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Police Officer recruitment
We will be open to receive police officer recruitment applications from Friday, October 11. Please check back here then to apply.  
Durham Constabulary will only be offering the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships.  Further details will be available soon.
Ref 197/19
Location:                            Police HQ, Aykley Heads
Salary:                               Scale 6 £25,566 - £28,353 per annum
Hours:                                37 Hours per week, based on Monday - Friday,based on working 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.  The flexible working hours’ scheme applies to this post.
Job Type:                          Temporary for a fixed term period until April 2021 (subject to review)
Closing Date:                    Friday 27th September, 2019
Qualification:                    City & Guilds Level III/ A Levels/or BTEC National in an IT related subject or an approved equivalent.
Microsoft Technical Associate (productivity) or equivalent. Those applicants not in possession of such will be required to achieve this within 6 months of appointment date.  If this is not achieved within this timescale, the individual’s contract of employment will be terminated.
For more information on the role and to find out how to apply, please click this link.
Closing date extended to 4th October 2019
Policing in Durham – Vacancies for Detective Constables and Detective Sergeants - Safeguarding and CID
Ref E42
Location: Various locations throughout the force area
Durham Constabulary has been rated ‘outstanding’ by HMIC for the 4th year running.  We serve a population of 0.6 million people.
These are exciting times for policing, and Durham. We need to be efficient and innovative in the services we deliver as the expectations from our communities are rightly undiminished and the Force’s commitment to serve them to the highest standards remains absolute.
Chief Constable Jo Farrell is committed to reducing crime, vigorously pursuing offenders, problem solving and building trust and confidence in local communities.
Achieving this depends on motivated and professional people working together to deliver an excellent service and showing ‘The Durham Difference’.
The Role
Detective Constable - PIP ii accredited.
Salary: £25,269 - £40,128 plus allowances
This is an exciting opportunity for experienced and qualified ICIDP Detective Constables to join a forward thinking, modern Police Force. We are looking for exceptional DC’s to work in our CID departments.
Officers working withinin our CID department will investigate serious and complex crimes such as serious assaults, serious sexual offences and complicated frauds to a high standard.
Detective Sergeants – PIP ii accredited
Salary: £41,499 - £45,099 plus allowances
Applications are invited from either existing Detective Sergeants who have successfully completed the ICIDP process, or qualified Sgts who have successfully completed the ICIDP process.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience of managing people & teams and within a busy investigative environment.  
Applicants must also be substantive in the rank of Sergeant with full completion and sign off of the NPPF work based assessment, where applicable
Are you the right person to transfer?
To be considered eligible to transfer to Durham Constabulary you will:
·       currently be serving at the rank of Detective Constable or D/Sergeant in a Home Office police force, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Police Scotland or British Transport Police - to check if you are eligible to transfer from another force please contact us.
·       have an acceptable performance, attendance and disciplinary record
·       demonstrate a passion and commitment to policing Durham and Darlington
·       display full competence against the Policing Professional Framework for the rank to which you apply 
Before Durham Constabulary progresses your application, consideration will be given to a number of initial eligibility criteria. Therefore, please consider the following before completing an application:
·        Candidates who have a current unsatisfactory performance review and/or a  performance action plan in place may be rejected during the initial eligibility screening process. We will examine the performance reviews that you submit alongside your application to ensure they meets our standards.
·         You must not have any current findings of guilt in respect of any disciplinary action or complaints.
·       Durham Constabulary operates a strict Attendance Management Policy. Individuals who have averaged the following triggers over the last 12 months will ordinarily be rejected from the process.
The attendance indicator is no more than 64 hours for Police Officers (pro rata) or no more than 3 periods of absence in the past 12 months; or a pattern of absence suggesting that regular attendance cannot be relied upon.
Consideration will be given to absences resulting from injuries on duty, pregnancy, or conditions covered by the Equality Act 2010. This will be reviewed after successful completion of the required assessment.
·         All mandatory training must be in-ticket / up-to-date.
·        You will not be eligible to transfer to Durham Constabulary if you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands and penalty notices (other than driving penalty notices). You will not be eligible to apply if you have an existing CCJ or IVA outstanding against you. Applicants who have been registered bankrupt will not be considered. Failure to disclose any of the above will lead to your application being rejected.
·           You must also include your last two completed PDR’s / Appraisals.
·        Once you have submitted your application form, along with all relevant documentation listed, your application will be subject to an eligibility sift.
·        You may then be invited to attend for an interview/assessment, and if successful you will progress to a standard medical assessment, a substance misuse test and a job related fitness test (JRFT) which may be held on a separate day.
·        The interview is based on the police professional framework and will incorporate Durham Constabulary values. The fitness test will comprise an endurance test.
·        Full details of this selection process will be confirmed on receipt of your completed application form.
·        All transfers must be vetted to a minimum of CTC level by Durham Constabulary regardless of your current vetting status.
·        For further information please contact Stella Keveney, Strategic Resource Manager, on 0191 375 2104 or email
In order to apply you will need to download and complete the below Transfer Application Form (Pers. 244A) and return either by hand to Main Reception Force HQ, during office hours only or by post to HR & Health Services, Durham Constabulary, Police Headquarters Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT. 
Office hours are Monday to Friday 7.45 a.m. to 5.15 p.m.
Key dates
Closing date for Detective Constable & Detective Sergeants transferees is Friday, 4th October, 2019, 5pm.
Ref 184/19
Location:                            Business Innovation & Development, HQ
Salary:                               Scale 6 £25,566 - £28,353 per annum
Hours:                                37 Hours per week, based on Monday - Friday
Job Type:                          Temporary for a period of 12 months
Closing Date:                    Monday 16th September, 2019
Qualification:                    City & Guilds Level III/A Level/ or BTEC National in a relevant subject or an approved equivalent.
REF 186/19
Location                Based at the Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (ODPCVC), Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham but working across both this office and The Office of the Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Cleveland Community Safety Hub, Cliffland Way, Hemlington, TS8 9GL.
Salary:                     Scale 6 - £25,566 - £ 28,353 per annum
Hours:                    37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The flexible working hours scheme is applicable.
Job type                 Permanent
Closing Date:          5pm on Friday 4th October, 2019
Qualifications:        City & Guilds level III/ A levels/or BTEC in a relevant subject or an approved equivalent.
Further information regarding the relevancy of equivalent qualifications is available from the OfQual website at

For more information on the role and to find out how to apply, pleae click this link


IT Engineer - Information Communication & Technology - Business Development & Innovation Command

Ref 145/19

Location:                     Force HQ, Aykley Heads

Salary:                         Senior Officer 1 - £29,289 - £31,995 per annum

Hours:                          37 hours per week, based on working 8.30am –                                   4.30pm Monday to Friday.  As a member of   a  professional team you will be subject to call out and will be expected to work outside these hours occasionally. The flexible working hours’ scheme applies to this post.         

Job Type:                      Permanent

Qualifications:              BTEC Higher or equivalent in an IT related subject. Fully qualified Professional - Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, Cisco CCNP, Citrix CCP-V or equivalent.

Closing Date Extended: 27th September, 2019

For more information and to find out how to apply, please click this link. 


Various job roles at Durham Constabulary for all ability and skill level developers. See the document below for further details.