A police force which reflects its communities is vital to encourage public confidence

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy has guided our work in the last few years to improve workforce diversity. However there is still more to do and we are not yet fully representative of the people who live and work in Wiltshire and Swindon.

Being an inclusive employer also helps us to understand our multi-cultural communities better, increase productivity and be more adaptable when it comes to problem solving.

Here in Wiltshire we carry out Positive Action – a range of measures and development initiatives employers can lawfully take to help people from underrepresented groups compete for jobs on equal terms with other applicants.

Read our Positive Action Plan (2020 to 2021) which explains our approach to attraction, recruitment, retention and progression

Positive Action team event

Our Positive Action team promotes vacancies and seeks to increase participation in our workforce from protected groups, break down community barriers and offer advice and guidance to people from underrepresented groups throughout the recruitment process.

  • If you are from an under-represented group and considering joining the police, do get in touch with the team [email protected]
  • You can register your interest on our Talent Bank if you are interested in working for us in any Police Officer or Police Staff roles and our Positive Action team will be in touch
  • Follow our Facebook Better Together page for jobs and diversity news and views: https://www.facebook.com/PositiveActionWiltshire


The team is happy to discuss the wide range of roles available, including Police Officers, Special Constables, Police Staff and Police Support Volunteers so please do get in touch for support and guidance.