Date published: 01 July 2020 13:54

South Yorkshire Police - Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors (including Detectives)

Are you looking for a change of scenery and a new challenge?

South Yorkshire Police has exciting opportunities for constables, sergeants & inspectors in a number of roles including detectives, safeguarding, firearms, neighbourhood policing and response.

Repeatedly assessed as the most improved force in the country since 2016, SYP is continuing its trajectory and has ambitious plans for the future. To support our resurgence, and provide the public with the service they desire, we need to attract the very best candidates to support our existing officers and staff.

As a full-spectrum force, SYP offers a broader range of roles and fulfilment than might be available in other forces. The geography of South Yorkshire is also incredibly diverse, covering the city of Sheffield and neighbouring towns of Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley. In a few short miles, you can go from rugged and breath-taking countryside to vibrant urban areas, offering some of the UK’s best shopping, family attractions and nightlife.

SYP offer relocation and removal expenses up to a maximum of £8000, to transferring officers currently living outside of the force area and at least 50 miles from their permanent place of work. In addition, successful transferees and re-joiners will receive a non-consolidated payment of £2000.

Further information:

South Yorkshire Police welcomes applications from transferee officers who are currently serving with a Home Office police force and re-joiners who have previously served with a Home Office police force.

You can be the difference.  Reflecting all of our communities is important to South Yorkshire Police, which is why we are looking for talented individuals to reflect the communities we serve.

If you would like to take the challenge and have what it takes to make a real difference to peoples’ lives, we want to hear from you.

Detective Constables, Sergeants and Inspectors must be PIP 2 accredited with relevant experience in the investigation of serious and complex crime.

Closing Date: Thursday 31st December 2020

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Salary: From £68,460 - £80,859

South Yorkshire Police


Application Form

Application Pack

Diversity Monitoring Form

The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police is seeking applications from substantive Chief Inspectors, who have the drive and ambition to join the Force as a Superintendent.

We are looking for passionate leaders with the ability to drive high performance in one of the country’s top performing Forces, to help achieve our ambitious plans for the future.

The process is also open to current substantive Superintendents looking to transfer from other forces.

About the role

As a Superintendent, you will lead a large area of command, within the Force, and across collaborations, strategic alliances and partnerships, carrying responsibility for all activities across the South Yorkshire area. You will play a critical lead role in operational policing for major or critical events or incidents to ensure public safety and strengthen public confidence.

Our successful candidates will hold the highest level of credibility and will:

  • Have an inspirational leadership style and approach aligned to the values of the force
  • Be skilled in engaging a diverse range of stakeholders, partners and officers to enable collective collaboration
  • Have ability to make effective operational and business decisions and improve and deliver outcomes at a strategic level
  • Be passionate about providing the best possible service to the communities of South Yorkshire

Application process

To apply for this role, you will need to submit the accompanying application form, containing relevant personal details and evidence relating to two values, along with your current, and previously signed off, PDR.

Further guidance relating to the completion of the application can be found in the attached application pack.

Closing dates for applications

Application packs must be returned by Monday 13th July 2020, via email,

More information

South Yorkshire Police offer relocation/removal expenses of up to a maximum of £8,000 to transferring officers who live outside the force area and at least 50 miles from their permanent place of work.

South Yorkshire is a culturally diverse area and to ensure that our service is fully representative of the communities we serve we welcome applications from all under-represented groups and individuals wishing to work part time.  

South Yorkshire Police - Armed Response Vehicle Officer - Sheffield Based

About The Role.....

Armed Response Vehicle Officer - Sheffield based

We are looking for both Constable and Substantively Qualified ARVO Sergeants

Are you a current ARV Officer serving within the MAStS environment (or have served) in a Home Office force?

Do you wish you had more opportunity to put your firearms training into practice?

Are you motivated and looking for a new challenge?

South Yorkshire Police is rated as the most improved Forces in the Country for the third year running, currently rated as 4th out of 43. Our trajectory is entirely positive and we have ambitions plans for the future so if you want to be a part of our journey, we are looking to strengthen our great team through the recruitment of key specialist resources.

South Yorkshire Police Firearms Support Group (FSG) undertook almost 700 armed deployments in 2019, providing initial response and pre-planned support to incidents and investigations across the Force.

We are a specialised firearms unit and do not undertake a 'dual-role' function. In addition to ARV vacancies, to support our armed deployments and engage with Force priorities, predominantly around disruption of armed criminality, we are currently in the process of creating a dedicated full time MAStS team with a number of immediate vacancies.

You will be joining a fair and inclusive team, based near Sheffield where we serve around 1 million people across the County in one of the UK's most diverse and challenging policing environments.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and hard-working individuals to join us with an opportunity to be part of our ARV teams and/or to be instrumental in establishing the MAStS team from its inception. In return, we can offer you the opportunity to use and develop the skills you have acquired within a demanding armed policing environment and to retain such skills through supported continuous personal development.

SYP offer relocation and removal expenses up to a maximum of £8000, to transferring officers currently living outside of the force area and at least 50 miles from their permanent place of work. Successful transferees and re-joiners will also receive an additional, non-consolidated payment of £2000.

In addition, we offer workplace support including a positive health & wellbeing policy, reward leave along with a compassionate application of dependants leave.  We particularly welcome applications from Female and BAME officers as they are currently under represented in the department.

To gather further information about the team and the application process please contact Chief Inspector Lee Dowswell on either 0114 2202902 or 07919 299145

To Apply, Applicants Must Be:

-  Substantive in the rank of Constable Serving (or have served) with a Home Office Force.

- Be a current Authorised Firearms Officer, trained to the National ARV Role Profile (MAStS trained applicants Standard MAStS in-line with the National Police Firearms Training Curriculum)

- Be able to pass and maintain the Fitness Test to level 9-4

- Be able to evidence operational competence at interview.

- Be able to pass the necessary vetting and occupational health checks.

- Have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues

- A final offer would be subject to the approval of applicants training records (and their transfer) by the CFI

Closing Date: Friday 31st July 2020

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