What is meant by Positive Action?

Our vision is to have an inclusive workplace open to and supportive of a diverse workforce. One that encourages all employees to develop their talents, create and add value to the organisation and deliver a superior service to the communities we serve. Supporting and nurturing our staff will create a better police service that thrives through diversity and will create a better police service for our communities.

Positive Action is a range of lawful actions an employer may use to address disadvantages in employment and promotion for under-represented groups who have a protected characteristic. Positive Action is often confused with Positive Discrimination, which means employing someone just because they come from an under-represented group in spite of whether they have the relevant skills and qualifications. We treat all applicants in accordance with legislation currently in place.

We ensure that we have as many support mechanisms in place for our staff, including: hearing loops, prayer rooms and quiet rooms, flexible working, accessible buildings, religious clothing for officers, mentoring schemes, open forums, support for families and carers and a public holiday policy (allowing re-allocation of Christian bank holidays to alternative religious dates).

The selection procedure itself is no different, and is based solely on merit. ‘Positive action’ does not seek to remove competition and Lancashire Police will take the best applicants.

If you would like to join our police family and are eligible for Positive Action complete and return the following form.

  • Positive Action - Expression of Interest  Please note we do not accept speculative CVs for consideration.  All applications need to relate to specific roles and must be completed through the online application process on our website. 


  • If you are interested in working for us, you can create an account and sign up for job alerts.


Email address for completed forms - workforcerep@lancashire.pnn.police.uk 

WellBeing and Support

There are many opportunities to develop and learn. We offer training to all staff and job related qualifications. Our key focus is on the well-being of our staff and we have numerous support networks in place for our workforce:


  • Well-being ambassadors
  • Staff Support Networks (disability, black & Asian, LGB and T, Women, Christian police association)
  • Chaplains (who reflect the diversity of beliefs & non-belief)

Diverse workforce and Inclusivity

Disability Confident EmployerWe welcome applications from anyone with a disability and we are committed to improving employment opportunities and career development for disabled people, and in recognition of this we have been certified as a Disability Confident Employer.

As a Disability Confident Employer we have committed to undertake the following core actions:-

  • Actively looking to attract and retain disabled people
  • Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for a job
  • Flexibility when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  • Proactively offering and making reasonable adjustments as required
  • Supporting employees to manage their disabilities or health conditions
  • Ensuring managers are aware of how they can support staff who are sick or absent from work


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