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Call Centre opportunities

Do you already have what it takes?

Do you have a genuine interest in making a significant contribution to your community and South Australia? Are you seeking job diversity, flexible rostering and paid training? 

Can you process information quickly, make timely decisions, manage demanding workloads and operate with a sense of urgency under high pressure situations within a team environment?

Working here

The South Australia Police Call Centre is committed to supporting and delivering a professional service by working together to keep police, emergency services, partner agencies and the community safe during emergencies and major events.

Call Centre Consultants will develop skills to manage 131444 Police Assistance calls, 1800 333 000 Crime Stoppers calls and take various police reports.  On occasion, consultants are responsible for responding to Triple Zero ‘000’ emergency calls and arranging a policing response 24/7.

This dynamic and rewarding role offers:

  • an opportunity to help people
  • job diversity
  • flexible rostering
  • paid training.

The Call Centre is looking for people who:

  • possess the highest integrity
  • are resilient
  • have a high level of interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
  • can cope with extreme and sensitive situations
  • are curious with an inquiring mind
  • work effectively in a team environment
  • have a proficient ability to learn and use complex new technology.

As a first point of contact, Call Centre Consultants handle calls to assist the community in their time of need with the aim of producing a safe and peaceful environment for South Australia by the minimisation of crime and disorder.

The Call Centre is a great pathway to a policing or protective security career.

Recruitment process

Applicants must obtain a current Australian work eligibility status and will be subject to a probity assessment.

All applicants are required to provide:

  • an application which contains behavioural examples that address the Essential and Desirable Criteria within the Position Information Document
  • a resume
  • a signed pre-employment declaration.

Applicants may then be invited to undertake some or all other components of the selection process including:

  • Psychological screening
    In order to be considered for a Call Centre role, applicants will be required to undertake a psychological screening, which is currently facilitated at Police Headquarters.
  • Interview
    The panel interview provides an opportunity to demonstrate integrity, motivation, customer service, resilience, team work, compliance and equal opportunity and workplace diversity principles.  To help in identifying your qualities we draw on examples from your education, workplaces and past experiences.
  • Medical Examination
    In order to take part in Call Centre duties applicants need to meet the required medical standards and will undertake a sight and hearing examination conducted by SAPOL Medical Section.
  • Skills and Aptitude Assessment
    Tests cover the minimum requirements for literacy, numeracy, speed and accuracy typing, group activities and individual role plays.
  • Review and final selection
    This is the final stage of recruitment and involves careful review of your file by the Selection Board, including Human Resources Management Branch.

Selected applicants will be offered a five-week contract for full time employment to enable applicants to participate in and successfully complete the classroom based training course.

Successful completion of all tests and assessments, including the paid training course does not determine suitability for employment.

The Call Centre recruits two to three times per year through the IWORKFOR.SA.gov.au website. Although the Call Centre is not currently recruiting, we invite you to register your interest via SAPOLCallCentre@police.sa.gov.au

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