Promotion to Chief Inspector
Type: Permanent Location: Eastern Organisation: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Alliance

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Strategic Alliance are seeking applications for promotion to Chief Inspector from substantive Inspectors.

To be successful you need to have proven operational and leadership skills as well as an ability to deliver outstanding performance for the communities we serve, in line with our priorities. You should also demonstrate, through an up to date PDR, a high level of competence at your current rank. All applicants will be selected on an equal basis that determines their suitability for the post.

Application Process

To apply, please complete the attached application form evidencing against the National Role Profile in 2 key accountability areas of a Chief Inspector. These areas are Building Partnerships and Managing Resources, you have 500 words per area.

External candidates and BCH candidates seeking promotion to a different force are also asked to provide a 250-word account of why they are choosing to apply for their selected force.

The closing date for completed applications is Sunday 31st October at midday.

Key dates

Information Sessions are being delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams:

Beds – 12/10/2021 at 14:00 with T/ACC Sharn Basra
Cambs- 13/10/2021 at 14:00 with T/Chief Superintendent Becky Tipping
Herts- 11/10/2021 at 11:00 with Chief Superintendent Matt Thompson

If you have not yet booked on to the information session of the force you wish to apply for, please email with the details of session you wish to attend and an invite will be sent to you.

The Board Process, involving a presentation and interview will take place week commencing Monday 6th December 2021.

Further Information

For further information about each force and the selection process please see the attached candidate guidance. Please do not hesitate to contact the BCH Promotion Team if you have any further questions at We very much look forward to receiving your application.

The Chief Inspector advert will be advertised on the relevant vacancy page accessible using the links below from the 11th October, 2021.

Bedfordshire Police

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Herfordshire Constabulary

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