Job title: Investigative Coach & Trainer Grade: SCALE 6/SO 1 Role code: EV050546 Status: Police Staff Home Office code: Organisational Support
Main purpose of the role:
Promote the case investigative doctrine across all commands and act as an experienced resource in investigative techniques, identifying and initiating developmental opportunities, which include PIP 1-2 for officers and staff, coaching and assisting as required. The post holder will act as a facilitator for all new relevant legislation, practices and procedures. \n Deliver a wide range of investigative training courses, providing relevant and current professional training in these subjects for officers and Staff within both forces, including undertaking individual coaching or tuition whilst ensuring high quality training at all times.
Assess, evaluate and debrief course participants, in the classroom and/ or workplace, both verbally and in writing, providing advice and guidance on preferred learning styles and identifying further development needs as appropriate, in order to assist trainee investigators to reach their full potential.
Create and develop courses as directed, undertaking research and project work to develop new courses from concept to implementation, including the provision of any course and student training materials, ensuring that all such courses are fit for purpose, meeting any relevant time and cost restraints.
Evaluate and revise course content and timetables, assessing student feedback and suggesting changes and improvements to courses as necessary, in order to create the best learning environment and maintain the quality of courses offered to officers and staff.
Maintain an up to date knowledge and awareness of designated key subjects, identifying current issues, issues in the media, which may need attention to address and/ or clarify points of concern, and where appropriate revise or amend courses and course materials to reflect these changes, in order to ensure that all training is current and relevant to the police service.
Maintain accurate records and written/electronic portfolios. Complete all necessary paperwork and administration associated with the individuals on-going development.
Perform essential functions in response to a role held within the Strategic Co-ordination Centre and the Casualty Bureau in order to ensure effective delivery of these additional high-profile Force responsibilities.
Recruitment Vetting required.
The post holder will have up to date investigative experience and either hold or be prepared to obtain a qualification in Award in Education and Training (AET level 3) or equivalent as well as becoming a qualified Assessor (TAQA).
The post holder must be self- disciplined and able to work with minimal supervision, organised and confident with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, this will be combined with the ability to deliver feedback, both verbally and in writing, to enable the Trainee Investigator to develop to their full potential.
The Investigative Coach must have a good understanding of the organisation, its culture and environment, and have the personal resourcefulness to find relevant information and materials which can be used to enhance learning and development.
IT literacy is necessary in order to analyse data and produce reports and course materials in a range of different formats, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
Pay Progression Scale 6
The Coach will have a basic understanding of the role/subject area and will be working towards: Complete and pass the PTRLDP initial Trainer course.
Undertake/pass the AET Trainer qualification Undertake/pass an assessors qualification (TAQA)
Progression criteria, Coaching and assessing through support and mentoring of colleagues. All Investigative Coaches will be expected to coach and assess all elements of the core Investigative doctrine as well as deliver vital training.
The Trainer will be signed off competent to achieve SO1 once they have completed and passed the recognised Police trainer qualifications (AET) and reached competent to assess independently against all levels PIP 1- 2.
PIP Level 1 PSE Course ABE
Public Protection Course
Analyse Critically (Level 1)
I recognise the need to think critically about issues. I value the use of analysis and testing in policing. I take in information quickly and accurately. I am able to separate information and decide whether it is irrelevant or relevant and its importance. I solve problems proactively by understanding the reasons behind them, using learning from evidence and my experiences to take action. I refer to procedures and precedents as necessary before making decisions. I weigh up the pros and cons of possible actions, thinking about potential risks and using this thinking to inform our decisions. I recognise gaps and inconsistencies in information and think about the potential implications. I make decisions in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (Level 1)
I work cooperatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues. I am approachable, and explain things well so that I generate a common understanding. I take the time to get to know others and their perspective in order to build rapport. I treat people with respect as individuals and address their specific needs and concerns. I am open and transparent in my relationships with others. I ensure I am clear and appropriate in my communications.
Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 1)
I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective
responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.
Emotionally Aware (Level 1)
I treat others with respect, tolerance and compassion. I acknowledge and respect a range of different perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express themselves clearly.
Innovative and Open-minded (Level 1)
I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I constantly reflect on my own way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to change and am flexible as the need arises while encouraging others to do the same. I learn from my experiences and do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.
Take Ownership (Level 1)
I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public Service (Accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.