Part Time Police Officer – London

B Division
Police Constable (PC)
Part Time
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Join the British Transport Police and start a fulfilling career today!

We are excited to announce that we are recruiting for future Part-Time Police Officers based in London. At the British Transport Police, we value work-life balance and are proud to offer part-time positions for a minimum of 20 hours per week. The roster you work will be agreed based on meeting both personal and operational requirements. 

By joining the British Transport Police, you can make a significant impact on the safety and well-being of millions of passengers, staff, and the wider public. We offer one of the highest starting salaries for PCs across England & Wales, along with attractive benefits and unparalleled professional development opportunities.

As a police officer, you'll cover various areas, from serious and organized crimes to graffiti and theft. You'll be part of a close-knit team dedicated to upholding the law, preventing crime, and delivering exceptional service to the public. Our supportive and inclusive working environment celebrates diversity, and individual contributions are valued.

We offer comprehensive training programs, continuous learning, and opportunities to specialise in areas such as Counter-terrorism, CID, or County Lines. As a specialist police force, your progression and specialization are our priority.


Before you start your application, here are a few points to keep in mind:

  • The starting salary for a Police Officer within Inner London is £36,975per annum pro rota, inclusive of London weighting and London allowance.
  • You can apply to us even if you have a live application with another police force. 
  • We now offer a blended learning program that combines home learning with remote delivery.

Take on the challenge, seize the opportunity, and be part of an organisation that embodies integrity, professionalism, and public service. Join the British Transport Police today and help keep the nation moving safely.


What skills do you need to apply and why would you apply?

Are you considering a career as a Police Officer? If so, here are some essential skills you'll need to possess for this role. You must have a love for variety and be comfortable dealing with challenging situations. As an officer, you'll need to be a skilled communicator capable of establishing quick rapport with individuals from all backgrounds. Diplomacy and composure under pressure are also critical traits that you'll need to demonstrate, as is the ability to make quick and effective decisions.

Although we understand that being a police officer isn't easy and the hours can be challenging, it's one of the most rewarding and exciting careers out there. Some situations will test you both mentally and emotionally, but the knowledge that you're making a difference will make it all worth it. Rest assured, we'll provide you with the support you need to navigate the ups and downs of the job and develop your skills.

To give you a better idea of what a typical week in the life of a Police Constable looks like, we've prepared a document for you to read. Please find it attached.


Pay and Benefits:

  • The basic starting salary is £29,751pro rata rising year-on-year to a maximum of £46,044pro rota per annum after 5 years.
  • Locations within Inner London attract a regional allowance to reflect the increased cost of living. This includes £7,224pro rata for Inner London (£4338London Allowance plus £2,886 London Weighting Allowance) from day 1 of training.
  • Oyster card to use at any time.
  • Voucher and incentive schemes such as cycle-to-work as well as a wide range of high street and online discounts.
  • Always learning; supported by our in-house talent & development teams.
  • A highly competitive pension scheme (Career Average Revalued Earnings).
  • 22 days holiday a year, pro rata.

Locations and Hours:

We are currently recruiting part-time Police Officers in Inner London at the following locations: Finsbury Park, Victoria, Kings Cross and Albany House (St James's Park).

The minimum hours required for this position are 20 hours per week. You'll be asked to provide your preferred working hours at a later stage in the recruitment process.

We must inform you that you won't be able to change or transfer your posting during your two-year probationary period for any reason. As a result, we encourage you to carefully consider the consequences of working in a specific location. We understand that circumstances may change, and it's okay if you no longer feel that your posting is suitable for you. However, if this happens, your application will be withdrawn. You'll always be welcome to reapply when your preferred posting is advertised.


Application process and eligibility:

Applying is easy! Simply click on ‘Apply’ at the bottom left of this page and you will be taken through the process. All applications must be completed online via this method. You need to answer all the questions asked as unfortunately if any parts are unanswered, your application will be declined from the process. 

Please note: Go to for more information on the process.


We do need to let you know that you will not be eligible to apply if:

  • You have been unsuccessful following a BTP Police Officer interview in the last 6 months.
  • You have been unsuccessful following BTP vetting checks within the last 12 months. 
  • You have ever received a custodial sentence (other cautions, convictions, and involvement with the police must be declared during the vetting process but are not necessarily a bar to employment).
  • You have previously been dismissed from another force or you currently have a live investigation. 
  • You have been declared bankrupt, have a CCJ or an un-managed IVA.
  • If you have tattoos that are deemed offensive; A visible tattoo is permissible, as long as it is not on the face, head or front or side of the neck. Visible tattoos are permissible on other areas of the body, including hands, arms, legs, and feet. A visible tattoo is also permissible on the back of the neck as long as the tattoo is discreet and behind the ear lobe. Discreet tattoos on the ear are also considered acceptable. Consideration will be given to tattoos on the face that were necessary following medical procedures or for cosmetic procedures e.g. eyebrows..

For further information on our eligibility criteria, please have a read through the attached recruitment pack as it contains lots of useful information for you. If you are unsure about your circumstances relating to the above criteria, please don’t hesitate to email our recruitment team who will be happy to help you: 

Please note: this campaign is for new recruits only, we do not allow for transferees as part of this campaign. Should you wish to apply to BTP via the transferee route, you will need to apply directly to a transferee advert once live.


Closing Date:

The closing date for applications is 12:00 (midday) on Saturday 16th March 2024. We will not be able to accept applications after this time for any reason, including technical errors. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to submit your application before this deadline. Following your application being completed and submitted, our team will then let you know if you have passed or failed the application form stage of the process via email and the next stages. Please note: this campaign could close earlier than anticipated based on the volume of applications received.


Positive Action:

At BTP we are proud guardians of the railway and it is crucial that we represent the diverse communities we serve and protect. As ‘One BTP’ across the UK, we know that diversity, inclusion and belonging help us improve our decision making, foster creativity and drive innovation so all our people can thrive.

Our vacancies are open to everyone and all appointments are made based on merit. So that we can become more diverse we encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, women, people who have a disability, those who are neurodiverse and persons who identify as LGBTQI+. We use positive action to encourage potential candidates from underrepresented groups through targeted workshops or advice sessions. If you have the skills, experience and values that here in BTP we pride ourselves on then we would welcome you to apply.

For more information on Positive Action please click here or email the team on


On a final note...

if you want to ask us any awkward or ‘obvious’ questions if you are unsure whether your circumstances are suitable for a career as a Police Constable but don’t know how to talk to us about it OR you have any questions about the application process, please email our friendly and helpful team where we will be happy to help you: If your question is related to equality or diversity then you can also contact our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion team directly at: To reassure you, anything you ask us will be in the strictest confidence and will not form part of your application.


Join the Journey - We invite you to bring your professionalism, commitment, and leadership skills on board as we embark on this exciting journey together.

This opportunity is closed to applications.