Date published: 26 September 2023 13:13

South Yorkshire Police – Police Constables & Police Sergeants

We are looking for experienced police constables & police sergeants to join our teams across the Force.

Why join us?

We are one of the top performing forces in the country and have ambitions to drive future policing to a higher standard.

We have recently been assessed by HMICFRS as ‘outstanding’ in a number of key areas including protecting vulnerable people, preventing crime and good use of resources.  We’re really proud of this achievement as we know it is our people who deliver the excellence, we have been able to demonstrate, we are an ambitious force and have plans and the drive to improve further.

South Yorkshire Police is a busy full spectrum police force which has everything to offer that you would find in some of the largest forces in the country, at our heart is a preventative problem-solving approach with a focus on dealing with what matters most to our communities and with what causes them the greatest harm.

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.

For further information, and to apply, please click here

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South Yorkshire Police – Public Order Trainer (PC)

Applications are sought from substantive Police Constables who are currently Level 2 PSU trained for the role of Public Order Trainer.


The role holder will act as a public order trainer responsible for the development, design and delivery of all aspects of public order training for the force.  This will include Level 2 and 3 PSU, Method of Entry, CBRN, PRT and PLT in accordance with legislation, national standards and force policy.  This may also include delivering on Command Training courses.

The role holder will successfully complete (or have already completed) the National Public Order Coaching Course and the Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification.

The role holder will attain a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.

The role holder will attain the assessor qualification in order to oversee assessment processes.

The role holder may be required to attend a Command Training course.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead by example and behave in line with the Police Code of Ethics ensuring that the force values and behavioural expectations are clearly understood and considered by managers, officers and staff in their decision making and actions, reinforcing and influencing them through all interactions and processes.
  • To research, design and plan a wide spectrum of basic to complex trained operational tactics for Police Officers in order to comply with national standards, health and safety requirements and force policy.
  • To instruct, develop and assess Trainers and Police Officers in the application of these operational tactics to fulfil and comply with organisational, regional and nationally mandated requirements.
  • To ensure that all reports and documents relating to training delivery are stored securely by the most appropriate means in order to comply with the code of ethics and the purpose and values of South Yorkshire Police.
  • To assist in planning policing operations, participate in policing operations and public order duties and provide tactical advice.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, storage, and security of specialist equipment used in the delivery of basic to complex operational tactics.
  • Be responsible for the Testing of specialist respiratory equipment used by operational Police Officers. This is to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements.
  • Conduct health and safety risk assessments commensurate with their portfolio.
  • To perform other duties as require and where trained.

Application Process:

For further information, and to apply, please click here

Please see attachments for FAQ’s & Guidance Notes

Closing date for application: 2nd October 2023

South Yorkshire Police – Armed Response Vehicle PC

Armed Response Vehicle Officers

Applications are sought from existing Armed Response Vehicle Officers (Police Constables)

Are you a current ARV Officer serving in a Home Office Force?

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and hard-working individuals to be part of our ARV teams.  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.

The team work 4 x 12 hr shifts consisting of 2 days (7am x 7pm) and 2 nights (7pm x7am) followed by 4 rest days, this is a 10-week pattern with a 2-week training block incorporated into the shift pattern.

Applicants need to be:

  • Sound decision makers, especially when under pressure
  • Able to negotiate in challenging situations
  • Effective at diffusing situations
  • Good listeners
  • Able communicators

Role expectations:

  • To perform the function of Armed Response Vehicle Officer in support of spontaneous and pre-planned firearms incidents.
  • To provide appropriate support to districts to enable them to achieve both force and local priorities. To maintain operational currency and competency and to adhere to Authorised Professional Practice.
  • The role of an armed response officer both locally and nationally continues to evolve in order to effectively tackle both serious and organised crime and terrorism.

Recruitment expectations:

  • Experience of completing self-generated work and initiatives.
  • Ability to pass ARV fitness test and OHU medical.
  • Achieve and maintain fitness level required to pass the firearms fitness test as required.
  • Be prepared to work full 24/7 shifts and flexible hours at short notice according to the demands of the role.
  • To be an CBRN ARV Responder and the requirement to be clean shaven as per CBRN requirement.

To be eligible to transfer you must:

  • Be an existing Armed Response Vehicle Officer in a Home Office Force.
  • 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:

For further information, and to apply please click HERE