Deputy Chief Constable




The Northern Ireland Policing Board is seeking to appoint an inspirational and decisive leader into the post of Deputy Chief Constable for the PSNI.

The successful candidate will already have demonstrated a breadth and depth of operational command experience and will have a proven track record of leading performance, resource management, change and transformation in policing at the most senior levels.

Supporting the Chief Constable, the Policing Board is looking for a strong and resilient leader who will work with colleagues, partners stakeholders and the community to drive forward the PSNI’s policing with the community and its modernisation agenda.

The successful candidate should be agile, adaptive and responsive to change with experience of leading a complex policing organisation of multi-disciplined officers and professionals in a fluid policing, business, financial and political environment. They should be comfortable representing the organisation at all levels, with strong relationship management, negotiating and influencing credentials to inspire and drive performance, while dealing with governance and accountability issues and providing strong leadership in progressing organisational and operational strategy.

This is undoubtedly one of the most varied, challenging and fulfilling leadership roles in policing that carries significant personal, organisational and operational responsibilities but for the right candidate it offers an unparalleled opportunity to make a significant difference to the PSNI, policing and the people of Northern Ireland.

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.  Appointment to this key role will be based solely on the key principles of merit, fairness, openness and transparency.

Applicants must have successfully completed the Strategic Command Course (SCC) (or its equivalent) and have experience at Chief Officer level.

If you want the exciting challenge of helping lead PSNI through the next period of transformation, we look forward to hearing from you. The competition will close on FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER 2019 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.

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

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