Grade: Constable Role code: EPV0802 Status: Police Home Office code: Operational Support Limited Duties Category: AA - Full policing & shifts
Main purpose of the role:
Deliver and design Operational & Investigative Skills training courses for Police Officers and Police Staff in Essex Police, including identifying training requirements as appropriate, assessing and evaluating students and reviewing and revising course content and training material in order to equip users and the Force with the appropriate skills and understanding. This will include provision of courses to external staff which may be through income generation.
Deliver a wide range of training courses and course lessons in Operational and Investigative training, liaising with recognised authorities in specialist fields identifying core requirements, incorporating Force Policy and Legislation and preparing the necessary paperwork to ensure that all training needs are met.
Design and deliver courses and lessons for Operation training and external agencies as directed, using a wide range of equipment via practical exercises and theory sessions in order to meet the local and national training and skills requirements ensuring adherence to Force policy and legislation.
Liaise with colleagues to monitor appropriateness of course content, identifying problems and concerns, and implementing any changes to ensure best practice for future training methods. Develop and maintain close relationships with other forces, agencies and training establishments to facilitate best practice.
Participate fully as a professional member of the Operational and Investigative Skills Training Team, contributing to operations and the development of police training, to ensure that the whole Learning and Development Department meets the objectives set in both business plans and service level agreements.
Assess, evaluate and debrief course participants, both verbally and in writing, providing advice and guidance on preferred learning styles and identifying further development needs as appropriate, in order to assist students to reach their full potential adapting delivery to suit their needs and providing support.
Maintain accurate records of courses and attendees, and complete all necessary paperwork and administration associated with the delivery of courses, in order to effectively record details of all officer and staff attainments and training courses delivered within the Force. Welfare and support of learners should be considered and appropriate interventions made.
Undertake risk assessments and safety checks of facilities and equipment used for training programmes, arranging for repairs and maintenance of equipment as required, in order to ensure that all such facilities comply with Health & Safety standards.
Where directed support Divisional based learning and operational policing and officers will be expected to maintain their operational currency, personal safety training and commitment to on-call rotas. Perform essential functions in response to a role held within the Strategic Co-ordination Centre in order to ensure effective delivery of these additional high-profile Force responsibilities.
The post holder will hold up to date operational policing experience or relevant legislative experience and will possess a minimum of a Level 3 recognised trainer qualification or be prepared to undertake the Police Training Roles Learning and Development Programme (PTRLDP) to obtain a Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET). Ideally the post holder should have two to five years practical experience as well as an up to date knowledge of training delivery appropriate to the subjects covered by the unit.
The post holder must be organised and confident with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, this will be combined with the ability to debrief course attendees, both verbally and in writing, to enable them to develop to their full potential. An attention to detail and high levels of concentration are also essential.
Significant personal motivation and drive is essential in order to achieve demonstrable results if the role is to be successful and the post holder will be expected to support and contribute towards business planning processes
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.
Knowledge of Police Environment and Policy (Level 3)
Has a basic awareness of current policing issues, the environment in which Kent Police and/or Essex Police operate and developments in the way the County is policed. Possesses sufficient knowledge of the roles of the various Areas/Departments, organisation structures and police systems to operate effectively. Understands appreciates and adheres to working procedures, practices and policies relevant to the current role. Familiar with Force goals and local business plan objectives.
Management of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 3)
Has a basic understanding of the APP for Information Management (incorporating MOPI guidance) and its practical application. Recognises when there is a policing purpose to record information. Is familiar with the NPCC Retention Schedule. Takes personal responsibility to ensure information is recorded accurately and is retained for as long as it has a policing purpose and is stored in such way to allow it to be accessed by those with legitimate reason. Securely disposes of material which no longer has a policing purpose. Has successfully completed all standard relevant Information Management and Security, training package(s). Accurate use of Government Security Classification (GSC). Ensures physical and digital records are stored with appropriate security relevant to the sensitivity of the documents.
Training (Level 4)
Understands the various principles and methods of training and utilises them effectively. Creates, structures and delivers training from a basic outline or a previously identified skills gap. Ab e to tailor the training to address the needs of the group to be trained. Able to deliver a range of training courses/ packages on related subjects. Identifies and utilises available internal/external trainers, training resources and packages.