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Chief Constable Recruitment


2019 Chief Constable Recruitment

About the role

As Chief Constable, your enthusiasm, vision and passion will shape the future of Cleveland Police. You will be an inspirational and visible leader, with a drive to ensure that the Force becomes - and remains - an outstanding police service.

The Chief Constable has overall responsibility for leading the Force, creating a vision and setting direction and culture for the Force that builds public and organisational confidence and trust and enables the delivery of an effective policing service.

Working closely with the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Chief Constable will oversee the implementation of strategies that will assist the delivery of the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan:

  • Investing in Our Police
  • A Better Deal for Victims and Witnesses
  • Tackling Offending and Re-offending
  • Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer
  • Securing the Future of our Communities

Please find a number of supporting documents below to assist in your application.

Chief Constable Recruitment Pack (PDF, 1.49 MB)
Chief Constable Role Profile (PDF, 330KB)
Candidate Assessment Process (PDF, 222KB)
Police and Crime Plan 2019-2020 (PDF, 1.64MB)

Message from the PCC


More information

Prospective candidates who would like more information about the role can contact the PCC’s Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer Simon Dennis in confidence for an informal discussion.

Applicants are invited, if they wish, to attend a familiarisation visit to the Force area, which will include a guided tour of Cleveland by the PCC.

Opportunities can be arranged by contacting the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on 01642 301861.

Alternatively, candidates can contact the College of Policing’s Senior Officer Hub team who can raise questions anonymously with the OPCC on their behalf. The team can be reached on 0247 693 1314.


How to apply

Candidates are invited to apply by submitting:

  • An up to date CV; and
  • A covering letter, which should include a personal statement setting out: 

    (a) Briefly, the candidate’s overall suitability for the role 
    (b) Briefly, how the applicant demonstrates the values and skills set out in the role profile and
    (c) Comprehensive evidence demonstrating how the candidate meets the specified Level 3 competencies in the role profile.

Applications should be sent to pcc@cleveland.pnn.police.uk by 11:59pm on Sunday 17th March 2019.

Assessment Process

There will be a three-part assessment process consisting of:

  • An interview panel - chaired by the PCC
  • A stakeholder panel - made up of local partners and stakeholders
  • A Q&A session with officers, staff and staff associations

Candidates are asked to allow two consecutive days for the assessment process, although further details and confirmed dates will be provided nearer to the time.

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