What we can offer you

We're working hard to create a force where people feel valued, rewarded and safe

Our culture

Whether you join Derbyshire Constabulary as a police officer, special, volunteer or member of our police staff, you‘ll discover a workplace that can be demanding, but also extremely satisfying.

We aim to build an inclusive culture where our people are committed to making Derbyshire safer together. Somewhere everyone’s proud of what they do and support and respect the people they work with.

We’re also strongly committed to equality and diversity - in our organisation and the service we provide. Put simply, we’re building a policing family that reflects the communities we serve.

More about our inclusive organisation

Rewards and benefits

Everyone here works hard. That’s why we reward them with a wide range of benefits. Join us and you could enjoy:

22-32 days' leave, depending on role, grade and length of service

Competitive workplace pension, with employer contribution

Flexible working

Maternity and paternity leave

Training and development

Gyms

Sports clubs

Achievement awards

Eye care vouchers

Free parking at most locations

Bringing the best out of you

Shaping an effective workforce

To make sure we continue to meet the needs of the people of Derbyshire, we need to attract - and keep - the right people who have the right skills and behaviours. That means creating jobs they want and giving them chances to progress, so we can compete in an increasingly competitive market.

How do we do this? By being creative in how we recruit and select the right people. By developing career opportunities that will attract people with diverse attitudes, behaviours and skills. And by constantly looking at new ways of rewarding and developing our top-performing people and teams who show the right behaviours.

Bringing the best out of you

Offering and creating opportunity

We’re doing everything we can to make sure our teams reflect the communities we serve. This means we’re always looking at our existing and future needs, so we can adapt quickly to changes in funding, demands, priorities and skills. This includes looking at working with our partners to be more effective and save money - as long as it fits in with our principles and ways of working.

When you join us, we’ll give you all the support, development and investment you need to reach your full potential. This includes training and developing you from scratch, so you have everything you need to do your job as well as you can.

Taking care of each other

At Derbyshire Constabulary, we aim to create an environment that puts people first. We want you to feel supported in everything you do, so you can give your very best. So, we’ll enable you to be innovative and try new things, and we’ll celebrate your successes. We recognise that people make mistakes, so we’ll encourage you to focus on learning from them. And our wellbeing initiatives are designed to make you feel valued and cared for.

If you have any personal or professional problems, we’ll give you the support and care you need. And we’re improving the support we offer to anyone who’s experiencing stress or mental health issues. So, we’ll listen to you, take action and communicate openly about what we’re doing. We’ll remove barriers and fix things that get in the way of doing a good job. We’ll act with compassion and stay true to our values when times are tough, including creating a workplace where any form of discrimination is unacceptable and acted on.

What’s more, we’ll create innovative terms and conditions, policies and procedures that attract, engage and motivate people who share our goals and values. And we’ll make sure that you're treated fairly by holding anyone who doesn't live up to our values to account.

Maintaining your wellbeing

Our wellbeing strategy

We’re committed to providing a healthy working environment and improving the quality of life for all our people. As part of this, we’ve developed a wellbeing strategy that recognises people are our greatest asset.

We understand that wellbeing is about far more than physical or mental health. It’s about creating a workplace that encourages people to engage, perform and achieve. Somewhere that helps them take responsibility for improving their own physical, mental, emotional and financial health. Our strategy involves bringing together existing initiatives and developing new ones to create an action plan that helps our people make the most of their wellbeing.

Maintaining your wellbeing

Our four pillars of wellbeing

Leadership and culture. We’ll develop police leaders for the future with wellbeing at the heart of everything they do. How? By supporting managers so they feel empowered, skilled and able to take issues forward.

Work-life balance. We’re creating a workplace that supports people with their work-life balance, by making it a key part of our culture.

Performance, reward and environment. We’re committed to creating a high performing culture that motivates, supports, rewards and recognises our people effectively. 

Healthy workforce. We want to develop a healthy working environment that improves the quality of life for all our people.

Maintaining your wellbeing

Wellbeing support

We offer a full range of services for you and your family to support your wellbeing. Whether you need counselling or mental health support, physical treatment or rehabilitation, financial advice or spiritual guidance, you’ll find someone who can help.

These include free 24/7, 365 days a year counselling services, occupational health teams, our police treatment centre and financial advisers. If you need mental health support, we have over 100 ‘blue light’ champions, as well as mental health first aiders and mindfulness champions. You’ll also have access to trauma support specialists, our police chaplains and a variety of support networks. These include our Christian Police Association (CPA), enABLE Disability Support, LGBT+ Support Network, Derbyshire Black Police Association (BPA), Gender Agenda and the Menopause Action Group.