Assistant Chief Constables

Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Organisation: 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 another almost 400 Officers over two years, we are rebuilding key parts of our estate and we are solving more crimes.

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

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 briefing event for interested candidates on Monday 30th March 2020 between 15:30 and 17:00 hours at Essex Police Headquarters, Chelmsford.

The closing date for applications to be returned is midnight on Friday 10th April 2020.

For an application pack 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 email