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Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary

As Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, it is my responsibility to appoint a leader who will focus on making Cumbria Constabulary an outstanding police service for the public of Cumbria.  I am seeking a leader who shares my mission to keep Cumbria a safe place to live, work and visit; to deliver effective policing and to win the respect and support of the public.

I am looking for an exceptional individual who can lead Cumbria Constabulary, maintaining a resilient leadership team and the wider police workforce with the leadership skills to attract and retain the very best personnel to serve the communities of Cumbria.

As Chief Constable you must be able to lead, motivate and inspire officers and staff, ensuring their wellbeing, acting with integrity and transparency whilst fostering a culture based on trust and resilience.   Ensuring public confidence in the Constabulary within Cumbria and further afield will be a key challenge in today’s policing climate.

I am looking for a leader who is innovative, dynamic, visionary and whose passion for public service can inspire those around them to help create a police force to be proud of.  If you believe you can offer this to Cumbria, then I would welcome your application

Applicants must have passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and successfully completed the Strategic Command Course.  Cumbria Police & Crime Commissioner is committed to Equal Opportunities and all applicants will be assessed on an equal basis that determines their suitability to the post applied for.

The appointment is likely to be offered for a fixed term of 5 years (to be agreed as part of the final negotiations) with an annual salary of £148,371 + benefits.

Any appointment is subject to a confirmatory hearing process by the Police, Fire & Crime Panel, and will also be subject to relevant legislation and other such other conditions as may be agreed by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.


How to Apply

To request the information pack and application form, please contact Mrs Joanne Head, Governance Manager for the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, by email or telephone 01768 217734

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 30th May 2023 @ 5.00 pm.  The short listing will be undertaken on Monday 5 June 2023, following which applicants will be notified of the outcome.   We will be holding an Information Day for all shortlisted candidates on Friday 9 June 2023 at Cumbria Constabulary Police Headquarters.   The interview and assessment process will take place on Monday 12th June 2023.


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