National Black Police Association

Chief Constable NPCC National Serious and Organised Crime Lead

Chief Constable (Hosted as an Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police Service) – NPCC National Serious and Organised Crime Lead

Total Salary Package between £162,000 and £180,000

2-year fixed term contract.

The National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) is looking to appoint an individual with extensive operational experience in Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) as the National SOC lead for the NPCC. This opportunity is initially for two years but may be extended following review.

This exciting opportunity is open to serving Chief Constables, Assistant Commissioners as well Deputy Chief Constables and Deputy Assistant Commissioners within a UK police force and individuals who have recent experience operating substantively at this level.

This influential and strategic leadership role is critical in influencing, co-ordinating and supporting policing’s national delivery of SOC in the overarching system.  This includes the development of, and accountability for, a SOC strategic policing plan to support delivery of national priorities and cross-system 4P strategic action plans led and set by the National Crime Agency (NCA), and local priorities identified by forces and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).

The post holder will work extensively with the NCA to build the collaborative and all-encompassing approach to tackling Serious and Organised Crime.

As well as demonstrating an exceptional operational footprint in Serious and Organised Crime the successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of the following criteria (where appropriate this is to be evidenced at level 3 on the Competency and Values framework):

  • Inspirational and visionary leadership 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 service provision to the public (we deliver, support and inspire).
  • Exceptional business skills including change management, with significant evidence of innovation and leading complex change initiatives being able to demonstrate an ability to lead and enhance the continued improvement of performance outcomes at a national strategic level (we are innovative).
  • Substantial evidence of their ability to innovate, drive, improve and delivering and maintaining service delivery outcomes, whilst making high risk and challenging decisions at a national strategic level (we take ownership).
  • A high level of political awareness with extensive evidence of strengthening partnerships and collaborative relationships to influence the development of policing (we are collaborative).
  • True commitment and passion about the service provided to the public, with unquestionable integrity and commitment to the Code of Ethics (public service).

To apply, candidates are asked to submit a CV and covering letter (each to ideally be no more than two pages and using Trebuchet MS font, size 11) evidencing the above criteria.

To register your interest and to request an application pack for this role (containing the necessary supporting documents) please email

Completed applications and supporting documents are to be emailed to by 16:00 hrs on Tuesday 14th June 2022.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to pass both medical and vetting checks.

References will be taken up for those candidates who are successful at the short-listing stage. The appointing force will be the Metropolitan Police Service.

Although the role is offered on a flexible location basis, due to the operational requirements of the role, it is anticipated that most of the work will entail working within, or around, London.  For candidates who are not London based, or reside within a reasonable commuting distance, an accommodation allowance will be included.

For more information, please contact DCI James Derham, National Crime Committee Coordinator on 07870 252011 or by email on This selection process is being managed by Kent Police.


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