DFRP Training Instructor/ Assessor



Shaping tomorrow’s talent as a Defence Fire Rescue Training Instructor:

 About the role: 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Fire Service Trainer to join our sector leading team in shaping the future defence fire and rescue teams. The role is to provide a professional teaching capability to support learning and development across the range of Defence courses.

You will coordinate the allocation of staff and resources to the programmes and courses that fall within the responsibility of this role.

To undertake the duties of Subject Manager, Course Director (Lead Instructor), Exercise Director and Tutor whilst supporting the delivery of various levels of training.

To support the FSC annual delivery plan by actively seeking opportunities, broadening skills to support the requirement for delivery tutors to be skilled in a range of specialist areas, and assist with the delivery of courses that fall outside of these. The role may also require the individual to deputise for the respective team manager at both internal and external meetings and events.


What you will be doing:

  • Deliver Existing Defence Training Products:

Lead on the delivery of courses within your area. Assist other Subject managers in the delivery of subjects within Training Delivery. Develop competences to deliver subjects within other areas as necessary. Deliver subjects at the College, offsite in the United Kingdom and internationally as appropriate.

  • Maintain Existing Defence Products:

In the capacity of subject manager, take ownership of products and be responsible for working for the product manager and other teams to maintain existing products and informing others within the FSC of new developments as appropriate.

  • Develop New Defence Products:

Assist the Training Support Manager, or designated person, in the development of new products acting as a Subject Matter Advisor. Gather and feed in market intelligence that will inform future development opportunities.

  • Managing Activities:

To plan and implement activities to meet directorate and organisational needs in line with FSC aims and delivery of the business plan. Manage any delegated tasks in a timely manner, keeping management briefed of progress and problems that might threaten successful completion.

  • Personal Development:

Identify personal development needs and maintain a development plan to help meet individual and organisational objectives. To attain and maintain a teaching qualification and other professional qualifications in line with the current FSC Policy.

  • Quality Systems and Policies:

Adhere to and implement the quality systems and procedures in place that support the FSC delivery model, such as the ISO 9001 model. This may include making recommendations for improvements to such systems and policies. To undertake the role of Assessor for the assurance process that underpins the Defence delivery model and to attend all internal and external standardisation meetings as and when required.

  • Physical Fitness:

Meet the required level of physical fitness of our FSC policy and maintain this to meet the physical demands placed upon the role.


What we are looking for:

  • Training design, delivery, and development:

Has prior experience of training delivery.

Demonstrates an ability to produce technical guidance and training products based on interpreting legislation, other best practice documents and liaison with key stakeholders.

  • Commitment to Development:

Is committed and able to develop self, individuals, and team to improve organisational effectiveness.

Can monitor and review individual and team performance.

Can identify development needs and adjust training delivery strategies to suit individual and group learning styles.

  • Communication Skills:

Demonstrates excellent communication and presentation skills.

Demonstrates the ability to satisfy a training need from concept to completion through effective involvement of team members and engagement of stakeholders.

Has good IT skills with experience of operating a wide range of modern IT applications, especially Windows based technology.

  • Works effectively with others:

Lead, involve, influence, and motivate others both within the fire & rescue service and wider community.

Understands and applies relevant information to make decisions which reflect key priorities and requirements and motivates others to fulfil.

Consistently projects a positive image of self and organisation.


Desirable Qualifications and Specifications :

  • Has served as a Crew Manager or above in either the Military or in a Local Authority Fire and Rescue service.

  • Ability to meet targets and strict deadlines.

  • Attention to detail, highly organised and efficient approach to tasks.

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office products.

  • Has experience in a training role or achievement of a recognised teaching qualification or is prepared to achieve one within 6 months of being in post.

  • Qualified assessor or equivalent or is prepared to achieve one within 6 months of being in post.

  • Accredited BA Instructor

  • Accredited FBTI Instructor

  • Accredited ARFF Instructor


About Fire Service College :

At the Fire Service College, we’re protecting tomorrow, today. Our organisation is transforming fire and rescue training internationally, and equipping firefighters with the best possible skills and knowledge of the latest techniques. Our teams have helped the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham to train their security staff for emergency scenarios, and helped Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to increase applications from women and ethnic minorities. Join us and discover better as you support the future of fire and rescue.


What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary DOE

  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) plus Bank Holidays with the opportunity to buy extra leave

  • Free onsite accommodation if needed

  • Free Gym membership and swimming pool at the leisure centre

  • Subsidized meals in the canteen

  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice

  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more

  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology

  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

  • You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 55,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.


What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.


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Equal Opportunities

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