Senior Appointments – Deputy Chief Constable Recruitment

Senior Appointments – Deputy Chief Constable Recruitment


Introduction from our Chief Constable

Thank you for your interest in developing your career with Lancashire Constabulary. We believe in individuality, diversity, and initiative – people who can be counted on – not simply counted.

We have a fantastic force of over 5,500 officers and staff, all sharing a passion and determination for keeping Lancashire’s people safe.  Here at Lancashire Constabulary we are committed to a nationally recognised set of behaviours and values. All employees who join the team believe in a common code of ethics and are dedicated to demonstrating all that this entails and creating an inclusive and open-minded workforce that reflects our local communities. Serving our public respectfully and fairly with integrity and transparency is at the heart of everything we do as reflected in our Vision and Values;

Our Vision –  Preventing and fighting crime. Keeping our communities and people safe.

Our Values – We’re professional, accountable, and united. And we do everything with respect.

We are extremely fortunate in Lancashire to be in the very safe hands of an exceptional team of chief officers and senior staff who possess an enormous range of skills and experience between them. Each has their own areas of expertise, and together they strive to ensure our constabulary is the best it can be.

If you are interested in joining this team and resonate with our values, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Chris Rowley

Chief Constable


Why Lancashire?

Founded in 1839, Lancashire Constabulary covers an area of 1,189 square miles. The county has a population of nearly 1.5 million people with a rich diversity of communities, all with specific policing needs. Serving them is demanding and challenging but incredibly rewarding. We enjoy one of the most diverse and interesting regions in the UK, and no day is the same.

The constabulary is split into three divisions, West, South and East and our Headquarters is based in Hutton, Preston, with our Dogs and Mounted section nearby. Each division is run by a Chief Superintendent. To accommodate our workforce of just over 5,500 people we have an extensive network of locations across the county.

To ensure we fulfil our commitment to policing Lancashire, we have a very special workforce made up of over 3,000 Police Officers and 2,500 Police Staff – of which 290 are PCSOs and 460 Special Constabulary Officers, Police Cadets and Community Volunteers.

Our force covers a hugely diverse geographic area, from coastal towns, including Blackpool and Morecambe, to the buzz of our large towns, city centres, and rural communities too.

Lancashire has a £30.8bn economy, 1.5m residents, 732,000 jobs and 53,000 businesses. There is a large visitor economy worth £4.4bn, attracting almost 69m visitors annually.

By joining Lancashire Police you will become part of a force which is as wonderfully diverse as the geography. We have renewed our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion and formalised the strategic priorities in the strategy below;

Daily Demands…

Just 19% of our calls for service are crime-related. 81% is everything else, 33% of which relates to concerns for safety and of that 20% relates to mental health.

Mobile Phone Received 664 999 calls and 2315 non-emergency calls
Make 83 arrest 3 of which are for sexual offences
Have 344 crimes reported
Deal with House15 burglaries
Carry out 30 stop & searches
Deal with 195 anti-social behaviour incidents
Submit 35 vulnerable adult and 34 vulnerable child referrals 4 of which are CSE related
Support 3610 families enrolled in the troubled families programme
Deal with 105 violent crimes
Attend 10 road traffic collisions
Deal with 128 thefts
Responded to 19 missing person reports

The Opportunity

Deputy Chief Constable

Salary £140,502 plus car allowances and relocation allowances (for external appointment)

Applications close at 11.55pm on Sunday 15th August 2021.

Are you an inspirational police leader looking to join a progressive force?  Do you share our passion to be 100% victim focused?  Do you put the community at the heart of everything you do? Are you able to work with humility and to strive to be even better?

Lancashire Constabulary has an unwavering commitment to reducing, preventing, and detecting crime and are looking for a talented, dynamic, and innovative individual to be our next Deputy Chief Constable. They will join a team of highly respected Chief Officers, and colleagues of all ranks and roles, who strive to be the very best.

We are looking for someone who can work at speed, and proactively seek opportunities and identify threats that might impact the policing landscape.

Here at Lancashire Constabulary, we have a genuine commitment to health, wellbeing, diversity, equality and inclusion and only candidates who have a true passion for these areas need apply.  

Applications are invited from police officers of all ranks who have passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre and successfully completed the Strategic Command Course.

Chief Constable, Chris Rowley, is available for an informal discussion about the role and he can be contacted via Chief Inspector, Chris Hardy, by calling 01772 412 218 or by email [email protected].

There is an opportunity to join us for a familiarisation day on Thursday 5th August 2021.  To book your place at this session please email Chief Inspector Chris Hardy – [email protected].


Our ideal candidate will

  • Demonstrate leadership breadth beyond specialisms – leadership in partnerships, visibility and emotional intelligence are all critical success factors.
  • Be a collaborative leader and influencer.
  • Be proactive in nature.
  • Be able to make decisions at speed and be dynamic in delivery style.
  • Have excellent environmental scanning skills.
  • Be a natural problem solver.
  • Have a dedicated and genuine passion about health, wellbeing, diversity, equality and inclusion.
  • Demonstrate ownership of delivery – you must be able to deliver outcomes through effective leadership of others.
  • Understanding of inter-dependencies – you must demonstrate accountability across all areas and must be able to integrate and assimilate these responsibilities.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered you MUST meet all of the eligibility requirements:

  • Be able to demonstrate the competencies required of a Deputy Chief Constable.
  • Currently be a serving police officer and have passed the Senior Police National Assessment Centre, and successfully have completed the Strategic Command Course.

Deputy Chief Constable Application Process

Applications close at 11.55pm on Sunday 15th August 2021.

There is an opportunity to join us for a familiarisation day on Thursday 5th August 2021.  To book your place at this session please email Chief Inspector Chris Hardy – [email protected].

We would encourage an informal discussion with the Chief Constable before making your application.  You can arrange this via Chief Inspector Chris Hardy by calling 01772 412 218 or by email [email protected].

This role is required to operate at or be working towards Level 3 in the Competancy Values Framework (CVF).  More information about the CVF can be found here.

The process of shortlisting will take place on Monday 16th August 2021.  You will be notified of your application outcome before close of business on Monday 16th August 2021.

The Stakeholder Panel interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 17th August 2021.  The interview panel will consist of a senior member of Police Staff and representatives from the Staff Associations.

The final interview will take place on Thursday 19th August 2021.  The interview panel will consist of Chief Constable Chris Rowley, Senior Human Resources Case Manager Louise Miller, Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden, Humberside Chief Constable Lee Freeman and an independent member Sayyed Osman – Director of Adults and Prevention at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Please note that you will be required to bring your completed vetting forms to this interview.

We will endeavour to notify you of the outcome of the final interview the same day on Thursday 19th August 2021.