We're looking for people who are interested in casual work placements within Kent Police. Our recruitment team are driven to find the best candidates who are dedicated and flexible to provide additional resources to the force.
Casual work offers flexibility and occasional working opportunities across a range of fields. You can work around other jobs, your personal life or use it as a means for extra income. Hours are not set and you can choose your assignments.
We’re looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds: Human Resources, Administration; Secretarial / PA roles; Reception / Security roles and many more.
- Positive Reference - working as a casual worker can provide a positive reference for your CV and help you gain future employment.
- Future career opportunities - with the experience gained from our casual assignments, you may find further career opportunities within Kent Police.
- Flexibility- you can choose when to work so it fits in with your work and personal life
If you have either worked in policing or related sectors before, are interested in casual working or have skills you feel could benefit the force, then register your CV with us.
Casual opportunities are available as and when a department needs some extra help. Please note these opportunities are not permanent.
What sort of work might I be offered?
The type of work available will depend on your experience and vary according to our operational needs. Work is on a casual basis and there’s no obligation to accept any assignment offered to you and nor is there an obligation by Kent Police to offer you work. You’re paid only for the hours worked. Working on a casual agreement may not be suitable if you require a guaranteed income.
Where will I work?
Placements will be available at a variety of locations across Kent and according to operational need. Your exact location of work will be confirmed at the time you’re offered an assignment.
What hours will I work?
These will vary dependent on the role and will be on an ad hoc basis.
How do I apply?
You’ll need to register your interest through this site. Simply complete the registration form and include a copy of your current CV.
What happens after I apply?
We’ll review your CV and contact you to discuss a suitable role, based on your skills and experience.
You’ll be asked to complete an eligibility requirement check. This check is necessary to find out if you have the right to work in the UK and to establish you’ve lived in the UK for the past 3 years.
If you’re successful at this stage, we’ll contact you for an informal discussion.
How soon can I start work?
Checks around vetting, references and medical assessments (for some roles) will need to be made before we can offer you an assignment. Some checks may take longer, depending on your specific circumstances. Please allow at least 6-8 weeks after interview for a start date.
Can I register and/or work for other agencies?
Yes, we cannot guarantee you’ll be offered assignments on a regular basis, so please feel free to register with other agencies.
How much will I be paid?
You’ll be paid hourly and the rate of pay will be confirmed before you start an assignment.
Pay for the hours worked will be a monthly basis in arrears by credit transfer into your bank account.
When will I be paid?
You’ll be paid monthly in arrears on the twenty fifth day of each month. If the twenty fifth falls on a weekend or bank holiday you’ll be paid on the last weekday before the twenty fifth. A timesheet will need to be completed for the hours you’ve worked and signed by your line manager, who will submit a copy to the casual opportunities team. It will need to be submitted by payroll cut-off date to be paid for that month. Please make sure you’ve included details of a bank or building society account into which payment needs to be made.
Will I get paid holiday?
Yes, you’ll receive an annual leave payment for a pro rata amount, based on the work you’ve undertaken.
What happens if I am off sick?
You will not be entitled to payment during absence due to sickness.
Can I join the pension scheme?
Local Government Pensions Scheme rules require all employees and workers aged between 16 and 75 with a contract or agreement of 3 months or more to be automatically admitted to the Pension Scheme and deductions to be made from their salary to cover contributions. If the contract or agreement is less than 3 months, you can only be admitted to the scheme if you give a written election to that effect.
Please visit the Kent County Council Pension website for more information.
What training will I be given?
Training will be given depending on the role you have been offered. On some occasions you may be required to attend mandatory training. If this is the case, you’ll be paid an hourly rate for any training required before the start of any assignments. Details of any training will be confirmed with you. Some roles offer remote or on-site training packages for which you’ll need to sign a disclaimer for acceptable use of force IT, security and confidentiality purposes.
After receiving your CV we’ll contact you to discuss a suitable role, based on your skills and experience.
An eligibility requirement check will need to be completed to make sure you have the right to work in the UK and/or lived in the UK for the last 3 years.
If you’re successful at this stage, we’ll invite you to an informal interview at our office based in Maidstone, Kent.
An informal interview will be arranged with our recruiting manager, to discuss your CV in detail. We'll use this opportunity to match your skills and experience against any suitable assignments that are coming up. We’ll also discuss location preference and your availability.
If you have the skills and experience that we’re looking for, we’ll progress your application and contact you to discuss a suitable opportunity.
Checks around vetting, references and medical assessments (for some roles) will be made before we can offer an assignment. Our recruitment team will regularly contact you about the status of your application and guide you through the next steps.