Current vacancies

HMICFRS frequently recruits for new staff to join our organisation. Positions are either for:

  • Civil Service roles (usually fixed-term appointments);
  • police and fire & rescue service secondments (typically between 6 months and 2 years);
  • His Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) and His Majesty’s Inspectors (HMIs); or
  • associates with specialist knowledge in specific areas.


With the exception of HMCI and HMI recruitment, all vacancies will be advertised via the Civil Service Jobs website (Application).

In order to receive job alerts for roles at HMICFRS you will need to set up an account on Civil Service Jobs (Application).

Recruiting His Majesty’s Inspectors

HMCI and HMI vacancies are advertised on the Cabinet Office public appointments website

Short-term secondments

Usually secondments are for a period of up to two years; however HMICFRS also offers shorter placements for police officers and police staff, and staff from the fire and rescue services.

More information about these opportunities is available on the short-term secondees page.