Chief Constable - Isle of Man Constabulary
Police Headquarters

Job Reference: DOHA-013364

Closing Date: 28/01/2022

Salary: £146,469 per annum

Department: Department of Home Affairs

Hours Per week: 40

About the role and our team

The Chief Constable is the most senior Police officer in the Isle of Man, responsible for leading the Isle of Man Constabulary, creating a vision and setting direction and culture that builds public and organisational confidence and trust, and enables the delivery of a professional, effective and efficient policing service.

Policing in a small jurisdiction with a small police force offers a unique blend of challenge and opportunity. The Isle of Man Constabulary is expected to deal with serious and organised crime, financial and economic crime as well as ensuring clear visibility and interaction in our communities. The Constabulary maintains armed response officers, a roads policing unit and a scenes of crime unit.

We are proud to say the Isle of Man is the safest place to live and work in the British Isles. Our data shows high confidence in the Isle of Man Constabulary, with crime accounts making up about 20% of overall demand for the police in the Island, officers are also attending to an increasingly complex range of vulnerability and public protection matters.

If you are interested in leading the Isle of Man Constabulary you will play a crucial role, providing the interface between the police and the Department of Home Affairs, responding to political scrutiny where necessary and speaking on matters of policing policy and operations.  You must also build strong effective relationships, locally and with partners in the UK and in other small jurisdictions, particularly the other Crown Dependencies.

You will be accountable for the operational delivery of policing services and the effective command and leadership of the policing response to crime, and major and critical incidents.

What can this role offer me?

  • Apply your policing and leadership skills in a unique, beautiful island setting
  • Work in a role that is extremely important for the Isle of Man’s community making a difference everyday
  • Enjoy all the aspects of modern policing in a small and compact police force
  • Competitive salary and generous relocation package

About the Island and relocating

A relocation package of up to £10,000 based on receipts is available for this role.

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore.

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the National Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached Recruitment Pack, alternatively contact Gary Roberts, Chief Constable via email on or by calling 01624 631221.

You can view the current Chief Constable’s annual report here and the Isle of Man Constabulary’s Strategic Plan here.

We would like you to show the following in your CV/cover letter; considerable experience in the following:

1. Operational policing, with the main threats here being about serious and organised crime, maintaining neighbourhood policing and understanding international financial crime

2. Creating and implementing cross-cutting strategies

3. Managing a complex political interface

A provisional assessment centre in March 2022 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. You’ll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at

Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.