With over 1,300 highly trained police ofﬁcers and police staff, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is a specialist armed police service dedicated to protecting the civil nuclear industry.
They currently protect 10 civil nuclear sites across England and Scotland, safeguarding nuclear material in transit and playing a key role in national security. The Civil Nuclear Constabulary utilises many of the essential skills and attributes acquired during Military service.
With a range of career opportunities for police ofﬁcers and police staff in a variety of different teams, Service-leavers will ﬁnd that their existing skills are brought to the fore while at the same time they are given opportunity to develop new ones.
There’s no question that Service-leavers are well placed to deliver the skills and expertise required by the Constabulary. There are few, if any, employers that reﬂect Military characteristics and practices on civvy street, as closely as CNC
Different sites, different roles.
As well as opportunities at operational units at a number of nuclear sites, CNC have a number of specialist teams that require speciﬁc expertise. Once you have successfully completed your probationary training, you could apply to join one of these teams, such as Dog Handlers, Special Escorts Group (marine and road), Special Branch. There’s plenty of scope for Service-leavers to utilise the skills and experiences they acquired in the Military. Of course, it’s not only about ‘frontline staff’. The Constabulary uses a variety of skilled people to operate, develop and manage their support teams. This includes ensuring that the Constabulary runs smoothly through the use of effective IT systems, to managing ﬁnances and recruiting and developing its people.
Salary and Beneﬁ ts Starting salary
The starting salary for new recruit police ofﬁcers is currently £22,000 per year. This will increase after successful completion of the probationary period to £24,171. With satisfactory performance and the achievement of requisite skills this will rise to £38,382. Police staff salaries are determined by salary bands, depending on the level of the role.
- 22 days annual leave rising to 30 days after 20 years’ service
- Final contribution salary pension scheme
- South-east allowance, for ofﬁcers based at speciﬁc locations
- Paid overtime
- 27.5 days annual leave per year rising to 32.5 days after 20 years’ service
- Flexible working scheme
- Final contribution salary pension scheme
- Corporate bonus scheme
The nature of the work that CNC is involved in means that they are obliged to conduct a rigorous application process. The process involves a variety of screening checks, as well as security, reference, medical and ﬁtness checks. The Constabulary view this as an essential part of ensuring that they recruit the most able individuals as well as ensuring that joining the CNC is the right move for you.
More: See the FAQs section on: www.cnc.jobs
CNC has a strong commitment to equality and diversity both within the organisation and in the service we provide to our communities. We want to reﬂect the communities we serve. For further information please visit www.cnc.jobs
CNC is an equal opportunities employer.
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Civvy Street Magazine spoke with Chief Superintendent Duncan Worsell, Divisional Commander, about how the Civil Nuclear Constabulary operates.
What can Service-leavers bring to the CNC?
Leaving the armed forces can be challenging for many reasons, but when you come to the CNC you will be pleased to ﬁnd a sense of belonging. You come from a disciplined background, you will be used to operating as part of a team, you understand the need for personal responsibility as well as caring for those around you and on whom you may depend if your armed role becomes “active!” You will be physically ﬁt and you will have the personal resilience and courage to deliver a quality and dependable armed response service which protects the public, the country and your colleagues.
What does the CNC offer as an employer?
As well as a competitive salary and other beneﬁ ts, the CNC offers a transition
from the Military that protects and maintains many of the principles which you will have lived by and which are held dear by those who have fought and worked to protect our country and its assets. We employ many former Military personnel, and many of our leaders come from similar backgrounds, so we understand the challenge which you face and the adjustments which are required to make a seamless transition. We offer fairness, equality, recognition and reward, we train our armed police ofﬁcers to national standards which will give you the conﬁdence that you need to meet the challenge of a complex and ever-changing terrorist threat. Finally, we recruit from all backgrounds, the diversity of our workforce is very important to us so if you feel that you don’t ﬁt one particular model or type, you are not excluded, you will be welcomed.