Chief Executive


The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Central Government
Based in London with nationwide travel
GBP Up to £100,000


The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) represents Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and other local policing bodies in England and Wales.  PCCs provide strategic leadership across the policing and criminal justice landscapes. Both are facing unprecedented challenges.  PCCs are key to meeting those challenges for the benefit of the public they serve.

You will support our Chair, Board and wider membership in the development of our vision, strategies and plans to reflect our aspirations, influencing Government officials, Ministers and senior stakeholders on matters of national policing and criminal justice. You will also need to scan the national policing horizon to identify all relevant initiatives, legislation and reforms for the APCC to exercise appropriate collective influence. You will bring experience of leading a small team, and have the credibility to be able to provide support and advice for the PCCs to discharge their responsibilities.

To succeed in this role you will need proven leadership and influencing skills, developed in an environment where you need to use both to achieve results. You will evidence the ability to form excellent working relationships with politicians and officials, finding solutions to challenging situations and communicating in a highly effective fashion to a range of audiences. Equally you must be able to turn strategy into action, ensuring the APCC retains its influence on a national platform.

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Recruitment timetable

Timetable of the recruitment process
Closing Date Monday 20th November 2017
Longlisting w/c 27th November 2017
Preliminary Interviews w/c 4th December 2017
Shortlisting w/c 11th December 2017
Final Interviews w/c 8th January 2018

To apply for this post, please provide the following:

  1. A comprehensive CV 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, 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 covering letter is an important 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.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion, then Michael Dobson (020 7426 3968) or Mark Turner (020 7426 3984) will be pleased to take your call. GatenbySanderson will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.

Closing date for applications: Monday 20th November 2017

Contact details

Michael Dobson
0207 426 3968
Mark Turner
0207 426 3983
Matt Malone
0113 205 6063

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