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Life on the beat isn’t for everyone but that doesn't mean you can't work for Essex Police. If the helmet and boots aren't up your street, life as a member of police staff just might be. Your skills, experience and expertise could be what we're looking for.

Featured vacancies

Experienced Communications Officers
£17,763 - £21,402
Headquarters, Chelmsford

Essex Police is keen to recruit experienced police control room staff to work in our newly refurbished Force Control Room, based in Chelmsford.  Essex is one of the largest County Forces and faces policing challenges in urban, rural and coastal communities, as well as on major road networks.

This is an opportunity to develop your police control room skills and contribute to keeping the people of Essex safe

Read more about the 'Communications Officers' roles.

Personal Assistant to the Chief Constable
£24,567 to £26,271 
Headquarters, Chelmsford

A vacancy has arisen for a Personal Assistant to work for the Chief Constable. You will be required to provide a full range of Executive Support duties to the Chief Constable and other Chief Officers as required. 

Read more about the 'Personal Assistant to the Chief Constable' role.

Crime Bureau Operative
Full time shift work
Starting Salary £19,326 rising to £21,402 plus up to 20% shift enhancement depending on shift pattern
Essex Police Headquarters - Chelmsford

As a Crime Bureau Operative you will manage the secondary response to non-emergency crime and anti-social behaviour incidents reported to Essex Police.

Read more about the 'Crime Bureau Operative' role.

Force Control Room employment opportunities
Communications Officers – Call taking and Dispatch
30 hours per week (part time), 24/7 shift pattern based in Chelmsford.
Starting salary £17,763 (pro rata), plus 20% shift allowance, plus additional weekend working enhancements. There are also regular opportunities to progress to full-time hours.

The FCR is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides a service to the public of Essex wishing to contact the Police.

Working in FCR is both unpredictable and challenging, but is always worthwhile. A Communications Officer is trained to perform both aspects of the role, call handling and dispatch.

Read more about the 'Communications Officers' role.

Other vacancies

You can view all of our current vacancies on the e-recruitment website. Please note that the online recruitment system works best on desktop computers but will work on tablet devices as well.


You can register here to create a new profile (you will need a profile in order to apply for a job - doing this now will save you time when you want to apply for a job with us)


Login to view your profile and see your current applications.


Read the 'Applying and registering for jobs online' guide. It contains a lot of useful tips about the e-recruitment process. You may also find the 'Your Questions' pages helpful.

Please email the business centre if you have any difficulty viewing the correct role requirement (include job title of the role you're interested in).

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