Job title: Operational Driver Training PS Grade: Sergeant Role code: EPV050402 Status: Police Home Office code: Operational Support Limited Duties Category: A - Likely to be suitable
Main purpose of the role:
Manage the day to day delivery of driver training, managing staff, planning duties and organising resources, providing advice and guidance to trainers and developing courses as appropriate, in order to ensure the provision of high quality training for Essex Police. Evaluate the delivery of training for the force, including the provision and establishment of standards and methodologies of well-designed products and appropriate levels of assessments and evaluation to satisfy rigorous quality standards.
Supervise and deliver a wide range of training courses, using creativity and innovation to provide modern, dynamic, relevant and current professional training for officers and staff throughout the Force, including undertaking any individual coaching or tuition that may be required, ensuring the provision of high quality training at all times.
Maintain an up to date knowledge and awareness of key specialist areas of training, identifying current issues and where appropriate revising or amending courses and course materials to reflect these changes, in order to ensure that all training provided is current and relevant.
Manage and motivate staff on a daily basis, taking responsibility for appraisal, training, capability, development, recruitment, selection, discipline and welfare, to ensure compliance with personnel policies and procedures and build a cohesive, dedicated and professional team to deliver training to the Force.
Deputise for the line manager, acting as the Police Colleges representative at corporate and external forums as required, including influencing working practices, in order to ensure the continued provision of high quality contribution from Learning and Development.
Schedule training delivery and manage duty rotas, approving annual leave and providing contingencies in case of sickness or leave and effectively manage the vehicle fleet in order to ensure an efficient continuity of service provision at all times.
Liaise with stakeholders to ensure the localised training needs of officers and staff are addressed and supported, liaising with admin staff to book venues, resources etc. in order to deliver the required training to the Force.
Supervise and quality assure training delivery of your team through personal observation and dip testing to assure adherence to force standards providing coaching, feedback, advice and guidance or implementing remedial actions as appropriate, ensuring the consistent application of policy, practice and procedures in compliance with all relevant legislation, national guidance, force policy and associated standards.
Support the Driver Standards Department in implementing the Safe Driving Policy where appropriate and applicable and support The Strategic Co-ordination Centre where required. (Essex only)
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. They will also need to attain the recognised Police Driving Instructors Course qualification from the College of Policing (COP), DSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) as required and a TAQA Assessor Award or equivalent.
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.
Analyse critically (level 2)
I ensure that the best available evidence from a wide range of sources is taken into account when making decisions. I think about different perspectives and motivations when reviewing information and how this may influence key points. I ask incisive questions to test out facts and assumptions, questioning and challenging the information provided when necessary. I understand when to balance decisive action with due consideration. I recognise patterns, themes and connections between several and diverse sources of information and the best available evidence. I identify when I need to take action on the basis of limited information and think about how to mitigate the risks in doing so. I challenge others to ensure that decisions are made in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (level 2)
I manage relationships and partnerships for the long term, sharing information and building trust to find the best solutions. I help create joined-up solutions across organisational and geographical boundaries, partner organisations and those the police serve. I understand the local partnership context, helping me to use a range of tailored steps to build support. I work with our partners to decide who is best placed to take the lead on initiatives. I try to anticipate our partners' needs and take action to address these. I do not make assumptions. I check that our partners are getting what they need from the police service. I build commitment from others (including the public) to work together to deliver agreed outcomes.
Deliver, support and inspire (level 2)
I give clear direction and expectations, helping others to understand how their work operates in the wider context. I identify barriers that inhibit performance in my teams and take steps to resolve these, enabling others to perform. I lead the public and / or colleagues, where appropriate, during incidents or through the provision of advice and support. I ensure the efficient use of resources to create the most value and the right impact within my areas. I keep track of changes in the external environment, anticipating both the short and long term potential implications for the Police Service. I motivate and inspire others to achieve their best.
Emotionally aware (level 2)
I consider the perspectives of people from a wide range of backgrounds before taking action. I adapt my style and approach according to the needs of the people I am working with, using my own behaviour to achieve the best outcome. I promote a culture that values diversity and encourages challenge. I encourage reflective practice among others and take the time to support others to understand reactions and behaviours. I take responsibility for helping to ensuring the emotional well being of those in my teams. I take the responsibility to deal with any inappropriate behaviours.
Innovative and open-minded (level 2)
I explore a number of different sources of information and use a variety of tools when faced with a problem and look for good practice that is not always from policing. I am able to spot opportunities or threats which may influence how I go about my job in the future by using knowledge of trends, new thinking about policing and changing demographics in the population. I am flexible in my approach, changing my plans to make sure that I have the best impact. I encourage others to be creative and take appropriate risks. I share my explorations and understanding of the wider internal and external environment.
Take ownership (level 2)
I proactively create a culture of ownership within my areas of work and support others to display personal responsibility. I take responsibility for making improvements to policies, processes and procedures, actively encouraging others to contribute their ideas. I am accountable for the decisions my team make and the activities within our teams. I take personal responsibility for seeing events through to a satisfactory conclusion and for correcting any problems both promptly and openly. I actively encourage and support learning within my teams and colleagues.
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.