SYP - Enquiry Desk Assistant

£18, 486 - £20, 115

Role: Enquiry Desk Assistant

Department: Rotherham

Location: Rotherham - Main Street Police Station

Salary: Band B - £18, 486 - £20, 115 (Pro-Rota)

Hours: 16 Hour per Week

Contract Type: Permanent


Role Purpose:

Dealing with enquires from members of the Public who come into the Police Station or contact the Station and completing all required administration duties. The role also attracts a 12.5% shift allowance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receiving and dealing with enquiries from members of the public
  • Accept and record items of property and cash handed in by members of the public
  • Maintain enquiry desk records
  • Responsibility for security of access through the public reception area
  • Receiving persons reporting on bail
  • Receiving monies paid in at the Police Station
  • Reporting persons for minor offences and completed documentation
  • Taking initial reports of crimes and road traffic accidents
  • Operation of public address system
  • Operating a Loop system
  • Carry out clerical and administrative duties
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post

Skills and experience:

  • Experience of dealing with face-to-face enquiries from members of the public.
  • Experience of using computer packages including MS Word, Excel.
  • Previous clerical experience.
  • Able to work shifts and weekends.
  • Ability to travel and work at different sites.
  • Able to work overtime and bank holidays as and when require.


We offer generous entitlements and supportive polices to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service ( accessible 24/7)


Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity. A minimum checkable history of 3 years has been identified for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

All tattoos and piercings must be in line with South Yorkshire Police’s Appearance and Standards policy. Tattoos visible on your face, neck, hands or head are not permitted. Any tattoos which could be deemed inappropriate or cause offence will also not be accepted. If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.

Closing Date:

Thursday, 27th June 2019

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made with the HR Manager, Recruitment and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For further information about the role, please contact Elizabeth Blackburn on 01709 832 146. Please do not contact this number for an application form.

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