Northamptonshire Police has a strong commitment to equality and diversity, striving to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve.

To protect people, fight crime and bring offenders to justice, Northamptonshire Police seeks to attract, recruit, develop and retain the best talent from the widest pool of people.

For these reasons we actively encourage individuals from any background to consider applying, through the use of positive action. We are currently seeking better representation from minority groups and females.

Northamptonshire Police is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

What is positive action?

Under Section 158 and 159 of the Equality Act 2010, employers can lawfully use positive action in recruitment and promotion, where they reasonably think that people with protected characteristics are under-presented in the workforce, or suffer a disadvantage connected to that protected characteristic.

Where the force has under-representation, positive action measures are implemented to attract, recruit, develop, support and retain our people to progress and make their best possible contribution.

Positive action recruitment events

Northamptonshire Police regularly hosts positive action workshops on the following topics:

  • how to complete an application form

  • how to prepare for a competency based interview

  • how to prepare for a police SEARCH assessment centre

Booking your place

All our positive action workshops are free to attend. Find details of forthcoming events and register to attend on our Eventbrite page.

Find out more about positive action 

All our positive action events take place in our lecture theatre at Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall Park, Northampton NN4 0JQ.

If you have any questions about positive action events, email recruitment@northants.pnn.police.uk