Driver Trainer

Location: Lincoln |
Salary: £27,050.40 per annum based on full time 40 hours per week |
Posted: 7 May 2021 |
Closes: 23 May 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: G21/46

Job Introduction:

In 2012 G4S and Lincolnshire Police formed a Strategic Partnership and we are now currently looking for an individual who is interested in joining us as a Driver Trainer.

This is a full time position for 40 hours per week. The salary for the role is £27,050.40 per annum plus a retainer of up to £7,500 per annum subject to experience and qualifications. The post is based at Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Nettleham. The benefits of working from this location include; free car parking and 24 hours use of a free gym.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and delivering quality driver training to new and existing clients, ensuring that all the relevant learning outcomes are achieved. They will also be responsible for maintaining exceptional levels of service delivery to all customers and act in accordance with organisational values, and to maintain occupational competence and comply with national legislation and codes of practice within the remit of driver training.

Please note that that role requires Recruitment Vetting, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 3 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application.

Please be aware the contract between G4S Policing Services and Lincolnshire Police ceases on 31 March 2022. Where there is a requirement for services to continue beyond this date, roles may be TUPE transferred to the new employer responsible for delivering the services from 1 April 2022 onwards, but at this stage we are working through with Lincolnshire Police what the new provision of services will look like and we would then discuss any impacts with staff once we have this information.

Role Responsibility:

  1. To deliver driver training and practical assessments of training in accordance with national, organisational or Force policies relating to the training of police officers in all aspects of driver training.
  2. To have a comprehensive working knowledge of the National Decision Making Model and be able to train and perform dynamic risk assessments in the delivery of training police officers to drive under Blue Light conditions.
  3. To review, design and develop driver training and development products, based on Force needs and any local, regional and/or national guidelines as appropriate.
  4. Ensure that leaners have the required skills to successfully, safely and effectively perform the driving duties of their roles through effective assessment of participants during the training process – confirming their achievement of agreed learning and performance outcomes.
  5. In line with your own accreditations/driving authorities, to make decisions regarding an individual’s ability to hold Basic, Standard, Advanced or specialist  driving authority for specific vehicle types, and to provide written/oral evidence to substantiate such decisions.
  6. To ensure by use of appropriate teaching methods that individuals have a sound knowledge of ‘Roadcraft’ and the ‘Highway Code’.
  7. Demonstrate resilience and sensitivity in dealing with difficult conversations, such as pass/fail decisions and welfare matters.
  8. To have sole responsibility for the supervision of course participants and others, ensuring compliance with relevant and up to date Risk Assessments, Health & Safety requirements and meeting welfare needs through the provision of specialist advice, guidance and assistance relevant to Driver Training.
  9. Act in accordance with security, safety and operational instructions at all times to ensure the maintenance of service delivery.
  10. To monitor the condition / cleanliness of vehicles and equipment used by the Driving School and report upon, or take action to ensure rectification of any defective equipment, that vehicles are clean, vehicles are roadworthy and appropriate for the chosen task.
  11. Achieve and maintain the organisation’s quality audit and performance standards.
  12. Work collaboratively with colleagues internally and externally to maintain high levels of service delivery to all customers and delegates.
  13. Support the development of new ways of delivering training to maximise performance and ensure the business demonstrates a continuous learning culture.
  14. Champion Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by keeping up to date with developments in training by maintaining Approved Driving Instructor status, undertaking and successfully completing Police Driving Instructors courses, reading relevant journals, and attending other relevant development courses.
  15. Undertake such other duties commensurate with the post as may be required for the safe and effective performance of the job.

The Ideal Candidate:

Key Competencies

  • Understand the organisations goals and objectives
  • Supporting and working with others
  • Delivering objectives
  • Dealing with complexity
  • Acting professionally
  • Sharing and co-operating

Essential Skills & Knowledge 

  • To hold a valid full category B driving licence
  • Attainment of ADI certification.
  • Assessors qualification (A1, TAQA or equivalent)
  • A level 3 teaching qualifications (AET, PTTLS etc.)
  • Hold a National Police Driver Trainer Qualification or ability to attain the qualification within the College of Policing RP&PDLP framework*

*NB – A Driver Trainer qualification and ADI certification is a requirement of continuation in this role.  Achievement of this qualification, and assessment to be able to as a minimum provide Standard car courses independently, is a requirement of confirmation in the role after the probationary period.

  • Have competence as an Emergency Services driver within the last 5 years
  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability to engage individuals in a positive and re-assuring manner.
  • Well-developed skills to produce presentations, facilitate learning and explain complex issues to a range of audiences with various levels of understanding
  • Demonstrates the resilience, drive and commitment to achieve results, even in difficult situations
  • Demonstrates a pro-active and positive attitude and the ability to encompass and accept change
  • Have a proven track record of motivating themselves and others, with effective time management
  • Ability to manage workload with conflicting priorities bringing solutions to achieve successful outcomes
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office

Desirable Skills & Knowledge

  • Hold a valid full category  C or D driving licence
  • Background in police response driving
  • Understanding of police legislative and recommended standards including APP
  • Level 4 Teachers Qualification (CET, CTTLS or equivalent)
  • Have had significant experience utilising a  Police Advanced driving authority on a regular basis
  • Hold a valid full category A driving licence
  • Have had significant experience as an operational Police motorcyclist at Advanced level

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