Chief Executive

Closing date: 01/04/2021
Job start date: Not specified
Salary: £90,000
Employment type: Permanent - Full Time
Hours per week: 36.5
Working Days: 5
Location: Mather Avenue Training Centre, Liverpool, L18 9TG


This is an exciting time for policing and community safety in Merseyside. Emily Spurrell was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) last May and the first female Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, Serena Kennedy, started in post just a month before.

The PCC is now looking for a permanent Chief Executive to be a key member of the team delivering change for our region.

Working to the PCC, this is a great opportunity to lead her office as it delivers her Police and Crime Plan for Merseyside, and bring her vision, strategies, and priorities to life for the benefit of local people.

You will help to maximise the work of her small, committed team in making a positive difference for communities across Merseyside, increasing the profile and visibility of the office while engaging effectively with residents, key partners and stakeholders.

An experienced, strategic thinker, you will be able to develop effective and dynamic working relationships both within the police service and externally with local and central government and the third sector. Applications from those with backgrounds in the commercial, not-for-profit or any other relevant area are also welcomed.

Proven advocacy skills, a solid understanding of politics and an ability to navigate through this complex and ever-changing landscape is vital.

With a track record of delivering success at a senior level, you will bring excellent communication skills, a solid understanding of HR and commissioning and experience of working effectively within a legislative or compliance framework to the Office of the PCC.

If you are passionate about making Merseyside an even safer place to live, work or visit, we want to hear from you.

Come and join our dedicated team working to give a voice to local communities on some of the issues that matter most.

How to apply

Please find below a detailed application pack which includes the job description, a person specification,  and more information about the selection process:

Applicants should complete the following documents:

These document should be emailed to: [email protected]

The closing date for completed applications is 01.04.2022.

Applicants should note that interviews and presentations are scheduled to take place on 21.04.2022.

The successful applicant will be subject to vetting checks, confirmation of appointment will be dependent upon successful vetting completion. The applicant will be required to attend a Police and Crime Panel confirmation hearing prior to formal appointment.

This is a politically restricted post; the post holder can therefore have no expectation of an active political role either inside or out of work. The applicant will be required to confirm their understanding and compliance with these restrictions upon appointment.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to Equal Opportunities and firmly believes in always promoting best practice. The PCC is keen to attract a diverse field of candidates representing different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.