We are seeking to recruit two Assistant Chief Constables to join our team.

Assistant Chief Constable

Serious Crime Directorate

Essex Police and Kent Police – (based at Northfleet Police Station, Kent) 

Starting salary £103,023 rising to £116,313 (Plus car/allowance) to be confirmed

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

Our Serious Crime Directorate works collaboratively within Essex Police and Kent 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 Essex 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.

Please note that candidates must have completed and passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and successfully completed the Strategic Command Course. Candidates must also complete the necessary vetting and security checks required to attain the rank of Assistant Chief Constable before appointment. The role will require regular travel across both forces.

There will be a virtual briefing event for interested candidates on Thursday 30th April 2020 between 16:00 and 18:00 hours. This will be conducted via a WebEx platform. Further information advising how to join this event will be provided prior to the event.

The closing date for applications to be returned is midnight Tuesday 12th May 2020.

For more information and to register to attend the briefing event, please contact Richard Leicester, Director of Human Resources for Essex Police and Kent Police on 07779 799738 or by email: richard.leicester@kent.police.uk

Assistant Chief Constable

Public Protection

Essex Police, Chelmsford Headquarters

Starting salary £103,023 rising to £116,313 (Plus car/allowance)

Essex Police is continuing to grow. The force is increasing in size by approximately another 400 Officers over two years, we are rebuilding key parts of our estate and solving more crimes.

We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Chief Constable to lead our Public Protection portfolio. The post holder will be responsible for Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Investigations.

We are looking for great leaders, with an exceptional operational background, outstanding personal qualities and a passion for people. 

Essex is a remarkable and diverse county with urban areas just minutes from the capital, international ports and airports and a large rural economy. Our force is made up of loyal, committed, motivated and innovative officers, staff and volunteers. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional outcomes for victims, making the county safer and working with partners and the wider community across Essex.

If successful, you will be key to delivering outstanding performance against the Force Plan and our mission to help people, keep people safe and catch criminals. You will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing strategies that will support victims, reduce violence, enhance visibility and protect the most vulnerable within our society.

You will demonstrate a true commitment to developing a diverse, empowered and enthusiastic workforce which meets the needs of policing both now and in the future, while ensuring a strong public service ethic and an absolute commitment to fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality.

In addition you will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to innovate and lead transformation to deliver improvements in service to the public across the diverse communities of Essex;
  • Sound and all round operational credibility with evidence of leading the delivery of an exceptional policing service making sound decisions in a complex and challenging setting;
  • Substantial evidence of the ability to strategically manage performance across a diverse range of policing activity;
  • A true commitment and passion to develop, support and lead the workforce, supporting and enhancing diversity and inclusion; 
  • Confidence in building strong collaborative networks with key partners at a strategic level.

Please note that candidates must have completed and passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and successfully completed the Strategic Command Course. Candidates must also complete the necessary vetting and security checks required to attain the rank of Assistant Chief Constable before appointment.

There will be a virtual briefing event for interested candidates on Thursday 30th April 2020 between 16:00 and 18:00 hours. This will be conducted via a WebEx platform. Further information advising how to join this event will be provided prior to the event.

The closing date for applications to be returned is midnight Tuesday 12th May 2020.

For more information and to register to attend the briefing event, please contact Richard Leicester, Director of Human Resources for Essex Police and Kent Police on 07779 799738 or by email: richard.leicester@kent.police.uk