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Deputy Chief Constable
Type: Five-year fixed term Location: North East Organisation: Durham Constabulary

Salary: £117,690 salary plus allowances and car 

Durham Constabulary is a high performing Force, well regarded by partners and is innovative in its approach to policing. It is the only force to have been assessed as outstanding for effectiveness in the HMICFRS Peel Assessment process. 

Our vision is to be the best in community and victim focused policing, tackling crime, solving problems and protecting neighbourhoods, around the clock. The sheer variety and volume of policing in the county makes Durham Constabulary both challenging and interesting. It offers policing challenges within large conurbations, market towns, former mining communities and small rural hamlets, offering stimulation in an environment where dynamic leaders can flourish. 

Durham Constabulary is looking for a highly motivated and experienced senior officer to join us as our new Deputy Chief Constable, to assist the Chief Constable and her Executive team in leading the force to achieve its vision and maintain its values. She or he will be recognised as both an innovative individual and supportive team player who has made their mark through effective change management on a significant scale and in building public confidence and satisfaction in policing at all levels. 

The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills in the most challenging elements of operational policing, an outstanding track record in successfully improving the full range of police performance on a sustained basis and strong evidence of managing resources efficiently and effectively in complex environments. They will have an in depth understanding of performance management and practical experience of restorative justice initiatives. Applicants must have passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and successfully completed the Strategic Command Course. Applicants must also have appropriate experience at Deputy Chief Constable or Assistant Chief Constable level. 

The appointment will be offered for a fixed term of up to 5 years at an annual salary of £117,690, plus a relocation package. The appointment will be subject to relevant legislation and to such other conditions as may be agreed by the Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner in relation to the appointment. 

We are committed to developing the diversity of our workforce and applications are particularly encouraged from members of under-represented groups. 

Chief Constable Jo FARRELL and ACO Gary RIDLEY would welcome informal approaches, and all applicants will be afforded full and unrestricted access to force information. This can be arranged via the Exec PA team – phone on: 0191 375 2208 or email claire.guy@durham.pnn.police.uk 

Alternatively, if you have any queries regarding the role or the appointment process, you can contact the College of Policing Senior Leader’s Hub, in confidence, who will then raise these queries with us on your behalf. Queries can be directed to the hub via email – hub@college.pnn.police.uk or by phone on: 44 247 693 1314 

Recruitment Timetable 

Closing date for applications: 28th June, 2019 (5 pm) 

Shortlisting: You will be contacted by 5th July, 2019 re outcome 

NEO – PI-R: Candidates will need to be available to complete the Assessment and engage in an exploratory feedback 

Interview: between 8 and 31 July 2019 

Final Interview: 20th August, 2019 

To apply for this post, please provide the following: 

1. A comprehensive CV of a maximum of three sides of A4 in Arial 12, setting out your career history with key responsibilities and achievements and details of your current remuneration package. 

2. A supporting statement of up to three sides of A4 in Arial 12, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the leadership and role specific requirements of the post as outlined in the person specification. Please note that the supporting statement is an essential part of your application. 

3. Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their capacity and over what period of time they have known you, one of whom is expected to be your current or last employer. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent. 

4. A completed diversity monitoring form, which will appear when you submit your application online 

Once you have submitted a completed application, along with all relevant documentation listed, your application will be subject to an eligibility sift. You may then be invited to attend for an interview/assessment, and if successful you will progress to a standard medical assessment, a Substance Misuse Test and a Job Related Fitness Test (JRFT) which may be held on a separate day. The fitness test will comprise an endurance test up to level 5.4. 

The interview is based on the Core Values Framework and will incorporate Durham Constabulary values. Access to this may be obtained via hyperlink : https://profdev.college.police.uk/professional-profile/deputy-chief-constable/ 

We'll confirm full details of this selection process on receipt of your completed application. 

Further Reading 

Durham Constabulary Website 

The Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner website 

Police, Crime and Victims’ Plan 2018-2021 

Durham and Cleveland Local Criminal Justice Partnership Plan 2018-2021 

Workforce Plan 2019-2022 

Note on Transferees to England and Wales 

Plan on a Page 2019-2020 

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form 

Next Steps 

Induction training 

All transferees or re-joiners are required to attend an induction day before they take up their posting 

Please submit your application, and associated paperwork to HR Services, Durham Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT. For further information please contact Caroline Allen (HR Officer) on 0191 375 2123 or email human.resources@durham.pnn.police.uk 

Completed applications must be received by Friday 28th June, 2019. Durham Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer. 

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