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Vacancy - Assistant Chief Constable

£97,563 - £110,148 + an attractive benefits and relocation package is included

Force Headquarters, Northampton

Permanent contract

Northamptonshire Police is forward-thinking, with an ambitious programme of transformation and collaboration. We are an integral part of the East Midlands region and at the cutting edge of inter-service collaboration with an advanced programme of police and fire interoperability.

Situated in the heart of England, Northamptonshire is a county of diverse communities represented across a varied mix of rural and urban areas - all presenting a complex and rewarding operational challenge. Northamptonshire is the fastest growing county in England, with further expected growth in the next 10 years.

What we are looking for 

An Assistant Chief Constable who: 

  • Shares our Force values of honesty, fairness, reliability and approachability.
  • Is innovative, energetic and progressive to help lead the organisation through an exciting and unprecedented period of change. 
  • Has the vision, skills and professionalism to lead and motivate a dedicated team of officers and staff committed to protecting people from harm and keeping our communities safe.


Applications are welcomed from individuals who have successfully completed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and the Strategic Command Course.

The recruitment process

The recruitment process will consist of the following stages: paper sift, interview and presentation followed by pre-employment checks.

Applicants who successfully pass paper sift will be invited to attend a familiarisation day at Northamptonshire Police’s Force Headquarters on 20th April 2017.

The process will test individuals against the Forces values and the College of Policing Competency and Values Framework for policing (CVF).

Prior to interview, each short listed candidate will be required to complete an online occupational personality questionnaire and participate in a short telephone interview with an Occupational Psychologist.

More information?

For an informal discussion about the role, please feel free to contact Chief Constable Simon Edens on 03000 111222 ext. 344521 or Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Swann on ext. 343940.

How to apply

Please email WorkforcePlanning@northants.pnn.police.uk for an application form and information pack. 

Completed application forms must be returned to the same email address by 12 noon on 9 April 2017, along with a copy of the applicants Senior Police National Assessment Centre results.

In order to effectively tackle crime and bring offenders to justice, the police service must reflect, understand and enjoy the trust and confidence of all the diverse communities we serve.

To enable the delivery of effective frontline policing, Northamptonshire Police seeks to attract, recruit, develop and retain the best talent from the widest pool of people.


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