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Team SYP – leading the way in Diversity, Equality & Inclusion within policing
South Yorkshire Police is an organisation that welcomes, supports, encourages and values all staff and officers (including Special Constables, Volunteers and Cadets) from underrepresented communities.
Good policing is about contact with new ideas, and diversity in people creates diversity of thought. By increasing our own diversity, we are better able to protect and serve all our communities.
Our Force is working hard towards creating a socially diverse workforce, where everyone can be themselves, with confidence, and where everyone embraces each other’s unique individuality, backgrounds and heritage, strengths and skills. Diverse, inclusive teams solve problems better and develop a broader and more understanding Police Force.
Once you have joined South Yorkshire Police, you can access a number of staff networks and diverse mentors, there to support you during your career. From social interaction, peer support and personal development, our staff networks and mentors, run by our own staff and officers, bring people together from all our underrepresented communities. Currently our internal support networks include:
MAG - Menopause Action Group
SYP 4D - Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia & Dyspraxia
EDHR - Equality, Diversity & Human Rights
AMP - Association for Muslim Police (staff and officers)
CPA - Christian Police Association
He4She - Male officers supporting female officers to progress
SYP AA - Autism Association
MEN - Mens Engagement Network
Plus our Well-being champions, Back-up Buddy - a downloadable app to support officers, staff and their families with mental health (free 24/7 support) and Gold Positive Action group, led by Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, supported by Chief Inspector Helen Lewis as Silver and Helen Maxwell as Diversity and Inclusion Lead (recruiting)
We also have our own in-house Dyslexia Assessor Group (DAG), providing evaluations for those staff or officers who feel they may have dyslexia, ensuring role appropriate reasonable adjustments are provided and on going support is available.
Regardless of your race, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, sex, marital/partnership status, age or disability – we want to hear from you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on support offered, in particular if you are from the BAME, LGBT+ or Disabled community.
For vacancy updates plus hints and tips on application and interview, follow us on Twitter @TeamSYP https://twitter.com/TeamSyp
Below are a few videos, made by some of the staff and officers who work for us and written interviews and Blogs from external role models and internal staff and officers. Scroll down to view more: