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South Wales Police Appointment of the Deputy Chief Constable

Last Updated: 31/07/2019

South Wales Police is pleased to invite applications for the post of Deputy Chief Constable.

If successful you will be joining the busiest force in Wales and one of the best performing forces in the UK. Covering 10% of the Welsh landmass, the force is home to 42% of the population of Wales (1.3 million residents). South Wales is a diverse region, boasting urban, rural and coastal areas and featuring the two largest cities in Wales – Swansea and the capital city, Cardiff. Serving 63 of the 100 most deprived communities in Wales the force accounts for 49% of recorded crime in the principality. South Wales Police plays a key role in the South Wales economy, regularly supporting major sporting and cultural events.  

Our communities rightfully have high expectations of South Wales Police and you will be pivotal in helping the team meet such demand and standards. With the engagement of almost 3000 police officers and over 2200 police staff, the force has made great strides in delivering its vision – to be the best at understanding and responding to our communities’ needs.

After a period of significant change, we continue to work with and support our workforce through ambitious investment in technology, wellbeing and workforce development. We are therefore looking for someone who can work with a talented senior team to promote a culture of trust, innovation and high performance through our people and use of technology.

Applicants must have successfully completed the Strategic Command Course. Non United Kingdom applicants must have served in an approved overseas police force rank. Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK

The annual salary is £131,067 and a car is provided for duty use (and private use subject to private running costs and tax being met by the post holder).   The successful candidate will be expected to reside within the force area following appointment. The appointment will be in accordance with Police Regulations.

Applicants should already hold MV/SC clearance and there is a requirement to be vetted to DV level on appointment. The required employment checks will be carried out prior to appointment.

The post holder will be expected to have at least a level 2 standard to communicate in the Welsh language or achieve it within 2 years of taking up the post.


Applications should be made via our online system.  It is recommended you complete the application on one device (PC or Laptop) to avoid any compatibility issues. For assistance in this process, please call 01656 869225 or e-mail

The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 30th August 2019.

The force will be holding a familiarisation day for candidates successful at shortlisting on Thursday 12th September 2019 with interviews taking place Friday 20th September 2019.

Any candidates wishing to discuss this exciting opportunity should contact DCI Arabella Rees, Staff Officer to Matt Jukes, Chief Constable via email on or via telephone on 01656 869200.


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South Wales Police is committed to equal opportunities and would welcome applications from all eligible persons irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation or disability.

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