Volunteer Police Chaplains - Aug 22

Force Wide

 Role: Volunteer Police Chaplain

Location: Across the South Yorkshire Police force area.

We are looking for Volunteer Police Chaplains across the South Yorkshire Police area. The Chaplain’s role is a supportive and pastoral one offering support to officers and staff.  In this role you will seek to build a relationship of acceptance, friendship and trust with officers and staff and offer a source of comfort during times of difficulty or stress.  

Chaplains need to be good listeners and have confidence to go into a police station and initiate conversations with those who are working there.  We would hope that you have some skills of compassion and non-judgmental appraisal of an individual’s situation.  We offer verbal support, as well as signposting to other means of help, such as police charities, or encouraging people to seek professional help.

To enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve, we are keen to recruit people from other Faith Groups representative within South Yorkshire Police. You will need a working knowledge and experience of your Faith/Religion which will enhance the pastoral care of our diverse officers.

If you have a few hours to spare and would be interested in this valuable experience. Please contact the reverend Derek Pamment, Lead Chaplain on 07977022558, who will be happy to discuss the role in more detail and share any information you may need.

In order to apply please complete and Expression of Interest, which should be no more than 500 words explaining why you would be interested in the role and how you meet the skills and experiences outlined in the attached role profile document. This should then be submitted via email to Recruiting@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

As a volunteer within the police service, you will be subjected to a level of police vetting. This process is required to ensure that South Yorkshire Police comply with the legislation of the Vetting Code of Practice

Whilst we endeavour to complete all vetting as soon as possible this can take 6-8 weeks to complete from receipt of completed vetting forms.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

This opportunity is closed to applications.