Deputy Chief Constable

British Transport Police Authority

London (with flexible working arrangements)

  • Location

    London (with flexible working arrangements)

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Community Protection & Defence

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    18 May 2021

  • Client

    British Transport Police Authority

Ref: GSe70061

As the British Transport Police’s Deputy Chief Constable, you will be part of a truly unique force. We are seeking an effective and dynamic leader who will ensure the delivery of a high-quality service our industry partners and passengers alike deserve.  Working closely with the Chief Constable and the Police Authority, you will play an integral part in helping to shape and influence the next stage of BTP’s journey. 

Naturally engaging, confident and proactive, with significant senior policing experience at a comparable level, you will work strategically as an inclusive and empowering leader. Able to galvanise and motivate a large, geographically dispersed workforce, you will have an innovative and visionary approach to operational policing.

We provide a service to all passenger and freight operators, their staff and customers across England, Scotland and Wales, so you will be adept at cultivating and nurturing effective working relationships with a broad range of business partners. Our work is complex, multi-faceted and vitally important, spanning all areas of policing in a way that protects the UK’s critical infrastructure. With an annual budget of £320m, we are funded almost entirely by the rail industry, BTP is a truly unique force and operates in a commercial environment to deliver a high quality and efficient policing service.

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which promotes and supports inclusivity and respect with a culture that supports our communities and partners and celebrates all aspects of diversity.  We aim to create a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
08.00am - 10 May 2021

Assessments (one day)
16th June 2021

Psychometric Assessments
16th June 2021 onwards

Final Panel Interviews
29 June 2021

How to apply

The Deputy Chief Constable will be selected based on a combination of your written application, psychometric evaluation, assessments, and interview. 

Register your details and then submit the following to us no later than 08:00 on 10 May 2021:

1. A tailored CV (maximum of two pages), setting out your career history, responsibilities, and summary achievements, including your current salary and benefits (in confidence).

2. You will also be required to answer the three competency-based questions outlined on our application page and below (each answer capped at 500 words).

     a) Describe how you have provided strategic leadership to deliver an outstanding service. Your answer should explain the situation but focus on your role and the outcome.

     b) As a senior leader in a multifaceted stakeholder environment, can you describe your approach to developing partnership working whilst balancing competing needs to deliver successful outcomes?

     c) As a senior leader, how have you successfully driven organisational change whilst ensuring it impacts positively on inclusivity and diversity within the organisation?

3. You will be required to upload a video file which sees you explain your motivation for applying. As you know, video files tend to be large and if emailing these to is not possible, there is a range of software available online to enable you to share a link to your file with us.  These include things like ‘We Transfer’ or ‘Dropbox’, which are free for this level of use. Please feel free to explore an option that works best for you.   

4.  Please provide details of any business or other interests or any personal connections, which, if you are appointed, could be misconstrued, or cause embarrassment. Any conflicts of interest details  here will not prevent you going forward to interview but may, if appropriate, be explored with you during your interview to establish how you would address the issue(s), should you be successful in your application.

Your application will not be considered unless all the above have been submitted.

If you have any questions about the role itself or would like to discuss the post and your fit within the organisation, please contact Peter Guilder on 07545 441127 or email


  1. BTP - Candidate Brief.pdf