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£58,332 to £60,732 Per year
28 May 2021 11:53:00
Closing Date:
11 June 2021 17:00:00

There simply couldn’t be a better time to join us. 

Durham Constabulary is a high performing force, as judged by HMICFRS.  They have consistently graded us to be outstanding at efficiency and effectiveness over recent years.

Our ethos as a force is to approach everything we do fairly, inclusively, positively, courageously and with integrity. 

We aim to deliver the best possible community and victim focused policing service to the people of County Durham and Darlington by tackling crime, solving problems and protecting our neighbourhoods around the clock.

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and innovative officer to join us as a new Chief Inspector. 

Your role will be to assist the Chief Constable and Executive team in leading the force to achieve its vision and maintain its values. 

The successful candidate will be an innovative individual and supportive team player who has a proven track record of effective change management, building public confidence and securing victim satisfaction.

They should display excellent leadership skills and experience of performing their role in the most challenging of operational policing environments.

An outstanding track record in successfully improving and sustaining police performance is essential, as is strong evidence of managing resources efficiently and effectively in complex environments.

An in-depth understanding of performance management and practical experience of restorative approach initiatives is also important.

Applicants must be substantive in the rank of Chief Inspector, or Substantive in the rank of Inspector seeking promotion.

The appointment will be offered as a substantive post at an annual salary - £58,332 - £60,732 

The appointment will be subject to relevant legislation and other conditions as agreed by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

We are committed to developing the diversity of our workforce and applications are particularly encouraged from members of under-represented groups.

The Executive Team would welcome informal approaches, and all applicants will be afforded full and unrestricted access to force information.  Please contact via email at

Durham Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date for applications: 11th June 2021 (5pm) 

Shortlisting of candidates: Week commencing 21st June 2021

Interview: Date to be confirmed 

Once you have submitted your application form, along with all relevant documentation listed, your application will be subject to an eligibility sift/shortlisting process.

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. Full details of this selection process will be confirmed on receipt of your completed application form.

How to apply

To apply, please download and complete the application form below and return it to

For further information please contact Stella Keveney, Strategic Resource Manager, on 0191 3752104 or email

Completed applications must be received by Friday 11th June 2021, 5pm

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