SYP - Property Clerk - September 2022

£20,118 - £21,837

Role: Property Clerk

Department: Barnsley

Location:  Churchfields, Barnsley

Salary: £20,118 - £21,837

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Role Purpose:

The post holder will handle all aspects of property coming into police possession appropriately, complying with legislation and force policy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • May be required to work after normal hours/weekends on overtime.
  • Be prepared to travel to any location within the District.
  • Must be able to lift heavy items.
  • Post holder will be required to wear a uniform
  • Receive property from interim stores situated throughout the District and transport to Central Property Store (including drugs, firearms and cash).
  • Record and maintain property other than found in a central register/computer database.
  • Label property for easy identification.
  • Maintain property stores using logical system for easy access. (Main store and interim stores).
  • Maintain the chasing system for disposal of property.
  • Make all necessary arrangements for disposal of property including auctions.
  • Deal with members of the public with property enquiries.
  • Deal with solicitors’ letters regarding property enquiries.
  • Maintain Force drugs database
  • Drive Property Van when required
  • Work from wider SYP Property stores if required.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the position of the Property Store Clerk.

Skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in an administrative role.
  • Experience of dealing with members of the public face to face and over the telephone.
  • Computer literate with experience of data input and retrieval using Microsoft applications.
  • Current clean driving licence.
  • Due to the nature of the role, must provide biometric sample (DNA) as required to ensure ongoing inclusion on the relevant elimination databases for policing purposes.

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 3 years / 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:

Wednesday 5 October 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 Gillian Blake on 01226 736334.  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.

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.

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