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We are looking for police chief to stay 5 years

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: November 24, 2012

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WANTED – a chief constable for Gloucestershire's police force who is prepared to stay in the job long term.

An advert for the £130,000-a-year role is being drafted up over the next few days and is set to be made public next week.

It comes after current incumbent Mick Matthews announced he was stepping down from the role to take up a job in Cyprus early next year.

He has been in the position for less than six months.

Before that, his predecessor Tony Melville was at the helm for just two years.

Appointing a new chief constable to give the county force a degree of stability is one of the first duties of the newly appointed police and crime commissioner Martin Surl.

A spokeswoman for his office said yesterday the position would be for a five-year term.

"The advert for the role should be available by Tuesday via the Gloucestershire police website," she said.

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  • GlosYap2  |  November 24 2012, 10:34AM

    Candidate required attributes: Must be willing to be lectured on the job from someone who might know much less than you Must be able to put aside professional pride and dignity, Must be ready to put chasing votes over criminals, Must be ready to selectively police every issue that the mainstream media believes is a "hot topic" Must be ready to sell off current police assets and "save cash" by privatising police services.

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  • Walker100  |  November 24 2012, 8:50AM

    Will the contract of employment carry a pension penalty clause if the person appointed leaves within that time? No, I didn't think so. a 5 year incumbent would be nice to have (if they prove themselves competent of course) but recently I have been getting the feeling that such appointments are for the benefit of the pension enhancements of the successful applicants.

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