SYP - Disclosure Unit Risk Assessor - August 2022

£23,331 - £25,809

Role:                    Disclosure Unit Risk Assessor

Department:     Performance & Governance

Location:            Rotherham

Salary:                 £23,331 - £25,809

Hours:                 37hrs per week

Contract Type: Permanent (various posts available)

Role Purpose:

We are looking for someone to join our Disclosure Unit as DBS Risk Assessor.  The role is critical to the core function of the overall Disclosure Unit and is focused and designed to support the unit in assessing the suitability of those who wish to work in regulated activity with Children and Vulnerable Adults

The post holder will work as part of a team of 15 Disclosure Risk Assessors who will act as 2nd line decision makers and provide support to the Disclosure Researchers by way of advice

In addition, you will be responsible for your professional development and working to achieve KPI’s in line with service delivery agreements while ensuring that all your work is completed to a high standard

Key Responsibilities:

  • Making risk based decisions on information sourced from police systems
  • Ensure audits are conducted on pending cases to ensure that all information sourced by the Disclosure Researchers is accurate.
  • Liaising with external agencies to source relevant information as part of your information gathering
  • Ensure compliance with the Quality Assurance Framework

Skills and experience:

  • Excellent communicator, verbal and written.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a customer centric approach.
  • Good analytical skills are also required to makes decisions as to whether a person poses a risk in employment by way of analysing information sourced from police systems and risk assessing this by way of writing rationales to account for your decision making
  • Attention to detail and comfortable managing multiple tasks

For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position, please refer to the attached role profile.


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

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Voluntary CPD Events for all staff to allow continuous development
  • Mentoring & Coaching Scheme
  • Paid Professional Subscriptions when relevant to role
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service (accessible 24/7)
  • Additional benefits for Westfield Health members
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sports and Social Club


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 5 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

The Force is currently reviewing the Appearance and Standards Policy, with particular focus to Tattoos.  All visible tattoos will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, pending consultation of the Policy review.  Until such time, please do not be discouraged from applying to the Force as any visible tattoos will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.  Any tattoo which could be deemed inappropriate, or cause offence will not be accepted.  If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.

South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values:

Please find attached information sheet on South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values. The force has a particular focus on three areas, Fairness, Integrity and Trust. Under each of these three headings there are key behaviours we expect all employees to adhere to.

Closing Date:

Thursday 25 August 2022 at 23:55

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made between the Talent Acquisition Manager and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For further information about the role, please contact Jamie Stocks on 0114 296 6744/716744.  Please do not contact this number for an application form.

Further Information:

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Diversity & Inclusion:

South Yorkshire Police welcomes applications from under-represented communities.  For further information on diversity and inclusion within South Yorkshire Police, please visit the diversity and inclusion page:

If you are from an underrepresented group and want to find out more about the support we can offer, please contact our dedicated team on

In addition, we will look to support anyone who requires Part Time/Job share working hours.

Apply for the role:

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Note to candidates:

Please note that, should you be successful at the interview stage, the relevant internal or external pre-employment checks are required.  These include vetting clearance or review, prior to being appointed to the new role and start date being agreed.

This opportunity is closed to applications.