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Rejoining Police Sergeant - HC609570



Rejoining Police Sergeant - HC609570


Location: County wide

Rank:  Substantive Sergeant

South East Allowance payment applies

Intake Dates: 5th February 2024, 15th April 2024


Rejoin Policing with Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Constabulary!


We are recruiting transferring Police Sergeants to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Constabulary.


We are one of the largest non-metropolitan forces in the country, which has maintained a strong police family culture. Our focus is to make Hampshire and the Isle of Wight safer for everyone by the relentless pursuit of criminals, putting victims first and delivering exceptional local policing.

We really value our staff and their professional development. The HMICFRS recently praised the organisation for its work around inclusion and developing a positive workplace. We regularly have promotion opportunities for those wanting to be the leaders of the future. Within this we have diverse opportunities within the organisation to join our dedicated units including Road Policing Unit, Pro-Active Police units, Firearms, Dog Unit and Neighbourhood Enforcement teams to name but a few.


Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are excellent places to live, work and share time with your family and friends. There is good access to London, New Forest, beaches and beauty spots. We’re also a force with a strong neighbourhood policing approach. The challenge of policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight includes:


  • Policing across 1,603 square miles, land which combines rural areas with densely populated cities.
  • Policing 230 miles of coastline with our dedicated Marine Unit, which has state of the art vessels and equipment.
  • Significant transport network including the M27 and M3, key rail hubs and two international airports
  • Critical national infrastructure sites to keep safe such as the ports in Southampton and Portsmouth as well as crucial oil refineries


For a description of the personal qualities to be evidenced in your application, please click on the following link:


Please note that you must have been employed by a Home Office Force in order to apply.  Successful applicants will have to pass a medical screening, vetting and a fitness test and be available to attend a 1 -2  week transferee course.  The length of course will dependant on your skills transfer.     


To apply for this opportunity please click on the button below.  Please do not attach a CV to the candidate profile, complete the application form that is linked to the vacancy.  




To be eligible to re-join Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Constabulary as a Police Sergeant you will need to:

  • have been a serving police officer in a Home Office force and have completed the two year probationary period and the Policing Diploma or your forces equivalent qualification and been confirmed as a substantive.
  • Have passed the promotions process, including work-based assessment (if NPPF qualified) and have been previously posted as a substantive Sergeant.  
  • pass the necessary vetting and occupational health checks
  • pass the basic fitness test, which is a shuttle run (bleep test) to level 5.4 or above and a push / pull test
  • have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application
  • not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) or similar organisation
  • declare any business interest
  • hold a full manual driving licence

Essential Qualifications


Competent Sergeant

Essential documentation required


Please upload your last 2 PDR's (if available) and evidence of any promotion qualifications (OSPRE or NPPF) to the My Documents section of the form before submitting your application.  

Competencies and Personal Qualities


We are emotionally aware Level 2

We take ownership Level 2

We are collaborative Level 1

We analyse critically Level 2

We deliver, support & inspire Level 2


** Please note you do not need to add a CV or covering letter, ignore that part of the application **



Contact details for an informal discussion


Please contact the Police Recruitment Team on 023 8045 1611 or by e-mail:



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 and Isle of Wight 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.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer that positively promotes flexible working, enabling officers and staff to achieve a healthy work-life balance whilst meeting operational requirements of the constabulary. We actively encourage applications to be made on a full time, part time or flexible working basis.

The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Hampshire and Isle of Wight 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:

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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