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Lead Inspector

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Job summary

£71881 - £74343
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
17 December 2019 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee


An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are currently seeking applications for a Lead Inspector within the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The post holder will ensure HMICS is able to monitor, assess, inspect and report on the effectiveness and efficiency of Police Scotland and the SPA. They will also be able to co-ordinate an allocated programme of inspection activity including acting as inspection manager for both single and joint inspectorate inspections when appropriate.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent. Relevant experience and/or accreditation will be considered in the absence of the Higher grade requirements.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Broad experience as a decision maker at a senior level, capable of negotiating and influencing strategic change, where you have demonstrated strong leadership skills, including being visible and supportive.
2. Able to prioritise, plan and manage a heavy workload, using risk management techniques as you will be expected to deliver high quality outcomes, meeting deadlines whilst managing competing internal and external pressures.
3. Knowledge and understanding of law enforcement policies and procedures with the ability to provide professional guidance and advice in relation to the current crime threats and emerging risks being experienced by the communities of Scotland or a sound knowledge and understanding of the types of organisational and managerial issues facing Police Scotland and SPA at a local, regional and national level
4. Excellent ability to analyse and assess complex technical evidence, with the ability to draw out key findings, giving clear reasons for your decisions or recommendations and the ability to deliver effective, high quality and relevant reports and results.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Martin MacKay who can be reached at Martin.MacKay@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team on 0131 244 9252 or via recruitment@gov.scot.


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