Senior Appointments – Superintendent Recruitment

Senior Appointments – Superintendent Recruitment


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.

Chris Rowley

Chief Constable


Why Lancashire?

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;

Daily Demands…

Take a look at some of the demands of Lancashire Constabulary

Mobile Phone Received 887 999 calls and 1678 non-emergency calls
Make 82 arrest 4 of which are for sexual offences
Have 357 crimes reported
Deal with House20 burglaries
Carry out 55 stop & searches
Deal with 140 anti-social behaviour incidents
Submit 23 vulnerable adult and 37 vulnerable child referrals 1 of which are CSE related
Support 3610 families enrolled in the troubled families programme
Deal with 150 violent crimes
Attend 46 road traffic collisions
Deal with 64 thefts
Responded to 4 missing person reports

The Opportunity


Starting Salary: £72,075 – £84,783 Rising to £77,121 – £90,717 from 1st September 2023

Applications close Monday 11th September 2023 @ 10am

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 Chief Constable will be holding a face to face briefing regarding the application/process on Monday 4th September at 9am, If you are interested in attending the briefing, please email HR Services on ([email protected]) for further details.

The role specific opportunities are;

Uniform Role

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. N.B Successful uniform Superintendent applications will be expected to already be an accredited Public Order Public Safety Silver Commander, or will undertake the necessary training and qualifications to become accredited as a Public Order Public Safety Silver Commander, within 12 months of promotion

Detective Role

Applications for Detective posts are particularly welcome from candidates who are PIP2 qualified, 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

All appointments will be subject to enhanced vetting, MV. Note applicants must meet the 5 years UK residency prior to submitting an application.


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.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered you MUST meet all of the eligibility requirements:

  • Be able to demonstrate the competencies required of a Superintendent.
  • See Uniform and Detective Role information detailed above.

Superintendents Application Process

Applications close at 10am on Monday 11th September 2023.

The Chief Constable will be holding a face to face briefing regarding the application/process on Monday 4th September at 9am, If you are interested in attending the briefing, please email HR Services on ([email protected]) for further details.

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 w/c 11th September 2023.  You will be notified of your application outcome by COB Wednesday 13th September via the online recruitment portal where you submitted your application.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to undertake a paper feed briefing and interview.

Interviews will take place on 25th or 26th September 2023.

We will notify you of the outcome of the final interview shortly after all the interview have taken place.