Officer Recruitment

Date published: 02 August 2019 12:57

SEARCH Assessment Centre - Transfer Pass Marks

South Yorkshire Police are now accepting the transfer of Police SEARCH Assessment Centre results.

If you have attended the SEARCH Assessment Centre in the last 12 months, and achieved a pass mark of over 50% we want to hear from you!

Please get in touch to find out our full eligibility criteria and the next stages.

Email us at to find out more.



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: Tuesday 31st December 2019

Click here to apply.

Sergeant and Inspector Promotions

If you have the drive, the vision and qualities to become a Sergeant or Inspector at South Yorkshire Police, we want to hear from you. The force is seeking applications from Police Constables and substantive Sergeants (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 and Inspectors from external forces can also apply for this process as a transferee.

About the role

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 5th August 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 2nd September 2019.

Candidates who are supported will proceed to Step 2.

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

Interviews will take place from 30th September 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/Ospre Part 1 and Ospre Part 2.

More information

We are offering two dates for the preparation briefing: Thursday 15th August 15:00-17:00 at Niagara Conference and Leisure Centre, Niagara Road, Sheffield, S6 1LU OR Tuesday 27th August 15:00-17:00 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 specify if Sgt or Insp) please send an email to

Application packs will be sent out via email from the 5th August 2019.

Student Officer Recruitment

We will be opening registration for student officer recruitment in November 2019 – keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for further updates.

You can also sign up here to create and receive job alerts to let you know as soon as registration opens.

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.

National Jobs & Opportunities Virtual Event Platform

If you’re looking for a police officer or police staff role, the national police jobs and opportunities online event is the place to find it.

Here, you can visit our South Yorkshire Police booth to find out about our current vacancies and opportunities. You can also view FAQ’s, guidance and other useful information.
There is also the ability to live chat with people already serving or others also seeking a role with the force.

To find out more, click here to sign up today.

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