Assistant Chief Constable

Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Culham, Oxfordshire (although flexible)

  • Location

    Culham, Oxfordshire (although flexible)

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government, Emergency Response

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive six figure package

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    25 October 2019

  • Client

    Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Ref: GSe58453

With over 1,500 highly trained police officers and police staff, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is a specialist armed police service. Responsible for providing protection to licenced civil nuclear facilities across the UK and to civil nuclear material in transit in the UK and abroad.  

We have seen unprecedented change and growth, including demand for firearms support to Home Office Forces at times of mutual aid. We are now seeking an experienced operational firearms leader as our new Assistant Chief Constable to help achieve our ambition of being recognised nationally and internationally as the leading organisation for armed protective security.

The CNC is on a journey; significant work has been completed already and as our new ACC you will help drive the overall operational performance of the CNC.

To succeed, you will couple experience in a senior leadership role in a firearms command environment with the capacity and capability to lead transformational change. The CNC operates in a highly regulated environment, where safety and security are paramount, so experience of working operationally in a similar pressurised environment is critical.  

The CNC is an equal opportunities employer and is seeking the right person for the job irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform the role.  We therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals and offer flexibility on location and tenure, including the possibility of a secondment or a job share in the right circumstances.

Closing DateNoon - Thursday 24th October 2019
Shortlist Meeting w/c 28th October 2019
Assessmentsw/c 4th November 2019
Staff Panel Interviews w/c 11th November 2009
Final Panel Interviews Friday 29th November 2019
How to apply

To apply for this post please submit the following documents no later than noon on Thursday 24th October 2019:

  • A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years;
  • A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.
  • A completed Diversity Monitoring Form. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way. This form will appear once the two previous documents are submitted.

If relevant, please also submit:
A completed Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form if applying under this scheme.

All applications should be submitted via

If you do not receive a notification of your application within 24 hours, please contact

Please note: the documents stated are mandatory.

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Sian Chandler 0330 313 5589

Contact details
Olivia Robinson: 0113 205 6298