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West Midlands Police

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Job Reference: SJ-POJ-210721-01

Salary: Superintendent

Benefits: N/A

Location: West Midlands

Role/Type: Permanent/Full Time

Required Skills/Qualifications: N/A

Superintendent Promotions or  Transfer at Rank

Applications are invited from internal substantive Chief Inspectors, external substantive Chief Inspectors on promotion, or transfer at Superintendent rank.

The West Midlands is one of Europe’s most diverse and challenging policing environments, serving 2.8 million people in an area rich in diversity, with around 30 per cent of its population from ethnic minority backgrounds. The region sits at the very heart of the country and covers the three major centres of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. It also includes the busy and thriving districts of Sandwell, Walsall, Solihull and Dudley. Leisure, retail and conference amenities, together with Premiership and Championship football teams, attract millions of visitors annually.

 An average of 170,000 motorists travel through the region daily, making our motorways some of the busiest in Europe. Against this backdrop, the force deals with more than 2,000 emergency calls for help every day, as well as patrolling the streets and responding to incidents 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week.

Preparation is also well underway for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022. Becoming games ready is now a key milestone for us as we shift our focus from 2021 to 2022.

Ensuring diversity, both through the people who work for us and the way in which we serve and protect our communities, is a key priority for us. We are looking for Superintendents who can drive forward our equality and diversity strategy, build trust and confidence in policing and ensure an inclusive approach.

Successful applicants will also be required to undertake wider leadership in their Operational roles contributing to force priorities and performance, (for example, firearms, public order, kidnap and extortion, senior investigating officer, subject matter expert, etc.)

If you feel engaged by our vision and values, have a passion for people, colleagues and communities, an appetite to work in a challenging and complex organisation and you embody our force values we would like to hear from you.

The assessment process will consist of;

  • An Interview
  • Leadership Briefing Exercise
  • Operational Briefing Exercise

Assessment will be agaianst competencies from the Competency and Values framework for policing and our three year strategic plan 'This Work Matters'.

Closing date for applications is Monday 16th August. Assessment centres will take place between 6th September and 17th September 2021.

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Selection Team at