Positive Action Team

What is positive action, and what do we do?

Greater Manchester Police is committed to changing the composition of our workforce. It is important that our workforce truly reflects the diverse communities, that make up the area that GMP covers, and we are keen to hear from potential applicants who are looking for new and challenging career opportunities, both in and out of uniform.

The force developed a Positive Action Team (PAT) sometime ago, which is made up of a team of police staff who work amongst the local community, and with under-represented groups, in particular at community events and one to one meetings.

PAT exists to promote career opportunities within GMP to all under represented groups, which includes females, minority ethnic communities, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender) and disabled persons.

The team actively encourages and supports applicants from these under represented groups and offers support and career guidance on both a one to one basis and / or as part of a group.

PAT covers the recruitment and selection process for Police Officers, P.C.S.O’s (police community support officers), the Special Constabulary and also Police Staff roles.

We aim to encourage and support individuals at every stage of the recruitment process (excluding fitness and medical).

If you want to find out more about the positive action team (PAT), or you have any questions regarding recruitment for Greater Manchester Police please contact us at positiveactionteam@gmp.police.uk or alternatively you can contact us on 0161 856 1141.

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