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Director of People

Thames Valley Police
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Specialist Area
CIPD Membership
Non CIPD member

Job Details

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join Thames Valley Police in one of our most senior and influential roles, reporting directly to the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police.

As our Assistant Chief Officer - Director of People, you will drive the vision, leadership and strategic direction in the delivery of human resource management and learning & development for Thames Valley Police to enable transformational change, improvements in quality, efficiency and organisational effectiveness.  You will be a key member of the Chief Officer Group, contributing to the overall strategic leadership of the force, providing executive-level responsibility and accountability for risk-based decision-making across multi-discipline and complex business areas where there may be conflicting priorities or ambiguity.

We are looking for someone passionate about people service delivery, who can develop and implement people strategies, which build an inclusive, skilled workforce, working closely with colleagues at all levels of the organisation and developing others, ensuring that our Public, as well as internal Staff and Officers, benefit from the full range of opportunities presented by people services.

What we can offer you in return is being part of the wider policing family and all the support that comes with that throughout your career journey with us. This role offers a hybrid work style with flexible working conditions. You will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including private health care, 30 days leave per annum, plus Bank Holidays. You will also have access to a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the choice to join our excellent local government pension scheme. 

As well as the satisfaction of an exciting executive role in policing, you will make a significant contribution to the public sector, thus making a difference to the residents of Thames Valley.

To view a full list of our benefits please click here

Please submit your C.V. (maximum of 2 pages of A4) with a 2-page cover letter, outlining your suitability for the post and why you are interested in the role via the Apply button at the bottom of the advert.

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is:-

Sunday 07 April 2024 Midnight.

There will be a People Panel held for this role – details to be confirmed.

A provisional date for interviews has been set for Friday 10 May 2024 at Thames Valley Police Headquarters South in Kidlington.

For more information about this exciting opportunity to join Thames Valley Police, Assistant Chief Officer Christine Kirby – Director of People, is happy to have an informal discussion with you. Please contact Nicola Mullen to arrange a mutually convenient time.




Protecting our communities. This is our mission.

Policing is fundamentally about working with people. Ensuring we treat everyone with fairness and respect, in every interaction, both within our communities and our organisation is one of our core values.

Preventing and thoroughly investigating crime, supporting victims and bringing offenders to justice.  These commitments require us all to be courageous and do the right thing and cannot be achieved by any one person alone; it relies upon a team of over 8,500 staff, officers and volunteers, working alongside partner agencies and the public.

Policing evolves along with the challenges we face and we strive to improve every day.  New digital technologies and ways of working are transforming the way we deliver our service and to do so at the highest standard, means we require the very best talent to join our TVP family.

Policing is a unique and rewarding career.  This is your opportunity to take on a role with pride and confidence, inspiring change so we can become an excellent police force trusted by all our communities.

We are proud to be Thames Valley Police and you will be too.

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