Officer Recruitment

Date published: 05 April 2019 07:57

Student Officer Recruitment - Now Closed

We are not currently recruiting for Student Officers.



Join a forward thinking, modern Police Force with the ambition to be the best Force in the Country.  With an inspiring leadership team, we can provide a wide range of career development opportunities.

We have opportunities for Constables in a number of roles including Detectives, Safeguarding, Neighbourhood Policing and Response.

Detective Constables must be PIP 2 accredited with experience in public protection, proactive crime and reactive crime.

Closing Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019

Click here to apply.

South Yorkshire Police Sergeant NPPF Step 3 (In force selection process) March 2019

If you have the drive, the vision and qualities to become a Sergeant at South Yorkshire Police, we want to hear from you. The force is seeking applications from Police Constables (Detective or Uniform) to assist in our quest to be the best and ensure the force continues to improve, delivering the highest quality service for members of the public.  The process will be extremely competitive with only the very best candidates being successful.

Substantive Sergeants from external forces can also apply for this process as a transferee.

About the role:

As a Sergeant, you will play an intrinsic part in ensuring the public receives the very best service from us, by working proactively and collaboratively with colleagues. The key aims of South Yorkshire Police should always be at the forefront of everything you do. 

We are looking for leaders who will:

  • Motivate and inspire staff, engaging with them and implementing change effectively
  • Have operational credibility
  • Be able to drive, improve and deliver performance outcomes
  • Be truly committed and passionate about the service provided to the public of South Yorkshire

The process will open on the 18th March 2019 and will consist of the following:

Step 1: Application

You will be required to submit an application form confirming you meet the criteria along with a copy of your last completed (signed off PDR) and a copy of your current live PDR.

Completed applications should be emailed to by 09:00 12th April 2019.

Candidates who are supported will proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Work Sample Test (via presentation) & Interview 

Interviews will take place 16th May – 6th June 2019.  You will be assessed against the Competency and Values Framework (CVF).

Full details of the process and criteria will be provided at a preparation briefing and will also be included in the Manual of Guidance which will be sent out with the application pack.  This process is for candidates already qualified to NPPF Step 2/Both Ospre Part 1 and Part 2.  Candidates who have recently applied for/or undertaken the NPPF Step 2 legal exam (whether previously qualified or not) will not be eligible to apply for this process.

More information

We are offering two dates for the preparation briefing: Tuesday 26th March 9:00-11:00 at Niagara Conference and Leisure Centre, Niagara Road, Sheffield, S6 1LU OR Monday 1st April 16:00-18:00 at South Yorkshire Police Training Centre, Robert Dyson House,  Unit 5, Doncaster Road, Wath Upon Dearne, S63 7EF.

To book a place on one of the briefings (please specify which date) and/or request an application pack please send an email to  Application packs will be sent out via email from the 18th March 2019.

Chief Superintendent Promotion Process/Transferee

The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police is looking for an outstanding leader with the drive, vision and qualities to undertake the role of Rotherham District Commander.  There may also be an opportunity to appoint a second Chief Superintendent, but this will be subject to candidate performance during the assessment process and our ongoing resourcing profile.

The process is also open to current substantive Chief Superintendents looking to transfer to South Yorkshire Police.

About the role

As a Chief Superintendent, you will form part of our wider senior leadership team, working collectively with colleagues to deliver excellent policing services. You will play a critical lead role in operational policing for major or critical events or incidents.

The successful candidate will hold the highest levels of operational credibility and will:

  • Be an inspirational leader with the ability to engage staff and implement change effectively.
  • Be operationally credible with experience of leading a range of policing services.
  • Have the ability to connect with officers, staff and key stakeholders at all levels to effectively deliver excellent and high quality policing to the public of South Yorkshire.
  • Demonstrate substantial evidence of their ability to drive, improve and deliver performance outcomes.
  • Be truly committed and passionate about the service provided to the public of South Yorkshire.

Application process

The application process will open on Monday February 18th 2019.

The process consists of two steps.

Step 1: Completion of application form requiring evidence in all 6 of the competencies (Level 3) from the Competency and Values Framework (CVF).  Candidates are also required to submit a copy of their current live PDR and previous completed/signed off PDR.

The closing date for applications is 09:00 Monday 18th March 2019.

Step 2: Work Sample Presentation and Interview.  You will be assessed against the Competency and Values Framework (CVF) Level 3.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 16th April 2019.

More information and Application Pack

 Full details of the process and criteria will be provided at a preparation workshop and also be included in the Manual of Guidance which will be included in the application pack.

The preparation briefing will take place on Friday 1st March 2019 13:30- 15:30 at SYP Headquarters, Carbrook House, 5 Carbrook Hall Road, Sheffield, S9 2EH (S9 2EG satnav).

If you wish to book a place on the preparation briefing and/or request an application pack, please send an email to

Application packs will be sent out via email from Monday 18th February 2019.

Police Now

We are not currently recruiting for Police Now.

For more information on the programme, click here.

Direct Entry Inspector

Direct Entry is closed for applications.

Special Constables

We are currently recruiting for Special Constables.

Click here to find out more.

Please view all the pages of our website in relation to the role of Special Constable before submitting your application.

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