Vacancy - Assistant Chief Constable


SPA is looking for an outstanding leader to join Police Scotland's executive team.

SALARY £117,312
REF NO: POI/389/16

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) is looking for an outstanding leader to join Police Scotland’s Executive Team. The successful candidate will focus on keeping people safe, drive change across the police service, inspire partners nationally and locally and play a leading role in ensuring Scotland’s communities flourish and become safer and stronger with improved opportunities and a better quality of life.

The SPA and Police Scotland are currently consulting on Policing 2026, a draft vision and strategy that will ensure policing continues to meet the evolving threats and demands anticipated over the next decade. The strategy will ensure Police Scotland continues being an ever more efficient, resilient and forward-thinking organisation. One that is equipped to deal with future challenges, deliver innovative solutions tailored to the circumstances of the country’s diverse communities and is transformational in its approach to promoting public confidence and trust in the services it provides.

As a role model for the values of Police Scotland you will contribute to our continuing programme of transformation and demonstrate exemplary leadership in our partnerships and through our continuing journey of change.

The role of Assistant Chief Constable will be demanding and high profile. You will supporting the Chief Constable to work with the public, private and voluntary sectors across Scotland, the UK and internationally to deliver positive outcomes for the people of Scotland, while ensuring this vital service can meet the complex challenges of the 21st Century.

The role will have regional responsibility for local policing delivery. It is based primarily in Tulliallan, Fife, however, the post holder will also require to travel regularly throughout Scotland and the UK.

The Information Pack below contains further information about the post. To discuss or apply contact Inspector Angela McHendry at Police Officer Internal Recruitment on 01355 566354 or by email

ACC Information Pack
ACC Application Form - Word Format
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form
Medical Form

Recruitment for this position has now closed.