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Vacancy for Chief Constable of Cleveland Police

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Message from PCC


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.

It is expected that the Chief Constable will work closely with the Police and Crime Commissioner and 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 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, 3.06 MB)
Role Profile (PDF, 381KB)
Terms and Conditions (PDF, 153KB)


How to apply

Prospective candidates 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.

The visits can take place on any working day during December 2017 and can be arranged by contacting the PCC’s Support Officer Hayley Relph on 01642 301653.

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 Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

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