Date published: 18 January 2021 15:59

South Yorkshire Police Sergeants NPPF Step 3 (in force selection process) – January 2021

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.

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 January 2021 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 Sunday 14th February 2021.

Candidates who are supported will proceed to Step 2.

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

Interviews will take place w/c 22.03.21, w/c 29.03.21 & w/c 05.04.21.  You will be assessed against the Competency and Values Framework (CVF).  The interviews will be a mixture of face to face with appropriate social distancing and video/phone platforms where face to face may not be possible.

Full details of the process and criteria will be included in the Manual of Guidance which will be available as part of the application pack. This process is for candidates already qualified to NPPF Step 2/Both Ospre Part 1 and Ospre Part 2.

More information

To request an application pack, please send an email to  An application pack will be sent to you via email.

South Yorkshire Police – Detective Constables & Detective Sergeants

Be the future of South Yorkshire Police.

We have exciting opportunities available for experienced detective constables & sergeants to join our investigation teams.

From the streets of Sheffield to the quiet hills of the countryside, joining South Yorkshire Police means being there for your community and its locals when and where they need it most.

Our units and teams lead the force response into a range of serious and complex investigations and we are looking for experienced detectives to join our teams in working together to keep our communities safe, identify and protect vulnerable people and prevent and respond to harm.

South Yorkshire Police 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 will receive a non-consolidated payment of £5000.

To be eligible to transfer you must:

  • Be a current serving police officer in a Home Office force (Officers from British Transport Police, Police Service Northern Ireland, Police of Scotland & Ministry of Defence are assessed on a case by case basis).
  • Have no outstanding discipline or integrity issues.
  • Have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application.
  • Must have successfully completed your probationary period with your Force prior to submitting your application.

Application Process

To apply, please complete the online application form.  Once submitted, please also email a copy of your full training record, your two most recent PDRs, photographs of any additional tattoos and a completed copy of the attached training checklist.  Please email these documents to

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to a competency based interview, based on the Competency & Values Framework for Policing (CVF).

Successful applicants will be guided through the transferee process and will be required to undergo the following checks:

  • Vetting
  • Medical Assessment & Fitness Test
  • Drugs & Bio-Metrics
  • References
  • Sickness Criteria
  • Misconduct
  • Tattoos

Your posting will be dependent on your individual preference and operational requirement.  While every effort will be made to meet your individual preference, this cannot be guaranteed.

For informal enquiries, please contact Talent Acquisition Manager, Michelle Webster at

We are an organisation that welcomes, supports and values those from underrepresented communities and those wishing to work part time. From difference comes invaluable life experiences, ideas and ways of thinking – and by encouraging individuality we are working towards serving our communities and understanding our public better.

Click here to apply and for more information, including FAQ’s and guidance notes.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 31 January 2021

South Yorkshire Police – Roads Policing Group Constables

South Yorkshire Police is rated as the most improved Force 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.

Our Roads Policing group (RPG) is looking for pro-active Officers, who have a good working knowledge of traffic legislation, the Force tasking process, and the national intelligence model.

The key areas of work include, providing force-wide road safety initiatives, participation in and leading on national road safety campaigns. RPG officers provide essential road crime function and a pursuit capability, as well as provide cover and work on the strategic road network. They also provide support and assistance to local policing. RPG officers deal with serious, life threatening and fatal collisions and work in partnership with key stakeholders.

All new RPG Constables will also carry out the Family Liaison Officer role following training.

RPG officers are required to complete and retain Tactical Pursuit and Containment authority.

To be eligible to apply you must be a current or previously trained roads policing constable.


For further information about the role, please contact: Insp. Craig Clifton on 01709 832602 / Insp. Jason Booth on 0114 2202892

Further information

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 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.

Diversity & Inclusion:

South Yorkshire Police welcome applications from under-represented communities. For further information on diversity and inclusion within South Yorkshire Police, please visit the diversity and inclusion page:

Click here to apply.

Closing date for applications is 30th June 2021

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 will receive a non-consolidated payment of £2000. (N/A if transferring on Promotion)

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 2021

Click here to apply.