Driver Trainer | Suffolk Constabulary

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Driver Trainer

PHQ, Martlesham
Full Time (37 Hours) - Permanent
£28,725 - £32,673 per annum
Closing Date: Friday 29 October 2021 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: C1054b on application form

Applications are invited from a highly motivated individual to join the Learning and Development Department working as a Driving Instructor within the Driving Training Unit based at Police Headquarters, Suffolk. 

As a Driving Instructor you will work across the curriculum areas to ensure the delivery of training to new recruits, officers and staff.  You will provide instruction in the driving of all types of Police vehicle and associated duties, potentially up to and including advanced driver level. You will give effective classroom inputs, driving tuition and conduct driving assessments to consider the suitability of candidates to drive police vehicles.

Driving Training Unit takes pride in their cleanliness and roadworthiness of vehicles and these standards will be kept alongside accurate record keeping and administration to support each driving course.

This role requires high standards of behaviour, dress and performance as you will be acting as a role model for the organisational values.  You must be able to motivate your learners and meet high organisational standards being flexible and resilient to unpredictable changes in schedules.

The role will pre-dominantly be based at Suffolk Police Headquarters, but you may be required to work across Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies to meet the demand of driver training, as may be reasonably required.

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Qualified to Police Advanced Driver level or successful acquisition within 12 months of appointment
  • Previous experience as a driver trainer
  • Be the holder of an unrestricted Category C1 and D1 driving licence or successful acquisition once appointed
  • Meet the DVLA Group Two higher medical standards in all respects
  • Have a personal attribute of developing and contributing to effective team work
  • Proven ability to work with the minimum of supervision and with initiative and resourcefulness
  • Proven oral and written communication skills, with the ability to speak clearly, concisely and inspire confidence where appropriate
  • Ability to travel to work at other locations as required

It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Have, or have had, an effective Police operational background at Advance level
  • Qualified in the Management of Police Pursuits at Tactical level
  • Qualified as a Police advanced rider
  • Qualified as a Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor

Role profile >> driver_trainer_-_june_19.pdf

Hours of work are 37 per week. This post is offered on a permanent basis. Please note that hours of work are determined by operational factors and start and finish times range between 07:00 – 20:00 hrs and may include weekends.

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together.

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected].