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Assistant Chief Constables-Essex Police, Chelmsford Headquarters-Starting salary £105,600 rising to £119,220 (Plus car/allowance)

We are seeking to recruit Assistant Chief Constables to join our chief officer team and ensure we have the best leadership across Local Policing, Crime and Public Protection and Operational Policing.  If you have enthusiasm, energy and commitment to join our team along with the professional skills and competencies, we want to hear from you.

Assistant Chief Constables

Essex Police, Chelmsford Headquarters

Starting salary £105,600 rising to £119,220 (Plus car/allowance)

The force

As the winner of (*) UK Police Service of the Year 2021 in the Public Sector Transformation Awards, Essex Police is a dynamic and diverse place to work. A force that has been recognised as ‘exceptional’ in respecting victims of crime, with record levels of public trust and confidence, we are a force that continually finds new and innovative ways to tackle crime and protect our communities.

Prevention is at the heart of what we want to do in order to Protect and Serve Essex working with partners across the county as part of the Safer Essex Partnership.

Our force plan sets out our priorities that are informed by the Police and Crime Plan and the National Beating Crime Plan. However, our main effort can be described as tackling Violence, supporting and safeguarding Victims, identifying and dealing with Vulnerability and making sure that there is Visibility of all we do to build public trust and confidence.

We are a growing force that has seen an additional 800 new officers and 150 new staff join our strength in the past 4 years. We have strong operational capabilities from our Serious Crime Directorate shared with Kent in addition to our specialist operational capabilities, Local policing and first-class support and enabling services. Supplementing this is the UK’s second largest special constabulary who received a Queens Award for Voluntary Service this year and over 1200 other volunteers and active citizens.

Building and maintaining the trust of the public is essential to us and we are currently seeing the highest levels of public trust in 5 years. Equally supporting and valuing our staff and being an inclusive place to work is a key priority with our diversity strategy and #WeValueDifference approach seeing us progress our recruitment, our diversity and the progression of all of our people.

We are looking for leaders who share our vision to protect people, keep people safe and to do even more to prevent crime. We have excellent relationships with partners and with local and national elected representatives, who support our growth and our drive for professionalism and excellence in all we do.

Within the last 2 years we have created an additional ACC post, invested in the careers of senior colleagues in all commands and congratulated our former DCC on her success in becoming the Chief Constable of another force.

The Opportunities

We are seeking to recruit Assistant Chief Constables to join our chief officer team and ensure we have the best leadership across Local Policing, Crime and Public Protection and Operational Policing.  If you have enthusiasm, energy and commitment to join our team along with the professional skills and competencies, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for great leaders, with a proven track record in senior police leadership, an exceptional operational background, drive and determination, the ability to innovative and inspire and a passion for people.

Essex is a remarkable and diverse county with urban areas just minutes from the capital, international ports, airports and a large rural economy. Our force is made up of loyal, motivated and innovative officers, staff and volunteers. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional outcomes for victims, making the county safer and earning the trust and respect of our communities.

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.

Applicants who are successful for an investigative leadership role will be accredited detectives and possess experience of successful leadership and delivery of the investigative functions at the 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.

A vacancy also exists within our collaborative Serious Crime Directorate, for more information please visit https://www.kent.police.uk/police-forces/kent-police/areas/kent-police/c/careers/police-officers/assistant-chief-constable/.

There will be a briefing event for interested candidates on Wednesday 5th January 2022 between 15:00 and 16:30 hours at Essex Police Headquarters, Chelmsford.

The closing date for applications to be returned is 16:00 hours on Sunday 9th January 2022.

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 richard.leicester@kent.police.uk

(*) Police Professional | ‘Outstanding’ transformation of Essex Police recognised with Gold award

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