Black Police Association Support Volunteer
Could you make a difference and help shape a diverse representative workforce within Avon and Somerset Constabulary?
The Black Police Association (BPA) are looking for volunteers who are keen to join our organisation, you will be out and about at events, community engagement meetings and recruitment days, engaging with people ensuring our BaME communities we serve have an awareness, a better understanding and the trust and confidence of their local Police Service.
We care about each other, the public and the service we offer. Join us and be a community champion and an ambassador for our organisation, encourage others to be inspired and let their voice be heard.
In return we will provide you with an environment to learn about roles within policing. We will coach and mentor you to learn new skills such as public talking to groups in the community, we will use your existing life skills, putting them into practical use. Our objective is to support the public we serve and those we work alongside.
As a volunteer you will make a real positive impact on your local community.
Be your community
Be the difference
You need to be 16 years of age to apply.
All applicants will be subject to the Force Vetting Policy and will be required to undertake and maintain the appropriate level of safeguarding training for the role.
Does this sound like the role for you? Click the link below to apply.
We are looking for people who share our values of caring, inclusive, courageous and learning.
To find out more about our Inclusive Culture
To enable us to deliver outstanding policing for everyone, we need people from all backgrounds with a range of professional and life experiences so that we are truly representative of our communities.
Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?
Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.
If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.
All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.
All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.
Recruitment and Selection Policy
Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.
Police Barred and Advisory lists
Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.
Vetting and safeguarding
Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.