South Yorkshire Police to accept civilians into senior posts

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South Yorkshire Police chiefs are offering 'inspector' post to civilians instead of only to bobbies moving up the career ladder.

The force is advertising for two inspectors and is making the vacancies available to not only officers wanting to move up the ranks but to civilians from non-policing roles.

Ann Harhoff, a senior human resources officer at South Yorkshire Police, said the force is looking for individuals with 'strong leadership skills'.

“Individuals with strong leadership skills that can be transferred to policing, are being invited to embark on a fast-paced and highly rewarding career with South Yorkshire Police," she said.

“These two new posts will go to the strongest candidates with excellent leadership skills who want to use those skills to serve the public.”

The jobs are being advertised as part of the College of Policing’s ‘Lead Beyond’ initiative, which aims to attract people from outside policing into the service.

Ms Harhoff added: “The successful candidates will undertake a 24-month training programme, designed to deliver robust and comprehensive training that ensures they are competent, uniformed operational Inspectors who are able to make a positive impact on policing, the local community and wider society."

Those interested have until 10am on Monday, March 13 to apply.