National Black Police Association

Deputy Chief Constable-Essex Police

Essex Police – (based at Police Headquarters, Chelmsford, Essex)
Salary £137,703 (Plus allowances)

We are looking for a dynamic and collaborative leader with an exceptional operational background and outstanding leadership qualities to support the Chief Constable in leading the force.

With both international air and sea borders, urban areas bordering the capital and significant rural and business communities, the county is incredibly diverse in both its population and its geography.

Essex is a fast-growing force thanks to strong and increasing support from the people who live and work in the county and from the policing family who are all committed to catching criminals, helping people and keeping the county safe.

This is an opportunity to work alongside colleagues of all ranks, grades and roles to ensure the force is skilled, equipped and enabled to deliver justice to victims of crime and to work with partners to prevent crime. The successful candidate will have exemplary leadership skills, strong public service ethos and be committed to diligence, diversity, inclusion and integrity.

At Essex Police we value difference and we welcome everyone who shares our values.

This is a role which is both strategic and operational and candidates will be expected to show how they can lead colleagues and work with other organisations to develop new approaches to keeping the County safe, to operationalise their work and to evaluate its effectiveness and efficiency.

Your reputation for delivering organsiational wide performance, objective judgement and sophisticated decision making in a complex and sometimes ambiguous operational arena will need to be evidenced by recent success. Amongst many other responsibilities you will play a leading role in leading, developing and implementing strategies that continue to support victims, reduce violence, enhance visibility, prevent crime and protect those who are vulnerable within our society.

In return for your dedication, Essex Police will offer you a policing and organisational challenge that would satisfy the most aspiring police leaders to fulfil their ambitions.

Candidates must have passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and have successfully completed the Strategic Command Course and the necessary vetting checks required to attain the rank of Deputy Chief Constable before appointment.

For more information and to register your interest in applying please first contact Mr Richard Leicester, Director of Human Resources on 07779 799738 or by email on

Applications will be by way of a CV and covering letter, detailing skills and experience against this advert, role requirement (including CVF Competencies) for this opportunity. Full details will be provided to interested candidates following registration of interest.

The closing date for receipt of CVs and covering letters is 8th August at 17:00.

It is currently anticipated that the assessment process for this opportunity will be held during the week commencing 16th August.

A briefing session will be held for candidates during the week commencing 26th July. Further details will be provided to candidates who register their interest to apply.

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