15 July 2024
£193,964 per annum

His Majesty's Inspector

The closing date for applications is 23:59, Monday 15 July 2024

Time Commitment: Full time
Location: Flexible within England and Wales (but please note that HMICFRS is moving to a regional structure, with an HQ outside of London)

Do you want to play a key role in shaping the landscape of the policing and fire rescue services?

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) is an independent body that inspects and reports to the public on the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces in England and Wales, fire and rescue authorities in England and national law enforcement agencies. It aims to ensure that the public and their elected representatives can hold inspected organisations to account by monitoring trends, challenging practice and identifying areas for improvement, and making performance information accessible.

The principal role of HMICFRS is undertaking the all-force inspections of policing in England and Wales, and of all fire & rescue authorities in England; providing the public with a clear, consistent and independent view of the quality of services in their local area. The post encompasses the dual roles of His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary and Inspector of Fire & Rescue Authorities in England. The post holder will also contribute to the corporate leadership of HMICFRS, working closely with the Chief Inspector to ensure that the inspectorate transformation programme is implemented successfully.

The successful candidate will have the capability to carry out rigorous inspections, be a first-class communicator with a successful track record of managing relations with a complex range of stakeholders, and a proven ability to develop and implement robust governance arrangements and monitor performance.

It is essential that the collective experience of the HMIs covers the breadth of the work of the Inspectorate. Given the current composition of the board, applications for this vacancy are particularly welcomed from candidates with experience of the wider Criminal Justice sector, as well as from potentially different backgrounds, including more broadly in governance, regulatory or assurance roles from any sector.

This full-time appointment is made by HM The King on the recommendation of the Home Secretary. The initial term of office will be for a period of up to five years.

For a full candidate information pack and details of how to apply, please visit our recruitment partner’s website by clicking Apply. If, having read the information provided, you would like an informal conversation about the role, please speak to Sandra Jones (07826 404 091) or Peter Buffoni (07964 877 654) at GatenbySanderson.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all. The appointment will be made on merit following an open, fair and transparent competition.

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.


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