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Police Scotland look to appoint two assistant chief constables

The UK?s second-biggest force is looking to add to its top team.
Published - 06/01/2022 By - Chris Smith

Police Scotland is looking for two new Assistant Chief Constables and is hoping senior officers looking to start the year with a promotion will apply.

The force’s police authority mounted a New Year social media campaign just days before the final closing date for the two roles which have a £124,504-a-year salary.

They will be helping to lead a workforce of more than 23,000 police officers and staff as well as manage a budget of more than £1.3bn a year.

The Scottish Police Authority, which is overseeing the recruitment, is running the campaign following the retirements of ACC Judi Heaton and ACC Bernard Higgins.

Skills needed are relationship building, influencing and communication, and motivating others.

“Working with colleagues, partners and stakeholders, you will make an excellent contribution to the nation’s social and economic wellbeing through the delivery of innovative, effective and efficient public services,” the advert said.

“As a role model for the values of Police Scotland you will contribute to our continuing programme of transformation and demonstrate exemplary leadership in our partnerships and through our continuing journey of change.”

The Scottish Police Authority warned that time is running out for applicants as the deadline is 9 January: “Qualified candidates have until Sunday to apply.”

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