Chief Constable
Type: Permanent Location: South East Organisation: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

Salary: £172,000 to £182,000, plus Housing Allowance or South East Area Allowance (as applicable) and an attractive benefits package including a vehicle for use and private medical insurance (further details available on request)

Duration: An initial fixed term contract of up to 4 years

Closing date: Sunday 9th October 2022 (midnight)

Selection dates: Thursday 3rd November and Friday 4th November 2022

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced senior police officers for the role of Chief Constable of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary.

Brief details of the role:

As Chief Constable, you will have overall responsibility for leading one of the biggest forces in the country, delivering policing services to more than two million people with 6,000 officers and staff.

You will work with the Police & Crime Commissioner to create a shared vision that will deliver more police and safer streets, reduce crime and improve detection and prevention to make the two counties some of the safest places to live in Britain.

Setting direction, creating culture and driving up performance that will build public and organisational confidence and trust, you will be responsible for the operational delivery of a professional, effective and efficient policing service.

You will be an ambitious, straight-talking, operationally competent, strategic police leader who can influence at a national level whilst also displaying a total commitment to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. With a passion for outstanding policing, you will be a Chief Constable who can inspire the whole force to deliver for local communities.

For full details about the role, please email to request a copy of the Chief Constable Recruitment Information Pack.


Applicants must have successfully completed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre (PNAC) and the Strategic Command Course (SCC).

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK, and the successful candidate will be required to live in Hampshire or within a reasonable commuting distance of the Force Strategic Headquarters in Eastleigh. A relocation package is available upon request.

Candidates will also be asked to complete an Insights Discovery Profile as part of this process, or to provide a copy of their existing profile if they already have one.  This will need to be uploaded along with the application.

Application and assessment process:

Applications will be shortlisted against the eligibility requirements and the CVF areas detailed within the Recruitment Information Pack. Successful candidates will be invited to attend a two day selection process at Police & Fire Headquarters, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9SJ.

Selection Day 1 will comprise a force familiarisation briefing, an internal People Panel, an external Stakeholders Panel, and an informal dinner with the Police & Crime Commissioner and her guests. Candidates should note that, although Day 1 will not be scored, we value the perspectives of our workforce, partners and communities.

Selection Day 2 will comprise an assessed presentation and interview with the Appointment Panel.

Candidates are encouraged to have an informal discussion regarding this role with Police & Crime Commissioner Donna Jones. Please contact Chief Executive Jason Kenny for an appointment:

Candidates should apply via the apply button below.


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