PS/681/BCH - (B) S01 (C) S01 (H) A4 - Training Officer - BCH Operational Learning

Posted on 13th Jan 2021
Bedfordshire Eastern

PS/681/BCH - (B) S01 (C) S01 (H) A4 - Training Officer - BCH Operational Learning

Learning and Development is undergoing a significant period of change largely due to an uplift in police officer numbers and changes in curriculum content linked to the transition to PEQF. As a result, an opportunity has arisen for a number of new Trainers to join our dynamic training team to support this exciting period of change.

The Initial Training team delivers law, policy and procedure training to all Police officers, PCSO, Specials and other members of Police Staff. The courses are delivered in accordance with the College of Policing standards.

Providing law and procedure training to newly recruited Police Officers, PCSO’s and Special Constables is about providing them with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitude and behaviour to perform their duties. IT skills are also essential in modern policing and the ideal candidate will already be proficient in current IT systems or capable of learning new IT skills with a view to training others.

This post forms a vital part in training police officers and staff. The training enables them to undertake the responsibility of protecting the public with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality, while at the same time balancing this with the duty to apprehend offenders in a proportionate way.

You will also be required to identify and manage any performance related issues in relation to students should they arise and do so with transparency, fairness and the upmost professionalism. You will lead by example with regards to standards of behaviour and uphold and actively promote the code of ethics at all times.

As a trainer, on occasions, you may be requested to contribute to the design of specialist subject training programs, which are then delivered across BCH. These are ad-hoc projects and require a good understanding of the basic principles of learning. You will also be required to take responsibility for quality assurance of curriculum material to ensure that we are current and compliant with our delivery.

There is a number of vacancies available on both fixed term and permanent contracts for both Police officers and Police staff. You will be based at either Letchworth Police Station or the Gosling however you will need to be flexible as this is a collaborated unit and you may be expected to work from any of the Beds, Cambs and Herts training sites.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of training methods and have used training or coaching in the workplace. You will also have excellent communication and inter personal skills and the ability to plan and organize themselves and others alongside a busy training schedule. You will also have a practical knowledge of day to day policing. A background in operational policing would be highly beneficial.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be expected to evidence against all the personal qualities and entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile and deliver a short micro teaching session (approximately 20 minutes). Candidates will be advised of the topic heading at the time of being advised they have been shortlisted for interview.

The purpose of this micro teaching session is to satisfy the board that you possess the communication skills required to deliver training in an effective, professional and successful manner. The full role profile is attached and further information on the post can be obtained from – Acting Sgt Duncan Goodall Work Mobile: 07792053694 or email

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.

Internal applicants working within BCH (Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary), should upload either your CV or a completed internal role summary form. This form can be found in the attached documents. Please note you will still be required to evidence against the minimum entry requirements in 500 words.

If you are an external applicant, please ensure you upload your CV and provide evidence against the minimum entry requirements in 500 words. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include any personal details on your CV, other than your name. An internal role summary form should not be completed.

Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements (500 words) in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 757777 or the manager contact for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below.

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