Pay and Benefits

When you join Gwent Police, we'll make a wide range of benefits available to you.

Annual Leave

Annual leave allowance depends on your grade.

For an administration role annual leave starts at 22 days, and rises to 27 days, dependent on your length of service. In higher graded roles the annual leave allowance is increased.

Bank Holidays

Gwent Police allows leave for eight statutory public/bank holidays, pre-determined by the UK Government, as follows:

  • New Year's Day                     
  • Good Friday                           
  • Easter Monday                      
  • May Day                                 
  • Spring Bank Holiday  
  • August Bank Holiday
  • Christmas Day                       
  • Boxing Day                           

    Part-time employees have bank holidays on a pro-rata basis.

    Childcare Voucher Scheme

    If you are using registered or approved childcare, you can choose to take part of your salary in Childcare Vouchers to pay for it which is tax and National Insurance (NI) free. This means you get extra value from your pay packet each month.

    Cycle to Work Scheme

    The Cycle to Work Scheme enables you to obtain a bike and/or cycling accessories to use for riding to work whilst making tax and National Insurance savings. You rent your chosen bike and cycling equipment through salary sacrifice from Gwent Police.

    Equality and Diversity

    Our Equality and diversity objectives are enforced through an established Equality and Diversity Board. This demonstrates our commitment to ensuring we consistently treat our colleagues and public with fairness, dignity and respect.


    We have the following associations set up to support various groups. Womens association, Ethnic Minority Association, Gwent Police LGBT.

    Health and Well-Being Strategy

    For the third year running we have achieved the Welsh Government Gold Standard.

    Maternity Leave/Adoption Leave

    We have a full occupational Maternity Leave policy available to all employees of Gwent Police. We also offer an Adoption Leave policy. Subject to length of service, Police staff are entitled to 6 weeks at 90% pay, 12 weeks at Statutory Maternity Pay plus half pay and 21 weeks at Statutory Maternity Pay then remaining 13 weeks unpaid.

    Pension Scheme

    Employees can join the Local Government Pension Scheme; this is a contributory pension scheme.

    Probationary Period

    The majority of Police Staff posts are subject to a six month probationary period.

    Trade Union

    The recognised trade Union for Gwent Police is Unison.


    Gwent Police offer an Occupational Health and Welfare Unit to help maintain both your physical and psychosocial health while you are at work. The Service is totally confidential, and also includes a counselling service.

    Work Life Balance/Flexible working

    Gwent Police realises the importance of a work life balance and has good policies for maternity/paternity, shared parental leave, time off for dependents, voluntary reduction in working hours, right to request to work flexibility and job share.

    Working Hours

    Depending on what role you are applying for there will be various working hours. Some roles such as Force Communication Suite will be on a fixed shift pattern, whilst many office roles (up until Principal Officer posts) have the benefit of FLEXI-time working.

    Additional Benefits

    For Gwent Police staff, there are several discounted gym memberships at various locations across Gwent, as well as restaurants and takeaways.