Message from the Chief Constable

Dear Candidate,

We have an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of shaping Cleveland Police for the future as our Chief Finance Officer (CFO). The role of CFO is critical in providing informed and trusted advice on financial and governance matters, but also to offer insight into new and innovative ways to help deliver an efficient and effective service to our communities.

As part of the Chief Officer Team, you will be responsible for the performance of the Force, delivering outcomes in a manner that reflects a modern culture of performance delivery, where numbers are indicators and the real focus is on quality of service.

You will be a dynamic, self-aware leader who can bring diversity of thought and an analytical approach to the operational and leadership challenges we face.

I am determined to grow Cleveland Police in a way that sees greater value on leadership, empowerment, and autonomy. I am looking for leaders who create leaders! Cleveland Police is a rapidly changing Force, and I am looking for someone who will enjoy the unique challenges which offer something different from the norm. Our values of public service, transparency, impartiality, and integrity are important to our ongoing service delivery and wider behaviours of our workforce. Within Cleveland Police:

  • We are focused on delivering excellent local policing to diverse, but geographically compact communities;
  • Our collaboration opportunities are broad and include exciting work with other public sector partners;
  • We have strong and established collaborative partnerships with local forces, the private and third sector, which provides opportunities for personal and organisational development.

I am passionate about policing here in Cleveland. I want our Chief Finance Officer to demonstrate the same level of passion in delivering the best possible policing to the communities we serve. I am seeking someone who will operate with integrity, passion and commitment and truly bring the Code of Ethics to life.

If you want to work with us to deliver the best policing to the communities served by Cleveland Police, through a genuinely committed and motivated workforce, please put yourself forward for this challenging and rewarding role.

Richard Lewis

Chief Constable, Cleveland Police

Richard Lewis in police uniform