Firecraft Instructor

What you’ll be doing:


Deliver Existing FSC 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 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 Products:

Assist the Learning and Development 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.

Budgetary Responsibility:

To work prudently within budgets and to reduce costs wherever possible. Be able to fully justify the use of resources.

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 FSC delivery model and to attend all internal and external standardisation meetings as and when required.

Project Management:

Through agreeing a project scope and definition, establishing the resources and controls, you will develop plans to achieve the project goals in accordance with FSC business aims. This will include identifying and communicating with key stakeholders (either internal or external), identifying team members and co-ordinating activities, and identifying resources and plans.

Equality and Diversity:

At all times promote the FSC core values and an organisational culture that positively reflects best practice on equality and diversity issues and that meets the FSC’s legal and ethical obligations.

Health and Safety:

You must promote a positive attitude towards the development and maintenance of a Health and Safety culture through all aspects of the organisation. Ensure employees and visitors within your sphere of influence are aware of their responsibilities; that they comply with Health and Safety Legislation and FSC policies and procedures.  You must be aware of welfare issues that may affect your personnel and be proactive in assisting and supporting them.

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, typically maintaining a 42%VO2 max, in line with local authority requirements for training staff.


What we’re looking for:


  • Training design, delivery and development:
  • Has prior experience of training design and 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.
  • Is able to 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.
  • Quality Assurance:
  • Demonstrates ability and understanding to apply quality assurance protocols in order to ensure production of quality products.
  • Planning & Implementation:
  • Is able to create and implement effective plans to deliver a range of quality courses.
  • Commitment to Excellence:
  • Is able to lead teams to achieve excellence by the establishment, maintenance and management of performance requirements.
  • 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.


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

  • 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

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. During the application process, you’ll be asked to share your personal characteristics and data with us. This helps us understand our audience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment processes are fair and inclusive.

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