We are looking for police chief to stay 5 years
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.
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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.