Cheshire Constabulary is promoting to the rank of Sergeant. The date for applications to be submitted by is 9:00am on Friday 11th October 2019.
We are looking qualified Constables who are eligible for promotion to join our front line leaders.
Are you compassionate and innovative, someone who uses their professional judgement and likes to work collaboratively? If you answered yes, then Cheshire wants to hear from you.
You will need to be an authentic leader and someone who is passionate about leading and bringing others with them.
To be eligible to apply, you will:
• Be currently serving as a Constable in a recognised Home Office police force
• Be qualified to the rank of Sergeant
• Have an acceptable performance, attendance and disciplinary record. (An applicant must not exceed 4 periods of absence OR 9 days of absence within the last 12 months)
• Demonstrate a passion and commitment to making Cheshire even safer
• Display full competence against the Competency Values Framework for the rank of Sergeant
The specific roles and postings will be determined upon appointment.
This is a challenging and rigorous process; to be successful you must prove that you have the ability to make a significant contribution to Cheshire Constabulary as a Sergeant.
Please note that candidates require endorsement from your line manager, Area Commander/Head of Department and Chief Superintendent. Any application forms received that are not verified and/ or endorsed will not be considered, therefore please ensure that you factor sufficient time into your application process to ensure that your application form is endorsed prior to the closing date.
The application for the Sergeant Promotion Process requires applicants to respond to the 6 competency based questions within the Competency Values Framework (CVF) at Level 2 by making reference to experience gained within the last 2 years. Applicants are strongly advised to read the CVF for the role of Sergeant (Level 2) prior to applying. Please ensure that you complete the application form and attach this to your online submission. The application form can be accessed by clicking here.
Officers who are interested in applying, the promotion process will consist of:
• Competency based application form
• Psychometric Testing
• Work Sample Exercise
• Values based interview
Key dates are listed within the information pack, this can be accessed by clicking here.
Officers successful through the promotion process will be promoted;
• Substantively if qualified to OSPRE I and II
• Temporarily if qualified to Legal Examination Part I (previously OSPRE I) for a minimum of 12 months to complete Work Based Assessments. Once WBA is successfully completed you will be made substantive in post.
If successful through the promotion process you must give considerations to the fact that you could be posted anywhere in the county, exceptional circumstances will be considered but only if brought to our attention in advance.
Please note that External officers who are successful through the process will be required to undertake pre-employment checks, these include vetting, drugs screening, fitness test, medical appointment and referencing.
Cheshire Constabulary is committed to Equality & Diversity and is keen to recruit people with a wide range of skills and experiences and an understanding of cultural issues. We are particularly encouraging females, LGBT, those with a disability and black, and other minority ethnic officers to join us, who are underrepresented in the Force. Appointments will be made based on merit.
Reasonable Adjustments & Accommodations:
It is important that you consider at an early stage of the process if you would like to request arrangements that will assist you in completing the selection process. For example, in relation to disability, dyslexia, learning difficulties, pregnancy, religion or belief, injury etc. Any requests for reasonable adjustments will be considered and arranged where possible. This information will be treated with the utmost confidence. If you require any support or further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org at the earliest opportunity.
Be qualified to the rank of Sergeant (OSPRE or NPPF).
Primary Location: GB-GB-Northwich
Work Locations: Northwich Police Station Northwich Police Station Chester Way Northwich CW9 5EP