Essex Police are seeking Sergeant/Detective Inspectors who are eligible for promotion to join our leadership teams.


We would also welcome applications from Inspectors or Detective Inspectors on level transfer.


Are you an Intelligent, Resolute and Inclusive individual?


Do you consider yourself to be dynamic, professional, innovative and operationally credible?


You will be expected to demonstrate your commitment and passion for policing as well as your ability and enthusiasm for leading people.


You will be influential in leading teams and individuals, working with partners and driving performance and professionalism in order to provide an exceptional policing service to the people of Essex.


You will be able to provide evidence of leading and delivering a high-quality service to the public, demonstrating potential at Inspector level.


Candidates will be required to demonstrate evidence at level 2 of the national Competency and Values Framework (CVF):

  • We are emotionally aware
  • We take ownership
  • We are collaborative
  • We deliver, support and inspire
  • We analyse critically
  • We are innovative and open-minded


Candidates wishing to be considered for a Detective Inspector role must also be an Accredited Detective and have a proven background of managing complex investigations


If you would like to find out more about transferring to our force please either:




All of our posts require a level of vetting and security clearance.  During the recruitment process you will be sent vetting information forms to complete. 


Essex Police welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender, sex (or gender), employment status.


Please let us know if you require extra support at any stage of the application process, or for further information regarding this position, please email us at stating ‘Application Support and Adjustments’ in the title of your email. Alternatively, you can call us on 01245 452833.

Where appropriate we will make adjustments to the selection process, working arrangements and/or the working environment provided it is reasonable in all the circumstances to do so.


This post is open to British Citizens, members of the EC or other states in the European Economic Area. If you are a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national, you must be a resident in the UK free of restrictions and with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. All applications must have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years.


Essex Police is an equal opportunities employer. Communications may be recorded for monitoring purposes.

ROCU- Intelligence Supervisor – (2200006Z)


Job Title- Toex- ROCU Intelligence Supervisor

Rank- Sergeant 

Closing Date- 28th April 2022


This opportunity is only open to serving officers from West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Mercia Police Forces

Please make sure you gain SLT approval before applying for ROCU vacancies


The Tackling Organised Exploitation Programme (TOEX) has been commissioned to contribute to a holistic approach to improve the response to the ‘exploitation of the vulnerable’ within the current National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime, developing a model that supports an enhanced intelligence picture to inform activity; operational tasking and coordination; and capability development.

This role is based within the ROCU. The TOEX team supports development of intelligence around serious and organised exploitation. TOEX work closely with the regional forces and national colleagues (the wider TOEX network and external partners) to tackle exploitation under the 4P strategy.


To ensure that intelligence is developed to a high standard, utilising a variety of options from within Policing and wider data sets to enable a fuller understanding of the operational crime group that are exploiting vulnerable people.  To support the operational tasking and co-ordination of this intelligence with consideration around a 4 x P approach and the continued development at a Regional through to International level.


  1. Direct the day to day operational business of the TOEX intelligence development officers and researchers. Ensure staff are suitably trained, professionally developed and have the required access to the IT enablers needed to fulfil their roles.
  2. Complete and supervise administration procedures, ensuring that all matters relating to the management of information are carried out in a prompt, efficient manner and in accordance with legislation, policy and procedure.
  3. Be responsible for ensuring that intelligence material is collected, recorded, evaluated and disseminated appropriately with particular focus on vulnerability, risk and harm.
  4. Evaluate information to support action and assess the value of information identifying relevant patterns and trends.  Use the information to take appropriate action to achieve desired outcomes
  5. Supervise the research and enhancement of information and intelligence supporting the development of ‘intelligence products’ in line with the TOEX Operating Model.
  6. Ensure intelligence is disseminated in the appropriate manner to relevant regional partners, organisations and/or individuals, whilst observing the required standards of confidentiality, sensitivity and safeguarding management.
  7. Establish and promote effective partnerships through liaison and active support with partners. Advocating for the programme at internal meetings and externally at national-level meetings.
  8. Provide specialist advice and knowledge to colleagues, partners and agencies, being prepared to undertake briefings that will support the achievement of the TOEX programmes aims and objectives.
  9. Any other duties that are commensurate with the role and grade as requested by management




