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Assistant Chief Constable


£97563 to £110148 (Plus car/allowance)

Kent Police and Essex Police

Serious Crime Directorate

(based at Northfleet Police Station, Kent)

The Chief Constables of Kent Police and Essex Police are seeking to recruit an exceptional new Assistant Chief Constable to a unique role.

Our Serious Crime Directorate works collaboratively within Kent Police and Essex Police to effectively identify and tackle those involved in serious criminality in our neighbourhoods. This includes home grown criminal networks within our own communities through to criminals who travel into Kent and Essex to commit offences. The directorate also provides a range of services to support local policing across both counties.

This influential and strategic leadership role will join a well-established collaborative directorate covering both Forces. You will play a key role in the corporate management and have responsibility for the leadership and direction of one of the largest Serious Crime Directorates in the country.

Whilst the successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Chief Constable within Kent Police, this role will require the successful candidate to operate as a Chief Officer across both Forces.  

As well as holding the highest levels of operational credibility the successful candidate will:

  • Have a sound and all round local and specialist detective policing expertise with evidence of exceptional operational delivery; this will include the technical skills necessary to effectively lead a range of high risk operations including major crime, serious and organised crime, intelligence, forensics and covert policing.

  • Be an inspirational leader with the ability to lead and implement change within a complex environment

  • Be a visionary leader with a clear ability to connect with officers, staff and key stakeholders at all levels in order to effectively deliver high quality policing and an excellent, first class serious crime provision to the public of Essex and Kent.

  • Understand the needs and issues arising from policing different communities and be committed to helping Kent Police and Essex Police deliver diversity in Policing.

  • Demonstrate substantial evidence of their ability to drive, improve and deliver service delivery outcomes whilst making high risk decisions at a strategic level.

  • Be truly committed and passionate about the service provided to the public of Essex and Kent.

  • Candidates must have passed the Strategic Command Course and the necessary vetting checks required to attain the rank of Assistant Chief Constable before appointment.  

    For more information please contact Richard Leicester, Head of HR on 07779 799738 or for an information pack please contact zoe.hack@essex.pnn.police.uk or visit our website at www.essex.police.uk/ACC

    The closing date for applications to be returned is noon on 7th April 2017.

    Deadline for application: 07/04/2017

    How to Apply

    By Phone: Richard Leicester, Head of HR on 07779 799738
    By Email: zoe.hack@essex.pnn.police.uk
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