Deputy Chief Constable, Ministry of Defence Police

Reference: 190534

Date Posted: 8 Mar 2022

Salary: £123,648

Position Type: Full time

Location: UK


The Ministry of Defence Police (widely known as the MDP) was formed in 1971. Its legal basis and jurisdiction is defined in the MoD Police Act 1987. The purpose of the MDP is to Protect and Reassure to Achieve our MOD requirement.

To work directly to the Chief Constable and make a valuable contribution to the Chief Officer Group. To provide oversight of all Force activities ensuring delivery and scrutiny are applied to the policing operation. To provide effective leadership of your portfolio responsibilities and contribute to the overall leadership of the Force.

This includes: • Leadership and Co-ordination of the portfolios of Force Operations Delivered through the portfolios held by the ACC’s and Head of Corporate Services • Professional Standards (Force Appropriate Authority) • Change Management • Deputising for the Chief Constable as required • Corporate and Strategic Development • Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) To develop and implement appropriate and effective strategies and policies to strengthen the function of your portfolio. To take command of policing and operational matters as and when required.


• To meet the specific statutory and legal obligations of the post. • Provide operational leadership, authorising, advising on and directing operations and organisational development as required. • As a permanent member of the Chief Officer Group, to contribute to the development, communication and implementation of strategies and decisions. • Provide leadership and management of performance within your allocated portfolio area, in accordance with agreed timelines, reviewing, monitoring, and taking appropriate action when deficiencies are identified. • Representing MDP at portfolio and management required meetings external to the Force, to ensure appropriate engagement with stakeholders. • Representing MDP nationally on NPCC business matters to ensure interests and requirements of the Force are met. • Ensure, as appropriate, that the Force are fully compliant in discharging any statutory responsibilities. • To promote and ensure the highest standards of integrity, professional conduct, and equality throughout the MDP. • Promote diversity, equality of opportunity and fair treatment in your leadership style and management approach.

Essential criteria • Will be able to provide evidence of extensive operational policing experience across a broad range of areas, including planning and commanding critical and serious incidents. • Have an understanding of relevant policies and Authorised Professional Practice especially in the area of Firearms. • Will be able to show experience of leading and managing change across a wide area of responsibility that had implications and impact on other portfolio holders. • Will be able to provide evidence of success in working with internal and external stakeholders to develop Force initiatives and partnerships. • Must be able to pass the Force fitness test on recruitment (currently min 5.4 on the bleep test) and thereafter annually. • Must undergo and pass drug and alcohol testing upon recruitment and thereafter be part of the random drug and alcohol testing programme. • Must be able to pass the annual Personal Safety Training (PST) qualification.


Must hold a full UK Driving License


Must have successfully completed the Strategic Command Course.

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