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11 May 2020 11:01:00
Closing Date:
01 June 2020 09:00:00

Applications are invited from candidates who are ready to be promoted to the role of Sergeant. This is an external process for uniform and detective vacancies arising during the next 12 months.

Applicants should be aware that this is a Forcewide process. Successful candidates will be posted as required taking into account their specific skills and experience.

Cumbria Constabulary is looking for highly motivated, skilled professionals to join a high-performance team. The successful applicants will support the vision and values of the Chief Constable, delivering an outstanding police service to Keep Cumbria Safe.

Applicants will demonstrate the ability to lead transformational change and improve performance with pace and rigour; the ability to inspire commitment from staff and police officers at all levels; and well-developed strategic thinking with sensitivity to public concerns. Successful candidates will also demonstrate effective networking skills, strong working relations with managers and partners at all levels, with excellent leadership and management skills.

We offer an environment, second to none, in which to live and work.

Please see attached the  Information pack, Level 2 CVF's and Application form.

Completed applications should be submitted to the Employee Services Department by

9am on Monday 01 June 2020


To be eligible to apply for promotion applicants must:

  • Have obtained a pass in the qualifying assessment for promotion to the rank of Sergeant
  • Successful completion of Step 2 NPPF process or
  • OSPRE I and II qualified officer
  • Completed two years' service and completed their probationary service;
  • Not be subject of a performance related formal action plan or any formal written improvement notice under the Unsatisfactory Performance Procedures, and
  • Have an acceptable conduct record as determined by PSD.
  • ICIDP qualified or previous Home Office training for those with appropriate detective skills.

External candidates will also be subject to relevant eligibility checks as outlined in the information pack.

Application Process:

  • Completion of application form, including a 500 word submission detailing why you are ready for promotion
  • Line Management consideration and support.
  • Senior Management consideration and support.

Pre Selection Briefing

A briefing session will be subsequently shared with applicants - this will be in the form of a virtual PowerPoint presentation. This will be a session giving an overview of the key priorities within the Constabulary and the leadership qualities that are expected of the successful candidates, an overview of the Competency and Values Framework and details of the application and selection process.

Selection Process - Promotion Board:

The selection process will consist of a presentation and interview against Level 2 of the CVF. The interview questions will be a mix of forward and backward facing questions.

Candidates will be expected to evidence their competence by way of example demonstrating relevance to the rank they have applied for.

The selection process is scheduled to be held from week commencing: 15 June 2020

Panel:  Superintendent of People

             Chief Inspector / Detective Chief Inspector

External Panel Member

Indicative Timeline:

w/c 11 May 2020

Advert published Internally and Externally

w/c 25 May 2020

Pre-Selection Briefing Session to be published.

Monday 01 June 2020 (9am)

Closing date for applications. 

Send completed forms to:

Employee Services,  Central Services Department

Police HQ


Following closing date

Shortlisting of applications / Eligibility checks.

w/c 15 June 2020

Selection process

Release of officers to this post will be considered alongside operational resilience as per the Police Officer Posting Development & Promotion policy and therefore some applications may not be supported.

The closing date for the return of completed application forms to Job Applications (email) / Employee Services Department (paper copy) is 9am on Monday 1st June 2020

Applicants must ensure that their completed expression of interest form is supported and signed off by their Line Manager, Chief Inspector and the HR department and submitted to the Employee Services Department by the above date.

We are already a high performing force, with our staff delivering excellent service on a daily basis. We have outstanding people who work tirelessly to serve our communities. The Code of Ethics sets out the principles and standards of behaviour we expect to see and applies to every individual who works in policing, whether a warranted officer, member of police staff, volunteer or someone contracted to work in a police force, for further details please click on the following link:

Please note that the selection process will be in accordance with the Police Officer Posting, Development & Promotion Policy.

We are committed to the development and promotion of equal opportunities for all.  Due to their under representation, applications are particularly welcomed from eligible minority group candidates.

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How to apply

You can apply for this job online, just fill out the online form.