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Deputy Chief Executive - Resources


The Scottish Police Authority is seeking an exceptional leader to join its senior management team to further develop and embed new ways of working following a period of significant transformation. As an experienced senior leader, you will play a key role in building capability and performance within this important national public body, leading the development of a new Directorate for Resources and creating a working environment which supports effective challenge, collaboration, diversity, equality and wellbeing.

You will ensure the provision of a highly effective service to the Authority's Board and Committees, giving expert strategic advice and guidance on all matters relating to financial and non-financial resources including workforce, finance, audit and risk, and information management. You will also support the Chief Executive in their role as Accountable Officer for an annual policing budget of £1.2 billion, with a focus on securing best value for Scotland's communities. You will be an exceptional leader and communicator, with a sharp intellect and strong strategic thinking and analytical abilities, combined with experience of leading work to deliver strategic outcomes.

Self-aware and alert to the wider social, economic and political context, you will be skilled at building trusted relationships across organisational boundaries, with a focus on public assurance and continuous improvement.

This full time post is permanent and requires Management Vetting. You will work 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.


Educated to degree level or with equivalent qualifications/experience, you will have substantial transferable experience of working at a senior level in a complex, high profile environment. Where no formal qualifications exist extensive experience in senior leadership positions in complex organisations.

Membership of a relevant professional body and previous executive level experience in the Public Sector would be desirable.

Conveys a strategic, assertive and outcomes based approach with the confidence to support, engage and challenge colleagues, Authority members, and internal and external stakeholders.

A resilient and self-aware leader who recognises their impact on others, and creates an environment which supports appropriate challenge, collaboration, diversity, equality, and well-being of self and others.

Demonstrates integrity, professional ethics and discretion when handling confidential and politically sensitive information, and situations.


Both CV's and application forms are accepted for this post. For more information and full recruitment pack please click apply and you will be redirected to the SPA website. You should also submit a short personal statement (no more than 250 words) explaining why you want to work for the SPA and what you would bring to the role.

Applications will be assessed against the essential and desirable criteria in the person specification and the specified competencies.

Closing date: 16.30 on Friday 23 October 2020...... click apply for full job details

Deputy Chief Executive - Resources

Scottish Police Authority
Glasgow, UK

Published on 21 Oct 2020