Date published: 21 May 2020 09:24

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

Click here to apply.

South Yorkshire Police - NPPF Step 3 (In Force selection process) – May 2020

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 13th May 2020 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 23:59 2nd June 2020.

Candidates who are supported will proceed to Step 2.

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

Interviews will take place from w/c 6th July 2020.  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.

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

Click here to apply.