Introduction from our Chief Constable
Thank you for your interest in developing your career with Lancashire Constabulary. We believe in individuality, diversity, and initiative – people who can be counted on – not simply counted.
We have a fantastic force of over 5,500 officers and staff, all sharing a passion and determination for keeping Lancashire’s people safe. Here at Lancashire Constabulary we are committed to a nationally recognised set of behaviours and values. All employees who join the team believe in a common code of ethics and are dedicated to demonstrating all that this entails and creating an inclusive and open-minded workforce that reflects our local communities. Serving our public respectfully and fairly with integrity and transparency is at the heart of everything we do as reflected in our Vision and Values;
Our Vision – Preventing and fighting crime. Keeping our communities and people safe.
Our Values – We’re professional, accountable, and united. And we do everything with respect.
We are extremely fortunate in Lancashire to be in the very safe hands of an exceptional team of chief officers and senior staff who possess an enormous range of skills and experience between them. Each has their own areas of expertise, and together they strive to ensure our constabulary is the best it can be.
If you are interested in joining this team and resonate with our values, then we look forward to hearing from you.
Founded in 1839, Lancashire Constabulary covers an area of 1,189 square miles. The county has a population of nearly 1.5 million people with a rich diversity of communities, all with specific policing needs. Serving them is demanding and challenging but incredibly rewarding. We enjoy one of the most diverse and interesting regions in the UK, and no day is the same.
The constabulary is split into three divisions, West, South and East and our Headquarters is based in Hutton, Preston, with our Dogs and Mounted section nearby. Each division is run by a Chief Superintendent. To accommodate our workforce of just over 5,500 people we have an extensive network of locations across the county.
To ensure we fulfil our commitment to policing Lancashire, we have a very special workforce made up of over 3,000 Police Officers and 2,500 Police Staff – of which 290 are PCSOs and 460 Special Constabulary Officers, Police Cadets and Community Volunteers.
Our force covers a hugely diverse geographic area, from coastal towns, including Blackpool and Morecambe, to the buzz of our large towns, city centres, and rural communities too.
Lancashire has a £30.8bn economy, 1.5m residents, 732,000 jobs and 53,000 businesses. There is a large visitor economy worth £4.4bn, attracting almost 69m visitors annually.
By joining Lancashire Police you will become part of a force which is as wonderfully diverse as the geography. We have renewed our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion and formalised the strategic priorities in the strategy below;
Salary £70,173.00 – £82,881.00
Applications close Sunday 29th August 2021 @ 11.55pm
We are looking to recruit into current and projected Superintendent vacancies, across both uniform and detective portfolios. Applications are invited from substantive Chief Inspectors looking for promotion to the rank of Superintendent and Superintendents looking for a side-ways move. If you have a genuine commitment and a true passion for health, wellbeing, diversity, equality and inclusion then this could be the perfect career opportunity for you. The role specific opportunities are;
Applications for Uniform posts are particularly welcome from underrepresented groups and from those with experience as a tactical firearms commander and/or Public Order, Public Safety Silver (Tactical) commander. Applicants without a Silver POPS accreditation will be required to obtain this accreditation within an agreed timescale.
Applications for Detective posts are particularly welcome from underrepresented groups who are PIP2 qualified, and have successfully completed the Management of Serious Crime Investigations Development Programme (MSCIDP). Successful candidates must be PIP2 qualified (minimum), and have successfully completed the Management of Serious Crime Investigations Development Programme (MSCIDP. Successful candidates who are not currently PIP3 will be expected to work towards the qualification whist in post
Applications are invited from those interested in becoming an Authorising Officer (AO). Lancashire Constabulary have secured a place on the forthcoming AO course, which takes place in Ryton from Monday 20th September through to Tuesday 28 September 2021 (excluding the weekend). It is a pre-requisite that candidates interested in the AO role are committed and available to attend on the dates detailed.
Chief Constable, Chris Rowley, would like to invite all interested candidates to attend a briefing on Wednesday 25th August 2021 from 8.00am to 9.00am at Lancashire Constabulary, Headquarters. For those who are unable to attend in person, there is the opportunity to join the meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams. Should you be interested in attending the briefing, please email Karen Robertson [email protected] to secure your place.
Our ideal candidate will
- Demonstrate confident and decisive decision making skills.
- Inspire people to meet challenging organisational goals, creating and maintaining the momentum for change.
- Be proactive in nature.
- Be able to establishes a clear future and direction for the operational unit, focused on delivering the force vision and strategy.
- Act with integrity, in line with the values and ethical standards of the Police Service. Delivers on promises, demonstrating personal commitment, energy and drive to get things done.
- Promote a real belief in public service, focusing on what matters to the public and will best serve their interests.
- Have a dedicated and genuine passion about health, wellbeing, diversity, equality and inclusion.
- Build effective working relationships with people through clear communication and a collaborative approach.
In order to be considered you MUST meet all of the eligibility requirements:
- Be able to demonstrate the competencies required of a Superintendent.
- See Uniformed, Detective and Specialist Role information detailed above.
Applications close at 11.55pm on Sunday 29th August 2021.
Chief Constable, Chris Rowley, would like to invite all interested candidates to attend a briefing on Wednesday 25th August 2021 from 8.00am to 9.00am at Lancashire Constabulary, Headquarters. For those who are unable to attend in person, there is the opportunity to join the meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams. Should you be interested in attending the briefing, please email HR services Officer Karen Robertson, [email protected] to secure your place.
This role is required to operate at Level 3 in the Competancy Values Framework (CVF). More information about the CVF can be found here.
The process of shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 31st August 2021. You will be notified of your application outcome shortly thereafter via the online recruitment portal where you submitted your application.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to undertake a presentation and interview, which will be conducted week commencing 13th September 2021. The interview panel will consist of Chief Constable Chris Rowley, Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Peter Lawson and HR Services Manager Carrie Albon.
Candidates will be emailed the presentation topic at least one week in advance of their interview date.
We will notify you of the outcome of the final interview shortly after all the interview have taken place.