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Before completing an application form, please familiarise yourself with the Application Guidance Notes.

Durham Constabulary strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse communities that we police and protect and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to join us.
Positive Action
Our force takes part in ‘positive action’, which aims to increase recruitment applications from all under-represented groups. People with language skills, different cultures or backgrounds are encouraged to apply to join our organisation.
We are committed to building our relationships with minority communities and encouraging them to join our policing family.
On request, wherever possible we may be able to put individuals in touch with an appropriate officer/member of staff who shares a similar protected characteristic/need or has identified themselves as a specific point of contact to provide support and assistance, in respect of an enquiry or progression through the recruitment and selection process. 
We value people from all diverse areas of the community and work closely with internal and external support network groups to ensure our staff have access to the most appropriate support and career development needs possible to be able to positively contribute to the policing of our communities.
We particularly welcome applications and the opportunity for informal discussion with individuals from the following under-represented groups; BAME, LGBT+ and those applicants who consider themselves to have a disability as defined by the Equality Act (2010).
Please note that all formal applications made to Durham Constabulary for employment will be based on merit.
In support of Durham Constabulary’s commitment to recruiting a police service which is representative of our communities, our aim is to support and inform potential candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. For more information in relation to recruitment opportunities, please contact
For more information on our wider Force commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) please review the dedicated section on our website,%20Diversity%20and%20Inclusion.aspx



Ref 261.20


Location:      Peterlee Warehouse, Whitehouse Business Park, SR8 2RU

Salary:           Scale 6 £26,865 - £29,793 per annum

Hours:          37 Hours per week, working Monday's - Thursday's 8.30am - 4.30pm & Friday's 8.30am - 4.00pm. The flexible working hours scheme is applicable to this role.

Job Type:    Permanent

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 11th December 2020

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


Please complete the application form via the link which can be found at the top of this page.






Location:     Meadowfield Training Department

Salary:         Scale 6 £26,865 - £29,793 per annum

Hours:          37 Hours per week based on Monday - Friday. Some occasional evening working if required.

Job Type:     Fixed tern contract for 1 year.

Closing Date:   12pm on Friday 4th December 2020


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


Please complete the application form via the link which can be found at the top of the this page.




Ref:  258/20

Location:    Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham

Salary:       Band B, £19,488 - £20,813 per annum

Hours:        37 Hours per week, working Monday to Friday, flexible working

Job Type:   Temporary for a period of 12 months  

Closing Date: 5pm Friday, 4th December 2020


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

Please complete the application form via the link which can be found at the top of this page




Ref: 210/20

Location: Darlington

Salary: £18,501 per annum 

Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Type: Temporary, initially for a period of 6 months 

Closing Date:  12pm noon Friday 20th November 2020

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

​Please complete the application form via the link which can be found at the top of this page  



Ref: CC87

Location: Chester Le Street Magistartes Court, DH3 3UA

Salary: £7,659.36 per annum, (£153.18 per week)

Hours: 37 Hours per week, Monday - Friday, flexible working hours scheme is applicable to this role.

Job Type: 2 Year Apprenticeship

Closing Date:  Monday 16th November 2020

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


Ref: AD345
Location:  Police HQ and other locations across the Force Area
Salary: £7,965.39 per annum, (£153.18 per week)
Hours: 37 Hours per week, Monday - Friday, flexible working hours scheme is applicable to this role.
Job Type: 15 month apprenticeship
Closing Date: 1st Decemeber 2020



Police Constable/Sergeant/ Inspector
transfers - open now
We are still accepting applications.  Applications will be reviewed on a quarterley basis the next being December 2020, than March 2021 and June 2021.

Application form below.

Our overall aim is to provide a first class service by protecting the public, reducing crime and ensuring our communities feel safe. To support us in delivering these aims we are seeking applications from experienced Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors wishing to transfer to Durham Constabulary.
What we can offer
·       The opportunity to police one of the most stunning, diverse and beautiful counties in the country. 
·       A unique and challenging working environment
·       Opportunities at locations throughout the county.
·       New and innovative approaches to policing to continue to effectively reduce crime.

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 Constable, Sergeant or Inspector 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.
·       Police Constables in their probationary period must have completed at least 1 full year of their probation
·       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 of Constable, Sergeant or Inspector and have both experience and competence in investigations and case file preparation.  
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. 
·           In order to apply you will need to download and complete the attached Transfer Application Form 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. 
·           You must also include your last two completed PDR’s

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