Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has made clear the high expectations he will set for a permanent Chief Constable, as he launches the recruitment process today.
Mr. Coppinger wants his chosen candidate to be an inspirational leader with the drive and determination to take Cleveland Police forward. They should have skills as an ambassador and effective communicator, which will be matched by their openness to challenge and change.
On the relationship he expects to have with the Chief, Mr. Coppinger says that he expects to have a constructive working relationship and one that will see him hold the Force closely to account following on from the mandate on which he was recently re-elected by the people of Cleveland.
The PCC has provided candidates with an information pack heralding Teesside and the rewarding yet challenging policing position.
So proud is the Middlesbrough-born PCC of the Cleveland area that Mr Coppinger has offered to personally take prospective candidates on a two-hour tour of local towns and villages.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, said: “This is a tremendous opportunity as the Cleveland area is such a fantastic place to live and work. I am immensely proud of our vast heritage and even prouder of the police force that serves our towns and villages.
“The tide is starting to turn for the Cleveland area and there is much to be positive about – I want the chosen candidate to share and spread that positivity. We now have a premier league football team and I want us to have a premier league Chief Constable.
“Nationally it is a challenging time to be a Chief Constable as there are significant pressures on the service, but I absolutely want our permanent Chief to be someone who can turn challenge into opportunity and lead our police force to a sustainable future as well as someone who shares my vision for Cleveland Police as an employer of choice for all who may wish to flourish in a policing career.
“They will need to be a dynamic operator and work with our partners to improve services for victims and embed public confidence in the Force.
“This will be a robust but fair recruitment process and I hope that we can attract applicants from many diverse backgrounds.”
Details on how to apply are available at: http://www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/Your-PCC/Vacancy-Chief-Constable-of-Cleveland-Police.aspx
Posted on Thursday 19th May 2016