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Suffolk Constabulary Opportunity for Superintendent

Salary £70,173 - £82,881

Suffolk Constabulary is looking for an outstanding leader to join our team.

The current vacancy is a uniform role based out of Lowestoft and while exceptional candidates with skills needed elsewhere may be part of a review across the wider organisation, if posted to Lowestoft, applicants will be expected to serve a minimum of two years in the role

The constabulary is currently delivering on Policing 2025, a vision and strategy that will ensure policing continues to meet the evolving threats and demands anticipated over the next decade. The strategy will ensure Suffolk Constabulary continues to focus on being an ever more efficient and resilient organisation, one that is equipped to deal with future challenges, deliver innovative solutions tailored to the circumstances of the country’s diverse communities and is transformational in its approach to promoting public confidence and trust in the services it provides.

Applications are invited from substantive Superintendents or suitably experienced Chief Inspectors who are ambitious and possess a genuine desire to be part of an exciting and forward-thinking organisation. The successful candidate will focus on keeping people safe, drive change across the police service, inspire partners and play a leading role in ensuring Suffolk’s communities flourish and become safer and stronger with improved opportunities and a better quality of life.

As a role model for the values of Suffolk Constabulary you will contribute to our continuing programme of transformation and demonstrate exemplary leadership in developing partnerships through the continuing journey. You will be expected to demonstrate suitability for the role by the competencies outlined in Suffolk Constabularies Leading with CARE principles:

Connectivity                Accountability                      Risk Competence                        Energy

The role of Superintendent will be demanding and high profile. You will support the Force Executive to work with the public, private and voluntary sectors across Suffolk.

Key dates for the selection process:

Closing date for completed applications

1200 Wednesday 6th October 2021


Application shortlisting

8th – 13th October 2021



W/C 8th November 2021


Important notes

Applicants who have been unsuccessful for promotion in their own force within the previous 12 months will need to provide Suffolk Constabulary with the specific feedback and development plan that demonstrates they have addressed the development areas. In addition, applicants must be supported to apply for these roles by their current management team

It is essential that applicants provide Suffolk Constabulary with application endorsements from their home force line managers fully supporting their interest.

Please also note we place a lot of emphasis on our PDR process and all opportunities have to be supported by PDRs, evidencing that an officer is suitable for consideration and is fully supported by their management team. Therefore, if you are interested in applying, please ensure that you will be in a position to submit two PDRs as part of the process; one fully completed one for 2020/21 and a current one for 2021/22

Suffolk Constabulary welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and 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. If you have a disability or health condition that requires adjustments during any element of the selection process please provide the recruitment team with details of any adjustment you would require when submitting your application form.

To secure an application pack, please email [email protected].

For further information on Leading with CARE, please email [email protected]

If you would like further information regarding this opportunity, please contact ACC Rob Jones