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Deputy Chief Constable

Salary £131,112 (plus car/allowance)

Based at Police Headquarters, Maidstone, Kent

Mr Alan Pughsley, the Chief Constable of Kent Police is seeking to recruit an exceptional new Deputy Chief Constable to a unique, challenging and extremely rewarding role.

Kent Police was the first force to receive an Outstanding rating for Legitimacy in the PEEL assessments and the only force to retain it for three years. We continue to push the boundaries for innovation and transformation with both technology and creative policing models, providing a unique platform for anyone wishing to take their career to new heights.

This influential and strategic leadership role plays a key part in the corporate management and direction of Kent Police, influencing our vision and strategic agenda.

As well as holding the highest levels of operational credibility the successful candidate must:
  • Be an inspirational and 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 service provision to the public of Kent.
  • Possess high level business skills including change management, being able to demonstrate an ability to lead the improvement of performance outcomes at a strategic level.
  • Work closely with and understand the needs and issues arising from policing different communities and be committed to helping Kent Police embrace and enhance diversity in policing.
  • Recognise our staff as our most important asset, helping to create a culture that enhances a healthy, skilled, diverse and empowered workforce.
  • Demonstrate substantial evidence of their ability to innovate, drive, improve and deliver service delivery outcomes whilst making high risk and challenging decisions at a strategic level.
  • Demonstrate a high level of political awareness with the ability to build and maintain significant networks to strengthen partnership and collaborative working and influence the development of policing.
  • Be truly committed and passionate about the service provided to the public of Kent, with unquestionable integrity and commitment to the Code of Ethics.
Candidates must have passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and successfully completed the Strategic Command Course and the necessary vetting checks required to attain the rank of Deputy Chief Constable before appointment.  

How to apply

For more information and an application pack please contact Alison Brett, Temporary Head of Human Resources on 07989 992298 or by email on [email protected]

The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 3rd April 2018

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