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Direct entry Inspector programme

If you have management skills and want to use them to make a difference to communities across North Yorkshire and help people in their hours of need, a job as an inspector could be for you.

North Yorkshire Police is now offering a direct entry inspector scheme, for people who do not have a policing background but do have the necessary skills, experience and aptitude.

Inspector is a crucial role within North Yorkshire Police. You could be responsible for making a wide range of decisions. Some will be strategic, some will be operational but all will be important. You could also be leading large teams of sergeants, police constables and Police Community Support Officers.

You’ll do all this in an exciting, fast-paced environment in which your actions have a direct impact on the people and communities we serve.

The 24-month direct entry inspector programme is run by the College of Policing – the national training and development body for police officers.

While the focus of this programme is to attract individuals with exceptional leadership skills from outside policing, you will still need to take on the responsibilities of being a police officer. That means that you will need to meet the same eligibility criteria required of anyone else who joins the police service.

These criteria include checks into your finances, previous criminal convictions, fitness and membership of political groups. We typically expect candidates to have a Level 6/7 qualification (a degree or similar qualification) but will also consider applicants who can demonstrate equivalent level experience for the 2019 programme.

A questionnaire to assess your eligibility and further information about the programme can be found at leadbeyond.police.uk7

Keep an eye on this page or our social media accounts or register her to be the first to find out next time we’re running our direct entry Inspector programme.20

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