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£40,488 to £43,998 Per year
Appointments will normally be based on the bottom point of the salary scale
15 May 2019 10:52:00
Closing Date:
10 June 2019 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 find attached application form, information pack and CVF Framework.

Completed applications should be submitted to the Employee Services Department by

9am on Monday 10 June 2019


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 submission addressing Level 2 of the Competency and Values Framework (CVF).
  • Line Management consideration and support.
  • Senior Management consideration and support.

Applications may be subject to a shortlisting process against the CVFs.

Pre Selection Briefing

A briefing session has been arranged for 10am to 2pm on Tuesday 28 May 2019. 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. The initial part of the session for 10am to 1pm will be a workshop.

Please inform CSD Employee Services if you are attending this session.

Selection Process:

The selection process will consist of a scenario based exercise and interview against Level 2 of the CVF.

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

The selection process will be held from week commencing: 01 July 2019.

Panel:  Supt


             HR Representative

A Federation observer may be present.

Indicative Timeline:

w/c 13 May 2019

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Tuesday 28 May 2019

10am - 2pm Conference Room 1, HQ

1-2pm covers Process and force priorities

Pre-Selection Briefing Session. Register with Employee Services, Central Services Department

Monday 10 June 2019 (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 01 July 2019 onwards

Selection process

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How to apply

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