  1. Experience of managing and developing staff
  2. Experience of supervising the research, development and production of high-quality intelligence documents and/or complex investigations that have supported subsequent strategic or operational activit
  3. Demonstrate a practical understanding of legislation and procedure associated with the investigation of serious and organised crime i.e. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, Police and Criminal Evidence Act, Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act, Proceeds of Crime Act, Modern Slavery Act 2015
  4. Demonstrate effective decision making and prioritisation skills
  5. Excellent communication and presentation skills in order to present, obtain, challenge information at all levels; both verbally and in writing.
  6. Experience of influencing and negotiating with key stakeholders and partners
  7. Maintain tactful and professional approach with a respect for other people’s view and ensure that working practices are consistent


  1. Experience of working within the thematic of Exploitation, Modern Slavery, County Lines or Organised Crime Groups.
  2. Hold or the ability to gain the IPP qualification
  3. Completed investigative training


Birmingham City Centre, with flexibility to work agile on occasions


Interviews expected to take place on the 9th May.


Successful applicants will be required to pass Management Vetting and Security Clearance scrutiny prior to commencing their role, this will include a full background & financial disclosure as part of the vetting process.

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader – the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a ‘Disability Confident Interview Scheme’ – all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview. 

It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job. For example: in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

Diversity and Inclusion Vision:  Maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities”

Applicants from underrepresented groups should contact the line manager for additional information and support.

Primary Location

: United Kingdom


: Police Officer


: West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Minimum Salary: Sergeant Maximum Salary: Sergeant GBP

Job Posting

: 14/04/22, 12:48:08 PM

Starting salary : National Chief Superintendent payscale plus £2,000 South East allowance (or other housing rent allowance).

Essex Police is continuing to grow. The force is increasing in size by approximately another 400 officers over two years, we are rebuilding key parts of our estate and solving more crimes.

We are recruiting for suitably qualified Superintendents/Detective Superintendents who are eligible for promotion and Chief Superintendents/Detective Chief Superintendents to wish to join us as a level transfer.

We are looking for great leaders, with an exceptional operational background, outstanding personal qualities and a passion for people. Essex Police is made up of different people with the same values. As an inclusive force, we are looking to attract people from all backgrounds.

Essex is a remarkable and diverse county with urban areas just minutes from the capital, international ports and airports and a large rural economy. Our force is made up of loyal, committed, motivated and innovative officers, staff and volunteers. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional outcomes for victims, making the county safer and working with partners and the wider community across Essex.

If successful, you will be key to delivering outstanding performance against the Force Plan and our mission to help people, keep people safe and catch criminals. You will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing strategies that will support victims, reduce violence, enhance visibility and protect the most vulnerable within our society.

You will demonstrate a true commitment to developing a diverse, empowered and enthusiastic workforce which meets the needs of policing both now and in the future, while ensuring a strong public service ethic and an absolute commitment to fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality.

Promotion assessments are currently scheduled between 2nd and 14th March 2022*.

During our assessment process you will be required to demonstrate evidence at Level 3 of the national Competency and Values Framework.

Please join our virtual briefing events to find out more:

  • 18 February 1600 – Virtual “Positive Action Event”

To confirm attendance at this event please email

  • 24 February 0830 – “Promotion Process Briefing”

Hear from our assessment panels to find out what we are looking for and an outline as to the assessment process, this will be hosted at Essex Police Headquarters, Chelmsford.

To request an application pack and to confirm attendance at the above briefing event please email :

The closing date for applications to be returned is midday Monday 28 February 2022.

For more information about the positions please contact HR People Development on the above email address.

If successful you must also complete the necessary vetting and security checks required for these roles.

*Please note these dates may be subject to change.

We Value Difference

Essex Police is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, attracting people from all backgrounds for our promotion and level transfer opportunities.

Should you be interested in applying, please contact our Positive Action Team

Essex Police welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender, sex (or gender), employment status.