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Staff vacancies

Thank you for your interest in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Job vacancy information is given on this page when available. Applications are welcomed from all eligible people regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability. 

Applications are only accepted for positions currently being advertised and must be on the official form. Curriculum vitae (CV) will not be accepted.

You may also wish to consider volunteering for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, for example as an independent custody visitor.  You can find out more on our website under 'Take part'.

Alternatively you may be interested in opportunties to work for Devon and Cornwall Police. To see their vacancies please visit their website:

Current vacancies at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Community engagement worker

Working for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

As an employee of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, we can offer the following benefits:

Continuous training and development

We are committed to the development of our staff and we have an infrastructure in place to support training and development which includes, funding for approved training courses and recognised qualifications appropriate to role as well as short courses and online learning.


You will usually commence employment at the first point on the salary scale advertised and be rewarded by annual increments until reaching the top of the scale. An annual pay review takes place in September each year and is negotiated with Unison.


At the start of your employment, you will automatically become a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme administered by Peninsular Pensions.

Professional fees

We pay subscriptions to professional bodies where membership of that body is an essential requirement for the role.


We operate a 37 hour week from Monday to Friday.

Annual leave

Annual leave entitlement for a full-time employee is 23 days (pro rata if you leave during the leave year and if you work reduced hours). This rises to 30 days after five years of employment. Bank holidays are in addition to annual leave and are pro rata for staff who work reduced hours.


Sick pay entitlement varies in accordance with length of service - from one month's full pay and two months' half pay after four months' service, to six months' full pay and six months' half pay after five years' service.

Car allowance

Where travel is required the OPCC will usually provide a pool or hire car.


Facilities at our headquarters in Exeter are available to all staff. These include a café, swimming pool, gymnasium, sports hall, sauna, squash courts and free parking. These facilities are also available to your partner or close family.

Work-life balance

We are committed to assisting staff achieve a healthy work-life balance by considering flexible working arrangements, offering career breaks and special paid and unpaid leave.

The organisation is happy to consider applications for flexible working patterns unless the role has been objectively justified as being unsuitable for flexible working arrangements.

Occupational health

The aim of the occupational health support unit  is to provide the highest level of professional occupational health support and expertise to our staff in order to promote optimal physical and mental health, safety, fitness and well-being.

Support for staff from minority groups

We are dedicated to providing a working environment which values the skills of all our staff irrespective of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age or religious belief. Our focus is on the abilities of the individual.

OPCC staff have access to a number of support groups and networks. These groups offer mutual support and enable us and the Police Force to get feedback on issues affecting staff in minority groups.

Employee Assistance Programme

All staff and their families have access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). It is a confidential counselling and information service which advises on personal or work-related issues and is available 24/7 and 365 days a year.

The EAP service is free to employees and their immediate family. Contact is by way of a confidential telephone service.

Short term, face-to-face counselling with a professional psychologist or counsellor close to where you live or work can also be arranged at no cost to the individual.

Trades unions

UNISON is the biggest union for police staff in the UK. UNISON represents the interests of police staff at all levels and campaigns for higher status, better recognition, pay and conditions. As an OPCC employee, you have the option to join UNISON or any other union for a monthly subscription.