SYP - Disclosure Assistant - September 2022

Carbrook - Force HQ, Sheffield
£20,118 - £21,837

Role:                   Disclosure Assistant

Department:     Performance & Governance

Location:            Carbrook HQ, Sheffield

Salary:                £20,118 - £21,837

Hours:                 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent


Role Purpose:

The post holder will provide administrative support to the Information Compliance Unit and handle finances as appropriate under the relevant legislation.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Log all information rights requests and manage those that require ID with a 14 days turnaround.
  • Action applications made under the ACPO ABI Memorandum of Understanding, including arranging and monitoring invoicing of the fees.
  • Deal with telephone enquiries and queries that may be directed to the Unit by means of a central facility.
  • Provide administration support to the Data Office in respect of subject access and freedom of information.
  • Receive, log, acknowledge and distribute incoming correspondence on a daily basis.
  • Undertake general filing and photocopying duties as appropriate and necessary, maintaining current and archive filing systems.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of Information Security, Data Protection and Freedom of Information issues.
  • Carry out basic system checks to support the functions of the Information Rights Team.
  • Any other duties commensurate with role


Skills and experience:

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 hybrid 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:

Monday 10 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 Magda Schulz via email  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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