Featured vacancy – Opportunities for Chief Superintendent/Detective Chief Superintendent

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 : hr.people.development@ecis.police.uk

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 positive.action@essex.police.uk

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.