Job title: Operational Driver Training Instructor Grade: SCALE 6/SO 1 Role code: EV050541 Status: Police Staff
Main purpose of the role:
Deliver driving instruction to Police Officers and Police Staff in Essex Police and Kent Police, including identifying training requirements as appropriate, assessing and evaluating students in order to equip the Forces with the appropriate skills and understanding to meet the optimum demand for appropriately equipped and driver trained staff.
Deliver driver training instruction and training courses including the provision of a support service for Tactical and Pursuit Containment courses in compliance with national guidelines, the deployment of HOSTYDs (Stinger) and Fast Roads as required, including during the hours of darkness in order to provide the highest quality learning and development for all ranks and grades of officers / staff to meet the needs of Essex Police and Kent Police. This will include ensuring accurate records are maintained and all necessary course administration work is carried out in a timely and efficient manner.
Evaluate individual performance, providing feedback, advice, guidance and identify further development needs as appropriate for the student ensuring that officers and staff are fully equipped with the necessary skills to perform their role to the required standard. This includes preparing student assessment reports as required.
Prepare and update all associated training material e.g. lesson plans, training manuals, hand-outs, e-learning packages, to ensure that all such materials are up to date and fully compliant with any relevant legislation.
Undertake skid pan training where required using specialist equipment to develop vehicle handling skills in all weathers and ensure vehicle correction techniques are learnt, completing safety checks on equipment prior to skidding sessions and address any issues that compromise officer safety.
Monitor all aspects of Health and Safety within the workplace in accordance with legislation and organisational policy, and take the appropriate measures to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of self, staff and others.
Maintain all driver training vehicles ensuring that they are kept in an excellent condition, setting an example to students as to how they are expected to maintain vehicles in their care. This will include ensuring the vehicles comply with driving safety standards and with construction and use regulations.
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.
Participate fully as a professional member of the Driver Training Team, to ensure that the whole Learning and Development Department meets the objectives set in both business plans and service level agreements.
Maintain an up to date knowledge and awareness of designated key subjects and taking on personal responsibility for continued professional development.
Recruitment vetting req.
The post holder 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.
Essex Scale Progression criteria:
The Trainer will have a basic understanding of the role/subject area and will be working towards:
Completing and passing the PTRLDP initial Trainer course attaining a level 3 qualification of an Award in Education and Training (AET)
An assessors qualification as required for role, TAQA Assessor Award or equivalent, DSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) as required, and a College of Policing (COP) Police Driving Instructors Course.
The Trainer will at the conclusion of the Police Driving Instructors Course be required to pass assessments at a level enabling them to deliver Advanced Level Training to students. Having successfully completed the Instructors Course the Trainer will achieve competence at each level, Standard/Response/Initial Phase Pursuit and Advanced, where the trainer will be signed off as competent at each stage by an Advanced Instructor.
The Trainer will be signed off competent to achieve SO1 once they have completed and passed the recognised Police trainer qualifications (AET) or equivalent and reached competent to deliver independently against specific core programmes evidenced through the PDR.
Signed off as competent to deliver Advanced level Driver Training and progressing to deliver high end training. Specifically Tactical Pursuit and Containment (TPAC) and VIP together with additional courses as required.
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.
Driving (Level 7)
Has passed the potential driving instructors course and is authorised to train and instruct others to drive to all the above levels (with the possible exception of TPAC training) in various types of vehicle. Has attained a recognised external teaching qualification.
Health and Safety (Level 5)
Has received training which enables the effective completion of risk assessments and Health and Safety inspections of premises. Identifies defects or hazards and takes action to resolve any apparent health and safety issues within an area or department. Fully accepts responsibility for the safety of members of staff, as well as visitors and contractors. Monitors the application of health and safety related procedures for the area or department. Possession of a certificate level qualification in Health and Safety is desirable.
Incident / Scene Management and Control (Level 4)
Maintains an overview of the incident. Sets up appropriate and effective cordons. Following assessment of the situation gives estimates for additional personnel requirements and specialist teams. Uses knowledge and assessment of staff capabilities to effectively deploy attending personnel and maintains awareness of the location of all deployed resources. Aware of the need to balance the gathering of evidence with the need to resolve the incident. Aware of Area contingency plans and able to initiate further action.
Interviewing - General (Level 3)
Demonstrates the ability to conduct effective routine interviews for a variety of purposes. Prepares and plans carefully and is clear about the purpose of the interview. Asks relevant questions and is able to obtain the required information. Regularly reviews personal interview performance. Adapts style to suit the needs of the interview.
Knowledge of Police Environment and Policy (Level 4)
Displays a general appreciation of changes affecting the police service. Understands the inter-relationships between the roles of the various Operational and Support activities, and how organisation structures and police systems work. Possesses a detailed understanding of working procedures, practices and policies relevant to the current role and the roles of subordinates and ensures that these are followed at all times. Is clear about Force goals and effectively contributes to 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.
Office Technology (Level 3)
Able to utilise relevant Force standard office software products such as word- processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and desktop publishing packages to a standard that matches the requirements of the current role in terms of quality and speed. Can operate other items of essential office technology such as photocopiers, facsimile machines, answerphones, shredders, in order to effectively undertake the requirements of the current role. Aware of the implications of Data Protection and acts appropriately in this respect.
Risk Management (Level 5)
Able to anticipate, accurately define and establish the relative level of risk likely to affect their specialist function, in terms of likelihood and impact, together with how the challenges facing the wider organisation might affect their role within the force. Assesses the risks of national initiatives providing feedback at the relevant level. Has an understanding of pathways to alert all appropriate senior managers to flawed or ineffective control strategies and provide continuity/recovery options. Has an appreciation that seizing opportunities also generates risks.
Training (Level 5)
Able to adapt the style and content of the training during the course, tailoring the course to the needs of the participating individuals. Delivers a wide range of training packages, on a variety of subjects, and assists with the creation of various distance and flexible learning packages. Tailors courses to meet the current needs of the Force. Produces training plans for approval to rectify skills gaps.