Date published: 17 November 2020 10:18

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 2020

Click here to apply.

South Yorkshire Police

Inspector NPPF Step 3 (in-force selection process) 


Inspector NPPF Step 3 Application Form Nov 2020

Inspector NPPF Step 3 Manual Of Guidance

Preparation Briefing Presentation

South Yorkshire Police Diversity Monitoring Form

Competency Values Framework for Policing

SYP Inspectors Pledge

SYP Plan on a page

If you have the drive, the vision and qualities to become an Inspector at South Yorkshire Police, we want to hear from you. The force is seeking applications from 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.

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 16th November 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 by 09:00 on Monday 7th December 2020

Please see the attachments for the application form and additional information

Candidates who are supported will proceed to Step 2.

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

Interviews will take place in Late January/Early February 2021.  You will be assessed against the Competency and Values Framework (CVF).

This process is for candidates already qualified to NPPF Step 2/Ospre Part 1 and Ospre Part 2. 

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 – 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.


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 31st December 2020