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.
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 within 30 working days of receipt of vetting forms, unfortunately this longer.
If you have any concerns or queries regarding your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch.