Career opportunities in policing

Find out about policing vacancies in the UK and abroad.

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The College of Policing works with police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners to provide details of policing vacancies across all roles, ranks and grades, and for police transferees. This page will also provide information on secondments to national and international police organisations.

  • For vacancies at the College of Policing, see our College vacancies pages.
  • If you are a member of the public who is interested in joining the police, visit the Police recruitment website.
  • If you are a senior manager, a graduate, a serving constable, a special constable or a member of police staff who is interested in joining the police, see our Fast Track and Direct Entry pages.

For information about any of the opportunities listed below, please follow the relevant link. The page is updated as vacancies become available, so please check regularly.

Current vacancies

Chief Inspector (2 year secondment): National Counter-Terrorism Exercise Programme, Home Office, Marsham Street.

The post is one of two Chief Inspector secondment opportunities within the National CT Exercise Team. The post-holder will work to the Head of the CT Exercise Programme. The post-holder's main responsibilities are in relation to assisting in the planning and delivery of the National CT Exercise Programme, in particular by leading on:

  • Exercise scenario development, including detailed development of the sequence of events for any given exercise. This requires a good analysis and anticipation of the likely responses by exercise participants underpinned by understanding of relevant professional practice. The post-holder will lead the scenario working group for CT exercises;
  • The provision of terrorist role players, including their selection, training and management in exercise.
  • The provision of a series of preparatory table-top exercises held before each major live-play exercise, which are designed to raise participating Forces' awareness of CT plans and responses.
  • Provision of consultancy and project support to planning teams, including:
    • Development and scrutiny of exercise objectives;
    • Command and control architecture, management of exercise participants, their connectivity and integration;
    • Ensuring opportunities to test emergency service interoperability;
    • Exercise technical communications arrangements;
    • Project assurance including ensuring project controls, risk management and reporting and exception processes are adhered to.

Full application advert for the Chief Inspector role.
Application notes for the Chief Inspector role.
Application form for the Chief Inspector role.

Staffordshire Police: Police Constable Transferees

Staffordshire Police are offering exciting opportunities for experienced police officers who have completed their probationary period and are wishing to transfer and work with one of our Local Policing Teams within Staffordshire.

The closing date for this process will be Wednesday 31 December 2014.

For more information and to obtain an application form see the Staffordshire Police careers page.

Chief Superintendent - Hampshire Constabulary

As a Chief Superintendent you will be operational responsibility for a large area of our service.  An influential leader you will also need to be a driver for change, looking to enhance performance and professional development and ensuring we achieve our vision and exceed our goals.

Applications are invited from Superintendents/Detective Superintendents

DCC Graham McNulty will be pleased to talk to any candidates who want to discuss this opportunity. He can be contacted via either Natalie Eaton or Lorraine Mcinnes on 01962 875096.

Closing Date for applications 21 December 2014

Interviews will take place on 13 and 14 January 2015

For further information and application details see the Hampshire Police website

Metropolitan Police Service : Assistant Commissioner

Could you fight crime through Total Policing? Meet the needs of an amazing, diverse city? Protect Londoners and improve the service? MPS are keen to hear from highly skilled and experienced senior officers.

Closing date for applications 5 January 2015

For further information and application details see Metropolitan Police website

Superintendent - Bedfordshire Police

This opportunity is open to substantive superintendents / Detective Superintendents looking for a new challenge and those excellent Chief Inspectors / Detective Chief Inspectors supported for promotion to Superintendent by your ACPO team.

Deadline for applications 5.00pm on 18 December 2014

For more information and application details, see the Bedfordshire Police website

Thames Valley Police: Detective Chief Superintendent - Head of SECTU, South East Counter Terrorism Unit

Applications are invited from substantive Superintendents for the post of Head of SECTU (South East Counter Terrorism Unit).  The post is based near to Junction 12 of the M4, Reading.

Deadline for completed applications: 4pm, 12 December 2014.

For more information and application details, see the Thames Valley Police website

Thames Valley Police: Detective Chief Inspector - South East Regional Organised Crime Unit

Applications are invited from substantive Chief Inspectors for the post of Detective Chief Inspector in the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). This post is based at Horsham.

Deadline for completed applications: 12noon on 22 December 2014. 

For more information and application details, see the Thames Valley Police website

Thames Valley Police: Transferee Police Constables

Thames Valley Police is seeking to recruit experienced police officers currently serving with a UK police force.

For more information, please visit the Thames Valley Police website

Surrey Police: Experienced Detective Constables

Surrey Police is looking to recruit experienced PIP2 accredited detective constables with experience in public protection, proactive crime or reactive crime.

Deadline for completed applications: to be confirmed.

For more information and application details, see the Surrey Police website

Sussex Police: Police Constable Transferees

Sussex Police has opportunities for transferees from other forces at the rank of police constable only. Opportunities include neighbourhood response officers, response Investigation Officers, divisional CID detective constables (PIP accreditation required) and roads policing constables (previous roads policing required). Applicants must be resident in Sussex upon an offer of appointment.

Deadline for completed applications: to be confirmed.

For more information and application details, see the Sussex Police website

Leicestershire Police: Special Constables

Leicestershire Police is actively looking to recruit special constables to work alongside regular police officers, and is holding a number of recruitment seminars.

For more information and details of the recruitment seminars, see the Leicestershire Police website.