Senior Police Advisor – Chief Superintendent
Type: Secondment Location: England Organisation: Home Office

Chief Superintendent (or Superintendent on temporary promotion to Chief Superintendent)

Home Office Science has a vital role in supporting the department’s work, in both policy and operations, with the best evidence, Science, Technology, Analysis and Research (STAR) available.

The Home Office Science Commissioning Hub (CH) is the physical unit within the Home Office that works with business units to identify their ‘needs and issues’ to understand if STAR can address them in any way. The CH works directly with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in the delivery of a significant proportion of the STAR to provide expert scientific and technical support to the Home Office, police forces and other government departments. We are instrumental in delivering cutting-edge research and development work, addressing the departments key issues.

The Senior Police Advisor will lead a small team of police advisors to work with the NPCC key boards, and directly support the NPCC portfolio lead for S&T to aide in the identification, co-ordination, interpretation and delivery of S&T to address their issues.

As Senior Police Advisor, you will report to the Head Commissioning. Your role will be to provide a vital link, at a strategic level, between the Police Service, LEAs and the scientists and engineers by identifying and advising on police requirements and providing support to teams involved in deploying equipment, providing assistance to operational agencies.

You will be influential in steering the future work of Home Office Science.  Regular UK and occasional overseas travel will be necessary and you will work with NPCC representatives, overseas law enforcement agencies and central government.

This post is intended to be based at the Home Office in London but the post holder will be expected to travel to NPCC areas and Dstl sites. The CH adopts an agile and SMART working model, utilising IT to maintain team contact.

This post is offered as a 2 year secondment initially but, if required, extendable to a maximum of 4 years by agreement between the Home Office and parent force.

Formal scientific qualifications are not essential, but a demonstrable understanding of policing technology and the ability to learn and assimilate complex new information is imperative.

All applicants must obtain their Chief Officer’s approval to release on secondment prior to making an application.

The post holder will need to hold a minimum SC security clearance and may be required to undergo Developed Vetting.

To apply visit and search under Reference No 1640334.

A CV and letter of interest should be submitted through your Chief Officer to Head Commissioning Hub at

The closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on 19th August 2019.

It is anticipated that a start date will be arranged during September/ October 2019.

For further details please telephone Jason Field on 07909 890068.

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