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By DPF Admin26th August 2016March 4th, 2024Area Updates, Circulars, Latest News, Northern Updates, Southern Updates

Circular 52/16


Please be reminded that a vacancy exists for the position of General Secretary of the Defence Police Federation.

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd September 2016.

Letters of interest evidencing the required skills, together with a CV, must be returned to DPF Head Office no later than 2nd September 2016.

Due to the DPF HQ move, any applications submitted by post within the last 14 days should be resubmitted electronically via email to, to ensure safe and timely receipt of your application.

Upon receipt of any submitted application, an acknowledgement will be provided via email. If you have submitted an application and not received an acknowledgement then please contact DPF HQ on 0203 176 6509.

Those applicants selected for interview will be subsequently notified of the date and location of their interview.

The General Secretary (GS) is a full-time position, and any member of the DPF who can demonstrate the required level of competency may apply, regardless of rank or previous federation experience.  The role requires the post holder to work from DPF HQ in Central London during normal office hours, Monday to Friday, notwithstanding the requirement to attend meetings at other locations as necessary. Only those who can commit to this should apply, and a full MOD PPI relocation package will be available for the successful applicant should it be required.

Other allowances and enhancements will depend on the personal circumstances of the successful applicant, subject to agreement with DBS. A performance based Honoraria is also available.

The GS is the Administrative Manager of the DPF and is responsible for the day to day administration of DPF funds and assets. In addition, they are responsible for the management of Federation HQ and the line management of our staff, including the Area Secretaries.

The GS is also Secretary to the National Executive Committee (NEC) and is therefore an ex offico member of that committee, but without any voting rights.

As such, and in accordance with the rules and constitution of the Federation, the NEC is responsible for the appointment of the GS. The NEC reserves the right to only interview those candidates who have evidenced the necessary competencies in their initial application. A Job Profile outlining these requirements is attached to this communication.

Interviews will be primarily competency based, and be conducted by a panel of two NEC members and one independent member.

Eamon Keating

National Chairman

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