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Chief Constable Recruitment

Salary: £142,896 (more will be made available for an exceptional candidate by negotiation) plus benefits

The Lincolnshire Police & Crime Commissioner is seeking to appoint:

 A new Chief Constable who will bring a strong, long term vision and commitment to community focused policing in Lincolnshire. Already a highly effective Chief Officer with breadth and depth of executive leadership experience, the successful candidate will be able to quickly connect and establish credibility with staff, partners, stakeholders and communities across the county.

You should be decisive yet considered in decision making, value an evidence based approach and have a proven track record in leading change in a complex environment, have an ability to build and maintain strong collaborations and be able to demonstrate delivering results through the development of operational policing plans which support building trust and confidence internally and externally.

Organisational priorities include driving ongoing improvement and performance, whilst continuing to develop a culture of collective leadership, where staff feel empowered, valued and can directly contribute.

Protecting and reassuring the public, reducing crime, supporting victims, community policing and protective services whilst increasing public confidence are high on the list of operational policing priorities.

Ensuring the wellbeing and resilience of officers and staff within Lincolnshire Police should also be at the forefront of the new Chief’s mind. 

The successful candidate will be an effective and engaging communicator who is approachable, listens and is responsive to the diverse needs inside the organisation and communities throughout Lincolnshire.

 We have already done much to achieve savings and efficiencies, within and beyond the organisation but there is still much to do.  If you want the exciting challenge of leading Lincolnshire Police to the next level over the next five years and beyond, we look forward to hearing from you.

 We can offer you the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. As well as the unique blend of policing challenges, Lincolnshire has a rich mix of breath-taking scenery, history and culture, providing a quality of life second to none.

This is a re-advertisement. Previous and new applicants are welcome to apply.


Closing date for Applications: 5:00pm, Monday 9th November 2020


Application pack

Please find a number of supporting documents below to assist in your application:


All completed documentation should be received no later than 5pm on Monday 9th November 2020 


Message from the PCC

Hello, my name is Marc Jones and I’m the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire.

I’d like to start by saying a huge thank you to our current Chief Constable, Bill Skelly. He’ll be leaving us in December with 31 years of exemplary service to the public behind him. Its absolutely the case that he’s done a superb job and has set up a really exciting opportunity for next chief constable to join Lincolnshire Police.

I’m looking for somebody that’s got a long term vision, somebody that wants to be here for the long term to deliver their own strategy to keep our communities safe.

I want somebody that understands Lincolnshire and understands large rural counties –the challenges that it can bring but equally the opportunities that it can provide.

It is really important that the person who takes on this role understands how important effective partnerships are.

Lincolnshire is an amazing place to be. It’s a superb place to live, raise a family – we’ve got great schools, house prices are very reasonable and the scenery is superb. There are certainly places across this country that absolutely cannot hold a candle to Lincolnshire.

What I’m looking for is somebody that wants to be part of our community, live in our county, play a full part of it – both socially and professionally.

We’re looking for somebody that will build on the innovations that Lincolnshire Police has already delivered. Our use of technology and the way that we are using it to keep our officers safe, get them out into the community, and keep them out there for longer - to serve the public and with the right tools to do the job when they arrive.

If you’re looking to lead a dedicated team of people in a force that still has that family feel about it, somebody that’s going to deliver on our ambitions, take us from a ‘good’ grade at the moment to an ‘outstanding’ grade with HMIC, then we really do want to hear from you.

Thank you for taking the time to consider if this role is for you and if you would like to know more about it, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.


More Information

The PCC’s Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer, Malcolm Burch is happy to talk to prospective applicants about the role. Please email Malcolm in the first instance to arrange a call.