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NPCC Disclosure and Safeguarding Senior Manager - HC2046

Hampshire Constabulary
£40,506 - £44,548, per annum
Near Fareham (flexible)

NPCC Disclosure and Safeguarding Portfolio Senior Manager

Police Staff – Permanent - 37hrs per week

Salary - £40,506 - £44,548

Vetting Required – SC Level

Location – This is a national role, so there is flexibility in the workbase


The Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to work with the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) lead, to oversee the Disclosure and Safeguarding Portfolio.

This critical role will require the successful applicant to have proven experience of stakeholder engagement and policy development; being responsible for managing the relationships between the NPCC, Home Office, Police Forces and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) whilst ensuring chief police officers are compliant in respect of the statutory safeguarding regime.

The Disclosure and Safeguarding Portfolio plays a vital role nationally in supporting and developing strategic guidance and quality assurance frameworks. Looking at those who request to work in regulated activity with children and vulnerable people; our ambition is to identify and prevent unsuitable people having access to the most vulnerable in society.

The NPCC lead has recently committed to work with the DBS in shaping and developing a new way of working, in line with emerging technologies such as the National Law Enforcement Data Programme (NLEDP). The post holder will support the NPCC lead, through the working group, to deliver the new strategy and assist in the implementation of any business change programme.

The role requires a strong working relationship with partner agencies, which include government departments and external stakeholders. As a result, the post holder will be required to undertake appropriate vetting at SC level and provide evidence of substantial experience operating in a police or public sector environment. National travel and regular attendance at meetings throughout the UK is required which will also involve regular overnight stays as part of the role.


What’s on offer:

Working directly to the NPCC lead, the successful applicant will have access to all UK Police Forces, offering both corporate and strategic advice to them and their partner agencies, as well as the Home Office. In addition, the post holder will chair portfolio relevant meetings and have the opportunity to influence and shape change, as new and emerging issues arise. Our mission is to keep communities safe by providing an effective and responsible support service that delivers operational benefits to policing in the protection of vulnerable people – you could be a key player in achieving that mission. 

NPCC Disclosure and Safeguarding Portfolio is a specialised area of business and the successful applicant will therefore have good decision making and leadership skills, with an ability to work with public and private sector stakeholders at a strategic level as well as good negotiation and influencing skills.

What you'll get in return:

The role is funded by the DBS but will be ‘accommodated’ within ACRO, which is part of Hampshire Constabulary, therefore the successful role holder would be employed as Hampshire police staff.

As such you will be able to join our pension scheme (the Local Government Pension Scheme). ACRO staff have access to a wider benefits package as a member of Hampshire Constabulary police staff, generous holiday allowances (27 days + bank holidays upon appointment but increases after 5 years’ service), flexible working, family friendly policies and employee support. The home location of the successful applicant is not overly relevant, as much of the work will require an agile approach.


Application and interview: 

If you’ve never completed a competency-based application or interview before, make sure you read each competency in detail, research the STAR (situation, task, action, result) format and use it when giving evidence.


To enquire about the nature of the role, please contact ACC Nick Adderley on

The ACRO HR Team can be contacted by email at or by phone on 01489 569843

Interviews for this post will be held in Staffordshire Police HQ on Monday 4th June 2018.


ACRO is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all. Whilst the role is advertised primarily as full time, it may be possible to accommodate part time arrangements if the successful applicant can meet the other work flexibility and travel requirements of the role.

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Educated to QCF Level 6, or relevant professional work experience deemed to have brought the post holder to a comparable level. Proven experience and knowledge in interpreting and implementing changes in legislation.
Extensive experience of operating at a strategic level in a police or public sector environment. Proven experience of stakeholder engagement/management. Experience of developing and implementing policies and procedures, performance management systems and new products or services. Proven ability to prepare and present reports/business cases at a senior level.

Hampshire Constabulary is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people. We value equality, diversity and inclusivity in our workforce and welcome applications from across our entire diverse community. In order to truly reflect the communities we serve we are particularly keen to recruit people from Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic backgrounds and under-represented groups. If you meet this criteria and would like support with your application and recruitment please contact

Fairness and Equality forms a part of Hampshire Constabulary’s Core Values and this will therefore form an integral part of the recruiting and selection process. Although Fairness and Equality may not be assessed or questioned as a stand-alone topic, it will be threaded throughout the recruiting and selection process. It is therefore advisable that you are able to provide positive evidence in this area.

ACRO HR: 01489 569843
22 May 2018
Hampshire Constabulary
Near Fareham
£40,000 - £49,999
Full Time