Chief Constable at Durham Constabulary

Durham Police and Crime Commissioner

Aykley Heads, Durham

  • Location

    Aykley Heads, Durham

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Emergency Response

  • Salary/Remuneration

    From £142,689 to £156,958

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    12 April 2019

  • Client

    Durham Police and Crime Commissioner

Ref: GSe52560

The Police Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for Durham is seeking a new Chief Constable to build on the proud history and achievements of Durham Constabulary.    The Chief Constable has overall responsibility for leading the Force, creating a vision and setting direction that builds public and organisational confidence and enables the delivery of an effective policing service.

Durham Constabulary is a high performing Force, well regarded by partners, innovative in its approach to policing and rated ‘Outstanding’ by inspectors – indeed, it is the only Force in the country to receive the top grade for three years running. However, there are plenty of challenges ahead of us, as we ensure we can fulfil the aims and ambitions of the Policing Vision 2025.

We are looking for candidates with significant and senior policing experience and a track record in delivering a step change in public satisfaction, ethics and integrity.   As Chief Constable, you will be an exceptional leader of an exceptional force. Your enthusiasm, vision and passion will shape the future of Durham Constabulary. You will be innovative and inspirational, with a drive to ensure that the Force remains an outstanding police service.   You will also work closely with the Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner to effectively plan, deliver and be accountable for how the Force will contribute to the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan.

You will put victims at the centre of what you do, reducing crime, preventing re-offending and securing the future of our communities.  Working with colleagues, partners and stakeholders, you will also make an essential contribution to social and economic wellbeing across Durham and Darlington, through the delivery of innovative, effective and efficient public services.

The appointment will be offered for a fixed term of up to 5 years and the salary range will be in line with National Pay Scales and Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner discretion.  A relocation package is available.


Closing dateFriday 12th April 2019 - midnight
Shortlist meetingw/c 22nd April 2019
Assessmentsw/c 29th April 2019
Strategic Focus Groupsw/c 13th May 2019
Preliminary dates for interviewsw/c 20th May 2019
How to apply

There is a candidate pack below.  You also need to click the link at the bottom of this page to access the role profile. 

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 role profile (appendix 1). 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.

On finalising your application, preferably in MS Word format, upload it via the link below.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson directly.

Contact details
Luke Judd: 0113 205 6077

Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078