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Policing in Durham – Deputy Chief Constable Vacancy
Salary: £117,690 salary plus allowances and car
Durham Constabulary is a high performing Force, well regarded by partners and is innovative in its approach to policing.  It is the only force to have been assessed as outstanding for effectiveness in the HMICFRS Peel Assessment process.
Our vision is to be the best in community and victim focused policing, tackling crime, solving problems and protecting neighbourhoods, around the clock. The sheer variety and volume of policing in the county makes Durham Constabulary both challenging and interesting. It offers policing challenges within large conurbations, market towns, former mining communities and small rural hamlets, offering stimulation in an environment where dynamic leaders can flourish.
Durham Constabulary is looking for a highly motivated and experienced senior officer to join us as our new Deputy Chief Constable, to assist the Chief Constable and her Executive team in leading the force to achieve its vision and maintain its values.  She or he will be recognised as both an innovative individual and supportive team player who has made their mark through effective change management on a significant scale and in building public confidence and satisfaction in policing at all levels.
The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills in the most challenging elements of operational policing, an outstanding track record in successfully improving the full range of police performance on a sustained basis and strong evidence of managing resources efficiently and effectively in complex environments. They will have an in depth understanding of performance management and practical experience of restorative justice initiatives. Applicants must have passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and successfully completed the Strategic Command Course. Applicants must also have appropriate experience at Deputy Chief Constable or Assistant Chief Constable level.
The appointment will be offered for a fixed term of up to 5 years at an annual salary of £117,690, plus a relocation package.  The appointment will be subject to relevant legislation and to such other conditions as may be agreed by the Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner in relation to the appointment.
We are committed to developing the diversity of our workforce and applications are particularly encouraged from members of under-represented groups.
Chief Constable Jo FARRELL and ACO Gary RIDLEY would welcome informal approaches, and all applicants will be afforded full and unrestricted access to force information.  This can be arranged via the Exec PA team – phone on: 0191 375 2208 or email
Alternatively, if you have any queries regarding the role or the appointment process, you can contact the College of Policing Senior Leader’s Hub, in confidence, who will then raise these queries with us on your behalf.  Queries can be directed to the hub via email – or by phone on: 44 247 693 1314
Recruitment Timetable
Closing date for applications                    28th June, 2019 (5 pm) 
Shortlisting                                            You will be contacted by 5th July, 2019 re  outcome NEO – PI-R.  Candidates will need to be available to complete the Assessment and engage in an exploratory feedback Interview between 8 and 31 July 2019
Final Interview                                       20th August, 2019
To apply for this post, please provide the following:
1.      A comprehensive CV of a maximum of three sides of A4 in Arial 12, setting out your career history with key responsibilities and achievements and details of your current remuneration package.
2.     A supporting statement of up to three sides of A4 in Arial 12, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the leadership and role specific requirements of the post as outlined in the person specification.  Please note that the supporting statement is an essential part of your application.
3.     Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their capacity and over what period of time they have known you, one of whom is expected to be your current or last employer.  Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.
4.     A completed diversity monitoring form, which will appear when you submit your application online
Once you have submitted a completed application, along with all relevant documentation listed, your application will be subject to an eligibility sift. You may then be invited to attend for an interview/assessment, and if successful you will progress to a standard medical assessment, a Substance Misuse Test and a Job Related Fitness Test (JRFT) which may be held on a separate day. The fitness test will comprise an endurance test up to level 5.4.
The interview is based on the Core Values Framework and will incorporate Durham Constabulary values.  Access to this may be obtained via hyperlink :
We'll confirm full details of this selection process on receipt of your completed application.
Further Reading
Durham Constabulary Website
The Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner website
Next Steps 
Induction training
All transferees or re-joiners are required to attend an induction day before they take up their posting
Please submit your application, and associated paperwork to HR Services, Durham Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT.  For further information please contact Caroline Allen (HR Officer) on 0191 375 2123 or email
Completed applications must be received by Friday 28th June, 2019.
 Durham Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer.


REF  98/19

Location:          Chester le Street Police Station

Salary:              Scale 4 £10,058 - £11,138 per annum (pro rata) 

Hours:              18.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The flexible working hour's scheme is applicable. 

Job Type:         Permanent

Closing date:   Friday 14th June 2019     

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