‘An enviable opportunity to continue a force’s ‘Journey to Outstanding’ for the benefit of our communities’  

(Salary: £166,911)

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner is looking to appoint an experienced and exceptional individual with the right values, ambition and commitment to lead South Yorkshire Police in building on its recent substantial improvement in performance and delivery of services.

The successful applicant will provide ethical, inspirational, inclusive, and resilient leadership for the police service working with the Police and Crime Commissioner and senior leadership group to keep South Yorkshire safe.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to serving the public and a collaborative style of working with fellow officers, the Police and Crime Commissioner and partners to deliver excellent services for the public. Applicants must also have a track record of ethically-based decision making and substantial evidence of leading with integrity in a demanding executive role, including leading demonstrable improvements in operational performance and service provision.

There will be a ‘virtual’ familiarisation session on 23 April 2021 to provide further information on the role and the issues currently facing South Yorkshire Police. Please contact Linsey Jordan at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire Tel: 0114 2964142; or email: ljordan@southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk to make arrangements to join the session.

Further information and the Application Form can be found here:

Closing date for applications:  4pm on 7 May 2021          

Shortlisting will take place on 14 May 2021.  Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an online personality questionnaire, before 17 May 2021, followed by a validation interview on either the 17 or 18 May 2021. A virtual Assessment Centre will take place on 20 May 2021, with final interviews to be held in person on 21 May 2021. The Police and Crime Panel confirmation hearing date will take place on 11 June 2021.

It is hoped the new Chief Constable will be in post by the mid-July 2021.