In choosing to work for Lincolnshire Police you will be joining an organisation determined to provide its employees with a positive employment experience. We strongly believe that the wellbeing of our officers and staff is absolutely vital, as people who feel good about themselves, and are happy in their environment, will do great work.
Our starting pay for Student Officers is £26,139. This could potentially rise to £43,032 within your first 7 years.
When you start as a new Police Constable you’ll receive automatic membership of the police pension scheme. This isn’t compulsory, so you can choose to opt out if you want to.
The Cycle2Work scheme is a tax and National Insurance free scheme set up by the government and the Department for Transport to help promote healthier journeys to work and reduce pollution and congestion.
Blue Light Card
The Blue Light Card is a staff benefit which all members of staff can access. Savings and discounts are for both internet and high street retailers.
Police Mutual offer financial help, an advice service and a range of exclusive products designed especially for the police. Police Mutual offer members exclusive products and services, free financial education and wellbeing support through our Foundation.
Your policing career
After joining as a police constable, you will be able to build upon your experience and after completing your training period, you can apply to join one of our specialist units, or apply for promotion to the rank of sergeant.
Learning and development
We are committed to helping you develop your skills and career by giving you the opportunity to attend internal and external courses, occasionally providing extra time off and funding for study towards a professional qualification.
If you want to continue with your education you may be able to apply for help towards the cost of the course, providing it is relevant to your role and career.
We provide a full programme of training that supports the charter as well as operational training programmes for sergeants and inspectors.
For those who have what it takes to succeed in leadership roles, you may be able to join the high potential development scheme (HPDS) which will provide you with additional individually tailored support and training to help.
Staff support groups
Access to established staff support groups for all members of the policing family including Charitable Trust and Police Mutual.
Trauma risk management (TRIM)
TRiM provides advice and assistance to officers and staff who have attended incidents or undertaken investigations that they have found distressing or disturbing. This isn’t limited to those that attend the scene but can include any staff such as FCR call-takers, investigators, etc.
The Chaplaincy Team will support you in all aspects of your life, work, home and leisure. They provide a confidential, pastoral listening service allowing you to speak to someone with a sensitive, listening ear in the knowledge that it will go no further.
Support and advice from our occupational health support unit.
Fitness Mentor scheme
The Fitness Mentor scheme provides you with access to a personal trainer to help you reach your personal goals and improving your general health and wellbeing.
Free eye tests
We recognise our duty to provide provision for eye tests and spectacles if you regularly use a computer for your work.
More help and support
Contact the Resource and Succession Planning Team:
Georgia: I'm DC 1373 Georgia McCormack. I work at Boston police station in the Protecting Vulnerable Persons department.
Dan: I'm Sergeant Daniel McCormack and I work at Grantham on Response
Georgia: In 2009 Daniel and I got together and we got married in 2010. We've been married for ten years and we have three young children; a nine year old, a seven year old and a six year old, and we've had them whilst we've been in Lincolnshire Police.
When we had our first daughter we put in a flexible working application to try and juggle home and work-life balance. We have flexible working patterns that have been agreed with the force. We've been well supported by the organisation. The patterns have had to balance what the organisational needs are as well as our own needs but we really wanted to ensure that our children had us as their parents and they didn't spend a lot of time with any nursery or anything like that.
Dan: I think it's important to be able to have the family time as well out of work. For a period of time we worked completely opposite shifts (me and Georgia) so we didn't get a lot of time spent together with the children, but we now spend more time as a family together which is important I think.
Georgia: Benefits-wise from a work point of view, we've been able to progress our careers, even though we've had children. I've specialised as a detective and Dan's specialised into being a sergeant and his role. So career-wise we've been able to continue that path that we wanted to and obviously by being at work full time it's meant that we've been able to provide more to our young family at home and give them a good standard of living as well
Dan: Lincolnshire Police is a really family friendly force. They're very, very supportive. They're always willing to try and make the best of a home/work-life balance. I'm proud to be able to say that I'm a police officer and a dad, because I think they're two amazing things in their own right, but to be both, I think, is quite special.
Georgia: I'm not going to stand here and say it's been easy for the last ten years, it's definitely been a juggle, but we have got a pattern in place. We can plan weeks in advance with the support from the organisation and from us as well being flexible as well we understand that there's a job to be done, and we will do the job, and ultimately our family life as well at the same time.