Chief Operating Officer

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    21 May 2019

  • Client

    Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services

Ref: GSe54195

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary & Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) is a new organisation but with proud roots that date back to 1856. Our role is to independently assess the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces and fire & rescue services. We use the power of our voice, influence and authority; and what we do makes a difference. The reports that we produce cause positive change in areas such as domestic abuse, child protection, crime recording, violence against women and girls, stalking and harassment and serious and organised crime. 

Over the last two years, we expanded our remit and grew rapidly: we now undertake our work with fire and rescue services in England to the same high standard as we apply in policing. This has been a significant change to our organisation, but a challenge to which our staff have risen. 

The heart of HMICFRS is where your energies will be focused. Providing the operational management and direction for the dedicated team that does the demanding work of on-site inspections, analysis and report writing, you will manage a diverse range of competing pressures and engage effectively with our lead inspectors and stakeholders across government and beyond. A keen interest in the wider criminal justice sector will be an advantage, but it is your ability as an operational leader that will set you apart. You will also lead on building a first class team to tackle our new responsibilities. 

This is an exciting time to join us and we are seeking individuals who share our passion for excellence. 

Closing Date23:59 on the 21st May 2019.
Longlist meeting 30th May 2019
Preliminary Interviews with Gatenbysanderson 5th & 6th June 2019
Shortlist meeting 18th June 2019
Psychological Assessments and briefing sessionsFrom 19th June 2019 - 10th July 2019
Final Panel Interviews 5th & 6th August 2019
How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the application form with your personal details and:

  • A comprehensive CV (maximum 2 sides of A4) setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements, and details of your current salary and benefits (in confidence).
  • A supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) highlighting your suitability and setting out how you meet the essential criteria. Please note that the supporting statement is an important part of your application and is as much the means by which you will be assessed as your CV.

Please note: the documents stated are mandatory. Applications that do not include all the required documents will not be accepted. Please do not PDF your application form.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants Olivia Robinson on  0113 205 6298 or Peter Buffoni on 07964 877 654.