Assistant Chief Constable

Assistant Chief Constables




The Northern Ireland Policing Board is seeking to appoint a number of inspirational, innovative and decisive leaders as Assistant Chief Constables within the PSNI.

The successful candidates will already have demonstrated a breadth and depth of operational command experience and have a proven track record of leading people and performance, role modelling values and driving change in policing.

Supporting the Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable and a newly created Chief Operating Officer role, the Board is seeking to appoint a number of strong, visible and resilient leaders who will work with the community, colleagues, partner organisations and stakeholders to support the delivery of the PSNI’s community safety, crime prevention and cultural change strategies.

The successful candidates should be agile, adaptive and responsive to change and relish the opportunity of leading an operational portfolio and providing strong leadership to a diverse mix of officers and multi-disciplined professionals in a complex and fast moving policing, business and financial environment. They should be comfortable representing the organisation at all levels, with strong relationship management skills, an ability to motivate and inspire people, encouraging innovative thinking and a problem solving mind set to get the best out of officers and staff.

Applicants must have successfully completed the Strategic Command Course (SCC) (or its equivalent) and have extensive operational command experience.

The Board and PSNI are committed to developing a diverse workforce and to promoting an organisational culture where everyone is treated with dignity, fairness and respect.  For the right candidates these posts offer a unique opportunity to make a significant difference to the PSNI, policing and the people of Northern Ireland.

If you have the skills, professionalism and enthusiasm needed for one of these key roles and can engage with the PSNI vision of ‘keeping people safe’ and role model the values of ‘we care, we listen, we act’, the Board looks forward to hearing from you.

Recognising the current pressures on all police officers and staff arising from COVID-19, the Board has simplified the application process.  Please complete and submit the forms below, confirming that you meet the essential eligibility criteria detailed in the ACC Person Specification.

The competition will close on MONDAY 27 APRIL AT 12 NOON.

The Board and PSNI are committed to being representative of the communities we serve and welcome all applicants interested in a career in policing. Applications are particularly welcome from the Roman Catholic community, women and members of Black and Minority Ethnic Groups, as they are currently under-represented at senior levels in the PSNI. The appointments will be based on the principles of merit, fairness, openness and transparency.

Further information about this role is available from the links below.


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