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Promotion to Sergeant/Detective Sergeant - HC219690

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Promotion to Uniform/Detective Sergeant – HC219690


Vacancies are located across the force area including north of the County and the on the IOW

The advert is for applications for the process which will take place in March 2022

Closing date - 19th of December 2021.

Advert Text



Applications are invited from suitably qualified Constables who are ready to take the next step in their career and lead and support a team, to deliver high quality policing to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

We are passionate about diversity and inclusion and are leading nationally in our approach to employee support and wellbeing, understanding that supporting and valuing our staff is essential to maintain our high level of performance as a Police Force. 

We are looking for individuals that can:


  • demonstrate a supportive and performance focussed approach to leadership and supervision that results in effective management and development of teams and individuals.


  • effectively and proportionately assess and manage risk to ensure high quality investigations that deliver excellent victim care and satisfaction.


  • showcase their excellent communication skills and an ability to engage with colleagues and the public at all levels.


Committed to individual and team continuous professional development, a successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and personal commitment. 

Job Purpose

Our Sergeants play a critical role in setting the tone for our teams and our organisation. Creating inclusive environments that support individuals to thrive whilst delivering effective and empowering supervision. This will enable our front line to meet the performance standards and achievements that our public have the right to expect.

This role will co-ordinate, monitor and respond to front line policing activity to uphold the law, enable public safety and build public confidence in policing in line with legal frameworks and policy guidelines.

Essential Qualifications

  • Must be a serving police officer in a Home Office force, or a previous Home Office Force police officer applying as a re-joiner at a higher rank.


  • Must have a valid OSPRE part 1 and 2 qualification or hold if qualifications were gained after 2014 hold a valid NPPF step 2 legal exam pass at the date of the promotion board. (NPPF passes have a validity of 5 years only)

Competencies and Personal Qualities

You will be required to evidence the following competency areas in your application:


  • We take ownership –Level 2
  • We are collaborative – Level 1
  • We analyse critically – Level 2
  • We are innovative and open minded – Level 2


For details of what sits behind these areas please click on the below link to the college of policing national role profile. Sergeant - College of Policing


Additional details document and guidance


You must save both the Promotion Application Form and the Sgt Promotion Additional Details document word documents to your computer and complete them. You should then upload them. For instructions on how to upload these documents to your application please read the instructions entitled ‘Attaching a document to your application’.

To access more general guidance on the promotion process please use this link: Promotion Guidance for the rank of Sergeant

The promotion process will continue in line with the framework developed last year, officers considered ready for the next rank will be supported by their line management for the promotion process.

To view Hampshire's Promotion pages click here and the Promotion Framework please click here  

Contact details for an informal discussion


Please speak to your line manager about your promotion plans and application.


If you have any application based enquiries please contact the Recruiting Team on 01962 846438 or police.recruitment@hants.gov.uk


Please note that the email address you supply when submitting an application will be used for contact throughout the full lifecycle of that vacancy. You will not be able to amend your contact details. You should therefore ensure that you choose an appropriately accessible email address, being mindful that the process may take several months for some roles.


Hampshire Constabulary is an inclusive employer and strives to have a workforce representative of the communities we police and serve. We recognise that we are not fully representative and are working to address this imbalance through a variety of initiatives.


The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Hampshire Constabulary by adopting Positive Action to support people from under-represented groups. Our aim is to recruit talented people with a diverse range of skills and experience and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Positive Action team are available to provide support through the application and assessment process by contacting: positive.action@hampshire.pnn.police.uk


The Disability Confident campaign aims to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that people have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. We will accommodate requests for reasonable adjustments where possible throughout our recruitment and promotions processes and encourage anyone requiring reasonable adjustments to disclose this at the earliest opportunity.

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