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Policing in Durham – Sergeant Vacancy
Salary:  £40,488 - £43,998 plus allowances
Durham Constabulary has an exciting opportunity available for substantive Sergeants  who have successfully completed their Work Based Assessment and have been signed off, to join our forward thinking, and modern Police Force.
As an Sergeant with Durham Constabulary your ability to engage and inspire your teams will underpin the delivery of the high quality of service expected by our communities. As a visible leader with a strong values base you’ll demonstrate a commitment to the welfare and development of your team generating the motivation and enthusiasm that delivers high levels of performance. You’ll demonstrate outstanding operational competence at the tactical level and have the personal resilience to deal with the significant demands of leading a team and balancing competing priorities.
About The Job – Sergeant

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’.
Recruitment Timetable
Closing date for applications                     Friday 23rd August, 2019 (5 pm)
Shortlisting of Candidates                         W/C 2nd September, 2019
Interview                                                        16th to 27th September, 2019
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.
To apply, please complete the attached application form (available via force website) and return it to Human Resources, Durham Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT. 
For further information please contact Stella Keveney, Strategic Resource Manager, on 0191 375 2104 or email
Completed applications must be received by Friday 23rd August, 2019 at 5 pm.
Durham Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer.


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Durham Constabulary is a high performing Force, well regarded by partners and is innovative in its approach to policing.  It is the only force to have been assessed as outstanding for effectiveness in the HMICFRS Peel Assessment process.

Our vision is to be the best in community and victim focused policing, tackling crime, solving problems and protecting neighbourhoods, around the clock. The sheer variety and volume of policing in the county makes Durham Constabulary both challenging and interesting.

Achieving this depends on motivated and professional people working together to deliver an excellent service and showing ‘The Durham Difference’. 

Do you have what it takes?

Looking for an exciting change in career working on the frontline of policing?

One where you don’t know what the next call could bring?

One which is the first point of contact for people in their hour of need?

Durham Constabulary is looking to recruit Police Call Handlers to work within our Force Control Room at our Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham. Police Call Handlers answer all calls for service to the Constabulary including, 999, 101 and other non-emergency calls and any contact made via other means, such as Email and Webchat.

As a Police Call Handler you will perform one of the most demanding roles in the modern police force and one which is key to inspiring satisfaction and confidence in the community. 

Although challenging, this role can also be extremely rewarding 

It will include…. 

  • You obtaining essential information from members of the public contacting the Police via 999 and 101 telephone numbers to report crimes and incidents.
  • You will need to accurately record caller details, the nature of the crime/incident reported and the location.  You will then assess the level of risk and determine the speed and nature of the police response.
  • You will provide members of the public with advice and guidance delivering excellent standards of customer service.

Location: HQ Force Control Room

Salary: Scale 3 £18,486 - £19,704 per annum, with shift allowance and weekend allowances that can equate to a salary of £24,217 to £25,813 per annum 

Hours: Staff will be expected to work a range of day and late shifts per the attached shift pattern. 

Job Type: Permanent 

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday 9th September, 2019

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



Ref 178/19
Location: Forcewide
Salary: Scale 3 £18,486 - £19,704 per annum, plus a 20% shift allowance and a 14.3% weekend working allowance
Hours: An average of 37 hours per week working as part of a 24 hours rotating shift pattern (Please see section 14 of the Conditions of Appointment for further details).
Job type: Permanent, current and projected vacancies expected to arise over the next 12 months.
Closing date: 5pm on Friday 23rd August, 2019 

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



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