SPA Launches Recruitment Campaign for Chief Executive


The position closes at noon Monday 25 June 2018.

This is a unique opportunity to lead one of the most important public bodies in Scotland through a period of significant transformation and change. With oversight of the second largest police service in the UK, the SPA has a key role to play in developing this vital public service to ensure that policing adapts to meet the needs of a changing Scotland.

It is just five years since Police Scotland was established as a single national police service – the biggest public sector reform since the creation of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. In that
time, much progress has been made but there is much more to do – not least to develop effective governance and scrutiny of policing in Scotland and to build public confidence and trust.

The Chief Executive of the SPA will have a key role to play in leading the SPA in this next phase of its development. We are currently embarked on a major programme of improvement
and change and are looking for a leader who can drive this work forward in the years ahead.

Chief Executive Information Pack
SPA Equality and Diversity Employment Monitoring Form

If you are interested in learning more please contact our recruitment partner, Badenoch & Clark on 0141 220 6460 or email


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 Scotland’s senior leadership roles.