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Salary: In the region of £169,698 plus relocation package where applicable

About the Role

West Mercia needs a dynamic and visionary leader, capable of delivering the best possible police service for communities in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is looking for a Chief Constable who will support delivery of the Safer West Mercia Plan and provide strong leadership of the police force. This will require:

  • Driving down levels of crime and harm and bringing ever more offenders to justice
  • Working closely with the public to reinforce the position of policing at the heart of communities
  • Working closely with partners in the best interests of the public
  • Ensuring West Mercia Police is a consistently high performing force, delivering on the investments made to provide effective and efficient services
  • Inspiring strong levels of public confidence in policing
  • Delivering ongoing reform and modernisation of the police force
  • Making West Mercia Police a great place to work for its officers, staff and volunteers

To do this, the successful candidate will need to be an exceptional, innovative leader with a strong record of driving performance standards and organisational change. They will need the skills to build strong, purposeful relationships with a range of stakeholders and hold influence at both a local and national level.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is very happy to have an informal discussion with any prospective candidate ahead of the closing date for applications. If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia and ask for Gareth Boulton, Chief Executive. Telephone: 01905 331 651.

Please click here for more information for candidates, including role profile, details of key timelines and how to apply.

Please click here for further information regarding West Mercia Police.

Appendix 1 – Terms of Appointment

Appendix 2 – West Mercia PCC Relocation Policy