Inspector - Chief Inspector Generic Promotion Process
Force Headquarters

Job reference: 005991

Closing date: 17/09/2020

Job start date: Not specified

Salary: Chief Inspector

Employment type: Permanent - Full Time

Department: (F) Forcewide

Hours per week: 40

Working Days: -

Generic Chief Inspector Promotion Process. Applications will be welcomed from all substantively promoted Inspectors, and Chief Inspectors seeking a transfer to Merseyside Police. 

Merseyside Police is the best performing Metropolitan Police Force for solved outcomes across all crime, and this is an exciting time to join us. Merseyside is a unique area having distinct cultural differences that provide daily policing challenges in serving the public. Home to two Premier League Football Clubs, annual host of the Grand National, and many other major events, Merseyside Police Superintendents are constantly challenged and must be able to provide strong leadership and management to their staff, in order to effectively serve the public and deliver the Chief Constable’s Community First programme.  


You will be expected to successfully work with partners and colleagues to deliver organisational priorities and assist with strategic decision making, to ensure Merseyside Police remains at the forefront of service delivery to protect the communities that we serve.

As a Merseyside Police Chief Inspector you will be expected to uphold our professional standards, look after the health and wellbeing of your staff, take responsibility for the management of large teams and either provide on call cover, or support force rotas to deliver a first class service.

As a leader, you’ll face a number of challenges in ensuring that our policing style meets community expectations, and maintaining effective policing against a changing economic climate.

In recent months Covid-19 has proved to be one of the biggest challenges facing the Police service as a whole in peacetime. We are still dealing with the effects of this global pandemic, and may be for some time to come; yet Merseyside Police has remained able to deliver its core functions without interruption, and has created and developed a number of internal processes to enable us to meet the challenges facing us both now and in the coming months.

This career opportunity is open to exceptional Inspectors looking for promotion. Chief Inspectors with a proven track record of effective delivery are also encouraged to apply.

Timetable for Completion of the Process


Please note that these dates may be subject to change, dependent upon the numbers of applicants being managed through the process, and the ongoing guidance re: COVID-19.



Key Dates

Registration window closing date

23.59 hours 17th September 2020

Command Team Endorsement Stage

18-30th September 2020

Notification of Command Team Endorsement

1st October 2020


5th - 16th October 2020.


Post Assessment Conference

Week commencing 19th October 2020.

Communication of Results

No later than 23rd October 2020.

Appeal Submissions

Within Five Working Days from Date of Result


If you are interested in applying please email who will contact you directly.

Equality Act 2010

Any candidate who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is required to inform us, in order to ensure that ‘reasonable adjustments’ can be made.  Our policy, at the stage of interview, is that we will ask all candidates whether we need to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.  Under the Equality Act, a disabled person is someone with a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.

Positive Action

Merseyside Police are proud to use Positive Action to redress the balance of under representation our team will offer advice, guidance and support throughout the recruitment process to candidates from under-represented groups.  For more information please refer to our Positive Action page


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