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A welcome from our Chief Constable

I'm delighted that you've shown an interest in joining us here at Derbyshire Constabulary.

As you are no doubt aware, I’ve recently taken up the position of Chief Constable having served as Derbyshire’s deputy for eighteen months and as such I hope that you’ll believe me when I say that we really are a great organisation to work for, and that we have the potential to be one of the very best in the country.

Our people are at the heart of how we deliver our services within Derbyshire, driving forward change whilst ensuring that the county is a safe place to live, work and visit.

My focus as Chief Constable is on delivering a consistently first-rate service to all of our diverse communities – fighting crime, proactively bringing offenders to justice, looking after victims and protecting the vulnerable from harm.

Without the support of the people of Derbyshire we simply cannot succeed. Whatever role you play, you can expect to find yourself working in an organisation that respects our communities and strives to be responsive and receptive to their concerns and needs. 

I am passionate about equality, fairness and transparency, both internally and in the services that we deliver; this is fundamental to our primary principle of “Doing the Right Thing”.

I hope that you too will do the right thing for you, your career and the people of Derbyshire by joining a force that's ready to welcome talented people like yourself.

Inspector Vacancies

We’re inviting applications from individuals at the substantive rank of Inspector who would like to transfer to our Force.

We’re looking for people focused leaders who will be visible change agents within our organisation; who are comfortable setting and maintaining standards; who will support, coach and mentor their teams and who aren’t afraid to constructively challenge when they see opportunities to improve performance.

Why Derbyshire? As a force, we have a strong and unequivocal commitment to delivering a high-quality policing service for everyone in the county – whether for our one million residents or our 10 million visitors to the Peak District.

We’re not the largest of forces but we make the headlines because we aren’t afraid to try new approaches.

Whilst our urban areas present some policing challenges, Derbyshire is a predominantly rural area, much of it within the Peak District National Park, offering opportunities for an outdoor lifestyle and an enhanced quality of life. Our central location, with excellent transport links, makes us accessible from most areas of the country.

You’ll be working alongside a variety of highly motivated, ambitious and capable people in a forward-looking organisation continually looking to be at the forefront of technological innovation.

By joining us, you’ll play a unique role in helping us to keep Derbyshire as one of the safest places to live and work in England.

  • Applications should be made by submitting a CV with covering email to hrleadershipandtalent@derbyshire.police.uk
  • The covering email should include your rationale for wanting to transfer to Derbyshire Constabulary.
  • CV’s need to be received by no later than 9am on Friday 14th October 2022.
  • Boards will be held the week of the 14th to 18th November.
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Working for Derbyshire

A diverse county

Derbyshire Constabulary has a strong and unequivocal commitment to delivering a high-quality policing service for everyone in Derbyshire – whether for our one million residents or our 10 million visitors to the Peak District.

We’re not the largest of forces but we make the headlines because we aren’t afraid to try new approaches, guided by our principles of doing the right thing, making a difference and shaping the future. 

Whilst our urban areas present some challenging policing problems, Derbyshire is a predominantly rural area, much of it within the Peak District National Park, offering opportunities for an outdoor lifestyle and an enhanced quality of life. Our central location, with excellent transport links, makes us accessible from most areas of the country.

Find out more about Derbyshire

Superintendent transferees

We’re inviting applications from transferees at the substantive rank of Superintendent, or substantive Chief Inspectors seeking promotion to Superintendent, who have a proven track record of people-focused leadership.

We’re looking for senior officers who will be visible change agents in our organisation; who will support, coach and mentor their teams in a no-blame culture; and who aren’t afraid to move out of their comfort zones to take risks to innovate and improve our services.

Why Derbyshire? As a force, we have a strong and unequivocal commitment to delivering a high-quality policing service for everyone in the county – whether for our one million residents or our 10 million visitors to the Peak District.

Whilst our urban areas present some policing challenges, Derbyshire is a predominantly rural area, much of it within the Peak District National Park, offering opportunities for an outdoor lifestyle and an enhanced quality of life. Our central location, with excellent transport links, makes us accessible from most areas of the country.

