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Published: 01 December 2023

Deputy Chief Constables

Topic: Workforce

The Scottish Police Authority is recruiting for two new Deputy Chief Constables to join Police Scotland - the second largest police service in the UK. 

The vacancy follows confirmation that Deputy Chief Constable Fiona Taylor will retire in February 2024, after 5-years as Deputy Chief Constable. Deputy Chief Constable Malcolm Graham will retire in April 2024, after almost 5-years as Deputy Chief Constable.  

The Authority is now advertising for two exceptional police leaders to join Police Scotland's Executive team and support the Chief Constable to shape the next important phase of policing in Scotland.

Martyn Evans, Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, who will lead a panel to appoint the Deputy Chief Constable said:

“These are significant leadership roles in the second largest police force in the UK.

“As we look towards the next important part of our journey, we are looking for Deputy Chief Constables with commitment, energy, and ideas to support the Chief Constable.”

The deadline for applications is 12noon on Wednesday 31 January 2024. The Authority expects to announce successful candidates in Spring 2024.

For more information about this role please click on the links below:

Advert - Deputy Chief Constable
Deputy Chief Constable - 2023 Information Pack
Deputy Chief Constable - 2023 Application Form
Deputy Chief Constable - 2023 Guidance Form
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

NOTE: The deadline for applications has been extended from Friday 5 January 2024 until noon on Wednesday 31 January 2024. This is to clarify that there are now two Deputy Chief Constable vacancies available.

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