Chief Constable recruitment

Please note, the deadline for applications for this role has now closed.

Chief Constable, Merseyside Police

Salary £162,024 – 5 year fixed term appointment

Do you have the experience, drive and skill to lead one of the most high profile police forces in the country?

Merseyside is recognised as one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking Forces in Britain with a reputation for leading the way in delivering excellent policing. It covers a challenging police force area, responding to more than 1.2m calls for assistance a year.

The Police Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, is inviting applications from exceptional candidates for the position of Chief Constable of Merseyside Police.

The Commissioner is looking for an outstanding individual who can demonstrate leadership with integrity, ambition and clear strategic thinking.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how they will use these qualities to continuously improve the policing of Merseyside by tackling crime, reducing reoffending and protecting vulnerable people and communities, with proven experience of addressing serious and organised crime. They will be influential in shaping the future of policing on a regional and national level.

The new Chief Constable will be able to work with the Police Commissioner and all of the Force’s partner agencies in the achievement of these aims. They will be expected to communicate a clear vision for the Force and demonstrate how they will navigate the complex and evolving policing landscape to ensure Merseyside Police remains one of the country’s top performing forces.

As one of the region’s most high profile public sector leaders, the successful candidate will be an ambassador for Merseyside with the ability to develop and strengthen new and existing partnerships as necessary to fulfil the Commissioner’s policing priorities.

Applicants must have passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and successfully completed the Strategic Command Course.

Closing date for applications – 5pm on Monday 15th February

Assessment and interview – Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March

Police and Crime Panel confirmation hearing – Thursday 17th March

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Joanne Liddy, Chief of Staff at the Office of the PCC for Merseyside on (0151) 777 5155.

The Police Commissioner for Merseyside is an equal opportunities employer who firmly believes in promoting best practice at all times.

Application Pack

Role Profile

Personal Qualities


Selection Process

Chief Officer Arrangements

Application Form

Medical Questionnaire

Relevant Documents

Police and Crime Plan

PCC's Annual Report 14-15

An Overview of Merseyside Police

Liverpool City Region Devolution Agreement