You’ll be working alongside a variety of highly motivated, ambitious and capable people in a forward-looking organisation continually looking to be at the forefront of technological innovation.

By joining us, you’ll play a unique role in helping us to keep Derbyshire as one of the safest places to live and work in England.

Applicants should apply by submitting their CV with covering email to hrleadershipandtalent@derbyshire.police.uk

The covering email should include rationale for wanting to transfer to Derbyshire.

CV’s must be received by no later than 9am on Monday 19 September 2022.

Boards will be held on 7 and 12 October.

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What we can offer you

YOUR WELLBEING

We are proud of the inclusion and leadership within our force networks, and we firmly believe in looking after our people and their families. Here is a selection of some of our support networks:
 

  • Blue Light Champions – volunteers from within the organisation who provide mental health advice and signposting avenues of support to peers.
  • Mindfulness Champions – volunteers from within the organisation who help promote the practice of mindfulness to peers.
  • TRiM - Trauma Risk Management (Trauma Risk Management) – volunteers who offer assistance to reduce post-traumatic stress and offer peer support. 
  • Derbyshire Black Police Association (BPA)
  • LGBT+ support network 
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PAY AND PENSIONS

  • Higher than average* graduate salary for the East Midlands region (*HESA | Graduate outcome report 2022)
  • New Officers meeting expectations can expect to be earning 40k+ within 7 years
  • All staff are encouraged and supported to enrol in our attractive pension schemes
  • Choose to join a nationally recognised pension scheme that offers final salary and other benefits such as life cover and ill health benefits
  • As a police officer you have the option to retire at 60
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WORK/LIFE BALANCE

  • We recognise the importance of work/life balance and that’s why we are an equal opportunities employer which encourages everyone to be individual and themselves at all times
  • We offer competitive annual leave, starting as 22 days as a police officer, rising to 30 days according to length of service
  • We offer parental leave, special leave and career break schemes as well as a progressive and versatile flexible working programme, designed to compliment your other commitments, alongside operational demands
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SPORTS, SOCIAL AND HEALTH

We actively promote our hive of sports and social associations and we are delighted to be able to offer great discounts on leisure activities and days out as part of this. Our Sports Club offers include:
 

  • Choose between tournaments and team games in sports from rugby to snooker.
  • Enjoy full exclusive access to our fitness suites too
  • 'Days Out' corporate tickets are also available, allowing access for your family into places such as Chatsworth, Twycross Zoo, White Post Farm, and many more.
  • You can join the sports club for £5 per month.
  • Membership is open to police officers and police staff, both serving and retired, as well as serving members of the Special Constabulary
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FUNDED LEARNING

We are offering new funded learning entry routes into policing:
 

  • The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)
  • The Police and Detective Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) 

Whichever route you choose, you will be employed as an officer from day one, and spend time training with experienced officers on the frontline whilst also working towards a fully funded degree or graduate diploma.

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CAREER PROGRESSION

On completing probation the following is available:
 

  • Police & Detective Constable - starting rank.
  • Sergeant - responsible for a team of constables
  • Inspector - typically oversee a shift of constables/sergeants
  • Chief Inspector - manage a specific geographical area
  • Superintendent – oversee a large department such as Specialist Ops
  • Chief Superintendent - responsible for a specific function such as Crime & Intelligence
  • Assistant Chief Constable - responsible for a business area such as Crime and Operations
  • Deputy Chief Constable - deputy and support for the Chief Constable 
  • Chief Constable - responsible for the effective running of Derbyshire Constabulary

As a police constable, you’ll be able to apply for specialist units. To find out more visit the College of Policing career pathways portal.

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OTHER BENEFITS

As a member of Derbyshire Constabulary there are many other benefits you can take advantage of:
 

  • The Blue Light Card offers a wide range of discounts offered by retailers, restaurants and other businesses to police workers.
  • The Cycle2Work scheme enables you to loan a bike and he scheme enables you to loan a bike and equipment for commuting to and from work within a salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Boost is our employee benefits scheme, which is in place to save money on everyday purchases. Get cash back, buy instant vouchers or purchase reloadable gift cards at discount prices.

There are more reasons to join us here: What we can offer you.

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