Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) employs civilian police staff with specific skills and knowledge to support their uniformed colleagues.  

All roles for police staff are advertised on our Current Vacancies Page.  In addition roles will be advertised in local press, online jobsites and social media.  Where the role is specialist roles may also be advertised in specialist publications.

All advertisements will refer you to the PSNI webpage for further information and application pack.  Each information pack will consist of a:-

  • Candidate Booklet containing information and process guide to help you apply for the role.
  • Job Description of the role including, job outline, required Criteria and pay and allowance summary.
  • Application form - Applicants will be asked to confirm and demonstrate that they meet our eligibility criteria by supplying as much relevant information possible, and to supply a number of personal details.
  • Equality monitor form to ensure our workforce not only reflects the community it serves but is also capable of meeting its needs.

Formal screening of application forms

Formal screening of application forms consists of a check to determine that the application form has been completed fully.

Shortlisting

Shortlisting is carried out on the basis of the information contained in your application form. 

Assessment Centre

In some cases candidates may be required to attend an assessment. This may be in the form of an eligibility test, presentation, group assessment or any other form of assessment where appropriate. 

Education

We require proof of qualifications if invited to Interview.  

Computer Literacy

Applicants are required to have a level of computer literacy, in order to effectively perform their role.

Additional requirement

If an applicant is successful following interview they will be required to pass all of the following stages in order to be considered for appointment:

Medical Standards and Disability Discrimination Act

The Police Service of Northern Ireland expects employees to be fit for the full range of duties.  Consideration will be given to making reasonable adjustments for candidates for whom the conditions of the Disability Discrimination Act is likely to apply.  

Complaints Procedure

We are committed to providing the highest standard of service to all our customers and have a Complaints procedure in place. 

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Current Staff Vacancies

The Police Service also employs civilian Police Staff with specific skills and knowledge to support their uniformed colleagues.  

View our Current Vacancies

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