Assistant Chief Constable - Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Full Time
Headquarters, Huntingdon, Cambs
Assistant Chief Constable

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.

Car User Allowance Standard, Chief Officer Relocation Allowance

11/03/2024, 12:00

  • Shortlisting Date – 12th March 2024
  • Interview Date – 19th March 2024
  • Recruiting Force: Cambridgeshire
  • Location – Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  • Eligibility – Applications welcomed from SCC passed, and ELP cohort 1 & 2 candidates
  • Up to 2 Operational Policing ACC appointments available – specific portfolio responsibilities to be allocated on appointment
  • Salary: Starting at £115,026 up to £129,600

There is an exciting opportunity to join our innovative and ambitious Chief Officer Team here in Cambridgeshire as Assistant Chief Constable. There are up to two Operational Policing ACC appointments available with specific portfolio responsibilities to be allocated on appointment.

The Assistant Chief Constable will be responsible for contributing to the creation of the vision and setting direction and culture as part of the Chief Officer Team that builds public and organisational confidence and trust and enables the delivery of an effective policing service.

They will contribute to the development and implementation of the areas Delivery Plan.  They will be responsible for reviewing and driving performance and culture within their designated area of responsibility, to provide a professional, effective, and efficient policing service in line with the direction and vision of the Force.

They will deliver collaborative and co-ordinated partnership working across the county to strengthen the systems leadership within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The Assistant Chief Constable will contribute to the development of regional and national policing within a specific area of expertise and may be accountable for national operations or standard setting, as well as the management of a policing portfolio.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role before applying, please contact to arrange a telephone discussion at a mutually convenient time.

The Assistant Chief Constable package will include a salary in line with the National ACC pay points starting at £115,026 up to £129,600 per annum, plus allowances which includes a relocation package and a car/car allowance in line with the Force’s arrangements.

Additional Information   

As a Disability Confident leader, we take personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing workplace adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish. If you have a disability and you meet the minimum criteria for the position you are applying for, you will be entitled to an interview under the ‘Offer an Interview Scheme’.   

It is recommended that you download and store a copy of the role profile as this will no longer be available once the advert has closed.  

To enable us to deliver outstanding policing for everyone, we need people from all backgrounds with a range of professional and life experiences so that we are truly representative of our communities.

Why work for Cambridgeshire Constabulary?

We have gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then we are the force for you.

Benefits include:
•    Access to the local government pension scheme (police staff) or Police pension scheme (Police officers) including career average, employer contributions and death in service. 
•    Paid leave days depending on force and length of service (police staff - 24 to 33 days, police officers 22 to 30 days).
•    Paid sick leave of six months full pay and six months half pay (depending on service).
•    Occupational maternity, adoption, and paternity pay (dependent on service).
•    Carers and discretionary leave.
•    Flexible working arrangements including compressed hours, flexible shifts, job share, annualised hours and agile working (depending on role requirements).
•    Gym facilities, weekly yoga classes, exercise classes, squash facilities, exercise space etc. are available (depending on location).
•    Each force has its own sports or sports and social club, offering discounts, trips, and events.
•    Cycle to Work scheme.
•    Access to Blue Light Card providing discounts to Emergency Services on the high street and online.
•    Access to Police Mutual providing financial support including savings plans, insurance, breakdown cover, loans and independent financial advice.
•    Employee Assistance Programme.
•    Various support groups including Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Support Group, Christian Police Association (CPA), Disability Awareness Network (DAWN), Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual & transgender (LGBT), Menopause Action Group, Police Chaplains.
•    Access to a Trade Union (UNISON)/Staff Association (Federation).
•    The Backup Buddy Police Support app is designed to help with mental health issues and gives practical advice and support as well as a range of podcasts.
•    Opportunities for development and further study including Further You Talent Management, Be You BCH Senior Leadership Programme, and supervisory leadership workshops.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible Working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory Lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

Useful information before you commence an application

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained. 

You will also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have.

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving license including photos.

This advert is closed to applications.