Assistant Chief Constable 2020

Vacancy Type
Police Officer
Area Command / Department
North Tyneside
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
Closing Date


Salary: The annual salary for this post is £105,600 to £119,220

Our purpose in Northumbria is simple: keep people safe and fight crime. As Assistant Chief Constable, you’ll join a driven and ambitious Executive Team to deliver upon that purpose.

This is a prominent role that entails high levels of personal responsibility and autonomy, in which you’ll play a major part in shaping the future of Northumbria Police. 

Our teams are striving to deliver a modern and digitally-focused policing service to better support our people and communities. As ACC, you’ll drive innovation to deliver true business change.

This is a unique career development opportunity to enhance your senior leadership skills and take the next step in a complex yet supportive policing environment.


Why choose Northumbria?

With two culture packed cities, award-winning coastlines and unspoilt countryside on the doorstep, Northumbria offers an amazing place to live and work.

Our teams are loyal and enthusiastic – we’ve an average net promoter score of 9.

We’ve recently introduced new organisational values to guide our future culture.

We’re investing in infrastructure that will transform our processes – from human resources systems to a new force-wide. communications, information and intelligence platform. 

In 2019 we were rated the top performing force for victim satisfaction and community confidence.


What behaviours do I need?

You’ll already be operating as a highly effective leader, equipped with the strategic and political acumen to contribute to our future development.

You’re experienced in leading business change with a sophisticated level of critical thinking, consistently looking beyond the obvious and exploring alternatives.

You’ll be able to demonstrate your ability to quickly establish credibility with staff, partners and our communities.

You’ve the skills and behaviours to foster a culture where our workforce feels valued, listened to and empowered.


Your skillset and experience

Successful completion of the Senior Police National Assessment Centre (PNAC).

You will be an accredited strategic public order and firearms commander.

You will be adept in handling the media, with the necessary depth and breadth of operational experience.

Application Information

Closing Date: 11th October 2020

Familiarisation:  Between 16th September 2020 and 9th October 2020 

Shortlisting: 12th October 2020

Stakeholder Event:  19th October 2020

Interview:  19th & 20th October 2020

Please preview the candidate information brochure for further information Candidate Information Brochure.pdf

If you would like to arrange a familiarisation event please contact our Talent Acquisition Practitioner Larna Fraser, at

If you would like an informal chat about the role please contact our Deputy Chief Constable Debbie Ford. You can reach DCC Ford on 0191 4375017, or via email at

​​Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates from all sections of the community, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, gender, disability or age.