SYP - South Yorkshire Police Sergeants and AFO Sergeants Promotion Process 2018

South Yorkshire Police Sergeants and AFO Sergeants Promotion Process 2018


We are looking for exceptional Constables who are seeking promotion to the rank of Sergeant to help lead our staff and deliver the best possible service to the public of South Yorkshire.  We are also looking for a small number of Constables with a current and valid authorised firearms officer accreditation for promotion to Firearms Sergeant.

The process will open on the 5th February 2018 to internal and external candidates and the Competency and Values Framework (CVF) will be used as a basis for the assessment.

The process will comprise of:

  • An application form requiring evidence in the 4 CVF value areas

  • A work sample assessment (via presentation) and interview

Full details of the process will be provided at a preparation workshop and will be included in the application pack.

The preparation workshop will be held at South Yorkshire Police Training Centre, Robert Dyson House,  Unit 5, Doncaster Road, Wath Upon Dearne, S63 7EF.  We are able to offer two dates for the workshop:  1st February 2018 1700-1900 and 9th February 2018 0900-1100.

To book a place and/or request an application pack please send an email to  Please specify which workshop you are wanting to attend.  Application packs will be sent out via email on the 5th February 2018.


Eligibility criteria

  • You must have successfully passed your probation period in your existing rank

  • You must be NPPF Step 2 Legal exam qualified (previously OSPRE part 1) (valid within the last 5 years as of the promotion board selection date) OR OSPRE Part 1 and 2 qualified (no time limit)

  • You must meet the Force Attendance Criteria and Code of Conduct Criteria

  • You must have an up-to-date signed off PDR with a minimum ‘Meets Expectations/ Satisfactory’ rating and be able to include evidence of your CPD with your application form

  • If you are subject to UPP or have a live performance improvement plan you will not be eligible

  • If you have a live misconduct sanction you will not be eligible

  • You must be willing to undertake additional duties commensurate with the rank applied for as required by force demand. This may include being part of rotas, undertaking PSU duties etc

  • You must accept that the order of promotion of successful candidates will be at the discretion of the Chief Constable

  • To be considered for a Firearms Sergeant position you must also be an authorised firearms officer with at least two years experience

  • Full details of the eligibility criteria will be included in the application pack.


South Yorkshire




40 Hours per Week

Closing Date: 

Mon 5 March 2018

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