Below you’ll find answers to some of the questions we’re most
commonly asked by applicants.
What hours will I be working?
Full-time posts are 37 hours per week but days and times will be
individual to each post. Part-time hours are specified by the
department or division and in the recruitment advertisement.
When do I get paid?
All police staff are paid on the 23rd of each month direct into a
bank or building society.
What are the arrangements if I am
Sick pay is payable according to your length of service.
Is there a period of probation?
Yes. All appointments are subject to a probationary period. This is
either six or 12 months depending upon the role.
How many days off do I get each
The annual leave year begins on April 1 each year and there’s a
minimum entitlement of 22 days (pro rata for part-time posts)
rising to 27 days after 5 years' service. Leave entitlement
increases according to seniority.
Are there any sports and social clubs to
You can join the Essex Police Sports Association for £2 per month.
This entitles you to participate in sport for Essex Police as well
as the force lottery. You will also receive a membership card which
entitles you to a host of discounts at health clubs, restaurants
Can I smoke at work?
Essex Police operates a no smoking policy at work. There are some
areas outside for those who wish to smoke.
Can Essex Police help me get a work
Essex Police is unable to apply for work permits on behalf of
For further information about immigration and applying for work
permits, please contact:
The Home Office,
Immigration and Nationality department,
Phone: 0208 686 0688