Transferee Opportunities - Public Protection Unit (February/March 24)


Are you a qualified Detective, or aspiring to work towards Detective status? Maybe it’s time for a change, would you like to join a force that offers rewarding and challenging opportunities in a variety of roles? If so then a career with Staffordshire Police could be for you.

Now is an exciting time to join our Public Protection Team as we build a brand-new operating model to provide an outstanding service to protect vulnerable people.

We’ve recently secured significant investment to ensure all of our public protection teams are well resourced and we’re committed to providing training and development opportunities to ensure you have the skills and abilities to deliver support to our communities. We have opportunities for Constables and Sergeants and would be very interested to hear from you if you already have your detective qualification or whether you are interested in becoming a trainee detective. As we build our new PPU there are opportunities to work across our force area and in all our PPU roles whether that be child protection or adult protection, sex offender management, rape and sexual offences team or within our harm reduction hubs which are based within 10 districts across the force.

PIP2 qualified detective constables in local CID, Major & Organised Crime and PPU Investigations will receive an additional £750 annual payment, spread over 12 months, from 1 August, following approval by the Executive Management Board to implement Targeted Variable Payments (TVP). 

TVP is a national scheme open to all forces, and can be made in a small number of cases, including to retain staff where there is a critical skills gap or because of the hard-to-fill nature of the role. In addition to existing DCs receiving this payment, PIP 2 qualified DCs recruited from other forces will also be offered a one-off payment of £750 to join Staffordshire Police, in addition to the annual payment.

The Public Protection Unit Structure can also be viewed by clicking on the additional documents on the advert.

If you are interested in transferring to Staffordshire and joining our new PPU please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal conversation;

Detective Superintendent Nicki Furlong;

Detective Superintendent Vicky Lee;

If you feel that you have the skills and qualities to offer and can make a difference to the people of Staffordshire we would like to hear from you.

To apply to transfer to Staffordshire as a Police as a Constable and Sergeant you must be substantive at the rank you are applying for and have completed and passed your work-based assessment or probationary period. If you do not already hold detective status then you must me willing to undertake the PIP accreditation which will include sitting the National Investigators Exam.


We aim to make our onboarding process as smooth and straightforward as possible.

You will be required to complete and pass a role-based interview which will focus on the competencies and values required for the role.

We would like to know what skills you have to offer so that we can identify the most appropriate posting for you.

Appointment will be dependent upon successfully passing pre-employment checks, vetting, and medical, which will include a drugs test and a fitness test.

Closing date for applications 11 March  2024 1200 HRS 

“Staffordshire have a strong commitment to equality and diversity in our people, within the organisation and in the services we provide to our communities.

We want to reflect the communities we serve and one way we can try to achieve this is through a 'positive action' approach.

Positive action is activity which helps employers identify and remove barriers and issues to the recruitment, retention and progression of people who identify with underrepresented groups of the Equalities Act 2010 (i.e. LGBT+, ethnicity, disability), whilst still employing people on merit

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Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Job related fitness test 
  • Medical assessment 
  • Vetting clearance
  • References

This opportunity is closed to applications.