Assistant Chief Constable - Thames Valley Police

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Assistant Chief Constable
Full Time

Assistant Chief Constable, Thames Valley Police

Salary package:

£107,502 plus £3,000 South East Allowance, car allowance and benefits.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced senior police officers for the role of Assistant Chief Constable, Thames Valley Police


Brief details of the role as follows:

Working to the Deputy Chief Constable, you will provide effective leadership of your portfolio responsibilities and contribute to the overall leadership of the Force.  You will develop and implement appropriate and effective strategies and policies and take command of policing and operational matters as and when required.

You will have the operational and leadership credibility to help ensure we get the best policing service we can for our communities.  You will have a strong commitment to promote high standards of professionalism amongst your colleagues and the communities you serve. 

Thames Valley is a large, complex and diverse police force providing a wide breadth of unique policing challenges. Being an Assistant Chief Constable in Thames Valley Police and being part of a dedicated and experienced Chief Officer team is guaranteed to be exciting and challenging.  We are a Force where energy, enthusiasm, teamwork and a willingness to drive improvements to serve the public are essential.     

Full details of the role are included with the application pack, which you can obtain as shown below.    Applicants must have passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and successfully completed the Strategic Command Course.


Closing date for applications: Sunday 12 February 2023 at Midnight.

Date for interview: To be confirmed.


Interested individuals should request an application pack from Nicola Mullen by email to




We are keen to recruit people with a wide range of skills and experiences and an understanding of cultural issues. We are particularly encouraging people to join us from black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities who are under-represented.

Due to the current resourcing challenges in ICR and other departments within TVP, the release dates for successful candidates will be dependant on the resilience of the LPAs/Departments moves are coming from in the context of wider force resilience. Release dates will normally be a minimum of 90 days however in some limited cases could be in excess of 9 months.

At Thames Valley Police (TVP) we work together to protect our communities.  Whether as an officer, staff member or volunteer, you will make a difference and play an important role in helping achieve our mission.  As you take on a role with pride and confidence, you will be supported, developed and valued, ensuring you can be at your best in the service of our communities. Learn more About Us.

Working Smart.  You will be joining an organisation that strives to improve every day.  In the post-pandemic era this means changing the way we work and deliver our services, which brings a number of benefits including a more flexible and capable workforce. 

Supporting You.  Your wellbeing and safety is at the heart of all we do.  Whilst you are doing the work that matters, we’ll be supporting you via a wide range of Wellbeing services, partnerships and initiatives.  We have a number of active staff support networks and buddy schemes which you will have access to and can be involved with.  We also offer a comprehensive range of benefits and discount schemes, some provided directly by the organisation and others via partnerships including Blue Light card.  Learn more about how we will be Supporting You.

Developing YouWe promote a culture where your continuous professional development and learning is actively encouraged and where people have the opportunity, and responsibility, to achieve their full potential. 

Valuing Difference.  We are committed to building a workforce that better reflects the communities we serve and an inclusive culture that not only values, but finds strength in difference.  Learn more about how we are Valuing Difference.    

Vetting.  All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

This opportunity is closed to applications.