Exceptional leaders sought to join Police Scotland


Deputy Chief Constable and Assistant Chief Constable Vacancies

The Application Deadline for these posts has now passed.

Deputy Chief Constables - Salary £176,490

Assistant Chief Constables - Salary £119,670

Police Scotland is the UK's second largest police service, with a workforce of over 22,000 police officers and staff, and a budget of more than £1 billion. Our purpose is to improve the safety and wellbeing of people, places and communities in Scotland. Established as a single police service in 2013, Police Scotland serves a population of over five million people, in cities and towns and across rural and island communities.

Policing in Scotland has a proud tradition of upholding strong values and delivering a world class service. The challenge now is to build on these foundations while adapting to meet future demands and opportunities.

As a Deputy or Assistant Chief Constable in Police Scotland, you will play a major part in shaping the future of policing. You will have substantial operational responsibility and strategic influence. Working with colleagues, partners and stakeholders, you will make an essential contribution to the nation's social and economic wellbeing through the delivery of innovative, effective and efficient public services.

You will have proven experience of leading change and service transformation. You will already have demonstrated a breadth of operational command and will have a track record in leading large numbers of people and significant budgets.

You will be a skilled communicator and influencer, able to engage effectively with the workforce, public and policy makers and to earn their trust and confidence. You will be a collaborative leader and will place a high value on building strong and trusting relationships. You will thrive on challenge and complexity and will be confident and resilient in dealing with high levels of scrutiny and accountability.

These high profile, challenging and rewarding positions are among the most significant leadership roles in UK policing and offer a unique opportunity for outstanding candidates to help shape Scotland's future.

We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and to promoting an organisational culture where everyone is treated with dignity, fairness and respect. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in Police Scotland in order to better serve our diverse communities.

The deadline for applications has passed.