Recruitment Latest Position

REF 65/19
Location:              Chester le Street Police Office
Salary:                   Senior 1 £29,289 - £31,995 per annum
Hours:                    37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. There is also a requirement to work unsocial hours including evenings and weekends as and when required.
Job Type:              Permanent
Closing Date:        Friday 3rd May 2019


REF 96/ & 97/19

Location:                  1 x North Area vacancy

                                  1 x South Area vacancy

Salary:                      Scale 5 £22,668- £24,759 per annum

Hours:                       37 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job type:                  Fixed term for 2 years

Closing date:           Friday 26th April 2019

Please click here for further information and to find out how to apply. ​



Extension to closing date until 30th April 2019


Applications are welcome from D/Sergeants & D/Inspectors both qualified

& those working toward NPPF work based assessment.

Policing in Durham – Vacancies for Detective Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors - Safeguarding and CID
Ref E14
Location: Various locations throughout the force area
Durham Constabulary has been rated ‘outstanding’ by HMIC for the 3rd 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 Michael Barton 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: £24,936 - £39,150 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 Safeguarding and CID departments.
Detective Constable’s working in Safeguarding will be responsible for investigating high-risk domestic violence, and sexual abuse and will be safeguarding vulnerable victims and communities from harm. Those working in 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: £40,488 - £43,998 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, or working towards, sign off of the NPPF work based assessment, where applicable
Detective Inspectors –  PIP ii accredited. 
Salary: £50,160 - £54,408 plus allowances
Crime – D/Insp
Applications are invited from either existing Detective Inspectors who have successfully completed the ICIDP process, or qualified Inspectors who have successfully completed the ICIDP process.  Applicants must also be substantive in the rank of Inspector,  with full completion, or working towards the sign off of the NPPF work based assessment, where applicable. Applications from PIP iii & K & E Qualified Inspectors are particularly welcome but not essential.
Safeguarding – D/Insp
The Inspector will manage the implementation of partnership and police strategies focused on the safeguarding of both children and adults and ensure the delivery of key performance measures in this field.
The role involves leading multidisciplinary teams to ensure we consider national policy and innovate in the field of safeguarding to continue to improve our response and outcomes for victims and their families.
On a day to day basis the Inspector will ensure that information is shared with partners and that risk to vulnerable people is appropriately managed within a multi-agency environment.
The Inspector will manage problem solving initiatives, be involved in regional working and adopt a creative and innovative approach to ensure we are at the forefront of this important area of business.
Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to work in partnership and build professional relationships.
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, D/Sergeant or D/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.
·       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  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 transferees is Tuesday, 30th April, 2019, 5pm.