will challenge you. You’ll be amongst like-minded, talented people who share your passion for a job very well done. You can expect your salary to be competitive and your benefits to include:

  • Up to 28 days annual leave for Police Staff and Up to 22 days for Police Officers.
  • Cycle to Work scheme – you’ll have the opportunity to hire a bicycle from us to cycle to work and you won’t pay National Insurance or tax contributions on what you spend up to £1,000.
  • Season ticket loan – after your probationary period, we’ll give you an interest free loan that you’ll pay back straight through payroll each month.
  • Financial Services Benefits via Police Mutual.

Police officers are often eligible for Key Worker Housing which can help you to get on the property ladder through government backed low cost ownership options.

Over 1,100 different roles

There are four different ways to join the frontline of BTP:

It is the vital role of our Police Staff to support the operations of our Force. It takes every one of our 1400+ police staff to ensure our 3400+ officers can police 10,000 miles of track and face all of the challenges they meet. This takes leadership, policy development, national strategic planning, monitoring, quality control and advice functions for the organisation.

Our key departments are:

  • People and Development
  • Information Services
  • Learning and Development
  • Finance and Procurement
  • Corporate Communications

Have a look at which one is right for you.

We want to hear from you!

We have a positive equal opportunities policy to ensure all applicants are treated fairly. We welcome applications from all areas of the community regardless of age, disability, race, colour, religious belief, marital status, gender or sexual orientation.

We work closely with Support Groups when we arrange recruitment campaigns, on the impact assessment of new policies and procedures or how to adapt the working environment.